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Medellín has two airports. All international flights (to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Lima, Madrid, Panama City, Caracas) and most domestic flights to major destinations (Bogotá, Cartagena, Santa Marta, San Andrés) depart from Aeropuerto Internacional José María Córdova, 35km southeast of the city near the town of Rionegro.

Buses shuttle between the city center and the airport every 15 minutes (COP$9500, one hour, 5am to 9pm). The bus stop in town is behind the Hotel Nutibara, but you can also get onboard near the Centro Commercial San Diego. Acoa Taxi (whose vehicles are white with a blue stripe) serves the airport; it's COP$70,000 there and COP$60,000 coming from the airport.

The smaller Aeropuerto Olaya Herrera is in town, next door to the Terminal del Sur bus station. Regional domestic flights leave from here, including services to Bogotá, Armenia, Manizales and Pereira.

Bus

Medellín has two bus terminals. Terminal del Norte, 3km north of the city center, handles buses to the north, east and southeast. It is easily reached from El Poblado by metro (alight at Caribe) or by taxi (COP$15,000). Destinations include:

Bogotá

Price (COP$)

66,000-70,000

Duration (hr)

9-10

Cartagena

Price (COP$)

139,000-149,000

Duration (hr)

13½-14

Neiva

Price (COP$)

80,000-100,000

Duration (hr)

11-12¼

Santa Fe de Antioquia

Price (COP$)

11,000-15,000

Duration (hr)

1½-2

Santa Marta

Price (COP$)

96,000-119,000

Duration (hr)

16

Terminal del Sur, 4km southwest of the center, handles all traffic to the west and south. From El Poblado it's a quick taxi ride (COP$6500). Destinations include:

Armenia

Price (COP$)

45,000-49,000

Duration (hr)

6

Cali

Price (COP$)

63,000

Duration (hr)

8

Ipiales

Price (COP$)

123,000-132,000

Duration (hr)

22

Manizales

Price (COP$)

37,000-40,000

Duration (hr)

5

Pasto

Price (COP$)

100,000

Duration (hr)

22-24

Pereira

Price (COP$)

40,000

Duration (hr)

5

Popayán

Price (COP$)

70,000

Duration (hr)

10