A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT TAKES YOU ON A WALK

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Getting around Medellín is very easy! In fact, (you may have already heard it), the Medellín Metro is part of a complete integrated transportation system made up of metrocables, trams, public bicycles, and buses with preferential lanes.

Something very positive is that through the Medellín Metro it is possible to reach almost all the tourist places of Medellín for 2,400 pesos (about 0.66 USD) value per trip for 2020, (the same average value of a bus ticket ).

Sometimes you will have to walk a bit, for example, to get to the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín at the Industriales station; take a cable from the sky to tour the 17,000 hectares of natural forest in the Arví Park from Acevedo station, or board the Tram at San Antonio station too, on the way, appreciate the works of Colombian artists who, through graffiti, murals, sculptures, and photographs adorn more than 4 km of the Urban Gallery on Calle Ayacucho.

In Medellín, taxis are yellow and can be approached at a taxi stop, or ordered from a landline phone, in these cases and to avoid confusion, we always recommend having cash with low-denomination bills; Since the cheapest race costs around 6,000 Colombian pesos for 2020, about 1.66 USD.

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Call a taxi now!

The main taxi companies in the city, for their capacity, service, and experience, are: Tax Individual, Coopebombas, Flota Bernal, Tax Andaluz, and Tax Super. These are the most common and recommended names in Medellín when ordering a reliable taxi service.

Taxis in Medellín arrived on digital platforms!

You don’t need to go out to the street anymore to find a taxi because the main companies in the city are committed to responding to the needs of a much more digital public.

While hailing a taxi on the street is still a useful option, now digital platforms such as apps, websites, and WhatsApp are the right hand of many travelers and residents of Medellín.

These are the channels that each company has available to order a taxi service:

  • Tax Individual:

Website: https://www.tax-individual.com.co/ App: Download it here!

WhatsApp: +57 310 425 5555

Phone: +57 604 444 44 44

  • Flota Bernal:

Website: https://www.flotabernal.com.co/ App: Download it here!

WhatsApp: +57 301 585 75 08

Phone: +57 604 444 88 82

  • Coopebombas:

Website: https://www.coopebombas.com/ App: Download it here!

WhatsApp: +57 4 4440000

Phone: +57 604 444 00 00

  • Tax Andaluz:

Website: https://taxandaluz.co/ App: Download it here!

WhatsApp: +57 315 555 7476

Phone: +57 604 444 55 55

  • Tax Super:

Website: https://taxsuper.co/ App: Download it here!

WhatsApp: +57 301 608 6785

Phone: +57 604 511 11 11 / +57 604 411 11 11

Paying your ride is easy. Besides cash, you can make a transfer, scan a QR code with your phone, or use a debit or credit card previously registered in the corresponding company’s platform.

How to get around by public transport in Medellín?

Getting around Medellín is very easy! In fact, (you may have already heard it), the Medellín Metro is part of a complete integrated transportation system made up of metrocables, trams, public bicycles, and buses with preferential lanes.

Something very positive is that through the Medellín Metro it is possible to reach almost all the tourist places of Medellín for 2,400 pesos (about 0.66 USD) value per trip for 2020, (the same average value of a bus ticket ).

Sometimes you will have to walk a bit, for example, to get to the Museum of Modern Art in Medellín at the Industriales station; take a cable from the sky to tour the 17,000 hectares of natural forest in the Arví Park from Acevedo station, or board the Tram at San Antonio station too, on the way, appreciate the works of Colombian artists who, through graffiti, murals, sculptures, and photographs adorn more than 4 km of the Urban Gallery on Calle Ayacucho.

In Medellín, taxis are yellow and can be approached at a taxi stop, or ordered from a landline phone, in these cases and to avoid confusion, we always recommend having cash with low-denomination bills; Since the cheapest race costs around 6,000 Colombian pesos for 2020, about 1.66 USD.

Transport Terminals

Medellín has two land transport terminals, one to the North and the other to the South of the city, location to which they are named: Terminal del Norte and Terminal del Sur respectively.

 

The first one can be reached through the Caribe station of the Medellín Metro and provides transport services to areas located north of Antioquia (department of which Medellín is the capital), such as Bogotá and Tunja, as well as the main cities of the Colombian Caribbean Coast: Cartagena, Santa Marta, Barranquilla, Montería, among others.

 

On the other hand, the Terminal del Sur is located in the Guayabal neighborhood, the easiest way to get there is by taxi or through transportation service platforms; Through this terminal, it is possible to reach the cities of the Eje Cafetero (Manizales, Pereira, and Armenia) and the main cities in the South of Colombia; Cali, Pasto, Popayán, Ibagué and Neiva.