Medellin JM Cordova

Medellin (Rionegro), Colombia

About The Airport

José María Córdova International Airport is the second biggest in Colombia, and serves the Medellín area, along with the smaller Olaya Herrera Airport. It has one terminal with 3 levels - Arrivals is on the bottom level, Check-in and Departures are in the middle, and restaurants are at the top.


Free Wi-Fi is available at the airport.

Getting to and from the airport

The airport is around 40km from downtown Medellín.

Taxi - a number of authorized taxi firms operate at the airport; the airport taxis are white and offer a fixed-fare service. For a local experience, you can try the colectivos – or shared taxis – where the fare is split between travelers. Only try this if you're feeling adventurous and have time to spare, as they wait until they have enough passengers before departing and can get quite crowded. They also only go to specific locations.

Bus - Combuses SA run bus services to and from Medellín town centre. The bus leaves every 15 minutes, or when it fills up, and take roughly an hour to get to central destinations. The buses often aren't marked so you need to ask the route before boarding.

Car rental - half a dozen car rental firms offer their services from the international Arrivals hall.

Hotel shuttle - most brand hotels offer airport transportation, including the Holiday Inn Express, the Medellín Marriott Hotel and the Movich Las Lomas Hotel, which is very close to the airport.

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There's a parking lot outside the main building with space for around 300 vehicles, including spaces for disabled parking. It is only a 3-minute walk from the terminal building and spaces can be booked in advance via the airport website.

Transit and in-airport hotels

Transit arrangements are straightforward at this single-terminal airport.

There is no in-airport hotel.

Healthy Travel Tip

Colombia is second only to Brazil in biodiversity, and there is a mouthwatering variety of tropical fruits and exotic superfoods to be found here. Tap water is generally safe to drink in the larger cities, though when visiting more rural areas, buying bottled water is the safer option.

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