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Book flights to Cartagena

Cartagena is a beautiful city on Colombia's Caribbean coast. It's known for its historic walled city, with colourful colonial buildings and cobblestone streets. Inside the walls, you can explore the Plaza de Bolívar, the main square, and visit the impressive San Felipe de Barajas fortress. Cartagena also has beautiful beaches, both within the city and on nearby islands like Isla de Barú. The weather is warm and sunny year-round, making it a great place to relax and enjoy the Caribbean atmosphere.

If you're thinking about visiting Cartagena, we've got you covered with a wide range of flight options. Alternative Airlines tickets over 600 airlines so finding flights to Cartagena on our site will be a breeze! To find cheap, flexible flights to Cartagena simply enter your departure airport you wish to fly from and choose your travel dates.

Airports near Cartagena

There are multiple ways to reach Cartagena - here are 4 airports you can use to get to Cartagena.

Rafael Núñez International Airport

This is the main airport serving Cartagena and is located within the city. It offers both domestic and international flights, making it a convenient choice for travellers.


Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport

Situated in Barranquilla, approximately a 1.5-hour drive from Cartagena, this airport is another option for travellers. It offers a range of domestic and international flights.


Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport

Located in Cali, around a 4-hour drive from Cartagena, this airport is a bit further away. However, it is a major hub in Colombia and offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.


El Dorado International Airport

Although not within a reasonable driving distance, El Dorado Airport in Bogotá is the largest and busiest airport in Colombia. If you can't find a direct flight to Cartagena, you can fly into Bogotá and then take a connecting flight to Rafael Núñez International Airport in Cartagena.

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With BNPL plans, you can divide the cost of your tickets to Cartagena into smaller, more manageable chunks that can be paid back over time. There's usually no interest involved, however, it's wise to check with the lending provider beforehand.

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Things to do in Cartagena

Exploring Cartagena's many attractions can be overwhelming, so we've handpicked our top 3:

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The Walled City

Step back in time and explore this beautifully preserved colonial town. Wander cobblestone streets, admire colourful balconies, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Don't miss Plaza de Bolívar, the main square, and the Clock Tower for stunning views.

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Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas

The Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th-century fortress, symbolises Cartagena's colonial significance. Its impressive size and intricate design will leave you in awe. Explore the tunnels, enjoy panoramic views, and learn about its history through informative displays.

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Rosario Islands

Escape to paradise on these idyllic islands just off the coast. Enjoy pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and colourful coral reefs. Relax on the sand, go snorkelling or diving, and discover the beauty of the Caribbean Sea.