How To Get From Medellin Airport To El Poblado Best Way – You can go by bus, taxi, and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From Medellin Airport To El Poblado?
The distance from Jose Maria Cordova Medellin airport to El Poblado is 30 kilometers. Click here to book online Medellin activities and day trips
The travel time by taxi from Medellin airport to Poblado is around 20-40 minutes. The taxi fare from Medellin airport to Poblado is around $17-22 USD. Read here Medellin vs Bogota and Medellin itinerary
What Is The Cheapest Way From Medellin Airport To El Poblado?
The cheapest way from Medellin airport to El Poblado is by public bus plus metro for $5 USD. You can go by taxi for $25 USD from Medellin to Poblado. Read here Best Coffee Tours in Medellin
What Is The Best Way From Medellin Airport To El Poblado?
The best way from Medellin airport to El Poblado is a shared transfer with Bookaway for $15 USD for one person and a private transfer for two people for $27 USD. If you go by Cabify or similar apps prices will be similar to the taxi $17-22 USD.
Where to Stay in El Poblado
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in El Poblado. 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 Poblado area.
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How To Get From Medellin Airport To Poblado
Bus From Medellin Airport to El Poblado (Cheapest Way)
The cheapest way from Medellin airport to El Poblado is by bus plus metro. There is no metro in Medellin going to Jose Maria Cordova airport.
The bus fare from Medellin airport to Sandiego Mall in Medellin is 13000 COP which is $3.5 USD. You will pay to the driver in cash. Check here Combuses Facebook Page!
The Combuses from Medellin airport to Sandiego Mall are running every 15 minutes starting from 4 am to 10 pm. You will have to go outside the airport in gates: 2A and 2B to get the Combuses Airport Bus.
The travel time from Medellin Airport to Sandiego Mall by bus is 45 minutes. Once in Sandiego Mall you can get the metro, bus or taxi to reach El Poblado in Medellin. Keep reading below the options.
Metro From Sandiego Mall to El Poblado
Once you are getting to your destination by bus. You will have to get metro, public bus or taxi if you don’t want to walk. Sandiego Mall is 6 minutes walk distance to Exposiciones metro station where you will have to ride the metro to Poblado.
If you go by metro from Exposiciones to El Poblado is only 2 metro stations and 5 minutes travel time. The metro fare from Exposiciones to El Poblado is 3000 COP and you will have to get your Civica Eventual Metro Card for 6000 COP (you can top up and use for a few people)
Sandiego Mall is 4 kilometers to El Poblado. If you move with In Driver or taxi prices can go 8000-10000 COP to your final destination depending on the distance and 10 minutes drive.
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Metro Map From Medellin To El Poblado
Metro in Medellin has 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 view of the city our favorite of 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 are from 4 30 am to 11 pm.
Cívica Eventual Metro Card
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 cost 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/Cabify/In Driver And Uber From Medellin Airport To Poblado
If you want to go from Medellin airport to Poblado by taxi is the most comfortable way. There are White taxis and Yellow taxis. The taxi fare with the white taxi is 90K COP which is around $25 USD if you use the new route with the toll road.
If you prefer using In Driver App, Cabify and Uber. These apps you can ask for the 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 El Poblado for $16-22 USD.
Colectivos (Shared Taxi) From Medellin Airport To El Poblado
Colectivos are shared white taxis. You will share the taxi with 4 other passengers and the fare is 20K 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 colectivos or shared taxi is Sandiego Mall where you can get a bus, metro or taxi. Sandiego Mall is 4 kilometers distance to El Poblado. A taxi or Cabify will cost you around 8K COP which is $2 USD and 10-15 minutes ride depending on the traffic.
Best Way From Medellin Airport To El Poblado
The best way from Medellin airport to El Poblado if you on a budget (especially alone) would be by bus to Sandiego Mall plus metro or taxi to El Poblado. The fare from Medellin airport to El Poblado is $5 USD and 1 hour travel time.
The best way from Medellin airport to El Poblado if you want more comfort or you are traveling with more people you can ride Cabify or similar apps for $17-22 USD and it will take around 20-30 minutes to reach to your accommodation. You can also book online your private transfer with Bookaway for $27 USD for two people or $15 USD for one person.
WHAT TO DO IN MEDELLIN
There is a lot what to see in Medellin and we choose SAG Tour Medellin to guide us around Medellin. Since walking around Plaza Botero watching the sculptures, local markets where you can find everything around El Hueco to try local food in the restaurants.
You can also experience the Metro Cable Car around Medellin and visiting Comuna 13 one of the most popular places in Medellin. El Poblado is full of coffee shops and restaurants if you are looking for that vibe.
Plaza Botero is located in city center and you will be able to see Fernando Botero sculptures. There are more than 20 different ones around the park. You can go walking distance from Plaza Botero to visit markets, churches and local restaurants.
CABLE CAR AROUND MEDELLIN
A Cable Car ride is a must in Medellin. You will have to get a single Metro ticket for 3000 COP which is less than $1 USD and you will enjoy incredible views.
Comuna 13 is the most popular place for tourists if you love street art and graffiti. You can ride the electric stairs around this colorful neighborhood. As we did with SAG Tour Medellin with our guide Luis (living there) guiding us and explaining the huge change from the past to the brilliant future that Comuna 13 will have.
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 Foreign 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.
|Amount Allowed And Fees
|900K COP Withdraw And No Fees
|800K COP Withdraw And No Fees
|Banco Caja Social
|700K COP Withdraw And No Fees
|300K COP Withdraw And No Fees
|400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
|400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
|1200K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
|900K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
|400K COP Withdraw And 10k COP Fees
|750K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
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