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Santa Marta Airport

General information

Santa Marta Airport is one of the Colombian airports on the Caribbean Coast, the runway of Santa Marta Airport is located next to the sea. It is a modern airport, recently the runway was extended and the terminal renewed. For those who want to visit Tayrona National Park or Ciudad Perdida (Lost City), Santa Marta Airport is the nearest airport. A nice accommodation near the airport is Irotama Resort, they offer a free airport shuttle to their guests.


Where is Santa Marta Airport situated?

The airport is located right on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, near El Rodadero and Santa Marta.

How many terminals does Santa Marta Airport have?

The airport has one terminal that consists of three floors, floor -1 is a parking garage for passengers. The renovated terminal was opened in 2018. On the ground floor, you will find the Arrivals hall on the long side (International Arrivals 4, Domestic Arrivals 5 and 6) and check-in desks 1 to 24 on the short side (Departures 1, 2 and 3). The Departures hall, security check and boarding gates are located on the first floor. Upon arrival at Santa Marta Airport, you will find counters of the rental car providers on the right and ATMs on the left.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Santa Marta 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 65km
Cartagena Rafael Núñez Airport 159km



The distance from Santa Marta Airport to the centre of Santa Marta is 17 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Santa Marta.

From SMR Airport to Santa Marta City centre by Car
17 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Santa Marta Airport by public transport. Visit the Santa Marta Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Santa Marta Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Santa Marta is about COP 30000.-. Book your taxi at Santa Marta Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SMR Airport to Santa Marta City centre by Taxi
17 km
30 min
COP 30000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Santa Marta Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Avis 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

Santa Marta 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!

Book your parking space

At the airport

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



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Santa Marta Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Santa Marta Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Santa Marta Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Avianca
  • Viva Air
  • LATAM Airlines


Hotels near the airport

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


Irotama Resort, Santa Marta

Located 100 metres from the beach, Irotama Resort offers on-site marine activities, 3 outdoor swimming pools and a spa and fitness centre. WiFi is available. Activities for children are organised. There are complimentary airport-pick ups.


Hostal Isabella, Santa Marta

Set in Santa Marta, within 2.8 km of Bello Horizonte and 11 km of Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum, Hostal Isabella offers accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive.


GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul, Santa Marta

With direct access to the Caribbean Ocean, this beachfront Hotel offers spacious accommodation with cable TV and free Wi-Fi in a tropical setting. It features a hot tub and a restaurant.It is situated in Santa Marta.

Hotels in Santa Marta

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


Oasis Fresh Hotel, Santa Marta

Oasis Fresh Hotel has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Santa Marta. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for...


Casa Noah Hostel, Santa Marta

Situated in Santa Marta, Casa Noah Hostel offers beachfront accommodation 200 metres from Bahía de Santa Marta Beach and features various facilities, such as a restaurant, a bar and a shared lounge.


Hotel Boutique Casa Mia, Santa Marta

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Boutique Casa Mia offers accommodation in Santa Marta, 100 metres from Parque de los Novios. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Santa Marta 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!


Santa Marta: Museum of the Sea and Playa Blanca Beach Tour

Experience some of the highlights of the Colombian Caribbean coast. After visiting the aquarium and Museum of the Sea, you will be provided with free time to enjoy one of the best beaches in the area.


Santa Marta: Multi-Day Trek to The Lost City

Take an incredible multi-day adventure and trek into the jungle in search of the Lost City. Learn about the indigenous communities and breathtaking nature of the region as you make your way to one of South America’s most amazing archeological sites.

Tour & transport

Santa Marta: Old City, Quinta San Pedro, and Taganga’s Bay

Dive into the rich culture and beauty of Santa Marta on a guided tour. See the sights in the historical center, explore the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, visit the stunning Taganga bay, and more.


  1 review

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

Latest airport review

6 months ago

If you use this airport and have a little time to kill, find the food court on the upper level. The view (180 degree of the runway, mountains and beach) is hands-down the best view I've ever seen in an airport. I hung out there for a few hours as I arrived early and knew I would have a 4 hour wait to get into the apartment I rented. Barely noticed the time.

The airport has free internet which worked well until I ran past the time limit (2 hours I think).

The taxi ride to town (I stayed in Centro) was 33,000 COP. There is an taxi scheduling office inside the airport (to the right of the baggage claim exit). It was very easy to arrange. The ride took about 25 minutes.

There is a public bus option as well but I did not investigate it.

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