Santa Marta Airport

The Simón Bolívar International Airport, also called the Santa Marta Airport, is in Santa Marta, Colombia. It's about 15 kilometres or 25 minutes away from downtown Santa Marta and around 85 kilometres or an hour and 45 minutes away from Barranquilla. Santa Marta is the oldest city in Colombia, and it was founded in 1525. Its picturesque beaches, historic sites, and nearby rainforests make it a popular destination for tourists. Travellers can take advantage of the cheapest flights to Santa Marta with Skyscanner. Visit the site for lots of useful travel tips as well.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Santa Marta

The main tourist season in Santa Marta is from December to April, but the weather is warm and sunny all year. Carnival is in February or March, and the week-long celebration in nearby Barranquilla is filled with parties and parades. The Sea Festival or Fiestas del Mar in July includes a beauty pageant and the National Marine and Beach Games, and parties on most beaches celebrate the sea. In September, travellers can enjoy the Caribbean Theatre Festival.

There are also big celebrations for Christmas and New Year's Eve as well as several fun events at other times of the year. Use Skyscanner to find the cheapest time to fly

Airlines that Fly to Simón Bolívar International Airport

Airlines that fly to Simón Bolívar International Airport include Avianca, LATAM Colombia, VivaColombia, American Airlines, Copa, and Iberia. American Airlines is the most popular choice, but visitors can also find great prices at other airlines.

Airport Facilities

Simón Bolívar International Airport has free wireless internet access, indoor ATMs, a health care facility, a new food court, and recently renovated restrooms. Over 1.5 million passengers used the airport in 2016, and it has one runway that's 1700 metres long. The extensive renovations should be complete by early 2018.

What to See and Do in Santa Marta

Santa Marta has spectacular beaches, and many parts of the downtown area are within walking distance of a beach. Visitors can also tour La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the villa built in the 17th century where Simón Bolívar died in 1830. He led the revolution to establish Colombia and other South American countries as independent states. Tayrona National Natural Park is about 34 kilometres away from the city, and it has several beaches and comfortable cabins. Visitors can explore the park's rainforests on horseback, and divers can see beautiful coral reefs.

Travellers can use Skyscanner to find a great deal on a resort or hotel near the attractions that interest them most. The Skyscanner app lets people search for flights, rental cars, and hotels at the same time. See this wonderful city for a low price.

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Santa Marta Airport offers lots of transportation options. The runway is right next to the beach, and many resorts are nearby. Visitors can hire a car from Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, or Thrifty. There's a bus stop outside the airport with buses that go to the centre of the city, but people may go through several stops before reaching their destination. Taxis are available as well.

 Who flies to Santa Marta

 Location Details

Longitude:74° 13' 42'' W
Latitude:11° 7' 19'' N

 Airport Location

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