Cartagena airport

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Rafael Núñez International Airport, opened on February 14, 1920, is one of the busiest in Colombia due to its tourist movement. In addition to domestic flights, it operates with some international destinations in the American Continent and Europe.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Domestic Terminal and International Terminal. Open 24 hours a day and situated next to each other.

Annual passenger traffic: 5.7 million passengers went through it in 2019.

Tel: +57 5 693 1351. There is an information desk available around the clock in the central hall, opposite the check-in counters.


The airport is located inside the urban area, in the Crespo district, 3 km (2 miles) northwest from downtown Cartagena.

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Car rental companies

The following are the car rental agencies located in the external area of the National Arrivals Hall:

Avis (Tel +57 5 656 3671 - daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm,

Budget (Tel +57 5 693 2998 / 317 865 4208 -  daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm,


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Public and private transportation

Private transfers - The best option is to book the transfer from or to the airport online and in advance. This way you can get a better rate and with the comfort that a driver will be waiting. Rates from 6.50 USD per person. The reservation must be at least 12 hours in advance.

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Bus - Metrocar route B (Tel +57 5 663 0286) travels from the airport to the transport terminal, in the city center, between 6:50 am and 11:45 pm, passing through Crespo, Avenida Santander, Castillo de Sanfelipe, Bazurto Market, Avenida del Bosque and Bomba del Amparo. Services run every 10 minutes.

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Taxis - The service operates 24 hours a day and rates are defined by zone. The duration of the trip to the historic center ranges between 10 and 15 minutes, to Getsemaní 15 minutes and 20 minutes to Bocagrande. Taxi ranks are located at the national and international exits.

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Parking services at Cartagena airport (CTG)

Opposite the terminals, there is a 24-hour parking area available for short- and long-term stays. There are also spaces for motorcycles and bicycles. More information: Tel +57 5 658 0949.



Services for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should arrange the proper services with their airline or travel agency at the moment of their booking.