You have probably heard that getting to Mompos is “difficult” or “complicated”, or perhaps you dozed off during that History class and you are not sure as to where Mompos is located. Mompos is found in the department of Bolivar at just 5 hours from Cartagena and getting here is actually pretty straightforward. Mompos is located within the confines of the Mompos Depression – a large area of wetlands – and is the largest freshwater island in South America. Its isolation has kept this jewel of colonial architecture well preserved and the town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From the Caribbean Coast
If arriving from the Caribbean coast you will need to reach Magangué and catch a Ferry. If you are coming from Santa Marta, the route in is different.

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*The following information is subject to change and prices could have increased since this page was last updated. Remember that prices for public transport rise in high season (December, January, the October Jazz Festival and Easter).

Public transport: You can take the Unitransco bus or a door to door service directly to Mompox or travel till you reach Magangué.

Driving: From Cartagena take the road to Sincelejo and make a detour at El Bongo in order to take the road towards Magangué and then Mompós. An alternative route is taking the road between El Plato (Magdalena) and Bosconia and make a detour towards Santa Ana (Magdalena).

Public transport: You can travel by Copetrán or Omega bus from Bogotá directly to Mompox. You can also fly to the nearby airports of Corozal or Valledupar.

Driving: Take the Ruta al Sol and turn off at El Burro (Cesar) towards El Banco (Magdalena) and then take the road to Mompox.

Public transport: You can travel by Expreso Brasilia, Copetrán or Rápido Ochoa bus from Medellín direct to Mompox. You can also fly to the nearby airports of Corozal or Valledupar.

Driving: Take the Caucasia route to Montería – Sincelejo and then Magangué. At Mangagué, take the ferry to Bodega and then drive to Mompox. You can also travel to Puerto Berrio and take the Ruta al Sol. On the Ruta al Sol turn off at El Burro (Cesar) towards El Banco (Magdalena) and then take the road to Mompox.

Public transport: Take the Copetrán bus directly to Mompox.

Driving: Take the Ruta al Sol, turn off at El Burro (Cesar) towards El Banco (Magdalena) and then take the road to Mompox.

Public transport: You can via Chalupa or take the ferry to Bodega and from Bodega continue to Mompox by bus.

Driving: Take the ferry to Bodega and then drive to Mompox.

Public transport: You can travel by bus with Cotracegua or take a door to door service.

Driving: Take the route to Bosconia and from there the road to El Plato (Magdalena) and you must turn off at La Gloria (Magdalena) district towards Santa Ana (Magdalena) and then towards Mompox.

Public transport: You can take a bus with Copetrán or a door to door service.

Driving: Take the route to Bosconia and from there the road to El Plato (Magdalena) you must turn off at La Gloria (Magdalena) district towards Santa Ana (Magdalena) and then towards Mompox.