Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Medellín to Cartagena
LATAM Airlines, Viva Air Colombia and Avianca have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl to Cartagena Rafael Nunez. Confirm policies on booking site.
Direct flights from Medellín generally make it to Cartagena in 1h 06m. The flying distance between the two cities is 476 km.
There are 29 direct flights per day travelling from Medellín to Cartagena, for an average of 204 flights per week.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Medellín to Cartagena found on KAYAK was with Viva Air Colombia for C$ 33. Viva Air Colombia proposed a round-trip connection from C$ 64 and Avianca from C$ 79.
Avianca (12 flights per day), LATAM Airlines (9 flights per day), and Viva Air Colombia (7 flights per day) are the most frequent flyers of this route.
For Medellín to Cartagena, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Cartagena back to Medellín, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Monday being the most expensive.
Medellín and Cartagena are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Medellín from Medellín Jose Maria Cordova Intl and will be arriving at Cartagena Rafael Nunez.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was nice. I had the front seats ehich were super comfortable."
Pros: "Yes, the travel was excellent, from Medellin to Bogota and from Bogota to New York, thank you so much."
Cons: "The next time I will contact you to buy my tickets to travel."
Pros: "Speedy boarding. Flight wasn’t full so entire comfort plus row to myself. Delayed takeoff but still arrived on time."
Pros: "Quick, easy and seemingly effortless. What more could I ask for?"
Pros: "Easy airline to fly with good equipment"
Pros: "I got there early and they put me on an earlier flight."
Cons: "Cramped seats."
Cons: "No one at check in wonted to help I had to change flights do to inability of check in personnel It felt like all they wanted to do was to sell me another ticket"
Cons: "Avianca as an airline is a joke. Constant delays and cancellations and incompetent employees. Will never fly it again"
Cons: "Es un viaje corto donde solo ofrecen un café o un refresco"
Pros: "Tv shows"
Pros: "Price was right and they left on time"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "Lost baggage"
Cons: "Long lines at checkin. Some self-serve kiosks might have sped things up."
Pros: "El avión"
Cons: "Las muchachas"
Pros: "Everything was great, short flight."
Cons: "This is beyond the crew’s control: there was lots of turbulence."
Cons: "The air conditioning was on full blast midway thru the flight. EVERYONE reached for jackets. Unacceptable."
Pros: "It’s a short flight so no food or drinks"
Cons: "The flight was very bumpy & crew was not the nicest."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "-none of the seats recline -no trays on the seats"
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system. Many new and interesting movies to choose from. Beautiful new and clean plane."
Cons: "Waited more than 1.5 hours on the tarmac before taking off. Boarding was also chaotic—we were assigned groups, but no one actually uses them."
Pros: "Flight was delayed 30 mins"
Cons: "Got delayed in meeting one hour it too 30 mins to come luggage"
Cons: "No one knows what going in the airport from Avianca and flight were delayed or cancell with no explanation several times"
Cons: "During the takeoff there was a passenger talking on cell phone and the Avianca staff did nothing!"
Pros: "Avíanca was fine, Kayak is awful"
Cons: "Flight network are scammers. Will never use Kayak again"
Pros: "Food was the only good thing"
Cons: "The plain was too old, it didn't have entertainment for a flight that long, seats were uncomfortable, we left almost two hours later, no charging ports on the plain, a really bad experience"
Cons: "That they didn't compensate what I went through I lost over $3,000 used on revenew becuz of this cancelation I have to wait till next day stayed at the airport cuz I had already check out my hotel , avianca didn't wanted to acomodete me in a hotel or upgrade my flight back next day it was a horrible experience, just had cirjury a procedure done and so I was hurting and my wounds was still bleeding and they saw how bad i was feeling and still didn't do joyheing to automate me , i will never spend another dollar in this airline ever , worst experience ever !!!! I do not recommended to anyone , besides they change my flight time couple times notifying me only through email"
Cons: "The service.with this airline is mediocre and they want to steal money from you no matter what you bring. The only problem is that is the only colombian airline that owns every flight schedule in the country. I wish there was another company."
Pros: "Fast check-in & departure"
Cons: "they changed my flight, and boarding take 2 hours, i hate this airline, three time i loose my time and money and they still own me money."
Cons: "Airline cancelled flight 4 days before return. Only option to return was the day before, so I lost the last night at the hotel. Customer service supremely condescending, with every request I made summarily rejected. I am Colombian, so have lots of experience with Avianca. Sadly this is not unusual. Never again."
Cons: "I had to wait 3 days to receive my golf clubs even they charged me 25 dollars"
Pros: "Comfortable newer aircraft On time departure on both outbound and return flights Full meal service with free beverage including wine and beer offered in economy class. Two free checked bags per passenger in economy class. All of the above are far superior to any airline at a competitive price"
Cons: "Thanks to all of the delays, I'm still waiting for this flight."
Pros: "Canceled flights and delays"
Cons: "Canceled flights and delays"
Cons: "Got to the airport and they told me my flight was cancelled without prior notice. The ticketing agent told me they would fly me to an airport 40 minutes from Cartatenga. It ended up being 2.5 hours away. Just terrible."
Cons: "Avianca was irresponsible and inattentive to our needs. Left us without our Cali - Cartagena flight and said they weren't going to compensate our loss."
Pros: "Nothing, nada, zip, zero"
Cons: "everything, damn airline overbooked the flight and my flight was bumped to the next day!!!!!!"
Pros: "The Flight Attendances, was nice, they gave us "Food" (like it use to be) and the flight was pretty smooth."
Cons: "Same As Above"
Cons: "Delayed for over 6 hours. Poor communication by airline. Terrible airline."
Pros: "The plane ride was smooth, the snacks given were decent"
Cons: "The person who checked us in at the airport for this flight in Bogotá was rude and unprofessional. Seemed like she didn't enjoy her job at all."
Pros: "I like the seat comfort and viewing screens on the seat in front of the passengers which allows for the long trip overseas to pass more easily without appearing to be as long as the trip actually takes."
Pros: "Once boarded, crew was friendly."
Cons: "Flight was over 6 hours delay with no clear explanation or support given to passengers. First and last time I am flying Avianca."
Cons: "There was some landing maneuver that shortly before landing, the plane took a 45 degree hike, circled then landed. It was a bit unsettling and we weren't informed of the situation (but that's all)"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for almost 2 hours despite that other airlines were on time for the same route. Shame on Avianca."
Pros: "I received a free upgrade on my way back, it was amazing I wish it would happen more often... on the way their I had the worst seat in the plane. The non reclinable back seat"
Cons: "On the way there my seat was extremely uncomfortable (back non reclining seat)"
Pros: "I'm embarassed to admit that while I was sitting near my gate the whole plane boarded without my knowing. I thought people were only boarding the plane next to it. So when I finally went up to the desk to ask, the lady looked at me and said that all of the boarding was finished and I was too late. She quickly pulled up the rest of my itinerary on the screen and immediately started re-booking my short domestic flight to the next plane. I didn't have to argue, beg, plead or pay anything. I'm supremely grateful!"
"the fly too late. delay"
Pros: "professional service from employees..."
Cons: "A snack / water :)"
Pros: "The seat was comfort, good attention, flight on timing 😇"
Cons: "In several times the plane went down and up, and I think the pilot had no experience or it was the first time flying"
Pros: "Plane was fine."
Cons: "Awful baggage experience. Forced to check my carry-on and pay an absurd fee even tho (1) it is sized for the overhead bin, (2) the plane bins were well-sized, and (3) there were few passengers on board. Time and money wasted."
Pros: "The crew was very warm."
Cons: "Seats very tight."
Cons: "Plane delay made us leave after midnight."
Pros: "Fast flight.. no hassles at all"
Cons: "Latam Airlines has the worst service for the fare paid. We were charged for two carry on bags while other passengers with same bags didn’t have to pay. Crew gave us stupid explanations to justify charging us like you are in the boarding group 7 which we never asked to be placed. It’s the airline business to choose some passengers to charge $100000 Colombian pesos for getting bags, and then after being forced to pay for the bags crew doesn’t give a receipt so we wouldn’t have proof of the fraude. Charging for bags is at discretion of crew. When buying the tickets for me and my family I checked the policy about luggage and the website doesn’t state about being charged for getting regular size bags like ours."
Cons: "Be on time"
Cons: "No problems during the flight"
Cons: "Get a plane that actually works."
Pros: "There was a blonde flight attendant who was extremely attractive which distracted from how hot the plane was during boarding and prior to take off since the air was not on."
Cons: "Turn the air on before you start boarding the flight."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine. The flight attendants were friendly and solicitous. The food was good on the long haul leg of my trip. The trip itself was nice."
Cons: "It seems LATAM changed the way they charge fees in July. The ticket for my return trip included no allowance for checked bags, and that detail wasn't obvious on my reservation information. Imagine my surprise when I check-in for an international flight and I'm told I can't check any luggage because it isn't included on my ticket. I ended up paying $210 to check two bags. Also expect to pay a bit more for decent seat assignments. My default seat assignment was at the very back of the plane, right against the rear bulkhead where seats often can't recline. So, another $60 to move elsewhere."
Cons: "There was no free food."
Cons: "The check-in and boarding process was chaotic. Only one check-in station accepted credit cards to pay for check bags, creating a long delay when the printer broke."
Pros: "It got us there safely."
Cons: "Communication was lacking. there was also no one at the check-in counter."
Pros: "SEATs and crew"
Cons: "Food was almost nothing, for a 3hr flight plus delay ... not good!"
Cons: "Many delays."
Pros: "I liked the person I was sitting next to"
Cons: "It was fine, but they scattered my group of six all over the plane because we didn’t pay for special seats"
Pros: "Quick flight from Medellin to Barranquilla. Easy checkin & boarding. Crew was helpful getting everyone onbard and ready to go. No issues."
Cons: "Yes the boarding it was terrible"
Pros: "All confortable"
Cons: "Turn down the light"
Cons: "Overbooked and put on another flight 5 hours later"
Pros: "I had few questions about emigration in São Paulo and they helped, the food was good and all were very kind!"
Cons: "No food or drink. No entertainment"
Pros: "You made it possible to change my flight to one earlier"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "I actually tried to cancel this flight 5 hours after booking it and was not able to. I wanted to book something before prices changed and was not able to go. When trying to cancel I was hung up or disconnected from 6 times. Each time calling back with 10-15 of wait time. Finally got through and was told it's non refundable. Why kayak even deals with companies like this I have no idea. I finally cancelled and I'm still getting emails aasking how my flight was."
Pros: "Premium Economy DIRTY , Aircraft was not cleaned even in Prem. Economy. Seat sold as Business Class on Kayak but actually exact same seat as economy in the back. Mean was disgusting Seat was dirty, Could not understand ANY of the announcements Will definately try a different carrier when available"
Pros: "Q z bsv"
Cons: "Gate changes were not announced and the crew didn't help passengers get their luggage in place to allow for enough room for the last passengers to board. Many passengers places small items that belong below the seat in the over head. I had to ask passengers myself who's bag is this to get them to put it under the seats in front of them."
Pros: "Crew on board were nice"
Cons: "Staff at front desk were not friendly, baggage pricing and restrictions were unclear. Did not allow for online check in ahead of time. Service at check in desk very very slow"
Pros: "I was a little worried because I hadn't flown them before but they were excellent. Plenty of leg room, the flight attendants were lovely, everything was clean, food was good (not gourmet but good) and no real turbulence. It was great."
Cons: "Desorganização do embarque e atraso na saída"
Pros: "East check in. Punctuality. Good coffee"
Pros: "Good seats and service"
Cons: "Latam didnt care leaving us stranded in the island and they didnt try to help us to come back soon. Awful customer service."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Comfortable seats."
Cons: "Food and drink service not given. There was no turbulence to justify this failure, and flight was over an hour long, allowing sufficient time to provide it. Poor communication of departure delay."
Pros: "The service"
Cons: "Llegue a tiempo, justo 1hora y media antes de la salida, y aun ya hecho el checking online, no me dejaron subir al avion. Cuando fui al counter de latam, esos rateros, me cobraron 30us para ponerme en el siguiente vuelo, el cual muy bonito, se retraso 3 HORAS sin dar una razon! Y adivinen que? Pues no me devolveran nada, ni mucho menos mi tiempo. Latam es una porqueria...."
Pros: "Crew was nice, good food, nice aircraft, good entertainment options."
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "Friendly crew Nice rate Very fast and friendly check in"
Cons: "Difficult to do web check-in Very expansive to make changes in the ticket"
Pros: "The upgraded me to first class!!!!"
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "The crew was professional and friendly."
Pros: "Clean airplane"
Cons: "30ish minutes of delay"
Pros: "all family with children should be place in the back together"
Cons: "screaming children and the way the were boarded . it seemed to me they were going to be place together instead the were seated all over the plane. also you don't give sugar to children. give them dry fruit or bananas if so . they live in Peru there i plenty of fruits. thinking before acting. i guess is a man that made this choices"
Pros: "clean and new plane"
Cons: "delayed flight made me lose a day. My luggage got lost"
Pros: "Smooth flight landed a little ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Had an isle seat on a red eye flight and I kept in my seat, attendants would walk by without disregard that people were sleeping and bump into them. I always fly window but there were no more available. I didn't get any drink or food but I did smell it when it was being served."
Pros: "Excellent service. First time in LATAM but really impress with service. Food and beverages option and entertainment options too. Excelent planes"
Cons: "nothing was wrong."
Pros: "The planes were new and immaculate, seats were comfortable, we were welcomed by the flight crew upon embarking, and there was a wonderful selection of entertainment."
Cons: "The food selection was rather light, especially for those with celiac issues and or vegetarian."
"Flight from Cartagena - Bogota - Lima. When I arrived at the airline counter in Cartagena to fly to Bogota the reps requested a PCR test result from me although for travel to Peru within 24 hours, only an antigen test is required, not a PCR test. I had a negative Covid antigen test result from the airport clinic just before checking in for the flight. Subesequent to that, I requested that that the airline at least honor the flight from Cartagena to Bogota thinking that when I arrived in Bogota, as it is a more international airport, I would be able to convince a manager there that the current travel regulations to Peru only require a Covid antigen test within 24 hours of travel to Peru. The airline reps and manager refused to even honor my flight ticket from Cartagena to Bogota athough no Covid test at all is required for travel within Colombia. The female attendants scoffed at me. Furthermore, the male staff person got incredibly aggressive with me in front of everyone in the airport to the point where I had to step back thinking he was going to get physical with me. In all of my travel to 54 countries and 51 years of travel, I have never been treated this poorly by an airline. I had to go to the counter of another airline where I was able to purchase another ticket to Bogota and was able to fly out that hour by paying for another ticket. Fortunately, my bank has granted me a chargeback although I was forced to pay more for a ticket purchased at the counter of another airline. I am SURPRISED this Viva Airlines is even in business!"
"Worst experience with an airline in 51 years and 54 countries of international travel. Reserved a flight from Cartagena - Bogota - Lima. When I arrived at the airline counter in Cartagena to fly to Bogota the reps requested a PCR test result from me although for travel to Peru within 24 hours, only an antigen test is required, not a PCR test. I had a negative Covid antigen test result from the airport clinic just before checking in for the flight. Subesequent to that, I requested that that the airline at least honor the flight from Cartagena to Bogota thinking that when I arrived in Bogota, as it is a more international airport, I would be able to convince a manager there that the current travel regulations to Peru only require a Covid antigen test within 24 hours of travel to Peru. The airline reps and manager refused to even honor my flight ticket from Cartagena to Bogota athough no Covid test at all is required for travel within Colombia. The female attendants scoffed at me. Furthermore, the male staff person got incredibly aggressive with me in front of everyone in the airport to the point where I had to step back thinking he was going to get physical with me. I have never been treated this poorly by an airline. I had to go to the counter of another airline where I was able to purchase another ticket to Bogota and was able to fly out that hour by paying for another ticket. Fortunately, my bank has granted me a chargeback although I was forced to pay more for a last minute ticket of another airline at their counter. I am surprised this airline is in business."
"I guess my comment is on the extras and as they charge for it, you know is a low cost service, but the extras or unknown could be charged at a much normal rate."
Cons: "The baggage it wasn’t included in my ticket so the prices was more expensive also the reservation was a big problem with your company kayak never show up my ticket in the aerolínea."
Pros: "Check in at the airport was very helpful"
Cons: "Customer service at the airport is terrible, had a hard time with two employees with attitude and poor customer service"
Pros: "Puntuality the most"
Pros: "Seat uncomfortable. Crew okay. No space"
Pros: "The plane was new. For a low cost airline the seats were confortable for a short trip."
Cons: "Terrible airline. No one seems to know what they are doing. Very unprofessional, bad experience from beginning to end"
Cons: "Seats more comfortable, please!!"
Cons: "Waiting time"
Pros: "Not at all!"
Cons: "Worst experience ever!"
Pros: "Nothing at all. Rude crew. Tricky rates! I know that is a low cost fly, but for the first time in my life this people charged me for the check in. Unbelievable"
Cons: "Really, all! Money grab low cost airline! The worst experience ever!"
Pros: "I first thought the price/value was good; however, I had to pay to check in, I had to pay for my bags, I had to pay for water."
Cons: "Everything. I will never fly this airline again."
Pros: "Staff at the airport"
Cons: "I didn’t know that you had to check in at least two hours before the flight. Had to purchase another one later in the evening. Staff at information at the airport were incredibly helpful!"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The crew was helpful."
Cons: "The flight was delayed"
Pros: "Efficient crew, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Children should not be seated in emergency rows— this delayed our flight almost an hour."
Pros: "I arrived safely in Bogota."
Cons: "Having to PAY to check in at the airport, having to PAY to carry on a bag... this is ridiculous. What seemed a bargain at first glance ended up costing me WAY more than buying a more comfortable airline with more amenities. They are the Spirit Airlines of Colombia. Avoid them."
Pros: "Excellent service!"
Cons: "Excellent service!"
Pros: "Not much. The pilot was communicative."
Cons: "The staff were pushy and rude to me when they told me at the gate, when I was about to board, that I could not have a backpack and small purse. This is not what I understood when booking and is not clearly explained at the time of purchase. One attendant at the gate in particular was forceful and rude when insisting that I pay over $66 in cash at a moment when going to the ATM would mean potentially missing boarding and not arriving back in time to the gate. This process, which I agreed to because two staff members gave me the impression that I could not travel on the flight unless I paid right there instantly in CASH (completely ridiculous), caused me anxiety and took a long time, too long given the urgency of boarding the flight. I had to wait for change for 5 minutes and as a result, I was the last one to board. It should be noted that this process of paying for a maleta in hand at the gate had been preceded by having to pay over $20 in cash to print a boarding pass, which required another ATM withdrawal and fee. This is a weak and predatory business model, which seeks to exploit people’s need to travel and their anxiety. This was carried out in a completely unprofessional and manipulative manner by the staff members. This kind of behavior is unacceptable and exploitative."
Cons: "Paying to print out a boarding pass. Paying nearly as much for a checked bag as the flight itself"
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to a mechanical issue which resulted in a missed connecting flight. Luggage was also lost and the United Airlines pawned me off to Air Canada. Air Canada flight was canceled and the second flight was delayed by 4 hours. Luggage has still not been located."
Cons: "The only airline that charged me for a damn backpack"
Pros: "no delay in departure and on-time arrival"
Cons: "Had to pay for baggage exceeding 6 kilos in weight. Had to find the internet cafe at the airport and pay to print our boarding passes. Agent at the gate would not print nor was there a kiosk to print it."
Cons: "Purchase directly from VivaColombia website or not at all. We were forced to pay $40 each in additional fees to board the plane (including a fee to print our boarding passes) all which we weren’t expecting. Boarding was a mess, the crew were nice."
Pros: "i arrived"
Cons: "extra fees"
Cons: "They forced me to check my bag although I had taken it inside all planes . They lost my baggage for two hours and nobody was responsive. Very poor management including the supervisor. Nobody spoke English."
Cons: "They appear to be cheap but they charge for any small thing including printing a boarding pass and also checkin a carry on. Which overall turns out to be way more expensive that other airlines. Besides their customer service is very bad. they lost my baggage and didn't explain anything for more than 2 hours."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very helpful and professional"
Cons: "Not a dislike, but the boarding process was different than USA."
Pros: "Siendo una compañia colombiana, por lo menos regalen el cafe y no instantaneo. Que pena"
Cons: "Hay que pagar por todo adicional y esos costos son altísimos, por ejemplo el agua cuesta dos solares, almpahar la maleta en el counter sale carísima al final termine pagando lo de un tkt en una aerolínea comercial cualquiera, sillas estrechas, la atención muy mala y no hay nada de entretenimiento abordó..... no volveré a volar nunca más en esa aerolínea!!! Pésima"
Cons: "They won't print your ticket at the check in counter and you can't use an online boarding pass. You have to print one from home or use an internet cafe at the airport that charges $6 to print a single sheet of paper. They jam your carry on bag into a small box. Boarding took longer than the flight! The seats are incredibly cramped yet they recline all the way back, so you're likely to have someone in your lap for the entire trip. Absolutely horrible. Nothing like other high quality discount airlines such as Air Asia which at least treat you like a human being."
Cons: "I booked without realizing that you need to pay for your luggage separately, pay $10 to print your boarding pass and of course pay for all food and beverages. What a pain, not enjoyable."
Pros: "That I got to my destination."
Cons: "The wait time of eight hours. Also that they charged me to print my ticket, and I was charged for a very small carry-on item."
Pros: "Fast, good service."
Pros: "For a low cost company actually the experience was better than others. At least the seat could go back a little."
Pros: "Just shat you expect from a low cost airline company"
Cons: "NO me gusto que cancelaran el vuelo y el plan de contingencia fuera simplemente irnos 6 horas despues donde hubiera disponibilidad. La falta de comunicación, la falta de gestión con las personas, la falta de información incluso en el call center"
Pros: "Lor cost carriers have to be fast and efficient, this flight was just so. The seats are quite good."
Cons: "The boarding line was too long and slow."
Cons: "They asked me to pay a $15USD tax to enter Colombia. This was never mentioned at any stage of the booking process. I had to withdraw money at an ATM with its associated fees just so I could pay this so called entry tax that neither I or anybody else seems to heard of and, even though I'm an Australian citizen, and we don't need a visa to enter colombia. I flew with VivaColombia twice, the first time I received a boarding pass with I printed out, but for my second flight, I never received a boarding pass email, just an email that said online check-in is not available for this flight and to print attached eticket and take it to the check-in counter at the airport, when I did this they asked for around $10usd to print out my boarding pass."
Pros: "El precio"
Cons: "El avion es muuy incomodo, mido 1,75 y mis piernas van completamente pegadas al asiento de al frente, el proceso de Checkin en Bogota, es un desastre, muy pocas personas, se nota que no estan bien capacitadas."
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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Medellín to Cartagena
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Medellín to Cartagena
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