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Medellin Car Rental Information

Hiring a Car in Medellín, Colombia: 

Medellín, once notorious for its turbulent past, has metamorphosed into a vibrant city characterized by its friendly inhabitants, mild climate, and a rich tapestry of culture and innovation. If you’re pondering the thought of hiring a car in Medellín, here’s your essential guide.

1. Benefits of Hiring a Car in Medellín:

  • Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom to explore the city and its outskirts on your own schedule.

  • Convenience: Easily access areas less frequented by public transport or taxis.

  • Explore Surroundings: Medellín is surrounded by breathtaking mountainous regions, quaint towns, and coffee farms that are best explored by car.

2. Key Considerations for Car Hire:

  • Driving License: While many car rental agencies will accept your home country's driving license, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is highly recommended.

  • Insurance: Opt for comprehensive insurance. Unexpected incidents, even minor ones, are possible, especially in bustling urban environments.

  • Navigation: Invest in a good GPS system or a local SIM card for your smartphone to use navigation apps. Street layouts can be complex, and not all streets are labeled.

3. Safety and Driving Tips:

  • City Traffic: Traffic in Medellín can be dense, especially during rush hours (typically 7-9 am and 5-8 pm). Patience is key.

  • Driving Behavior: Local driving habits might seem aggressive to foreigners. Always stay alert, and remember that honking is frequent and is more of a communication tool than an expression of annoyance.

  • Parking: Avoid leaving valuable items in your car and always use secure parking lots, especially overnight. Many hotels offer parking facilities.

  • Mountain Roads: If you're venturing outside the city, be cautious on winding mountain roads, especially after rain, as they can become slippery.

  • Avoid Night Driving: Especially if you're unfamiliar with the area or heading to remote places. Reduced visibility and safety concerns make nighttime driving riskier.

  • Security Concerns: While Medellín has made tremendous strides in improving safety, it's still wise to avoid certain areas, especially after dark. Always consult locals or your hotel about areas to avoid.

4. Nearby Attractions by Car:

  • Guatapé and El Peñol Rock: About a 2-hour drive from Medellín. The town is known for its colorful zócalos and the massive rock with panoramic views.

  • Santa Fe de Antioquia: Located approximately 80 km northwest of Medellín, this town boasts well-preserved colonial architecture and the famous Puente de Occidente suspension bridge.

  • Coffee Farms: While the main coffee region is a bit farther from Medellín, there are numerous coffee farms closer to the city where you can learn about coffee cultivation.

5. Car Hire Agencies:

We act on behalf of all the  reputable car rental agencies in Medellín, both international chains like Avis, Budget, and Hertz, as well as local companies. 

In Conclusion:

Hiring a car in Medellín offers a unique perspective of this reinvigorated city and its captivating surroundings. However, safety and preparation are paramount. With proper precautions and an understanding of local driving norms, your Medellín road journey can be filled with memorable experiences. 

Current Rental Rates in Medellin

Fiat Mobi

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.49 EUR/day
Fiat Mobi

7 Days rental at 213.44 EUR from 11/12/2023

  1 |
  Manual |

Renault Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.46 EUR/day
Renault Logan

7 Days rental at 234.25 EUR from 11/12/2023

  3 |
  Manual |

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.02 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 266.16 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Medellin

  • The city was once the centre of the infamous Medellin drug cartel
  • Fears of violent crime have receded in recent years with the murder rate dropping by 90% over the last two decades
  • It’s the second largest city in Colombia with a population of 2.7 million
  • The city is served by Jose Maria Cordova Airport, thirty minutes away from Medellin
  • Last year, the Wall Street Journal awarded it the title of Innovative City of the Year


Popular car hire destinations in Medellin

Best car rental companies in Medellin

No.2: ALAMO,
based on 82 reviews
16 min (average wait time)
No.1: ALAMO,
based on 82 reviews
16 min (average wait time)
based on 22 reviews
12 min (average wait time)

Medellin car hire information

  • 7.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Alamo EMEA Franchise
  • € 213.43
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 30.49
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 38
    Most Popular Type:
  • 12
    Most popular model:
    Kia Picanto
  • 84
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Medellin

January€ 85
February€ 84
March€ 66
April€ 67
May€ 55
June€ 56
July€ 63
August€ 63
September€ 63
October€ 65
November€ 76
December€ 87
January€ 58
February€ 54
March€ 51
April€ 51
May€ 43
June€ 46
July€ 49
August€ 48
September€ 47
October€ 44
November€ 51
December€ 62
June€ 96
July€ 67
January€ 91
February€ 100
March€ 94
April€ 87
May€ 74
June€ 74
July€ 79
August€ 87
September€ 83
October€ 84
November€ 98
December€ 101
January€ 133
February€ 126
March€ 120
April€ 125
May€ 155
June€ 116
July€ 191
August€ 174
September€ 165
October€ 116
November€ 147
December€ 179
January€ 85
February€ 93
March€ 40
April€ 36
May€ 30
June€ 24
July€ 30
August€ 32
September€ 34
October€ 42
November€ 58
December€ 69
January€ 108
February€ 104
March€ 100
April€ 103
May€ 102
June€ 104
July€ 115
August€ 129
September€ 115
October€ 102
November€ 117
December€ 129
January€ 99
February€ 100
March€ 80
April€ 94
May€ 67
June€ 66
July€ 89
August€ 86
September€ 95
October€ 94
November€ 89
December€ 105

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