Taxis in Medellin
The quickest and most comfortable way to get around Medellin is by taking a taxi. Not only do cabs offer fast, door-to-door transportation, in the comfort of a private vehicle, but you won’t have to worry about finding your way around Medellin’s public transportation system. Going further, finding a Medellin taxi is a very easy affair as many roam around the streets, looking for passengers.
Nonetheless, if you prefer avoiding the hassle of finding a taxi, or if you prefer travelling at a fixed rate price, with a local English-speaking driver, you can always pre-book a private transfer online.
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Medellin Taxi Prices
Medellin taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the distance travelled to your exact Medellin destination. Moreover, there are no higher fares for night trips, weekend or public holiday trips, and if you are travelling from the airport, an airport toll will be added to your overall price.
Initial fee (1.8 km): €1.02 (COL$ 4600)
Per Km: €0.23 (COL$ 1038)
Waiting time: €1.08 (COL$ 4860/hour)
Please note that according to the traffic on the road, the taximeter will increase the price per km:
Moderate traffic: 5% increase
Heavy Traffic: 10% increase
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How to get a taxi in Medellin
There are two types of Medellin taxis: white taxis and yellow taxis. White taxis have an agreement to serve the airport, and three companies offer white airport taxi services: Acoa Taxi Aeropuerto, Aerotaxi, and Rápido Medellin Rionegro. These taxis are mainly used by foreign travellers to-and-from the airport.
If you are travelling around the city, taxis are very easy to find as there are over 30 taxi companies in the Medellin metro area; during the day you can hail a taxi directly from the streets if you see that the vehicle is vacant. Nonetheless, during the night, it is best to either go to the closest official taxi rank or to directly call a taxi company, as hailing a taxi at night can be dangerous. Going further, if you call for a taxi, the service provider will send over a secret code to be given to your driver, this is to confirm that you are the same person that ordered the taxi.
Book your Medellin Taxi Service in Advance
Knowing that your Medellin taxi is waiting for you at a set location is a great feeling, especially when you are new to a city. Moreover, if you want to budget and plan your Medellin holiday in advance, then pre-booking your transfer with an English-speaking local driver ensures a hassle-free experience for you and your travel partners.
So pre-book your Medellin transfer with Welcome Pickups for a door-to-door ride and forget about hidden fees and long waits.
Medellin Taxi Tips
- Make sure your Medellin driver resets the taximeter to the base fare before you begin your journey.
- Tipping your taxi driver in Medellin Columbia isn't common, but is always appreciated. Most passengers round up their end fare to the higher amount.
- All tolls along the way are payable by the passengers.
- Unfortunately, most Medellin taxis do not accept credit card payments, only cash payments in Columbian Pesos
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Medellin
Unfortunately, finding a wheelchair accessible taxi in Medellin is very difficult. Most of Colombia’s taxis are small vehicles that are not easy to get in or out of and often have little space for wheelchairs or other bigger items. Moreover, only a very small amount of private companies offer this service, and you would need to pre-book your wheelchair accessible taxi online.
Safety and Complaints for Medellin Taxis
If you have encountered a bad experience with a Medellin driver, you can file a complaint through the “Secretaría de Movilidad” website. However, to do so you will need the taxi’s license plate number. In addition to this, you will also need your travel location, the fare and approximate time of the fare.