From Medellín

Public Transport: From Medellin there are two options:

Take the direct bus to Mompos. This service is operated by Coopetrans and leaves Medellin the evening arriving in Mompos the following morning.

You can also take a bus to Sincelejo and from here a collectivo taxi to Magangué.

Flights: We recommend taking a flight to Corozal (just 15 minutes from Sincelejo) with either Satena or ADA and from there to Magangué-Mompós in public transport. (see the section on Magangue).

By Car or Motorcycle: Take the road heading to Monteria, pass Sincelejo and then turn towards Cartagena and make the turning to Magangue at the crossroads called El Bongo. In Magangue head to Yati and take the ferry to Bodega. From Bodega you can continue to Mompos Check the ferry timetables on this page.

Approximate journey time: 10 hours

From Barrancabermeja

Public Transport: If you are coming from Barrancabermeja you can catch a boat from here all the way to El Banco (Magdalena), and from there get to Mompos in a 4×4. The boats leave at 6:30am in the El Yuma Port.

There is also a bus option from Barrancabermeja to El Banco (Magdalena). Price: $75,000. Approximate journey time: 8 hours. Timetable: 5:00 am, 6:00 am y 8:00 am. Operators: Cotaxi and Cotransmagdalena. We cannot recommend the bus at midday as you will arrive too late in El Banco to catch transport to Mompos and you will have to spend a night in El Banco.

If you plan on spending the night in Barrancabermeja we can recommend hotels for you.

By Car or Motorcycle: Arriving from Bucaramanga take the road towards San Alberto (Cesar) and from there the Ruta del Sol. Head to El Burro (Magdalena) and then take the road to El Banco (Magdalena). In El Banco take the road to Mompos. On this road there are bridges and you do NOT have to take a ferry.

Approximate Journey time: 7 hours

From San Gil

Public Transport: From Bucaramanga catch a bus directly to Mompos (Coopetrans) or a boat from Barrancabermeja to El Banco.

By Car or Motorcycle: Arriving from Bucaramanga take the road towards San Alberto (Cesar) and from there the Ruta del Sol. Head to El Burro (Magdalena) and then take the road to El Banco (Magdalena). In El Banco take the road to Mompos. On this road there are bridges and you do NOT have to take a ferry.

Approximate journey time: 10 hours

From Bucaramanga

Public Transport: Take a night bus leaving from the Bucaramanga Terminal directly to Mompos with Coopetrans. Price: $100,000 pesos. Approximate journey time: 8 hours.

Buses from Bucaramanga to El Banco:

Cotaxi: 3:30 am. Tel: 6372999

Cootramagdalena: 5 am, 5:30 am, 8:30 am. Tel: 6373400

Coopetrans: 5 am, 8:30 am, 11 am, 10:30 pm.  Tel: 6376100

You will arrive early in the morning in El Banco. We do not recommend the daytime journey to El Banco because after midday there are very few options leaving El Banco to Mompos. And then you will have to spend the night in El Banco.

In El Banco you should take a 4×4 to Mompos. The price with air conditioning is 35,000 pesos and without is 30,000 pesos.

A different form of getting to El Banco is to take the boat from Barrancabermeja.

Approximate journey time: 8 hours

By Car or Motorcycle: In your car pass San Alberto (Cesar) and take the Ruta del Sola to El Burro (Magdalena) and then take the road to El Banco (Magdalena). In El Banco take the road to Mompos. On this road there are bridges and you do NOT need to take a ferry.

Recommendation: If you are driving from Bucaramanga remember to leave early since the journey is approximately 7/8 hours and while the road between El Banco and Mompos is mostly paved it is poorly signposted.

From Bogotá

Public Transport: From the Bus Terminal in Bogota there are now direct buses with Coopetrans in Modulo 3 to Mompos. Price: $150,000 pesos.

Approximate journey time: 14 hours. Timetable: 5:00pm. Operators: Coopetran.

If you come with Coopetrans or Omega only as far as El Banco (Magdalena), you’ll reach El Banco at around 6am. From here you must take 4×4 to get to Mompos. This transport costs $35,000 with air conditioning and $30,000 pesos without.

Flights: We recommend catching a flight to Corozal with Satena (Just 15 minutes from Sincelejo) and from there making the overland connections to Magangué-Mompós in public transport (see the section on transport from Magangué). You can also catch a flight to Cartagena and continue to Mompós from here (see the section on transport from Cartagena).

By Car or Motorcycle: Take the highway called the “Ruta del Sol” which leads to Santa Marta. Once you are in the Department of Magdalena just after passing the town of Pailitas and before reaching Pelaya, pass through the Toll booth at El Burro (Magdalena) and the turn off to the left on the road to Tamalameque (Magdalena) and continue on to El Banco (Magdalena) In El Banco take the road to Mompos. On this road there is no point at which you need to take a ferry.

Approximate journey time: 12 hours

From Tolú and Coveñas

Public Transport: Take a bus or collectivo taxi to Sincelejo and from there to Magangue. Look at our page to see how to arrive from Magangue. Price collectivo taxi from Monteria to Sincelejo: $30000 pesos, time: 1:40 hours; Sincelejo to Magangué: $18000 pesos, time: 1:30 hours, Timetable: Transport leaves when full.

By Car or Motorcycle: Take the road to Sincelejo and then towards Cartagena turning off to go to Magangue. At El Bongo, just one half an hour from Sincelejo find the highway to Magangue. In Magangué head to Yatí to catch the ferry to Bodega. In Bodega continue on the road to Mompós. Consult the ferry timetables on this page.

Approximate journey time from Coveñas: 5 hours

Approximate journey time from Tolú: 4:30 hours

From Sincelejo and Monteria

Public Transport: Take a bus or collectivo taxi to Sincelejo and from there to Magangue. We have detailed information on this page how to get to Mompos from Magangue. Price of the collective taxi from Monteria to Sincelejo: $30,000 pesos, time: 1:40 hours, Sincelejo to Magangue: $18,000 pesos, time: 1:30 hours, timetable: All transport leaves when full.

By Car or Motorcycle: Take the road to Sincelejo and then towards Cartagena turning off to go to Magangue. At El Bongo, just one half an hour from Sincelejo find the the highway to Magangue. In Magangué head to Yatí to catch the ferry to Bodega. In Bodega continue on the road to Mompós. Consult the ferry timetables on this page.

Approximate journey time from Monteria: 5 hours

Approximate journey time from Sincelejo: 3 hours

From Valledupar

Public Transport: Take the door-to-door service which picks you up from your hotel, home or hostel in Valledupar and brings you directly to the Casa Amarilla. You can get directly in touch with Lalo Castro on his cellphone 3126735226. price: $65000. Time: 5 hours.

Timetable: in the morning at the driver’s discretion.

Another option is to take the Veloz or Cootracegua bus which leave every day from the Terminal at 4 am and another leaves at 8 am.

By Car or Motorcycle: Take the route from Bosconia-La Gloria-Santa Ana-Mompós or the route from Cuatro Vientos-San Sebastián to Mompóx. In San Sebastián cars cross the river on a “platform” which runs until 6:00 pm.

Approximate journey time: 4:30 hours

From Santa Marta

Public Transport: There is a private van that leaves Santa Marta on a daily basis at 3:00 am (yup 3am!) and at 11 am costing $75,000 pesos. You can get directly in touch with Omaira on his cellphone 3114148967.

A more economical option is to head to Santa Ana (Magdalena) or Bosconia (Magdalena) and from there to Mompos.

Approximate journey time: 5:30 hours

By Car or Motorcycle: Take the road from Bosconia-La Gloria-Santa Ana-Mompós. The road from la Gloria to Santa Ana is paved and there is a bridge connecting Santa Ana with Talaigua Nueva.

Approximate journey time: 5:30 hours

From Magangué

Public Transport: From Magangué take a chalupa to the port of Bodega. Price: $8000. Time: 15 minutes. Timetable: 6:00 am until 5:00 pm. The chalupa leaves when full.

In Bodega take a colectivo taxi to Mompós. Price: $13,000. Time: 40 minutes. Timetable: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.

By Car or Motorcycle: In Magangué head to Yatí to catch the ferry to Bodega. In Bodega continue on the road to Mompós. Consult the ferry timetables on this page.

Approximate journey time: 1:20 hours