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El Dorado Airport

El Dorado International Airport (BOG)

Location

The airport is located eight miles (13km) northwest of the centre of Bogota.

Getting to the city

Travelling time is about 35 minutes into Bogota. Public buses and taxis 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.

Time

Local time is GMT -5.

Contacts

Tel: +57 (0)1 266 20 00.

Car rental

Avis, Hertz and National are represented 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.

Airport Taxis

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 35 minutes to get into central Bogota.

Transfer between terminals

Buses run frequently between the two terminals.

Facilities

There are two passenger terminals, with a branch of the Banco Popular situated in the main terminal, El Dorado, which changes cash and traveller's cheques at good rates. ATMs are also available. On the first floor of the terminal are snack bars, restaurants and handcraft shops. Free Colombian coffee is dispensed in the customs area and duty-free shopping is available.

Parking

Both short- and long-term parking is available at the airport.

Departure Tax

US$33; a revenue fee of US$23 is also payable by anyone staying longer than two months. Payable in US dollars or pesos.

Website

http://www.bogota-airport.com/

Internet

Wifi is available throughout both terminals for COP 9,000 per hour.


El Dorado Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.