The Rafael Núñez International Airport(CTG) serves the lovely seaside city of Cartagena in Colombia, and is the largest aviation hub in the northern region of this country. Named for a previous Colombian president, this airport has seen flights depart from its airfields since 1920, and now sees over two million people travel through its gates each year.
The amenities are fairly comprehensive, with free WiFi offered throughout the airport, as well as good banking facilities, such as ATMs, and currency exchange services. There is an information desk to help you find your way around the airport, or get a little more detail on the surrounding city. Otherwise, there is a pharmacy on-site, and medical services on the first floor.
There is duty-free available to international travellers, as well as a few shops selling local handicrafts and souvenirs. In terms of dining, there are a few restaurants and outlets where you can pick up a bite to eat when you land, or before you depart.
Flights to Cartegena are mainly operated by COPA, LATAM, Qantas, Hawaiian, and JetBlue.
· This airport is a stone’s throw away from the centre of the city, at only 6km away on the most direct route. Take Carrera 1 and onto Calle 60, which becomes Carrera 17. Head to the city past the main 90A freeway, to the water, and cross the bridge into the main part of the Cartagena. Driving in Colombia can be quite overwhelming, so it’s important to read up on the driving conditions before hiring a car. There rental agencies available in the domestic terminal, or you can arrange a vehicle ahead of time with Skyscanner.
· You’ll find that taxis are the main way to get to and from this airport, and you can book a service directly in the airport itself, and this service is very reliable. You can haggle with the drivers on price, but if you’d rather skip the bargaining, you can always book a private airport transfer to meet you when you arrive.
Please note that information is correct as of March 2017