Colombia deal alert: Fly nonstop to Cartagena for under $200

Feb 27, 2022

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We think the immense beauty of Colombia is irresistible, so we always pounce when we see an opportunity to travel there. Right now, there’s a great sale happening on flights to Cartagena that we feel compelled to let you know about. From its historic Walled City to the beaches, music and food, there are countless reasons to want to visit this popular destination.

Here’s another one. You can fly there now nonstop for less than $200 from cities such as Miami and Fort Lauderdale. You can also score sweet savings on flights departing from NYC, Austin, Cleveland and Nashville.

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We first heard about these discounted fares thanks to our friends at Scott’s Cheap Flights, who sent this deal to their premium subscribers. The premium subscription to the newsletter on discounted fares is $49 per year and elite membership costs $199 annually.

Nonmembers can find sale prices by using Google Flights to search for desired routes and dates.

As is usually the case with these flight deals, the best prices are for economy flights. That typically means you may only get to bring a carry-on bag without extra fees and you may not get to pick your seat. We always recommend maximum flexibility with your travel plans to be able to take best advantage of these cut-rate fares.

Deal basics

Airlines: American, Avianca, JetBlue, Spirit and United
Routes: ATL/CLE/EWR/FLL/JFK/MIA/PHL/ to Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)
Cost: Flights available from $199; many nonstops available
Dates: Best fares found for travel March — June

Cathedral illuminated at dusk in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, a UNESCO heritage site. (photo: Sir Francis Canker Photography/Getty Images)

Let’s start off with a fabulous fare from Miami (MIA) to Cartagena (CTG) in May for just $199 nonstop. This is for American’s basic economy, so there’s no seat selection. But you do get to bring a carry-on for free. This fare price is almost half off normal prices we see for this itinerary.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Lots of good deals to Cartagena from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) as well. Spirit Airlines has $169 nonstop fares available in April and May. That’s an excellent price, but keep in mind with Spirit a carry-on bag will cost you $75 extra and a checked bag $63.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

JetBlue has round-trip fares from Cleveland (CLE) to Colombia in April for $335. That’s an excellent price for spring travel. It’s a Blue Basic ticket, so keep in mind you don’t get a free carry-on. Your first checked bag costs you $60.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Chicago (ORD) to Cartagena is also available on JetBlue in May for only $326. Again, it’s the carrier’s no-frills tier so be aware of the fees for checked bags.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

There are scores of discounted fares to Colombia from New York City. The best we found was this economy nonstop ticket at the end of March departing from Kennedy (JFK) on Avianca for just $184. It’s an overnight departure, but at that price it may be worth the early wake-up call.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

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