Cheap Flights to Medellin

With is banging weekend nightlife, cosmopolitan outlook, and abundant cultural activities, Medellin is an absolute must-visit.

The City of Eternal Spring is Colombia’s lively second city.  Built in a narrow valley surrounded by mountains, and with plenty of glitzy modern skyscrapers, it’s a uniquely beautiful destination too. Thanks to Pablo Escobar and his cartel, Medellin was once considered one of the world’s most dangerous cities. But over the past decade Medellin has made a real about turn to become a colourful, safe, and fashionable destination. In 2013 it beat New York and Tel Aviv to take the Wall Street Journal’s title of “Innovative City of the Year”.


Airports in Medellin

There are two airports in Medellin.

José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) is Colombia’s second largest airport. It’s the most important airport in the west of the country, and over the past few years has undergone a range of technological upgrades.  Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (EOH) is a regional and domestic hub, and is the second busiest airport in Colombia.


Airlines that fly to Medellin

International flights arrive at José María Córdova International Airport. At the moment there are no direct flights to Medellin from the UK. You can fly from Europe with Avianca and Iberia from Madrid.

Other airlines serving the airport include Aeromexico, Air Panama, American Airlines, Avianca El Salvador, Avianca Peru, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, Insel Air, JetBlue Airways, LAN Colombia, LAN Peru, Spirit Airlines, and Viva Colombia.

Airlines offering flights to the regional Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport include ADA, Aexpa, EasyFly, Satena, and Searca.


Getting into Medellin

José María Córdova International Airport is 18 miles from the city, and takes around 40 minutes to reach. You can take a small bus, which costs 6* thousand pesos (about £1.50)* or take an official airport bus which is 8,600* pesos (about £2.20)*. You can also take a metered taxi from the airport. These usually charge in the region of 54* thousand pesos (about £14)*, but it’s a good idea to ask for an estimate from the driver before you set off.


*Prices subject to change


When to visit Medellin

The best time to visit is from December to February, as this is the dry season. If you visit during December you get the added benefit of seeing the colourful Christmas lights and nightly firework displays. 

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