The cheapest times to fly from SMR to CLO are

  • January 15th to January 28th
  • July 23rd to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from SMR to CLO is early October. Prices can be as high as $206 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $77 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Cali

Flying from Santa Marta (SMR) to Cali (CLO) will usually cost between $113 to $178 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $104. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $182. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $78 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $151 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMR to CLO flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the SMR to CLO route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

SMR to CLO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMR to CLO flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Santa Marta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CLO, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into SMR. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $17 (11%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $139. Return trip prices are from the CLO to SMR flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from SMR to CLO can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from SMR to CLO while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Matecana Airport (PEI) in Pereira

  • 98 miles (158 km) away from CLO
  • Usually 14.29% less expensive than CLO
  • Nonstop flights available

See SMR to PEI flights


Flight Hacking SMR to CLO

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from SMR to CLO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Bogota (SMR > BOG > CLO)

  • Price for both tickets: $149
  • Average savings: $2 (1.33%)

See SMR to BOG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SMR to CLO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Avianca, COPA, LATAM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport to Simon Bolivar Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 544 miles or 875 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SMR to CLO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMR to CLO flight is about 1 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Marta and Cali?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 50 available flights from SMR to CLO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSMR
Origination airport nameSimon Bolivar Airport
CitySanta Marta

Return Airport

Destination codeCLO
Destination airport nameAlfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport


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