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How to get from Medellin Airport to El Poblado

El Poblado, part of the Medellin metropolitan area in Colombia, is known for its chic cafes, boutiques, upscale shopping malls and high-end restaurants. It is an affluent city and is home to the Medellin Modern Art Museum, and Museo el Castillo.

So if you want to make your way to El Poblado from Medellin José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) you have 2 different transportation options; you can either take a Medellin airport taxi or the metro. Taking a Medellin airport taxi, is always the safest and most convenient option. Medellin taxis provide a 24/7 door-to-door service to your El Poblado hotel, in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle. The cheapest travel option would be to take the metro, however, you will first need to make your way to the metro station in the city centre of Medellin.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €16.20 25min 24/7
Metro €1 15min 04:30–23:00

How to get from Medellin airport to El Poblado by taxi

When arriving in a new city, being able to rely on a Medellin airport taxi to take you from the airport to your hotel or accommodation in El Poblado is a great feeling. Taxis and private transfers are not only available round the clock, they offer safe and efficient transportation, taking care of your personal belongings in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Moreover, if you are travelling with a few people, you can always share the end fare with your travel partners.

Taxi fare from Medellin International Airport to El Poblado

White and yellow taxis serve Medellin José María Córdova airport; however, the white taxis are the official airport taxis. Moreover, white taxis offer flat-rate fares to El Poblado, for the price of €16.20 (COL$ 75 000). Please note that rates do not differ whether you are travelling by day, night, weekend or holiday. Going further, all airport toll fees are included in this price.

Cost

€16.20 (COL$ 75 000)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Rates do no differ during night trips or weekends.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Medellin International Airport

Where do I get it from?

You can find the official airport taxi ranks outside the main terminal at Medellin airport.

Convenience

Taxis are a great way to travel, especially when you don’t know the city; having to find your way through Colombian public transportation as you arrive is stressful. Moreover, taxis from Medellin airport to El Poblado offer reliable, door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle. Not only are they the fastest and only direct travel method, but you can also transport up to 4 people in a regular size taxi, allowing you to share the end fare with your travel group.

Editor’s Note

Be aware of Medellin taxi drivers that overcharge travellers. Some pretend that their prices are higher; just let them know that you are aware of the fixed taxi price.

Useful Tips

If you are returning from El Poblado to Medellin airport by taxi, make sure to take a white taxi as they are the only official taxis allowed back to the airport.
Please remember that all taxi fares include airport toll fees; some Medellin taxi drivers pretend that this isn't the case.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Medellin. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Medellin airport to El Poblado by metro

Your cheapest travel option to get from Medellin airport to El Poblado is to take the metro from Parque Berrio station, which is just a short walk away from Hotel Nutibara. However, to get to the station in the city centre, you will either have to take a taxi, a shared taxi or a bus. From Parque Berrio station, you can easily take a metro to El Poblado, which is only 4 stops away taking you 15 minutes to reach.

How much is a metro ticket from Medellin airport to El Poblado?

A regular one-way metro ticket from Parque Berrio station in Medellin to El Poblado costs €0.50 (COL$ 2 300) and can be purchased directly at the metro station. Please note that you will have to add the first leg of your journey price from Colombia Medellin airport to the city centre to the end fare, which will depend on the travel method you choose to take.

Cost

€0.50 (COL$ 2 300)

Trip Duration

15 Min.

There is an average waiting time of 5 minutes for the metro.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The metro line operates daily Monday to Saturday from 04:30 to 23:00 and Sunday and holidays from 05:00 to 22:00

Where do I get it from?

You can easily find the Parque Berrio metro station just a short walk away from the Hotel Nutibara in Medellin city centre.

Convenience

Generally, taking the metro is a great, cost-savvy way to travel, especially for those on a budget. However, there is no direct metro line from Medellin José María Córdova airport. You will firstly have to make your way to the Parque Berrio metro station in Medellin city centre, and only then can you take the metro. Depending on the first travel option you choose to take, your travel time can be long and/or expensive. Moreover, if you are travelling with children or heavy luggage, it is probably best to take a taxi directly to your El Poblado hotel.

Editor’s Note

Please note that the Medellin metro is accessible to those with disabilities. All stations have, depending on their architecture, lifts, mechanical platforms and elevators.

Useful Tips

Make sure to check the metro times when you are travelling on a weekend or holiday as they differ from weekdays.
Special prices for students, seniors and people with disabilities are available, you just need to ask when buying your metro ticket to El Poblado.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Medellin International Airport from El Poblado?

Medellin International Airport is located 22 km away from El Poblado city centre, and the journey takes around 25 minutes by car or taxi.

How to get from Medellin José María Córdova airport to El Poblado?

When travelling from Medellin Columbia airport to El Poblado, you have two transfer options; you can either take a taxi or private transfer or you can take the metro from Medellin city centre, however, you will have to make your way to the centre first.

How much is a taxi from Medellin International Airport (MDE) to El Poblado?

White Medellin airport taxis offer flat-rate fares to El Poblado for the price of €16.20 (COL$ 75 000).

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