Medellín Transportation

There are 3 possibilities to get around Medellin, by taxi, bus or the pride of the city, the metro!
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Medellín Cable Car

You should at least try to take the metro once as it offers nice views of the city and gets you to the 2 cable cars that run over the city. Taxis are probably your best call especially if you are part of a group.

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Taxis in Medellín
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Taxis in Medellin are easy to catch and cheap like in the rest of Colombia.

Here are rough some examples of fares. From El Centro to El Poblado, about 4/5,000 pesos. From calle 33 to El Poblado, about 6,000/7,000 pesos. You can also rent taxis for the day or for an hour, just negotiate with the driver.

The meter starts at 2,100, the minimum fare is 3,900 and it costs 24,000 to hire per hour. From Cordoba airport, it should cost you 55,000 pesos, check our getting to Medellin information.
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Important: if you are still up after 10pm, you should try to call a taxi to avoid any dodgy experience (444-0000). Or ask the club or the bar you're in to do it for you. As well, you can share the taxi number with someone before boarding and make sure the taxi driver knows you have communicated this information to someone. As for almost any trip in big cities worldwide, carry enough cash to satisfy a thief (30 to 50 US dollars) but leave valuables and credit cards at home or in your socks.
When drinking, stay in control or go out with a large group.

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The metro in
Medellín
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Medellín is Colombia's only city to have the metro. It is clean, cheap, safe and efficient, and has become the pride of the paisas. Its construction began in 1985 and after a series of setbacks it eventually opened in 1995.

Medellín Metro Map

The metro consists of a 23km north-south line (Línea 1) and a 6km east-west line (Línea 2). Trains run at ground level except for 5km through the central area where they go on viaducts above streets, providing good views. There's a new leg called Metrocable that consists of cable cars that climb up into the poor hillside communities north of the center. The ride itself is safe, and affords magnificent views.
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The metro operates from 4:30am to 11pm Monday to Saturday, and from 5am to 10pm Sunday and holidays, with trains running every five to 10 minutes. Tickets can be bought at any metro station and cost US$0.45/0.80 for a single/double ride, or you can buy a 10-ride multiviaje for US$4. Learn more at www.metrodemedellin.gov.co.

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The bus in Medellín
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Apart from the metro, urban transport is serviced by buses and busetas (small buses). All buses are numbered and display their destination point. Lots of routes originate on Av Oriental and Parque Berrío, from where you can get to almost anywhere within the metropolitan area. Public transport stops around 10pm to 11pm leaving only taxis.
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