Medellin Airport Guide to Medellin Jose Maria Cordova International Airport - MDE

Taxi Medellin Airport to City

By taxi you can get to Medellin downtown from the airport within 45 minutes depending on the traffic, since it is 29 km away from the airport.

Medellin Airport taxis are coloured either white or yellow. While the white ones are just airport taxis, the yellow ones are just local taxis.

To get safe and sound to Medellin downtown, it is recommended to take the white ones (Colectivos), since they are larger. They are shared taxis, so you’ll share the ride with other people who also want to get to downtown or get back to the airport – It is the most common way of transport of locals.


You can find taxi ranks outside facing the main terminal at Medellin Airport.


Find taxi companies at the taxi ranks of Medellin Airport operating 24 hours a day:

- Airport Taxi ACOA: +57 313 7440680
- Aerotaxi: +57 310 5047344


Estimated taxi fare for one-way trip to Medellin downtown is between 60,000 and 65,000 COP. Instead, if you prefer to take a shared taxis (the white ones), one-way trip cost is 56,000 COP to be divided by the number of passengers. If you carry large baggage, better take a yellow one.

Fares to nearby destinations:

Envigado: 70,000 COP
Itagüí: 75,000 COP
Bello: 70,000 COP

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber or BlaBlaCar may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby.