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Medellin José María Córdova Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Medellin Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

If you head upstairs in the center of the terminal, there's a couple tables with chairs you can sit at. - drvannostren

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Medellin Airport.

What to Expect

  • Located in the city of Rionegro, a 45 minute drive south-east from Medellin. José María Córdova is a small, but modern international airport with clean facilities and a good variety of shopping and dining options, including a 24-hour cafe!
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. A recent review indicates that comfortable seating is available in the airport, if you want to give it a shot. Write a review to help future travelers.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Medellin Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Medellin Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Medellin Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Medellin Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Medellin Airport. Connect to the “AeropuertoRionegro-MDE” network.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - A number of ATMs can be found in the Main Hall. Bancolombia can be found in the International Arrivals area.
  • Baggage Trolleys - Yes, available. Rates are not known.
  • Currency Exchange - Four currency exchange companies have offices at Medellin Airport in the Main Hall and International Arrivals area.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as a variety of shops selling everything from clothes and souvenirs, to liquor and magazines.
  • Food & Drinks - There is a 24-hour deli as well other food concessions that operate with shorter hours. Coffee drinkers will be well served here with 11 concessions including a Juan Valdez Cafe.
  • Information Desk - There are three information points located on the ground floor, landside.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - Yes, there is a First Aid station available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - Pasteur Farmacia - Location: Main Hall.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Travel Agencies - If you are arriving in Medellin and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Aviatur, Swiss Andina Turismo, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, BCD Travel, Viajes Veracruz, Travel Center Over, and Aerolineas Viajes can all be found in the Main Hall, landside.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Medellin José María Córdova airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • LAN • Viva Colombia • Wingo • Spirit • Jetblue • Iberia • Copa • Aeromexico • Insel Air • American Airlines • Air Panama • Avior Airlines • EasyFly.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Combuses SA offers transportation between Medellin and José María Córdova Airport. The one-way fare is $9,500 (as of February 2018).

Car Rentals

Avis, Hertz, Executive Rentacar, Localiza and Dollar counters can be found in the International Arrivals area.


Taxis are available onsite. Authorized companies include: Cordova Rionegro Fleet, Combuses, Rionegro Medellin Rapid Transit, La Ceja United Transportation, Aerotaxi, Chachafruto, TUR and Copetaxi Transports. The rate to Medellin is $70,000 (as of February 2018).

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Last Updated: 23 February 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .