Medellin Car Rental

Rent a car in Medellín, Colombia with SIXT for a reliable and premium car rental experience in the mountainous Antioquia province. Rent a car from two prime locations in the city and choose from an extensive fleet of both economy and luxury vehicles. With a car rental in Medellín you can book online in advance and tailor your vehicle to suit your needs, whether you are on a business trip or family vacation.  


Rental Car Deals in Medellin

With sedans, convertibles, SUVs, minivans and passenger vans, the diversity of our rental car fleet in Medellín means you can find your ideal vehicle. On average, rental cars in our fleet are just 3 months old so expect your vehicle to be packed with the latest features and made by a world-class manufacturer such as Chevrolet or Nissan. Our two branches are conveniently located in the city and at Medellín Airport Jose Maria Cordova.  

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Our Services

Your car rental in Medellín includes unlimited mileage and we have 24/7-customer service to assist you at any point during your rental period. Rent a car in Medellín and you can add optional extras when booking online, tailoring your vehicle to your vacation needs.  

Our optional add-ons you can choose in Medellín include:  

  • Baby, Child and Booster Seats 

  • Extra Protection Options 

  • Additional Drivers 

Traffic Information

Medellín is Colombia’s second largest city and as such traffic can become extremely busy during rush hour, especially in El Centro. To avoid the gridlock avoid driving early in the morning and between 5 pm and 7:30 pm. There are a lot of motorcyclists in the city so while you are driving be aware and check your mirrors; many weave in and out of the lanes to avoid the traffic delays. All that said, the city is taking precautions such as license plate restrictions on morning traffic and new metro lines, and the traffic is not as bad as much larger Latin American cities such as Mexico City.  


With excellent art galleries, Latin American cuisine and incredible architecture more and more tourists are flocking to Medellín. Your first stop should probably be Plaza Botero in El Centro to see the statues by the city’s beloved artists Fernando Botero. It is also the site of the Rafael Uribe Uribe Palace of Culture that houses a photographic and historical archive of the city as well as the famous Museo de Antioquia that exhibits many paintings by Botero amongst other masterpieces.  

Just to the north of El Centro is the Jardin Botanico that offers a peaceful (and free!) getaway from the hustle and bustle. Here you can see a variety of birds, an orchid garden, a butterfly house and even iguanas. There is also a small lake that’s a great place to unwind. Adjacent to the Jardin Botanico is the science museum Parque Explora, with interactive exhibits that appeal to both adults and children. We also recommend taking the recently installed gondola cable cars to get great views of the city. You can also reach the beautiful Parque Arvi nature reserve by cable car and explore its hiking trails on foot.  

Sightseeing Destinations

If you are hungry to experience some more of Colombia’s nature, El Salado Ecological Park is just a short drive from Medellín and has great amenities for children. There is a skateboard park, climbing wall and playground as well as a BBQ area. Just up the road from here are the impressive Angel Falls waterfalls (Cascada Salto del Ángel). The waterfalls are accessible in the dry season and there are ropes to help you hike beside the falls.  

To visit a quieter town in the region head over to Santa Fe de Antioquia with its colonial era whitewashed buildings and beautiful cathedral. It is a quiet town to wander through and the main square has some excellent eateries cooking up Colombian cuisine. We also recommend you check out the Puente de Occidente suspension bridge nearby. Now a national monument, the bridge was built in 1887 and spans the Cauca River. 

Distances from Medellín 

  • To El Salado Ecological Park via Calvas Envigado: 10 miles in 25 minutes 
  • To Santa Fe de Antioquia via Route 62: 35 miles in 1 hour and 15 minutes 

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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