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How To Get From Medellin Airport To Guatape – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 10:37 am

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How To Get From Medellin Airport To Guatape – You can go by bus, taxi and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Medellin Airport To Guatape?

The distance from Jose Maria Cordova Medellin airport to Guatape is 60 kilometers. Read here Medellin vs Bogota and Medellin itinerary

The travel time from Medellin airport to Guatape is around 1 hour and 30 minutes by taxi. If you go by bus will take around 2 hours from Medellin to Guatape. Click here to book online Medellin activities and day trips

What Is The Cheapest Way From Medellin Airport To Guatape?

The cheapest way from Medellin airport to Guatape is by public bus for $7 USD. You will have to take two buses from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte and from Terminal Del Norte to Guatape. You can go by taxi for $60-80 USD from Medellin to Guatape.

What Is The Best Way From Medellin Airport To Guatape?

You can get a private transfer from Medellin airport to Guatape with Bookaway for $90 USD for three people and $27 USD. If you go by Cabify or similar apps prices will be similar to the taxi $50-80 USD.

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WHERE TO STAY IN GUATAPE

There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Guatape. Accommodation prices can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Guatape.

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How To Get From Medellin To Guatape

Bus From Medellin Airport to Guatape (Cheapest Way)

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The cheapest way from Medellin airport to Guatape is by bus. There is no direct bus from Medellin airport to Guatape. You will have to get the bus from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte. Once in Terminal Del Norte you will have to get a bus going to Guatape.

The Combuses from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte are running every 15 minutes starting from 4 am to 10 pm. You will have to go outside the airport in the gates: 2A and 2B to get the Combuses airport BusCheck here Combuses Facebook Page!

The bus fare Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte in Medellin is 13000 COP which is $3.5 USD. You will pay to the driver in cash. The travel time from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte by bus is 50 minutes. Once in Terminal Del Norte  you can get the bus from Terminal Del Norte to Guatape.

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BUS SCHEDULE MEDELLIN TO GUATAPE

The bus schedule from Medellin to Guatape is running every 30 minutes starting from 5 am to 7 pm. Sotrasanvicente and Sotrapeñol are the companies going from Medellin to Guatape with similar schedule and prices.

Sotrasanvicente Bus Schedule Medellin To Guatape

Sotrasanvicente Bus is running every 30 minutes starting from 6 am to 7 pm from Medellin to Guatape. The bus fare is 17K COP which is around $4 USD. The travel time with Sotrasanvicente from Medellin to Guatape is 2 hours. Check here schedule and prices with Sotrasanvicente!

Sotrapeñol Bus Schedule Medellin To Guatape

Sotrapeñol Bus is running every 30 minutes starting from 5 am to 6 pm from Medellin to Guatape. The bus fare is 17K COP which is around $4 USD. The travel time with Sotrapeñol from Medellin to Guatape is 2 hours. Check here schedule and prices with Sotrapeñol!

Going from Medellin to El Peñón de Guatapé (Rock of Guatape)

If you are going from Medellin to El Peñón de Guatapé you can stop 10 minutes before getting to Guatape town. It’s not necessary that you go to Guatape town and you will save time. On the way back you will have to go to the road to get the bus leaving from Guatape to Medellin (if it’s full maybe you will have to stay standing).

The total travel time from Medellin airport to Guatape is 3 hours. The total fare from Medellin airport to Guatape by bus is 30K COP which is around $7 USD per person.

MEDELLIN AIRPORT TO TERMINAL DEL NORTE MEDELLIN

You can get direct from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte by bus. It will take 40 minutes travel time from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte. The bus fare from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte is 13K COP which is $4 USD.

If you go by taxi from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte will be around $20-25 USD and 20-30 minutes travel time depending on the traffic.

If you want to get to the Terminal Del Norte in Medellin by Metro. From El Poblado you will have to ride the metro until Caribe and walk 2-3 minutes outside. It will cost only 3K COP which is less than $1 USD per person.

If you go by taxi or Cabify from El Poblado to Terminal Del Norte will be around 8K COP which is $2 USD for 10-15 minutes drive depending on the traffic.

Metro Map Medellin

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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. You can take Medellin cable car to have a great views of the city our favorite of the things to do in Medellin.

The metro fare in Medellin is 3000 COP for one way and you will have to get the Civica Eventual Metro Card. The metro opening hours in Medellin is from 4 30 am to 11 pm.

Cívica Eventual Metro Card

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You will have to get your Civica Eventual Metro Card and top up to move around Medellin by Metro. Civica Eventual Metro Card costing 6000 COP is a must to move around Medellin. One way costs by public transportation in Medellin costs 3000 COP per person one way. You can use Civica Eventual for a few people with only one card.

If you take the Cable car in Medellin will cost you 3000 COP plus 6000 COP of buying the Civica Eventual Metro Card that you will be able to use if you stay a few days in Medellin.

Taxis From Medellin Airport To Guatape

If you want to go from Medellin airport to Guatape by taxi is the most comfortable way. There are White taxis and Yellow taxis. The taxi fare with the white taxi is $60-80 USD if you use the new route with the toll road.

Cabify, Beat, Didi And Uber From Medellin Airport To Guatape

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If you prefer using Beat App like Cabify and Uber. With these apps you can ask for a ride and they will pick you up from the airport. You can download the apps and compare prices. You can get services from Medellin airport to Guatape for $50-80 USD.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION MEDELLIN AIRPORT TO GUATAPE

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Medellin. Prices are around $90 USD and you will be able to fit up to 3 people. It could be $30 USD per person.

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Best Way From Medellin Airport To Guatape (Medellin To Guatape)

The best way from Medellin airport to Guatape if you on a budget (especially alone) would be by bus for $3 USD from Medellin airport to Terminal Del Norte. And get local bus from Terminal del Norte Medellin to Guatape for $4 USD. The total fare from Medellin airport to Guatape is 30K COP which is around $7 USD and 3 hours travel time.

If you want more comfort or you are traveling with more people you can ride Cabify or similar apps for $60-80 USD and it will take around 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach to your accommodation in Guatape. You can also book online your private transfer with Bookaway for $90 USD up to three people.

Accommodation in Guatape

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There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Guatape. 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.

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PENOL DE GUATAPE

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Penol de Guatape is a must to see. You will have to get a local bus or a tuk tuk from Guatape town is 6 kilometers distance. You will have to climb 700 stairs to reach to the top and get the amazing views of Guatape surronded of water.

PENOL GUATAPE ENTRANCE FEE

Penol Guatape entrance fee is 20K COP for foreigners which is $5 USD per person. You will take from 30-40 minutes to reach the top while enjoying amazing panoramic views. At the top there are bars and restaurants where you can relax before going down.

PENOL GUATAPE OPENING HOURS

Penol Guatape opening hours is from 8 am to 6 pm everyday. We totally recommend you to go early morning where you will find less busy. But it depends on the weather and your schedule.

HOW TO GET FROM GUATAPE TO PENOL DE GUATAPE

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The best way from Guatape to Penol Guatape is by tuk tuk for 15K COP for two people which is around $4 USD. It will take 10-15 minutes. The best thing with the tuk tuk you will get to the entrance.

If you go on a budget you can get the local transportation from Guatape to Penol Guatape is 3K COP which is less than $1 USD. And it will take 20 minutes. You will have to walk 10 minutes to Penol Guatape entrance if you choose local transportation.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN MEDELLIN

You can go to Medellin any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Medellin because is the sunniest and also the peak season. October to November is the months ideal for those working with a budget because it is considered the low season in Medellin.

Click here to know more about the weather in Medellin

ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA

The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=5000 COP. ATMs are available and it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because of fees for foreign cars. The maximum amount that you can withdraw will be around 600K-1200K COP depending on the bank. Click here to check the exact change rate.

Bank Fees For Foreigner Cards In Colombia

Most of the banks in Bogota and Colombia will charge fees for foreign cards in Colombia. Check the list below with the exact fees for foreign cards in Colombia and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Colombia with every bank.

BankAmount Allowed And Fees
Colpatria900K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Pichincha800K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Banco Caja Social700K COP Withdraw And No Fees
BBVA300K COP Withdraw And No Fees
CorpBanco400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Davidienda400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Citibank1200K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
Bancolombia900K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
ATH400K COP Withdraw And 10k COP Fees
Servibanca750K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees

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Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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