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Medellin Taxis

16 Feb

When taking a taxi in Medellin, it is a good a idea to keep the following in mind:

  1. Do not ride in a taxi if it doesn’t have a working meter.
  2. Only pay what the meter reads.
  3. The meter should start at $2.600COP.
  4. The minimum cab fare is $4.600COP, even if the meter reads less.
  5. For every 85 meters traveled the meter will increase $72COP.
  6. For every 60 second wait period the meter will increase $72COP.
  7. The hourly rate is $25.000COP.
  8. The standard rate to the José María International Airport in Rionegro is $60.000COP.  They don’t go by the meter.
  9. There is no evening surcharge in Medellin.
  10. There is no surcharge for taxis taken at airports or bus terminals.
  11. Tipping is not necessary.
  12. It is common for male passengers to ride in the front.
  13. Seat belts are required for those riding in front.
  14. Do not pay for tolls if headed out of the city.
  15. Taxi drivers are not allowed to have more than 4 passengers.
  16. Remember to write down the taxi number, in case you leave something behind.
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