Santa Marta airport (SMR)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Santa Marta airport (SMR)

Simón Bolívar International Airport serves the metropolitan area of Santa Marta and is one the most important in the country. It operates with domestic flights to different destinations within the country and with international flights to Miami.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 11:00 am to 5:00 am.
Airlines: Avianca, LATAM, VivaAir Colombia.
Annual passenger traffic: 2 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +57 5 438 1360. E-mail: [email protected] There is a passenger care desk on the first floor, Arrivals Hall.


The airport is located 17 km (10.5 miles) to the south of the city of Santa Marta.

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What services does Santa Marta airport (SMR) facilities include

The airport has a post office. The Avianca Sala VIP lounge is located to the left after the boarding control and opens from 5:30 am to 9:00 am and from 11:00 am to 10:30 pm; it has computers, snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi, TV, air conditioning, newspapers and magazines (accessible with Priority Pass, United Club or Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership, executive class passengers from Avianca and Avianca LifeMiles Gold or Diamond, first or business class passengers from Star Alliance and Star Alliance Gold airlines, or by paying at the door - USD25.00).

Food and Drinks- There is a restaurant, fast-food outlets and a coffee shop on the first and second floors.
Shopping- Souvenir and handicraft shops in the commercial area, on the second floor.
Baggage- In case of lost or damaged luggage, contact the counter of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- Travel agencies, medical services.


Accommodation near Santa Marta airport (SMR)

Among the nearest accommodations, a few operate shuttle services to and from the airport.

Hostal Central (1.2 km/0.7 miles)
GHL Relax Hotel Costa Azul (1.5 km/0.9 miles)
Ritacuba (1.6 km/1 mile)
Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida (2 km/1.2 miles)
Hostal Isabella (2 km/1.2 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - Line 03 (direction Bonde-Airport and vice versa) has 54 stops. It starts operating at 5:00 am and ends at 10:00 pm. It only operates on business days (no service on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). The stop is located adjacent to the airport's parking lot.

- Yellow-coloured vehicles operated by Asocontax (Tel +57 5 432 0822 / 0767) and located at the exit from the passenger terminal. The company has its offices on the first floor. Journey time to the city centre is around 30 minutes.


Car rental agencies

Car rental counters are located in the Arrivals Hall, situated on the first floor.

Avis (Tel +57 1 629 1722 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +57 350 743 9106 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm)
National/Alamo/Enterprise (Tel +57 5 422 8812 - Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm)


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Parking services at Santa Marta airport (SMR)

The airport's parking lot is found on the first level. It has outdoor and unfenced spaces and areas for motorcycles.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Signalized ramps, elevator and wheelchairs available. Passengers requiring special assistance should inform their airline about their particular needs in advance.

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Latest updates: October 16, 2021