I can't help but wonder why there is not a simple bus service that runs every hour on the hour from the Airport (MDE) to a central drop off point in Medellin, and back to the airport? There seems to be enough people coming into the airport that needs a taxi or some kind of service to the city.
Would a bus service that runs on the hour be asking to much or maybe not cost effective?
A bus that carries at least 20 people or more with room for baggage and one charge for the trip would seem profitable to me. $15.00 per person each way. If it carried no less then 10 or 12 then the money looks pretty good. That could be around $150.00 USD one way for the Bus. Or...... is there such a service now? A taxi charges about $40.00 USD one way.
Just my thoughts but I would be interested in knowing what others think

Posted on September 29, 2008


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Wow Sonny, no bus service from the airport? I'm really surprised.

I bet the taxi companies have lobbied like maniacs to stop this from happening...

Cheers,
Terry

Posted on September 29, 2008


I arrived 4 days ago and there was a bus waiting there,
but It was a long ride to central!

Posted on September 29, 2008


Thanks guys. That makes sense. It would have been too nuts not to have various bus options...

Cheers,
Terry

Posted on September 29, 2008


I learn things each time I write something here. My wife always has her cousin to pick me up that owns his own taxi and I never took the time to look or check it out. Thanks

Posted on September 29, 2008


There is a bus service, and good to take if you are traveling light. If you have two large suitcases, or are otherwise traveling with a bunch of thing, I personally wouldn't want to get on the bus. Your luggage isn't with you on the bus (if there is even enough room on the bus)... and that is just something I personally would not feel comfortable with.

Posted on September 29, 2008


Sonny, its $22-24. U.S. in a taxi one way.......................

Posted on September 29, 2008


That is why I wanted to see if there was a bus that carried at least 20 people with enough room for luggage and personal items

Posted on September 29, 2008


You will be much happer if you take a mini-bus

Posted on September 29, 2008


Why not just fly into Olay? It is right in the middle of the city.

Posted on September 29, 2008


Olaya has no international flights, MDE only for those.

Posted on September 29, 2008


I took a minibus last time I arrive at MDE. Paid 5000 Pesos and the trip to Terminal Norte. I think the bus was waiting outside the domestic terminal. took 35 minutes.

Posted on September 29, 2008


I've done both I went up to the airport, I tried taking a bus to MDE but the guy dropped me off at EOH after I asked him for the Aeropuerto Internacional Jose Cordoba a couple times, at EOH he dropped me off and said to take another bus from there. I was at the bus terminal next to EOH never saw a bus so I took an airport cab service which was cheaper than most public cabs, but it was still like 50,000 or so. Took the better part of 45 mins as the route he took was kinda under construction in areas. Took the bus back down, just walk outside the arrivals area and if there isn't a white bus there, there will be soon, as far as I could tell they just leave once it's full, but I didn't try any of the other busses that were out there. Dropped me off at Nutibarra in about 30 minutes, small bus quite cramped kinda uncomfortable but can't beat the 6,000 price tag. Took the same bus back up from their little terminal behind Nutibarra, same price took a bit longer as people wanted to get off at multiple stops before the airport. Give yourself plenty of time and you won't regret using that bus service.

Posted on September 29, 2008


What time do the mini buses from the airport run on Sundays?

Posted on September 29, 2008