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Getting To Medellin
The Check-Mig digital form
To pass immigration you need to complete the Check-Mig process. This process in Colombia is a mandatory electronic registration that foreigners must complete before checking in with their airline and entering the country. The purpose of this process is to streamline the immigration process and improve the security of the country’s borders.
From the Airport to Medellin
Official White Airport Taxi
Shared White Airport Taxis (Colectivo Taxis)
If you are looking for a budget-friendly option to get to/from José Maria Córdova airport, shared white taxis, or colectivos, could be a good choice. These taxis are shared by three or four passengers and the regular taxi fare is split between them. You can find colectivo taxis at the airport going to Medellín, but they only go to and from the San Diego mall.
From Airport To Medellin: 30,000 Pesos
From Medellin to Airport: 25,000 Pesos
Medellín Airport Bus
If you’re looking for the most economical way to travel to or from José Maria Córdova airport, consider taking the official Aeropuerto-Combuses airport bus. Although the airport buses have only 19 seats, they are a reliable and inexpensive transportation option. The travel time from the airport to Medellín is approximately one hour, depending on traffic.
Nutibara Carrera Hotel (Carrera 50a #53-13): It’ll drop you off behind the hotel. So if you’re booked with Nutibara hotel, it’ll be super easy trip for you.
Hours from Nutibara Hotel: Starts from 3:30am to 10pm (leaves every 20 minutes)
San Diego Mall (Calle 36 #45-14): The bus will drop you off at San Diego Mall which is a popular mall here in Medellin, you can take a yellow taxi from that to your destination.
Hours from San Diego Mall: Starts from 3:20am leaves every (20 minutes)
Price: 14 mil ($3 USD*) – Children are free up to 2yrs old.
Hours from Airport: 24/7
Uber, DiDi, InDrive and similar ride services
If you’re looking for a convenient and reliable way to get to/from José Maria Córdova airport, ride-sharing apps like Uber, InDrive and DiDi offer a great alternative. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using these services in Medellín. Keep in mind that prices for these services can vary depending on the time of day and demand, so it’s a good idea to check the app before booking. Also, make sure you have internet access and a charged phone before you arrive at the airport, as you’ll need to use the app to request a ride.
If you prioritize comfort and convenience, hiring a private driver is an option to consider for getting to/from the Medellín international airport. Upon arrival at the airport, a private driver will greet you outside of customers or baggage claim with a sign bearing your name and take you directly to your destination. Conversely, if traveling to the airport, a private driver will pick you up from where you’re staying and transport you to the airport.