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Transportation in Medellin

In a city with approximately 2.7 million inhabitants, it is somehow amazing that Medellin has one of the most efficient transportation systems in South America. It has succeeded ahead of several other developing and progressive cities to create an effective mass transit system to cater for the needs of the citizens and visitors alike. The Metro, as it is simply called, was conceived by the creation of the “Metro de Medellin” as far back as 1979, and has grown over the years to become an almost perfect transportation system involving others means like cable rides.

Aside from the major transportation options, here at we make transportation in Medellin as easy as 1,2,3. Just open our site, click reserve under transportation and one of our live chat specialists will take care of the arrangements for you (with a discounted rate).

The robust transportation network now includes cheap taxis, buses, the rail system, cable rides, as well as air flights. The major modes of transportation a tourist will use are as follows:

Metro Medellin

Clearly the most effective metro system in Colombia, the Metro Medellin runs north to south and center to west across the city. It is made up of two lines (A and B), with 27 key stations. Some of the stations will leave you at a major tourist attraction. You can use the Metro after buying a UniVieaes for a one-way trip. You can buy as many as you want at any station if you intend to make several trips.

MetroCable Medellin

This is an efficient and fun-filled system that was originally designed to cater for the communities on steep and elevated mountainsides inaccessible by the metro. It has grown into a great system admired by tourists and locals alike.

MetroPlus Medellin

This is an extensive system of public buses that follow specified routes. The buses are of different types including microbus, buseta, and integrated buses. If you are not sure of the route the bus will take, check the roster posted at the front of the bus.


There are radio taxis registered with some companies that you can use in Medellin. All you need to do is place a call and a taxi will come to your location within a short while.

Medellin is a city on the move and the transportation system is adequate for the huge population of natives and tourists. We can help you book for the best kinds of transportation modes you’ll need during your stay in Medellin.

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