Transfer to/from - Medellín airport (MDE)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Medellín international airport (MDE)

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Medellín international airport (MDE)

The Medellín international airport has different alternatives of means of transport according to the budget or level of demand of each passenger. From inexpensive alternatives such as the bus "minibus" or the collective (shared taxi) to more comfortable options such as the exclusive taxi or the private transfer.

 

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Share Taxis - They are known as "colectivos". It is the method most used by solo travelers or as a couple. They are white taxis shared between several people to lower costs. It costs the same as a regular white taxi (about 23 USD) but is divided among the passengers (up to 4 people).

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Autobuses - Combuses (Tel +57 4 448 4408/317 500 1983) operates 24-hour services to the San Diego Shopping Center and the city center. Travel time is around 60 minutes. There are also buses to Rionegro. It is the most economical transport although less comfortable and perhaps a bit unsafe. More than anything it is used by locals, who call this public bus service "Busetas"

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Transfers - It is the most exclusive service and therefore the most expensive. (from 35 to 70 usd). A driver will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall with a sign with your name on it and will transport you directly to your destination. Some companies that provide the service are: Civitatis - Medellin Airport Transfer - Colombia4u

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Taxis - Private or shared vehicles provided by Flota Córdova Rionegro (Tel +57 4 444 0504), Rápido Medellín Rionegro (Tel +57 4 480 1640), Transportes Unidos (Tel +57 4 448 1204), Aerotaxi (Tel +57 4 235 7171), Transportes Chachafruto (Tel +57 4 444 0786), Transportes Urbano Rionegro (Tel +57 7 561 2488) and Coopetaxi (Tel +57 4 532 1220) available on the first level. The trip to the center of Medellín takes approximately 30 minutes. The estimated fare to the city center is 23 USD

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Share Taxis - They are known as "colectivos". It is the method most used by solo travelers or as a couple. They are white taxis shared between several people to lower costs. It costs the same as a regular white taxi (about 23 USD) but is divided among the passengers (up to 4 people).

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Autobuses - Combuses (Tel +57 4 448 4408/317 500 1983) operates 24-hour services to the San Diego Shopping Center and the city center. Travel time is around 60 minutes. There are also buses to Rionegro. It is the most economical transport although less comfortable and perhaps a bit unsafe. More than anything it is used by locals, who call this public bus service "Busetas"

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Transfers - It is the most exclusive service and therefore the most expensive. (from 35 to 70 usd). A driver will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall with a sign with your name on it and will transport you directly to your destination. Some companies that provide the service are: Civitatis - Medellin Airport Transfer - Colombia4u

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Taxis - Private or shared vehicles provided by Flota Córdova Rionegro (Tel +57 4 444 0504), Rápido Medellín Rionegro (Tel +57 4 480 1640), Transportes Unidos (Tel +57 4 448 1204), Aerotaxi (Tel +57 4 235 7171), Transportes Chachafruto (Tel +57 4 444 0786), Transportes Urbano Rionegro (Tel +57 7 561 2488) and Coopetaxi (Tel +57 4 532 1220) available on the first level. The trip to the center of Medellín takes approximately 30 minutes. The estimated fare to the city center is 23 USD

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Latest updates: April 27, 2021

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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