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 Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport

Cheap Flights to Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport

This Colombian airport is the second-largest in the country and has a range of international services. Passengers departing from the United States can catch a direct Spirit Airlines or JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale, or opt for an American Airlines or Avianca flight from Miami. Avianca also offers connections from JFK Airport in New York.

Connections to other countries from this airport include Airomexico (Mexico City), Air Panama (Panama City), Avianca (various locations), Avior Airlines (Valencia), Iberia (Madrid) and Wingo (Panama City).

When are Fares to Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport Lowest?

Medellin has neither distinct seasons nor huge peak surges in tourism for the most part. You can expect more activity during the usual periods such as the summer months and the Christmas holidays, but the only points at which the city is slammed with visitors are certain holiday and celebration weekends.

The weather tends to be consistently warm all year, with the heaviest rains in early fall and early spring. There really isn't a bad time to go, however, so it's safe to plan your trip around when the best fares and hotel prices are available.

Arriving at Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport

Citizens of the United States don't need a visa to enter Colombia, provided they intend to stay for less than 90 days. However, it is possible to apply for a 90-day extension once in the country.

Medellin Jose Maria Cordova is a smaller airport, but has a decent range of facilities. Free WiFi is available along with a currency exchange, a pharmacy, emergency first aid and ATMs. There are some places to eat including a coffee and quick-serve food location that is open 24 hours.

Transportation from Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport

Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport is about an hour away from Medellin. There is a shuttle bus that departs the airport for the Medellin city center every 15 minutes during the day, but be aware that it is small and may not be able to accomodate large luggage, and also stops running around midnight.

You also have the option of private or shared taxis. Licensed private taxis are white in color and should charge a uniform fixed rate (in the neighborhood of $30 USD) for trips to and from the airport. The shared taxis (colectivos) take up to four people at the same rate, which reduces the cost per person considerably.

Of course, car rental is available at the airport from companies such as Avis and Localiza. When booking a car, be sure the pickup location is at the airport (in Rio Negro) rather than in Medellin itself, which is almost an hour away!

Things to Do in Medellin

Medellin is Colombia's second-largest city and is a modern metropolis home to over three million people. The name unfortunately became associated with cocaine and the drug trade in the 1980s, but has long since cleaned up and is considered safe for travelers for the most part.

Major sightseeing destinations in the city include the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Museo de Antioquia, the Botanical Gardens, the EPM Building, and the Pueblito Paisa.

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 Airport Contact Details

Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport

Address:
Dep. Administrativo de Aeronautica Civil,
Medellin,
COLOMBIA

 Location Details

Longitude:75° 25' 23'' W
Latitude:6° 9' 51'' N
IATA code:MDE
ICAO code:SKRG

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