How to Get to Segovia from Medellín

How to Get to Segovia from Medellín

TLDR? You can get to Segovia from Medellin by private car, bus, taxi, or private transportation.

Antioquia has so many different things to keep you busy you might find you want to extend to your stay in the country! 

A trip to Segovia is a great reason to hang around Antioquia. Nicknamed the “town forged in gold,” it has some amazing tourist attractions you’re sure to love. 

If you want to escape from the city for a weekend and enjoy the natural world, read on to learn more about this beautiful Antioquian town! 

Where Is Segovia?

Where Is Segovia?

Due to its remote location, Segovia is an Antioquian town worth visiting for more than a single day. 

Located about four and a half hours from Medellin, the town is recognized for its mining activities and pleasant 75°F weather. You can also find some great histories and stories about the indigenous communities’ legacy on the town’s culture.  

What Are the Best Ways to Get to Segovia From Medellin?

What Are the Best Ways to Get to Segovia From Medellin?

There are a variety of different ways to travel through Antioquia from Medellin. 

Medellin, in addition to being recognized as one of the best cities to live in, also has one of the best public transportation systems in Colombia.

To get to Segovia from Medellín, you can use these three types of transport: 

Rent a Car

If you ask me, renting a car is the best way to travel through Antioquia: you can go wherever you want without having to spend a fortune on taxis or ride-share apps. 

There are many different places to rent a car in Medellin. If you’re traveling outside the city, make sure your car is equipped to drive on all kinds of terrain. 

I recommend printing out directions as well as using GPS to get to Segovia. Your cell phone may lose service in some areas, and it can be dangerous to stop and ask for directions on the road. 

You’ll pass through a few different towns, starting with Barbosa. After passing through Remedios, you’ll arrive at your location. 

Keep in mind that you’ll pass through the Trapiche toll, which costs an average of $3 USD. 

Take a Bus 

I wasn’t kidding when I said Medellin has some of the best public transportation in Colombia! 

There are two terminals within the city, North and South. To travel to Segovia, go to the North Terminal. Transegovia is the best route to take. 

Traveling by bus is the cheapest option, but you’ll want to reserve your ticket before traveling. 

The journey may take a bit longer than a journey by car depending on bus stops and traffic. 

Take a Taxi

If you don’t want to take a bus or rent a car, I recommend hiring a taxi. Medellín is home to a number of companies recognized for their taxi services to Antioquian towns outside the city limits. 

I recommend Tax Individual. You can check their travel rates online and contact them to make a reservation. 

While this option is more expensive than a bus or even renting a car, many people chose it for comfort and safety. 

Private Service

Hiring a private transport service may be the most expensive option but it’s by far the most comfortable. 

You can hire a car with just a driver or a bilingual guide, depending on your needs. 

The car will pick you up from wherever you’re staying in Medellin, and you can make stops anywhere you like along the way to learn more about the country. 

What to Expect

What to Expect

When you arrive in Segovia, expect to be greeted by great weather and gorgeous mountains surrounding you from every direction. 

Segovia is a mining town, an industry that draws many tourists looking to learn about the exploitation of gold. One popular spot is the El Silencio mine, which has been in continuous operation for more than 170 years. 

If you’re looking to explore nature a little more, check out Las Cristalinas, where you can take an ecological walk or hike in the beautiful green landscape. 

The restaurants of Segovia are small and simple, but full of variety. You’ll find more than the typical Paisa food, with restaurants serving Chinese and Italian. The Gold Mile shopping center is a great option if you’re looking for different kinds of food in the same place. 

Increase the Adventure, Go to Segovia

There’s something worth visiting in every corner of Antioquia, so add Segovia to your list of towns to visit. You’ll love getting to know this famous golden town! 

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