The main transport systems are the Medellin Metro and Metrocable. The first three lines: one that crosses the Aburrá Valley, one that goes from downtown Medellin westward and a third that goes to the north-eastern districts.
The Metro transport users quickly and safely to almost all the tourist attractions, and when the site you are about to visit is at considerable distance from the Metro station, taxi fares are generally low $ 4,200 pesos (approx 2 $US dollars). A single Metro ticket is $ 1,550 pesos (0.7 $US dollars), and also covers the use of the Metrocables service. The civic card is the cheapest option. Themetrocable, is a transport system similar to a cable car that ascends the steep hills of northeast. This system is fully integrated to the metro.
Medellin also has tourist taxis and public service interdepartmental and inter-urban. The latter offers service of buses and minibuses covering the entire city and provide services to locations not accessible by Metro.
On the other hand, there is a special transportation service that covers circular routes to several shopping centers, schools, hospitals and hotels. Also, there is an only-tourist bus, whose operation and itinerary can be found at the information and touristic points for visitors.
Taking a taxi on the street is not usually a problem, but you should be careful to avoid inconveniences. Therefore, it is important to consider the following recommendations:
Each taxi must show in a visible place driver’s information, sheet and rates. Also be sure that the taxi meter is running as this indicates the total amount you should pay.
If you have a phone nearby, order the service by calling a reliable taxi company so that it sends you a safe driver and vehicle.