Having a very early flight leaving Cartagena airport shortly after 6 AM, what options are available to get there from the old town?

Since it is an international flight, I expect to aim for arrival around 4 AM, but please confirm if that is not too early. It happened to me elsewhere that I arrived with the requested anticipation and the airport had not opened yet! What is a reasonable time to leave for the airport then?

  • Cartagena in Spain or Cartagena in Colombia?
    – MastaBaba
    Jan 7, 2016 at 19:51
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    Colombia, as per the tag.
    – Itai
    Jan 7, 2016 at 20:39
  • I apparently need to be more observant.
    – MastaBaba
    Jan 11, 2016 at 1:34

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Every (tourist) hostel in the old town of Cartagena in Colombia can arrange a taxi for you at any time. I would think any hotel can as well.

If you're on your own, you could try your best at calling a taxi company and arranging a pickup. But, asking for help at one of the tourist offices would probably be a better bet. Unless your Spanish is good.

If you are comfortable walking through the old town in the middle of the night, taxis are waiting for rides on the eastern corner of the old town, near Monumento India-Catalina.

I've never been to the airport in Cartagena, but considering it's not a small town, I would think that aiming for 4AM would not be a bad idea. But, that's speculation.

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    Turns out 4 AM was too early since immigration opens at 5 AM and they were still setting up the ticketing booths when I got there at 4:45 AM this morning. Good advice on the taxi though.
    – Itai
    Feb 11, 2016 at 4:56

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