Country guides South & Central America
Airports in Colombia
El Dorado Airport
The airport is located eight miles (13km) west of the centre of Bogota.
El Dorado Airport (BOG)
LocationThe airport is located eight miles (13km) west of the centre of Bogota.
Getting to the city
Travelling time is about 40 minutes into Bogota. Public buses serve the airport but are not recommended for visitors. Visitors are advised to arrange airport transfers with their hotels or hosts in advance of arrival, but if this is not possible taxis are available at the airport.
TimeLocal time is GMT -5.
Car rental is possible at the airport. Driving in Colombia is risky and it is recommended that visitors hire a car with a driver, rather than opting to self-drive.
Taxi booths are located in the terminals where passengers should book taxis and receive a receipt for the fare, agreed in advance. It takes about 40 minutes to get into central Bogota.
Transfer between terminals
Free shuttle buses run frequently between the two terminals.
There are two passenger terminals, with a branch of the Banco Popular situated in the main terminal which changes cash at good rates. ATMs are also available. On the first floor of the terminal are snack bars, restaurants and souvenir shops.
Both short and long-term parking is available at the airport.