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Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport

General information

Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport on the Caribbean Coast is one of the busiest airports in Colombia. The airport is named after former president Rafael Núñez and consists of one terminal and one runway. Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport has good connections with North America, moreover there are two routes to Europe operated by KLM (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol) and Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas (Madrid Barajas Airport). The city of Cartagena is the fifth largest city in the country in terms of inhabitants and is also called Cartagena de Indias. Free WiFi (Sacsa Internet Gratis) is available at the airport, but only after the security check.


Where is Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport situated?

Cartagena Airport is located in the north of the city, between the houses in the neighbourhood of Barrio de Crespo. The historic centre (El Centro and San Diego) and popular Getsemani are located southwest to the airport. By car, Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport is accessible via highway 90A.

How many terminals does Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport have?

Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport has one easy to navigate terminal, all facilities are located on the ground floor. You will find National Arrivals on the right, International Arrivals on the left and the check-in desks in the middle. National Departures (boarding gates 1 to 8) and International Departures (boarding gates 9 to 15) are two separate areas at the airport with their own security control and VIP Lounge.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Colombia.

Airport Distance
Barranquilla Airport 95km
Santa Marta Airport 159km



The distance from Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport to the centre of Cartagena is 6 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Cartagena.

From CTG Airport to Cartagena City centre by Car
6 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport by public transport. Visit the Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Cartagena is about COP 20000.-. Book your taxi at Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CTG Airport to Cartagena City centre by Taxi
6 km
15 min
COP 20000.-

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Car rental

At Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Avianca
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Viva Air
  • Wingo
  • KLM


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Varanasi Hotel Boutique Aeropuerto, Cartagena de Indias

Located in Cartagena de Indias, 3 minutes from Rafael Nunez International Airport and 4 km from the historic center, Varanasi Hotel Boutique offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant.

Hotels in Cartagena

Looking for the best hotels in Cartagena? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Cartagena Legends, Cartagena de Indias

Ideally located in the Getsemani district of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena Legends is set 1.8 km from Marbella Beach, 1.8 km from Bocagrande Beach and 1.3 km from San Felipe de Barajas Castle.


Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel y Centro de Convenciones, Cartagena de Indias

Set in the Bocagrande district in Cartagena de Indias, 1.4 km from Cartagena's Gold Museum, Estelar Cartagena de Indias Hotel y Centro de Convenciones boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property.


República Hostel Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias

Offering an outdoor pool and terrace, República Hostel Cartagena. Is located in the San Diego district in Cartagena de Indias. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. República Hostel Cartagena features free WiFi .

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Cartagena: National Aviary of Colombia Entrance Tickets

Visit the National Aviary of Colombia. Discover 170 bird species, 1500 specimens, and 21 exhibitions representing the birds' natural environments promoting sustainable and responsible care.


Cartagena: Rosario Islands Catamaran with Lunch and Snorkel

Enjoy an unforgettable day on board a sailing catamaran. Cruise from Cartagena to the Rosario Islands. Go snorkeling through an awe-inspiring coral reef and experience an undersea kingdom in crystal clear water.

Tour & transport

Cartagena: Private Boat Tour Around the Islands

Rent a private boat and be taken to the best spots around the islands of Cartagena. Benefit from a tailor-made route according to your desire and enjoy a full day of swimming, beaching, dancing, tanning, and drinking in this Caribbean paradise.


  1 review

Have you visited Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport and gave a score of 2 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

Maria C Pino
6 months ago

Being such crowded airport is outdated for the 21st century. Need to install tunes or direct ramps to the plane, not stairs in the middle of the airfield.
It is very difficult for handicap persons to go up the stairs and have to be carried up and down to the plane in a chair. No complaints to the great attention to the airport personnel, but definitive it needs to be upgraded to the guidelines of other airports in the Country. Getting down and up a stairs to the plane is not safe and it is totally define as a third world airport.

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