José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) is the second largest airport in Colombia in terms of infrastructure and passenger service. MDE is located in the city of Rionegro, 20 kilometers (12 miles) south-east of Medellín. It is the most important airport in the Antioquia Department.
If you’re driving to MDE Airport, type the address below into any of your mapping apps or GPS device to get directions:
Medellín Airport Code: MDE
To see Medellín Airport map, click here.
Need a reliable shuttle to/from Medellín Airport? You don’t have to worry about anything because we have all the answers you need. There are several transportation options at MDE Airport: Medellín Airport Shuttle, Rideshare, Taxi Services, and Car Rental, and Public Transportation. We’ve listed the transportation choices with all the necessary information below.
Medellín Airport Shuttle & Transfers
If you want a safe and affordable ride to/from Antioquia Airport, you should consider booking a Medellín airport shuttle. Whether you need a shuttle from Medellín Airport to the city or you’re looking for a ride to Guatape, you’ll certainly find an appropriate ride.
There aren’t many shuttle providers at MDE, but we found everything you need.
Colombian Buddy offers Medellín airport shuttle that is better than a taxi, having your English speaker driver waiting for you at your arrival. They have 24-hour service and free waiting for an unlimited time. If you’re traveling with some friends or family, this is the shuttle for you.
Their prices are per group, not per person:
They can take you to any place you want to go, Guatape, Hacienda Napoles, Santa Rosa, Santa Fé de Antioquia, etc.
For more information, fill out the form on their website.
Medellín Airport Transfer offers safe, reliable, and punctual shuttle rides. Their modern vehicles are of the highest standard and quality ensuring that your journey is comfortable.
The fare from Antioquia Airport to the city is $35.
After booking and arriving at the airport, your driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall holding a board with your name and take you to your Medellín airport shuttle.
Check their website to find out more.
Antioquia is one of the prettiest and wealthiest regions in Colombia, and Medellín is the second most important city in Colombia. If you want to stay longer and explore this area, choose one of the top 5 hotels from our list - they are the best ones that offer free airport shuttles.
Due to their affordable prices, Transportation Network Companies are getting more and more popular these days. Want to know if there’s Uber at Antioquia Airport? The answer is yes!
Uber is actually very popular there and you can book a ride too.
To help you compare the prices, we’ve picked some popular destinations and found the estimates.
Uber Medellín Airport:
- to Medellín - COP 53778 ($16.60)
- to Antioquia Museum - COP 54086 ($16.70)
- to Pueblito Paisa - COP 54264 ($16.75)
- to San Javier - COP 57672 ($17.80)
Choose your pick-up location when booking a ride via the app.
If you want to grab a cab, there are taxi vehicles available at Medellín Airport. However, taxicabs are more expensive than shuttles or Uber, so choose them only if you have to or if you don’t mind spending more money.
Authorized transport companies at MDE are: Fleet Cordova Rionegro, Combuses, Fast Medellin Rionegro, La Ceja Transportes Unidos, air taxi, Transport Chachafruto, and Copetaxi.
Taxi rate from MDE Airport to Medellín is $75. To see all authorized taxi rates, click here.
Although taxis are expensive, there are shared taxi rides called taxi colectivo which is much cheaper. If you take this taxi to Medellín, the price will be only $18.50.
If you seek a more independent way to move through Medellin, renting a car is another great transportation option. It is quite expensive but it gives you freedom.
At MDE, you can find car rental desks in the first level of the main terminal. See all available car rental companies in Medellín Airport below.
All the companies work 24/7.
Public transport is always the cheapest transportation option. If you are one of the budget-conscious travelers and want to use the bus service, you can easily find one at MDE Airport.
Airport Bus (Combuses S.A.) station is outside the airport, gates 2A and 2B. This service is also called "busetas".
By taking this bus line, you’ll be able to transfer between Medellín Airport and downtown. This bus is usually crowded, so be aware of it in case you carry large baggage. Stops are at San Diego mall and the city center. Buses to the city run all day, 24 hours, every 15 minutes.
A one-way adult ticket is COP 10000, which is only $3.09. You can purchase the ticket on board.
Interesting Facts about Antioquia / Medellin Area
Jose Maria Cordova Airport, situated in Rionegro, Colombia, found a short 45 minutes from the metropolitan region of Medellin, Colombia, is the second biggest airport in the nation, after Bogota's Eldorado Airport). The Museum of Antioquia contains countless accumulation done by Fernando Botero and Pedro Nel Gomez.