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The clearest reference point in the city is the Medellin River, which flows through the capital from south to north. The calles and carreras use the Spanish grid system with the carreras running parallel to the river and the calles perpendicular. Only the area of Laureles has djagonales and transversales.

Main Roads in Medellin

These are the Autopista Sur, Auto-pista Norte, avenida Regional, avenida Carabobo, avenida Oriental, avenida La Playa, avenida Bolivariana, avenida El Poblado, avenida Ayacucho and avenida Las Palmas.

Medellin Metro

Medellín has two transportation terminals, the North Transportation Terminal and the South Transportation Terminal. The city’s public transport system includes diesel buses, taxis, tram and an urban train referred as the Medellín Metro, the only metro system in Colombia.

By Car

Renting a car in Medellin, Colombia can enhance your visit, so it´s definitely worth considering. Take a day trip to Santa Fe de Antioquia, Santa Helena, El Peñol or Llano Grande in Rionegro. Driving from Medellin allows for spectacular views as you climb up and out of the city into the surrounding mountains that lead to your day trip destination.

The Metro connects the city with most of its metropolitan area. It has five lines. Line A goes from Niquía to La Estrella (north to south), while Line B goes from San Antonio to San Javier (downtown to west). In addition, Line K and Line J, an air cable car, locally known as Metrocable, serve a depressed and geographically difficult area. Line K begins at Acevedo Station on Metro Line A, and continues uphill, ending at Santo Domingo Savio. Line J begins at San Javier Station on Metro Line B, and continues uphill to La Aurora. Line L does not serve communal areas, rather, it is a tourist-oriented line which is connected to Arví Park and is part of a social project to bring retreats and nature to the masses. Colombia has become Latin America’s largest user of such complementary transportation service throughout the country.

By Taxi

Taxis are cheap and plentiful. All taxis have meters, make sure they use them (unless from the airport, there is a fixed rate). The meters start at COP 2,700 and the minimum fare is COP 4,600. You can hail cabs anywhere and normally go without incident, consider making note of the licence plate if you feel it’ll give you more confidence, because as gringos you can look like a target to some. As in most Latin American countries, their driving can be hair-raising, so hold on tight.

By Bus

There are many bus routes throughout the city. They can be convenient when going somewhere that is not close to a metro station. However as of 2015, the routes are not on Google Maps, so planning a trip can be difficult. There are currently some interactive route maps, though they’re not as easy to use as Google Maps. Just search Google for “medellin bus map” to find them.

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