José María Córdova airport
Flights – last calls to board
Answers to Frequently Asked Passenger Questions
- What is the transportation service most used by tourists?
- What is the cheapest transportation option?
- Is the airport open 24 hours?
- What to do in case of a long layover for a connecting flight?
- Is there free Wi-Fi access?
- Where to find the luggage storage service?
- What to do in case of loss of luggage or belongings?
- Does the airport have banking and currency exchange services?
- Are there drugstores?
- Are there travel agencies available at the airport?
Medellín’s international airport, (IATA: MDE), is the second largest in Colombia, behind Bogotá’s El Dorado airport. It has several international destinations throughout South America, Central America and the Caribbean, North America and Spain. It is located in the town of Rionegro and 30 km, southeast direction, from the center of Medellín. (SEE MAP).
Although there are no hotels within the airport complex, you can find some alternative accommodation in the vicinity of the passenger terminal.
Find a hotel in the vicinity
The terminal has a gastronomic variety of restaurants, fast foods, cafes, ice cream parlor, pastries. There are also several shops including clothing, toys, books, electronic accessories, as well as duty free items such as liquors, tobacco, regional products and delicatessens. Currency exchange services, ATMs and bank branch, convenience stores, VIP rooms and services, travel agencies and pharmacy are also available.
Public and Private Transport
White taxis have their official stop next to the entrance to the terminal building while the meeting with Uber, Beat or DiDi must be coordinated with the driver, since the terminal is an exclusive area for taxis. Learn more
Share taxi services
The “colectivos” are white taxis shared by several people to make the trip cheaper. It represents the regular taxi fare (about 23 USD) but is divided among the passengers (up to 4 people). Learn more
The Combuses company provides public bus service (called busetas) from the José María Córdova airport to Medellín and vice versa. They represent the cheapest transportation option See more
Rent a Car:
If you want to rent a car at the Medellín international airport, the car rental desks are located in the International Arrivals Hall. Learn more
Airlines flying to/from José María Córdova airport.
The José María Córdova Airport has a circular parking lot for its passengers in front of the terminal building with an estimated capacity of 520 vehicles. Parking is available 24 hours. Learn more