Medellin Airport Car Rentals

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Overview

Considering whether to rent a car in Medellin? If your plans involve exploring the vibrant neighborhoods within the city like El Poblado, Laureles, Envigado, or Belen, relying on public transportation could serve you well in navigating the bustling streets.

However, if you’re eager to venture beyond the city limits and explore the breathtaking landscapes and charming towns nestled in the Antioquia region or nearby states like Santa Fe de Antioquia or Guatape, renting a car provides the flexibility and freedom to explore the region’s rich culture and natural beauty at your own pace.

Before you go ahead and reserve your rental car, we recommend reading through our guide to Medellin Airport car rentals below.

Fast Facts

Language: Spanish, English.

Local Currency: The local currency in Medellin is the Colombian peso (COP). We recommend withdrawing pesos at one of the Medellin Airport ATMs prior to arriving to your accommodations.

Driving Rules: The law states that driving must always be on the right-hand side of the road.

Colombia Country Code: +57 We recommend taking a look at these dialing instructions in case of emergencies.

Speed Limits: 50 km/h (31 mph) in the city, 80 km/h (50 mph) on open roads and 90-100km/h (55-62 mph) on major highways and roads.

Average Medellin Gas Prices: Check the latest gas prices in Medellin (Regular, Premium & Diesel). Note to tourists β€” Please remember that Medellin gas prices are shown in liters, not gallons. There are approximately 3.78 liters in 1 gallon.

Types of Car Rentals

Medellin car rental options include everything from economy cars to full-size vans and SUVs, with daily rental rates starting from $38.63 USD per day.

🌟 Pro Tip: Deeply discounted rates can be found with unlimited mileage when searching for weekly car rentals!

Vehicle Type:Model:Rates P/D:
EconomyVolkswagen Gol or similar$38.63
CompactVolkswagen Voyage or similar$55.85
IntermediateVolkswagen Virtus or similar$62.32
StandardSuzuki Dzire or similar$49.92
Standard Elite SUVVolvo XC40 or similar$154.88
Economy EliteKia Picanto or similar$48.84
Full-size SUVNissan X-Trail or similar$126.15
PremiumSuzuki S-Cross or similar$138.78

Note: The two most important things to remember when renting a car at Medellin Airport is to always book in advance of your arrival and don’t be afraid to play with dates to find the best rates possible.

Car Rental Companies

The Medellin International Airport is home to a wide variety of car rental agencies including Enterprise, Europcar, Keddy, SIXT and more.

πŸš™ Car Rental Company:⭐ Rating (1-10):πŸ’° Rates:
Enterprise7.8 starsπŸ” Check Rates
Europcar7.3 starsπŸ” Check Rates
Flexways6.9 starsπŸ” Check Rates
Keddy7.1 starsπŸ” Check Rates
Localiza7.4 starsπŸ” Check Rates
Routes Car Rental7.3 starsπŸ” Check Rates
SIXT7.7 starsπŸ” Check Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find a list of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to car rentals at Medellin Airport — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance coverage, recommended car rental agencies and more.

What are the requirements to rent a car at Medellin Airport?

When renting a car in Medellin, you must provide a valid driver’s license, a major credit card in your name, and be at least 21 years old. Some rental agencies may require you to be 25 or older. Always make sure to confirm all the relevant requirements with the rental agency before signing a car lease agreement.

Do I need an international license to rent a car in Medellin?

In most cases, a valid driver’s license from your home country is sufficient. However, we recommend getting an International Drivers Permit (IDP) as a backup in case of an emergency while arriving in Medellin.

How much money does it cost to rent a car in Medellin?

Car rental rates at Medellin Airport start as low as $38 USD per day. However, prices may vary based on travel dates, rental period, vehicle type, insurance, and other factors.

Is there a mileage limit or unlimited mileage when renting a car in Medellin?

In Medellin, rental companies may offer both options: rentals with a mileage limit and rentals with unlimited mileage. It’s important to inquire about the mileage policy when booking to choose the option that best suits your travel needs.

How do I make a car rental reservation at Medellin Airport?

We recommend to book your Medellin Airport rental car online in advance by clicking here or by filling out the car rental widget located at the top of this page.

What type of car should I rent in Medellin?

The type and size of the rental car that you rent in Medellin will depend on the size of your group as well as your budget.

Here are six different types of vehicles you can rent at Medellin Airport:

Car Rental Type:# of PassengersModel / Make:
Small Car (Economy)1-3Volkswagen Gol or similar
Medium Car (Compact)3-5Volkswagen Voyage or similar
Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Premium)3-5Volkswagen Virtus or similar
SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)5-7Volvo XC40 or similar
Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)5-7Nissan X-Trail or similar

Do I need insurance for a rental car at Medellin Airport?

We highly recommend purchasing full coverage car insurance for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Medellin. At just $11.94 USD per day, this is an absolute no brainer. Learn more about what full coverage car insurance means and exactly what it covers below.

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