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Medellín José María Córdova Airport

General information

Medellín José María Córdova Airport is the second busiest airport in Colombia, close to the city of Rionegro and at some distance from Medellín. However, the opening of Túnel De Oriente, the longest tunnel in Colombia, in August 2019 has resulted in a shorter journey time between from the airport to the city centre. The airport offers many daily connections to Bogota, Cali and Cartagena, operated by Avianca, Viva Air and LATAM Airlines. There are multiple ATMs located around the airport.

Medellín has 2.5 million inhabitants and two airports, Medellín José María Córdova Airport is the city’s international airport. Medellín Olaya Herrera Airport is smaller and is used for regional flights.

Location

Where is Medellín José María Córdova Airport situated?

Medellín José María Córdova Airport is located east of Colombia’s second largest city near Rionegro. Medellín is accessible via the new Túnel De Oriente.

How many terminals does Medellín José María Córdova Airport have?

The airport terminal has the shape of a half moon and consists of three floors, Arrivals can be found on the ground floor (Piso 1) and Departures on the first floor (Piso 2). On the second floor is a Food Court (Piso 3). In the Departures hall you will find Check-in hall A (Domestic, Avianca and LATAM) and Check-in hall B (International and Viva Air) in the middle, International Departures on the left and National Departures on the right. The Arrivals hall consists of International Arrivals 1 and Domestic Arrivals 2, 3, 4 and 5.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Medellín José María Córdova Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Colombia.

Airport Distance
Medellín Olaya Herrera Airport 18km

Transportation

Car

The distance from Medellín José María Córdova Airport to the centre of Medellín is 24 kilometres. By car, it takes 40 minutes to get to the centre of Medellín.

From MDE Airport to Medellín City centre by Car
24 km
40 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Medellín José María Córdova Airport by public transport. Visit the Medellín José María Córdova Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Medellín José María Córdova Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Medellín is about COP 80000.-. Book your taxi at Medellín José María Córdova Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From MDE Airport to Medellín City centre by Taxi
24 km
40 min
COP 80000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Medellín José María Córdova Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Sixt, Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Medellín José María Córdova Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Medellín José María Córdova Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Medellín José María Córdova Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Medellín José María Córdova Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Medellín José María Córdova Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Medellín José María Córdova Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Avianca
  • Viva Air
  • LATAM Airlines
  • Iberia
  • Air Europa

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Medellín José María Córdova Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

business

Movich Hotel Las Lomas, Rionegro

Set in beautiful landscaped gardens, the 5-star Las Lomas offers luxurious suites 5-minutes´s drive from Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport. Leisure activities include a tennis court, heated pool and modern gym.

budget

Hostal El Hangar, Rionegro

Offering a restaurant, garden and children’s playground, Hostal El Hangar is located in Rionegro, 3 minutes’ drive from José María Córdova International Airport. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout.

Hotels in Medellín

Looking for the best hotels in Medellín? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

family

Leblón Suites Hotel, Medellín

Featuring a sauna and a restaurant, Leblón Suites Hotel offers self-catering suites with free Wi-Fi in Medellin. Breakfast is provided. Oviedo and La Strada Shopping Malls are 1 km away.

family

Hotel Vivre, Medellín

Situated 900 metres from 70 Avenue in Medellín, Hotel Vivre welcomes guests with a restaurant and bar. An American breakfast is offered daily. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV.

business

Hotel Egina Medellin, Medellín

Featuring a restaurant and a bar, Hotel Egina Medellin offers rooms with free WiFi and cable TV in Medellin. Free parking is provided. Botero Square is 3 km away.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Medellín José María Córdova Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Medellin: Football Tour with Match Tickets and Pre-Game

Watch a real soccer game involving one of the main clubs in Medellín – Nacional or Medellín – and feel the passion Colombians carry for their teams. Hang out with fans before the game to master the cheers, have drinks, paint your faces, or buy a jersey.

Activity

From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

Visit the city of Guatapé, located 1.5-hours from Medellín, and see a world of color amongst its streets adorned with tile facades. Take a relaxing boat ride and enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch.

Tour & transport

Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

Get a complete understanding of Colombian coffee, renowned all over the world for its quality and delicious taste. Discover its history, origin, cultivation, and the beans themselves. Learn how to make and taste different kinds of coffee.

Reviews

  1 review

Have you visited Medellín José María Córdova Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Medellín José María Córdova Airport and gave a score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

Emily Stewart
7 months ago
★☆☆☆☆

The announcements are at an ear-splittingly loud volume across the tannoy and non-stop. I don’t understand why they feel the need to scream at you, but for god’s sakes someone tell them to turn down the volume of the speakers. It drove me crazy.

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