Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|May||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 14% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 21% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$145||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
Colombia has resumed international commercial flights. Travelers must fill out the Check-Mig form Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
An average nonstop flight takes 1h 32m, covering a distance of 544 miles.
There are 7 (nonstop) flights between Cali Alfonso B. Aragon Intl and Santa Marta Simon Bolivar per week, averaging 1 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($36) and Viva Air Colombia ($39), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Viva Air Colombia ($50) and Multiple Airlines ($64).
Viva Air Colombia flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
From Cali to Santa Marta, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Santa Marta back to Cali , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Cali you will be using Cali Alfonso B. Aragon Intl, often referred to as Cali Airport. You will be landing at Santa Marta Simon Bolivar, also known as Santa Marta Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Everything ok just, 53 min delayed"
Cons: "53 min delayed"
Pros: "First class looks nice."
Cons: "More than one hour of delay in boarding. The seats very uncomfortable for a ten hour+ flight."
Pros: "Avianca gives a good overall experience. A modern air fleet based on Airbus 320/1 - 318/319 and big ones like A330 and B787"
Cons: "A snack would be great on short flights"
Cons: "Is the Worst; i wait almost Four hours to take the flight from madrid!!! I lost the flight to valencia an the company give me another flight at 10:50 pm im going to arrive un valencia 12 am!!!! Im angry"
Pros: "Excelente servicio. Los aviones muy comodos."
Cons: "El Check In complicado pues una vez entras una nacionalidad no se puede cambiar la informacion para las personas con dua nacionalidad. No da mas opciones y no lo deja continuar sino llena la opcion de residente que no es la situacion real."
Pros: "Comfortable planes, great service and staff and good entertainment choice. Always reliable. What else can you ask for in an airline?"
Cons: "There is not a day wifhout a delay"
Pros: "I like the staff. Smiled everytime, very respectful and genuine. I would fly with them just for staff."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "Didn't like how the plane was delayed by 45 minutes. The airport staff didn't inform us of the delay nor did the crew staff as we were arriving to Cali. Especially if the crew staff knew before hand that there next flight was going to Cartagena."
Pros: "The plane was on time ....."
Cons: "Siempre se disculpan por las personas que no alcanzaron a recibir la bebida, si comenzaran mas temprano alcanzan,"
Cons: "They didn't give a pillow"
Pros: "I arrived earlier and Avianca send me earlier to Bogota to speed my conexión to LA"
Pros: "Easy trip to a very nice location, flight time around an hour, very enjoyable as always in Avianca."
Cons: "It was delayed for almost a whole hour"
Pros: "Flight attendants very friendly"
Cons: "The 1 hour delay!"
Pros: "Very short stop in Salvador. Super convenient and on time"
Pros: "The flight attendsnts were corteous and helpful."
Pros: "people is very kind good service"
Cons: "wasn't add to my lifemilles account"
Pros: "Free movies"
Cons: "The landing was horrifying. After being on many commercial flights over the years I have never felt this way about a flight experience. The pilot seemed very inexperienced nor skilled at landing. The plane first took a plunge leaving everyone grabbing their seats in fear. The plane was going way too fast as we then continued descending while the plane tilted to the side and then the nose of the plane tipped downwards. To best describe the situation, the plane was completely out of control. Everyone around me was frightened and talking about the awful experience. Flight attendants nor the pilot made any mention of what happened nor did they make an announcement to make passengers aware that there may be some difficulty landing. Therefore passengers were left to wonder what really happened but it seemed as if this was the first time the pilot had flown a plane. After the landing I was sick for the rest of the day with nausea. I would like a refund and will report this matter to the FAA for answers and I believe they should investigate what happened on this flight for safety matters. I did not feel safe at all, and I have never had an experience like this. I'm afraid to ever fly AVIANCA again."
Pros: "The Wheel chair for my mother was very accommodating."
Cons: "On our flight there it took 2 hours to get water or something to drink."
Pros: "Flight went smooth, crew was attentive"
Cons: "The seat's headphone jack was broken and it was difficult to recline. My seat numbers were changed on one flight and to other in the second part... Not expected"
Pros: "The service, the food, the various movie selections."
Pros: "Very nice flight. On time and great service!"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the service was prompt. The attendants were cordial"
Cons: "The attendants did not know if the meals they were serving had dairy products or not"
Cons: "I have extra charge fee on my debit card. Yesterday I spoke with Avianca for 1 1/2 hour trying to fix it.... Let's see if they will do it."
Pros: "Service, punctuality, airplane"
Cons: "Colombian airport"
Pros: "People pretty friendly wiling to help"
Pros: "Flight was on time, crew was courteous and helpful"
Cons: "Everything was horrible"
Pros: "the food, the welcoming and the settings."
Cons: "No sound"
Pros: "A small package of sweet crackers is a nice change. Boarding has been more on time lately than in previous years."
Cons: "The boarding lines for elite customers are disorganised. Many people from the regular line crossed over to the VIP line."
Cons: "More food options."
Cons: "Best foot"
Pros: "Good organization, very punctual."
Pros: "i like everything the price , the customer services the convenience of the schedule the luxury of the plains"
Pros: "Landing on time"
Pros: "The seats in business are comfortable. The food is good."
Cons: "The business area was almost empty so the crew was almost never present. It was not easy to get refills or to ask for something during dinner. My window shade was electric and did not work well, it was difficult to make opaque."
Pros: "Smooth flight and movies were free"
Cons: "Seat I sat in the back near the bathroom and passengers and crew constantly bumped in to me or woke me up"
Pros: "They made us make a line for half an hour in the planes "door" i thought that was "waiting rooms" were for"
Cons: "Mal manejo en el equipaje fue dañada la maleta"
Pros: "Avianca is the best airline to travel by far. The crew were very kind and helpfull"
Pros: "The Weight allowance. And the crew of"
Cons: "It was horrible to speak with a bunch of representatives prior to the flight, trying to ask something and pay for luggage. It was un possible to make check in online. It was un possible to know how much Weight i could pack and bring with me. It was unavailable to choose a kosher meal. But overall it was un possible to explain those issues to the representatives. Each one transfer me to another one, or just transfer me to a someone that speaks spanish, with no reason. That was awful. I was 2 hours on the phone with avianca trying to solve those issues. but i gave it up. It was un possible at all. That's a shame."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Had to switch planes, flight was delayed almost 3 hours"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled with no explanation created a nightmare for us and latam did not step up. Very disappointing"
Pros: "New plane, nice crew, good entertainment, good food."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 4 1/2 hours and it was handled horribly. First, I had to wait at check-in for 1 hour despite having checked in online. Next, we were told hourly-wise to check-in at the gate to find out when our flight would leave. This was a hassle and caused me a lot of stress since I had to make new plans with a new itinerary for my arrival in Chile where I was supposed to meet my elderly parents. The staff kept telling me they didn't know when we'd leave asking me to check back four times before they were able to give me a definite time. Aweful experience that caused me a lot of stress and inconvenience."
Pros: "nice crew for sure!"
Cons: "not to charge the extra cost for the checking bags!"
Pros: "The crew was very professional and we the customers were very happy to have this team"
Cons: "None it was a great flight"
Cons: "It took 1.5 hours to leave the tarmac in NYC. We just sat there with little communication."
Pros: "The crew that flew us there was great"
Cons: "they overbooked the flights and the way they communicated it to passengers was a complete disaster. I was able to board and travel but I had to sneak out of the actual line and show my visa appointment receipt to a latam staff person. It was very hard to talk to the staff most of them were just screaming "go to the line" and were not really keen to listening to what passengers had to say. I found a latam person that wasn't really dealing with this situation and managed to get him to talk to other latam staff about my visa appointment. It was pretty stressful for me to have to deal with the possibility of missing such an important event without a good reason."
Pros: "it was ok flight, but on time, very important to me"
Cons: "the food... cream cracker and very sweet cake..."
Pros: "Nothing. It was a short flight with nothing special to mention."
Cons: "The flight actually leaving on time and not half an hour late."
Pros: "Good seat. Nice aircraft Helpful check in."
Cons: "Delay by an hour"
Cons: "I couldn’t fly because at check in they asked me to pay for my 2 luggages and I couldn’t afford it so they let me out of my flight and now they don’t want to return my money. Worse airline I’ve ever seen. I’ve been flying international for 20 years and never saw a flight you have to pay for Luggage"
Cons: "The Latam check in person charged me $30.00 USA,for my check in bag even though my reservation says 1 carry on and 1 check in. This is not right , you guys can check this information. Maybe I have to look for a different web site for service."
Pros: "the crew was not friendly on boarding, or during the trip. I like it when they great you and say welcome aboard."
Cons: "long long line at check in... long line at the TSA late getting to the gate. Flight left an hour late did not meet my connecting fight no help in SP no ground crew for directions. long long line at customs then long line to rebook flight had a 7 hour layover in SP before Rio."
Cons: "I got a middle seat. Any other seat would’ve been better."
Pros: "Leg room and seat spacing were great"
Cons: "Flight could’ve been on time and luggage delivered to passengers in a timely manner."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "It would have been nice to know we had to pay for checked luggage. It showed that we were each allowed 1 piece checked luggage."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Boarding was easy."
Pros: "You made it possible to change my flight to one earlier"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "The LATAM getting our boarding pass, going through the LATAM boarding area, getting on the LATAM plane we were stopped no less than 4 times by this airlines. The women were rude to us. Many people had presents for the holidays that were much bigger than our packs."
Cons: "U have to pay for everythings"
Cons: "My baggage was lost"
Pros: "The Crew tried to work with what they have."
Cons: "1. Plane to small. there was no room. 2. Flight was delayed for 2 hors. 3. my suitcase was sent down to storage and my back pack have to be put under my feet. but there was two more tenet my seat already. 4. We have to board the plane in the middle of the airport. and have to walk a lot to get the gate signed. 5. Once arrived I had to connect to American Airlines flight and have to walk one mille and change to get to the other side of the airport. It will be ok, but I was with a 3 year old minor and I have to deal with this and the child"
Pros: "Boeing 787 Dreamliner, plane looked brand new. Attendants are friendly. Food is excellent. Best flight experience in many years."
Cons: "Poltrona dura e desconfortável Tomadas de energia não estavam funcionando Temperatura muito baixa (estava frio)"
Cons: "A little food"
Pros: "East check in. Punctuality. Good coffee"
Cons: "Moved us to a smaller plane and gave us new seats, didn’t even get to sit next to my husband."
Cons: "Hidden bag fees make this airline a low value-for-money option."
Cons: "It is unbelievable that in an international flight they don’t give even a glass of water at least we pay extra for it. The tickets is not cheap at all for receiving so bad service"
Pros: "Staff and service was great"
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Good entertainment. Way better than any US airline."
Cons: "Cabin lights on for first 2 hours of an overnight (red eye) flight. No meal served as indicated on ticket, just M&Ms. Very cold cabin."
Pros: "Good food, friendly staff, in flight entertainment, flight on time."
Cons: "No complaints. Everything was great."
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable. This was an overnight flight and the noise was very low."
Cons: "When I got to Miami they had changed my next flight until the next morning. They did not offer me a hotel or anything. I had to wait in line to try to get on a flight to RDU. Then I had to wait in the airport for 12 hours to get a seat."
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: "Lack of maintanance the pilot had to turn around in the runway because the plain had no sufficent gas. Maintanance should be constant not reqctive of the situation"
Pros: "Punctual, clean, courteous , good entertainment, steel cutlery."
Cons: "Customer service was not friendly or helpful in any way shape or form. not concerned for its guests or empathetic. the only thing that came across was that they sincerely didn't care even to make the airline more $$ in selling an upgrade of seats!"
Pros: "Flight on time,perfect schedule and mail info"
Pros: "Not much since not only were we screened by the airport authorities but also by Latam. I purchased some water after security but had to leave it since they would not allow it on the plane. Had they let us know about this sooner I could have saved money."
Cons: "The Latam personnel who searched our bags prior to boarding put on gloves which I though was very good. The bad part was that I saw 2 members of the search party sneeze into the gloves and touch their noses without changing gloves. How disgusting!!! Never Latam again! I would rather pay a few dollars more and not put up with this health violation."
Cons: "The flight did not land, it returned to Lima"
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."
Cons: "Everything. We booked flights a half year in advance yet they forced a couple of us to upgrade to premium in order to get seats. They then separated one of the couples with premium seating without notice so some other couple could sit next to each other. Their website didn't allow us to use an electronic boarding pass. Its cumbersome and uninformative. Some of the attendants are incredibly rude."
Cons: "Poor leg space Entertaiment Poor food"
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."
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."
Airlines flying from Cali to Santa Marta have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights