Airfare to Medellin, Colombia

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With more than 2 million residents, Medellin is Colombia’s second-largest city. During the 1980s and 1990s it was more well-known for its role in the drug trade than its attractions. However, it has made a resurgence in the past decade and now has millions of tourists each year.

Airfare to Medellin will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.

Also consider flights into Bogota, Colombia. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.

Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.

Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Avianca is the national airline. However, American Airlines, Air Madrid and other airlines also stop in Medellin.

The most expensive air tickets to Medellin are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.

Summary of Money Saving Tips:

  • Fly mid-week
  • Book your holiday during the off-peak season
  • Consider flying into Bogota, Colombia and traveling overland to Medellin via train or bus
  • Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
  • Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition

For more information on Medellin, check out BootsnAll’s Medellin Travel Guide.

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