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    Quote Originally Posted by Balimassage  [View Original Post]
    Finally figured out why Uber sucks so much in Colombia. My last Uber driver told me they take 25%-35% commish. No wonder most of them seem to cancel.

    A few friends recommended inDriver. This is the new perfect app, bid your own price. You pick the price, so hop on Google Maps and see what Uber would charge and put it in. My friend said you can get to the MDE airport for 40 k, which is half the taxi price. You pay the driver in cash upon delivery, and according to the drivers, there's no commish the first year, so you can understand why Uber is not working well. Who knows how long they will last. Used it 4 times and every time driver responded in 30 seconds and pickup less than 3 minutes. No more Uber!
    During my most recent trip to Medellin, almost every time I checked the Uber rate, it was more than a taxi. No matter the time of day or night, the Uber app said the rates were higher because of increased traffic. They should be honest and say their rates are higher because they are taking more from the driver if they are indeed taking 25-35%.

  2. #3

    InDriver

    <Faceplant .

    Finally figured out why Uber sucks so much in Colombia. My last Uber driver told me they take 25%-35% commish. No wonder most of them seem to cancel.

    A few friends recommended inDriver. This is the new perfect app, bid your own price. You pick the price, so hop on Google Maps and see what Uber would charge and put it in. My friend said you can get to the MDE airport for 40 k, which is half the taxi price. You pay the driver in cash upon delivery, and according to the drivers, there's no commish the first year, so you can understand why Uber is not working well. Who knows how long they will last. Used it 4 times and every time driver responded in 30 seconds and pickup less than 3 minutes. No more Uber!

    Haven't used yet in MDE but been loving it in Barranquilla (Taxi's in BAQ and Santa Marta don't have meters). Uber-what?

  3. #2

    Airport Transport

    Quote Originally Posted by WorldTravel69  [View Original Post]
    A lot of these are from my old List, so I do not know who is still working, except the first guy. I have used him before.

    Airport Transportation

    1. Combuses S. A. From the airport it takes you to El Centro, Carrera 50 A # 53-13. Next the Hotel Botero and across the street from the Casa Puntocon (Geishas 1), Carrera 50 A # 53-38, around the corner from the Hotel Nutibara. Hours: From El Centro 4 am to 7:30 pm. From the Airport 6 am to 10 pm. From Shopping Center San Diego to Airport and back, until almost 10 pm! Prices: __k, from Ayacucho Avenue _k. https://www.facebook.com/Aeropuerto-...2819882145813/ https://www.aeropuertos.net/aeropuer...rdova-autobus/ http://www.combuses.com/.

    2. Yellow (private) taxi: fixed price _k. See sticker in the window. Toll is included and they drive you to anywhere in Medellin. White (public) taxi: Waits until 4 people are inside, price is _k / person, or _k if only 3 passengers. The taxi stops near San Diego, so you need a second taxi to go to your final destination (around _k to go to Poblado, Centro or Laureles).
    https://www.aeropuertos.net/aeropuer...-cordova-taxi/ https://medellinguru.com/taxi-guide/.
    Awesome first post of the year. Here's some more info on airport transport.

    1. Airport Bus 9500 k, I usually take to San Diego Mall. Here's a great link on airport transport and how to get to meeting points etc: http://www.josephle.com/blog/how-to-...-negro-poblado.

    2. White Collectivo taxi goes from Airport to San Diego Mall as well, costs 17000 k per person. I took this once, it won't leave until full and you might as well just take the bus.

    3. Uber. Uber isn't any cheaper, and the pickup at the airport is "walk out the door go up some steps to some random parking lot where some guy is waiting" because they aren't allowed to pickup there. Might as well just take a cab for 65-70 k.

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    Medellin Guides, Taxis and Buses:

    A lot of these are from my old List, so I do not know who is still working, except the first guy. I have used him before.

    Guides

    1. Jesus Gonzalez. He speaks very little English, so talk very slow. Spanish would better for him.
    Google translate on your cell would work better for him.
    Call him on WhatsApp 323-586-6627.

    2. Juan Carlos speaks good English and is cool and is honest and doesn't gouge the gringo. He'll take you on "special trips" or help you find casas, chicas. Etc. Rates: __k hour. __k airport pickup. Tel: 311-303-8435,313-732-6366.

    3. Bucky. Tel: 311 745 2192,312 6409. Speaks English.

    4. Jaime Mira Estrada. Tel: 314 870 6228, (57) 317-793-5404. jaime-medellintaxi@hotmail.com http://www.medellintaxi.com/.

    5. Jimmy, he speaks English. Cell: 314 870 62 28.

    6. Robert makes sure you have a good time and you enjoy the stay. Feel free to call his USA landline 954-530-9981 or cell 300 242 19 33.

    7. Dino Speaks Spanish only. Cells are: 300 610 7211 or 315 315 5010, Home 371 7683.

    8. Cesar's cell number from USA is 011-57-315-514-3390. From Medellin you just call the last 10 numbers: 315-514-3390. Cesar does not speak much English.

    9. Gustavo has lived in the USA, speaks very good English, understands and can relate to your needs. You can contact Gustavo directly, cellular in Medellin 311-388-3861.

    10. Hector, speaks good English. Tel: 315 661 4187,300 786 1119.

    11. Fernando, no English but knows everything in Medellin. Tel: 300-475-2504. His Cells: from the USA 01157-310-826-7678,313-618-8670.

    12. Nick, speaks English. Tel: 300 780 7504.

    13. Robinson, speaks English. Tel: 300 386 0760,311 307 8913.

    14. Andrea, she speaks English and has no car. Tel: 311 387 0007.

    15. Linton, cell is 311-714-9712. He doesn't speak English but he knows where the street girls are. And he charged what was on the meter. Highly Recommended!

    16. John Jairo, This guy was really good about taking us on a tour of the SG's and Chica clubs. Tel: (310) 518-3818.

    17. Alvero, speaks English. Cell number from Medellin: 316-252-2882. From the USA: 011-57-316-252-2882.


    Airport Transportation

    1. Combuses S. A. From the airport it takes you to El Centro, Carrera 50 A # 53-13. Next the Hotel Botero and across the street from the Casa Puntocon (Geishas 1), Carrera 50 A # 53-38, around the corner from the Hotel Nutibara. Hours: From El Centro 4 am to 7:30 pm. From the Airport 6 am to 10 pm. From Shopping Center San Diego to Airport and back, until almost 10 pm! Prices: __k, from Ayacucho Avenue _k. https://www.facebook.com/Aeropuerto-...2819882145813/ https://www.aeropuertos.net/aeropuer...rdova-autobus/ http://www.combuses.com/.

    2. Yellow (private) taxi: fixed price _k. See sticker in the window. Toll is included and they drive you to anywhere in Medellin. White (public) taxi: Waits until 4 people are inside, price is _k / person, or _k if only 3 passengers. The taxi stops near San Diego, so you need a second taxi to go to your final destination (around _k to go to Poblado, Centro or Laureles).
    https://www.aeropuertos.net/aeropuer...-cordova-taxi/ https://medellinguru.com/taxi-guide/.

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