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Medellin Olaya Herrera Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Medellin Olaya Herrera Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

EOH Airport Overview

medellin airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Medellin Olaya Herrera Airport.

What to Expect

Medellin’s secondary airport, Medellin Olaya Herrera Airport (code: EOH) has a single terminal that handles domestic and regional flights. Facilities include a variety of cafes, eateries, and shops, as well as free WiFi.

Where to Sleep

Camping out here is not possible as the airport closes nightly from 6:00PM until 4:30AM. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

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

  • Ibis Medellin (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Dann Carlton Belfort (11 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Medellin Marriott Hotel (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

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

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter with a prepaid lounge pass or through a membership program.

Passes  The Lounge Medellin Regional – Location: Airside, after Security Checks, Departures Gates, end of the hall. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Medellin Olaya Herrera Airport. Connect to the “AeropuertoMedellin-EOH” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Bancolombia, Davivienda, Banco Popular and Servibanca. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: 2nd Floor, National Departures Area.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available. Rates: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are available. Location: 1st Level.

Duty Free & Shopping – There are no Duty Free shops, but you can find a few local shops for last minute items.

Food & Drinks – There are a few local cafes, coffee and sweet shops.

Garden – The airport offers dedicated garden areas on the 1st and 2nd Floor of the airport.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit one of the four information points located on the 1st Floor, landside. It is not known if these points are staffed.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – Not available

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Travel Agencies – If you are 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 help. Aviatur, BCD Travel, Swiss Andina Turismo, Travel Colombia and Viajes Veracruz can be found on the 1st Floor. While A1SA, Aerolinos and Travel, Elite Travel Tour, Nature Tourism and Travel Truandó are located on the 2nd Floor.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:30AM – 6:00PM. Airport shops and restaurants open at 6:00AM.


Medellin Olaya Herrera airport is served by the following airlines: ADA • Easy Fly • SATENA.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Buses arrive/depart at the South Transport Terminal, one block from the airport.


Taxis are available onsite.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.