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The cheapest airline ticket to Cartagena from the United States in the last 72 hours was $105 one-way, and $184 round-trip on the route from Fort Lauderdale to Cartagena. The most popular route is from New York to Cartagena and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $231 round-trip.
In general from United States, JetBlue, American Airlines and Spirit Airlines fly the most to Cartagena. The most popular route is from the United States, and JetBlue flies this route the most.
Cartagena Airport is 4 miles from the center of Cartagena. View on Map.
Cartagena is served by Cartagena Rafael Nunez Airport, also commonly referred to as Rafael Nunez, Rafael Núñez Intl, or simply Cartagena Airport. The airport code is CTG.
Getting into town from Rafael Nuñez International Airport after your flight to Cartagena is quite easy. Although the local transportation system is not always reliable, you can easily travel the 8 miles between the airport and downtown Cartagena by taxi or rental car; Taxi ranks are located outside the Arrivals Terminal while car rental desks can be found in the baggage claim area.
Regardless of its size, Rafael Nuñez International Airport offers its visitors a wide range of services in order to make their stay as pleasant as possible. These services include free Wi-Fi, banking services such as ATM machines and currency exchange desks, a medical center and pharmacy, and mobile charging stations.
Yes, there are. If you are stuck on a long stopover and fancy some serious shopping, hit the Mall Plaza El Castillo which, located 2.5 miles southwest of Rafael Nuñez International Airport, is the closest to the passenger hub. Alternatively there are also the Bocagrande Square Mall (4.2 miles southwest) and the Caribe Plaza Mall (4.6 miles south) located nearby.
Rafael Nuñez International Airport is served by a number of airlines including Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, American Airlines, KLM, Delta Airlines, and JetBlue Airways. All these – and others – connect Cartagena to about a hundred destinations in North and South America as well as a few destinations in Europe.
Colombia has resumed international commercial flights on September 19, 2020 with restrictions.
From December 22, 2020, Colombia has suspended all direct flights to and from the UK.
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to departure. However, airlines may allow the boarding of travelers who do not have this test, provided they state under oath that they were unable to take a test or obtain the result within the required timeframe. In these cases, the Colombian government may require testing and/or isolation upon arrival in Colombia
Travelers must fill out the Check-Mig form and must comply with follow-up health checks via CoronAPP mobile app.
Travelers who have arrived directly or indirectly from the UK from December 13 will be contacted and required to self-isolate for 14 days. Travelers arriving in Colombia from other destinations, and whose journey has started in the UK, will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.
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As of April 5, various cities in Colombia are enforcing a curfew based on ICU capacity. Depending on reported ICU capacity data, curfews can start as early as 6pm or as late as midnight, and end at 5am. Please see herefor further information.
There are currently 1,629 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CO and 1,275 deaths as of May 5 2021
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The seat was super amazing"
Cons: "The service was amazing"
Pros: "Comfortable roomy seating, very clean plane"
Cons: "Honestly nothing... One of the best flights I've ever had"
Pros: "Entertaiment was good, seat was ok"
Cons: "Internet could be faster."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "I missed my original flight due to weather and JetBlue booked me on the next one but it wasn’t for another 24 hours. I only missed the flight by a few minutes but the crews were not communicating with each other that they had a passenger arriving for that flight. Because the delay was weather related, they wouldn’t provide accommodations. And it was 1 in the morning. So I missed a whole day of my trip and had to sleep in the airport. I will not be flying with JetBlue again."
Cons: "Vuelo atrasado y el avión no servia el televisor."
Cons: "On time departure"
Pros: "yes is beautiful"
Cons: "food options could improve, especially since the area around the gate doesn't have very nice food venues. More movie options could help as well, maybe allowing people to use their devices to watch movies. Maybe that is available already but it wasn't highlighted"
Cons: "Great! No improvements."
Cons: "There was a woman with a small dog who did not have a carrier and was being difficult- at boarding and on website it should have been made clear what the regulations were regarding pets"
Cons: "Several departure time changes, and one gate change, and a long hold before takeoff. Just bad luck."
Cons: "Monitor people with more than one piece,using up the over head space"
Pros: "Seat and air were good. Window was clean for looking out."
Cons: "I am 5 ft tall. An attendant could have offered to help me put my bag in the overhead. Instead they just watched while I struggled and stood on the arm rest."
Pros: "Great legroom."
Cons: "My headphone connection didn’t work."
Pros: "Nice room"
Cons: "Food service"
Cons: "Lack of overhead bin space, had to check my carry on and it got a little dinged up."
Pros: "Nice seats"
Cons: "Tv system didn’t work"
Pros: "I was able to rest."
Pros: "Comfort and food"
Cons: "The delays before entering the airplane so that we aren’t stuck"
Cons: "The boarding process"
Cons: "I was group A and the 1st seat and had to put my overhead luggage in the back. Also the boarding was a cluster F**k of a mess. So horrible."
Cons: "Gary was his name. I went up to go to the bathroom, I had heard the announcement prior to that and no one had mentioned anything about seatbelts or staying in my seat. I made sure before I got up. As I get up he approaches me and said "you need to stay in your seat, began to shake his head,"they mentioned it like 5 times", he then said. I really dont appreciate the attitude. It's not what you say it's how you say it. Work on your attitude Gary from JetBlue"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "LOTS OF LEGROOM"
Cons: "They have a habit of not being ontime"
Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "We left early and arrived 15minutes early but waited on the tarmac for 35minutes."
Pros: "Easy & on time."
Cons: "Nothing negative"
Cons: "I dont know because we havent gotten there yet."
Cons: "Over 3 hours of delays. Didn’t get in till 1 am"
Cons: "The gate was very muggy and warm."
Pros: "JetBlue is just more comfortable. More room for every passenger."
Pros: "I liked the quick check in and everyone was polite and efficient"
Cons: "I don't have any negative comments"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "The entire traveling process"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "They are advertising free movies and is not true, because once you're settled to watch the movie there is no headphones and If you want one they sell it, is not free."
Cons: "Delay and 4 hours in the craft upon arrival to Chicago"
Pros: "Everything was on time and I slept the whole trip."
Cons: "Bad, bad and the worst"
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "Awesome stewardess, gave us a couple free drinks too!!"
Cons: "Seems to be a problem between airline and county. Differing info about gate location."
Cons: "Better seats"
Cons: "The girl at the counter was not nice"
Pros: "The crew was very kind"
Cons: "The seats wasn’t very comfortable"
Pros: "En realidad todo muy bueno"
Pros: "The seat very well."
Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "Everything was ok"
Pros: "Very un-experienced Air hostess..They seriously need training. Also they need language training in English"
Cons: "Air hostesses can not understand English, and ATTITUDE is bad . Need massive amount of proper training"
Pros: "Very friendly stewardess"
Cons: "Food. More legroom."
Pros: "The Seat was comfortable"
Pros: "diferente a otras aerolineas, nada, no ofrecen nada mas distinto."
Cons: "todo, mejor atencion por parte de la tripulacion de cabina, mejor comida, avion muy frio, pudieron dar frasadas. aviones sin pantallas personalizadas o mejor entretenimiento a pesar de ser vuelo internacional. deberia costar menos los pasajes para ofrecer un servicio muy muy muy basico"
Pros: "I liked the service, everything they provided."
Cons: "Entertainment. They need a screen on each seat like other airlines."
Pros: "All services"
Cons: "Frist :Late for more than 6 hours in Miami. Second: obviously I lost my connection to Bog-Col , they give me a hotel room whithout A/C and smell like mold for that reason. Third: there is no breakfast in the hotel. Thanks for asking Kayak Bye"
Pros: "Attention very good"
Pros: "everything perfect you guys are the best"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "please email me where i can reply"
Pros: "It was fast ,super organize, clean plane ,very friendly staff,all this especially so early in the morning made the fly fantastic"
Pros: "everything is so very good"
Pros: "Everyone super welcoming and kind"
Cons: "Our flights were delayed and on top of that, we had to run to reach the gate (which was changed without any notice)"
Cons: "Checking in at Miami was very slow"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Nothing! The plane had electrical problems. Had to sit on the tarmac for close to an hour."
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Pros: "It was a short flight."
Cons: "We were assigned the last row and were separated again."
Pros: "Easy layover in Panama, Flight from Panama to Cartagena was short and sweet, Friendly staff."
Pros: "As a non-Spanish speaker we felt well cared for."
Pros: "I was treated very well, and respectful in my needs. It was simple but nice."
Cons: "I don't remember nothing that make me be uncomfortable. I pay for economic class, then I got that."
Pros: "all the service"
Pros: "They serve what they call a snack which is really a small meal, on a US flight well a snack is just a bag of peanuts."
Pros: "Fast prompt boading"
Cons: "Tiny meal"
Pros: "luggage politics"
Pros: "The flight was fine, but...."
Cons: "My bags were opened and items were stolen. I have been trying for 4 days to file a complaint, the on-line service is not accepting forms, and calls to COPA are for reservations only, they will not accept complaints. Arghhhh"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "The snack/breakfast"
Pros: "Me Gusto la atención el personal el abordeaje"
Cons: "Asientos incómodos y comida fea mala película para el entretenimiento"
Pros: "The staff was friendly, they helped me to change seats really quick, all the flights were on time, the boarding process was great, the whole process was really good! Thank you!"
Cons: "They didn't have coffee or tea"
Pros: "La variedad de bebidas, puntualidad de las salidas, rápido abordaje"
Cons: "El snack"
Pros: "Airline staff very responsive and quick t"
Cons: "The space between seats too uncomfortable"
Pros: "No delays, quick flight, friendly staff."
Cons: "They could have better snacks."
Pros: "the food was ok, the service is poor,."
Cons: "The airport personnel did not help me with adding my miles to my Cops Cinbect card, they said it was no value and that Cops Connect membership want Copa, Worse they broke my expensive Nautica luggage by losing a wheel and my luggage was not even 22 kilos"
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Imformation spoken to fast and completely clear"
Cons: "- Flight delay - ONLY ONE bathroom for economy class -No wheelchair service on arrival ( asked before the flight) -Very bad food"
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 $10usd to print out my boarding pass."
Pros: "El precio"
Cons: "El avion es muuy incomodo, mido 1,75 y mis piernas van completamente pegadas al asiento de al frente, el proceso de Checkin en Bogota, es un desastre, muy pocas personas, se nota que no estan bien capacitadas."
Cons: "USB Connections & Free WiFi"
Cons: "As a tall individual standing at 6'1 the leg space just wasn't enough. Room for my legs would be nice!"
Cons: "To arrive and have a gate to go to that way we don't wait for over 45mins"
Pros: "Rude and mean. Charged me for a musical instrument. In heard of."
Cons: "3 delays. One of them we almost missed the fight as it wasn’t written at our gate. Rude staff."
Cons: "no seat space"
Pros: "The pilot did a great job navigating through some rough turbulence."
Cons: "Rude passengers, nothing the staff could control."
Cons: "Pay for food, no have wifi"
Pros: "That I was spared direct contact with the vomit"
Cons: "That my daughters seat and purse and shoes got vomit in them. The purse was fabric and after getting it professionally cleaned today it is definitely ruined. I feel some sort of formal apology & compensation is necessary to resolve this"
Cons: "Spirit was trash"
Cons: "service and help assistance"
Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "I can’t believe they allow animals on the plane"
Cons: "really, spirit is the qorst"
Pros: "Your only paying for your seat, therefore saving money."
Cons: "The seat would not recline AT ALL."
Pros: "The original ticket price was ok but it was barely a positive."
Cons: "The original "cheap" ticket became meaningless when I had to pay 120$ for my bags. Plus pay for water on the flight? The seats don't decline. It is the most uncomfortable airline I've ever flown, and will hopefully never have to fly with spirit air again. The ticket price isn't even that cheap."
Pros: "I like that I got chance to fly on airline that I will never fly on again."
Cons: "Girl Bye ✌"
Cons: "Cancelled flight in LaGuardia, they told me to take a shuttle to Newark for another flight, an hour shuttle ride, cancelled flight in Newark, had to get a motel, no reimbursement for anything, still waiting for a flight on day 2, this flight is delayed...still in New Jersey nowhere near Cartagena..."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "I like nothing"
Cons: "I didn't like that my flight was cancelled! Instead of a refund we got a 50$ voucher, what the he'll is that. Had to pull a bunch of strings to get the airline to book our other flight through 4 different layovers. Ended up in Cartagena 12 hours late."
Pros: "To have luggage included"
Cons: "No food , no luggage"
Cons: "DELAY, SERVICE"
Pros: "All done well."
Pros: "Up beat personnel"
Cons: "Baggage fee fiasco that upsets everyone"
Cons: "All of the stupid bahg"
Cons: "Everything. Flight got cancelled. Missed an international vacation and friends wedding."
Cons: "Severely disorganized. Delays were not effectively communicated to passengers. Instructions about delays were given only in Spanish not English. Offering a flight to Barranquilla with no reimbursement for bus back to my final destination, Cartagena was absurd. No water or refreshments offered in spite of all delays. Overall terrible experience and felt very unsafe. I would hesitate to fly Spirit again"
Pros: "Cost of fare"
Cons: "No leg room"
Pros: "No delays. Good communication.Non-stop service."
Cons: "Plane was way too cramped. There are so many rules with Spirit that you can end up spending the same as a major carrier if you are not on top of things.Hidden charges. The hub at Ft. Lauderdale has several Spirit flights leaving close together so it makes for a long security line."
Pros: "Food options were good. The pilot was good about keeping everyone informed."
Cons: "We boarded the plane on time then sat on the runway for over 2 hours. Someone was kicked off the plane and then we found out we couldn't fly over part of the normal route. This seemed to be out of the airlines control but it took a very long time to get water and it's too bad you can't serve drinks on the ground. Very uncomfortable seats and there are no screens so you can watch movies or play games."
Cons: "the fact that the misleading low cost led to me paying more than i would have in baggage costs, seat costs, and it came to way more than i expected to pay. couldve booked first class on american and paid less. Shameful ."
Cons: "Gate was changed. No notice to those who checked in and printed the boarding pass prior to the change."
Pros: "Not thing"
Cons: "It was the worse ever"
Pros: "Fast arrival"
Cons: "The fact that they breaked my backpack."
Cons: "The checkin process for bags was very poor. Lines were out the door, and there was chaos in the area. Attendants yelling for flights, etc. Very inefficient manner, then passengers had to hurry - but with security requirements, it was still slow."
Pros: "la tripulacion del avion era buena"
Cons: "La persona del Gate... no sirve, era una persona discriminatoria. el vuelo se atraso... no avisaron a tiempo, adiccional nos cambiaron de Gate varias veces"
Pros: "It was over an hour late and boarding was a mess and totally chaotic. There was no sign on the gate & there were people on the plane that thought it was going to Vegas and/Dallas. Complete chaos."
Pros: "Leg room was better than other Spirit planes."
Cons: "no leg room at all, we got killed with the luggage fees, we thought we were getting a good deal with the airfare until they hit us with over a 150 for luggage, will never use them again"
Cons: "Staff was rude and unpleasant."
Cons: "Delayed. And charged for everything"
Pros: "Employees seemed to be happy and liked what they were doing"
Cons: "Would like wifi"
Airlines flying to Cartagena have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
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