We will tell you how to get from Medellin airport to city center. There are a few options since the distance from Jose Maria Cordova airport to city center is 25 kilometers and the drive is around 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on the traffic if you use public transportation. You can go by taxi for $20 USD, public buses as cheap as $3 USD and you can hire Beat too.
Medellin Airport To City Center
Bus From Medellin Airport to City Center
The buses are the cheapest way from Medellin airport to city center. There is no metro in Medellin going to Jose Maria Cordova airport. The bus fare Medellin airport to city is 10000 COP which is $3 USD. And you will pay to the driver in cash.
Buses are running every 15 minutes from the airport to San Diego Mall from 4 am to 10 pm. You will have to go outside the airport in the gates: 2A and 2B to get the bus. The travel time from Medellin airport to city center by bus to San Diego Mall from the airport 45 minutes. Bus from the airport to Hotel Nutibara is 60 minutes. You can stop at Nutibara Hotel where you can get the metro, bus or taxi.
Hotel Nutibara To San Diego Mall to El Poblado
Once you are getting to your destination by bus. Maybe you will have to get metro, public bus or taxi if you don’t want to walk. Hotel Nutibara to San Diego Mall has 3 kilometers distance. From San Diego Mall 4 kilometers to El Poblado. San Diego Mall has a 6-minute walk to Exposiciones metro station. If you move with Beat or taxi prices can go 8000-10000 COP to your final destination depending on the distance.
Metro in Medellin
Metro in Medellin has the Line A North to South. The Line B Center to West. And the Tram Line T from the Center to East. Later you can take Medellin cable car to have a great views of the city. The price of the metro is 2400 COP for one way. If you take the Cable car to Parque Arví the fare is 10000 COP for one way.
Cívica Eventual costing 5000 COP. One way costs by public transportation in Medellin costs 2650 COP per person. If you take the Cable car to Parque Arví the fare is 10000 COP for one way.
Taxis From Medellin Airport to City Center
If you want to go from Medellin airport to city center by taxi is the most comfortable way. There are White taxis and Yellow taxis. The taxi fare with the white taxi is 80000 COP which is around $20-22 USD if you use the new route with the toll road.
Beat, Didi And Uber
If you prefer using Beat App like Uber. These apps you can ask for the ride and they will pick you up from the airport. Beat has great prices and it can be little bit cheaper than taxi. Uber got banned but they allowed them operating again. You can download the apps and compare prices. You can get services from Medellin airport to city center for $16-22 USD.
Colectivos (Shared Taxi) From Medellin Airport To City Center
Colectivos are shared white taxis. You will share the taxi with 4 other passengers and the fare is 20000 COP which is around $5 USD per person. A great option if you are traveling alone or with someone else and you want the comfort of the taxi but saving a few dollars.
The final destination of the shared taxi is San Diego Mall where you can get a bus, metro or taxi. San Diego Mall is 3 kilometers distance to Plaza Botero in the North and 4 kilometers distance South to El Poblado. Both of them are popular areas to stay in Medellin.
Accommodation in Medellin
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Medellin. Accommodation price can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Medellin. The most popular areas are El Poblado and city center.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN COLOMBIA
A total of $5-6 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Colombia. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $3-5 USD. And you can get snack like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of patacones and papas rellenas with a drink for only $1.
Patacones is a fried plantains and it is famous in Colombia, often paired with guacamole and other sauces. Papas rellenas is a stuffed potatoes, the taste is so delicious! The price is only $1 USD. Also you can find beer for $1 USD in Colombia.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN COLOMBIA
You can go to Colombia any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Colombia because is the sunniest also the peak season. October to November are the months ideal for those working with a budget, because its is considered the low season in the country.
ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA
The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=3500 COP. ATM’s are available all throughout the country but my advise to you is to us those are inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transaction tend to be higher for foreign cars. The maximum amount that you can withdraw will be around 600K COP depending on the bank.
Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.
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