How to get to Medellin
Through the Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport, which receives national flights from the main cities and international flights from several countries, or through the Olaya Herrera National Airport, which receives only national flights.
Once at the Jose Maria Cordoba Airport, you should take a taxi that will take you to the city in 45 minutes for a cost of approximately US$25
From Olaya Herrera, the local city airport, you should take a taxi that will take you to the hotel in maximum 20 minutes for a cost of approximately US$8
- By road: Through the land transportation terminals with routes to and from different destinies of the national territory.
- Olaya Herrera National Airport
Address: Carrera 65A No.13-157
Telephone: ( 574) 365 6100
- Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport
Address: Carrera 65A No.13-157 Rionegro
Telephone: ( 574) 562 2828
Land Transportation Terminals
- Northern terminal
Address: Carrera 64C No. 78-580
Telephone: ( 574) 267 7075 230 8514
- Southern terminal
Address: Carrera 65 No. 8B - 91
Telephone: ( 574) 3611 499 or 361 1186
If you are in Colombia and you want to get to Medellin by car, it will be necessary to go via the main road that connects all capital cities of The Caribbean, “La Troncal de la Costa Norte” (The Northern Coast's Trunk Road).
Nevertheless, this is not the only possibility. It is also possible to get to the city taking “la Troncal de Occidente” (the Western Trunk Road), which communicates it with the south of the country, or the Medellin – Bogotá highway.
You can also use “la Troncal del Café (Coffee's Trunk Road) and La Via al Mar (the Road to the Sea), which is part of the Pan American Highway as well as other secondary roads that integrate all regions of Antioquia.
The Medellin Metro, built on causeways at some stretches, began operations on November 30th 1995 making the city the first in the country with a Metro. Medellin’s Metro has grown to three lines, either at ground level or elevated on cables, but none with subterranean stretches. Its service can be used from 04:00 hrs. to 23:00 hrs.
Line A runs for thirty kilometers and goes from north to south and vice versa, reaching nineteen stations and connects with Line B at San Antonio Station. Line B, on the other hand, runs for eight kilometers from east to west and vice versa, and connects seven stations to the San Antonio downtown.
Medellin is at:
- 30 minutes flight from Bogotá.
- 45 minutes from Cali.
- 1 hour from Cartagena, Barranquilla, (Panama City) the capital of Panama, and (Quito) the capital of Ecuador.
- 3 hours from Miami, U.S.A.
- 6 hours from New York, U.S.A.