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About Bogota

Bogota is the capital and largest city of Columbia, a country of 7 million people. Although Bogota is close to the Equator, the weather is not too hot, because it is located in the mountains, at a high altitude. The temperature usually hovers between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius. It rains throughout the year. This high altitude of the city exhausts people who are not accustomed to the thinner atmosphere, especially those doing sports.
Because red brick is commonly used in houses it is also called as 'Red City'. You will not find too many people who speak English in Bogota; Spanish is the predominant language. Points of Interest in the city include La Candelaria District, Bolivar Square,  Navinyo Palace, Parliament House, Primada Cathedral, Palacio Justice Palace and the Colonial Quarter. 
The smell of chocolate and coffee spreads over every part of the city. This smell will most likely appeal to chocolate and coffee lovers. The city's most important museum is the Museo del Oro, or "Gold Museum", which features one of the world's largest gold collections. In Bogota and the surrounding areas there are both gold and emerald mines. At the city's highest peak there are cafes and restauraunts with great views. However, the crime rate is high in some regions. So it is recommended that you keep your wits about you and stay mainly in the touristic areas.
Thanks to the high number of universities located in Bogota, the nightlife in the city is quite lively. Zona Rosa and Park 93 regions are districts where rich people live. Here there are lots of stylish nightclubs. Bogota also has a greatly improved and very accessible public transportation system.
Bogota El Dorado Airport is 10 miles away from the city center. This is one of the largest airports in South America with an annual capacity of 20 million passengers. You can access  the city center from the airport by taxi.


Transportation to Bogota City Center from Airport


El Dorado Intl. Airport

Bogota Airport in Colombia's capital city Bogota is also known as El Dorado International Airport. Bogota Airport, one of South America's largest airports, is located about 15 kilometers west of the city and welcomes its passengers with both domestic and international flights.

Buses and taxis are the most frequently used transportation alternatives from El Dorado International Airport to Bogota city center. Cars that you can rent from car rental offices at the airport and private shuttles can be listed as easy and generally economical option for travelling from the airport.


Taxis are the fastest and most reliable means to travel from Bogota Airport to the center of Bogota city. At the same time, the fares for taxis considered as an economic vehicle to get to the center are determined before leaving the airport. When you get to the taxi-calling center at the airport terminal, you will receive a document showing how much you will need to pay for the trip, and you will not have to pay more than this amount at the end of the journey. Taxis from El Dorado Airport to Bogota city center cost $15 on average.


If you want to take public transport to get to the center of Bogota city from Bogota Airport, you can take the buses from the front of the terminal directly to the city center. Bus tickets are around 6-7 dollars for each passenger when traveling on this route in Bogota.

If this will be your first visit to the city, it is recommended that you take a taxi instead of a bus because of the possibility of getting off at a wrong stop and for security reasons. Especially if your plane landed late at night, taxis become a much more preferred means for travelers in this sense.

While buses are convenient and economical means of public transportation for those who have visited the city many times before, it may be a far more accurate choice to take a taxi for those coming to Bogota for the first or second time. The journey to the center of Bogota by bus can take 30-40 minutes.


Shuttles are usually used for transportation between terminals at Bogota Airport. While both domestic and international flights are organized from the main terminal building of the airport, flights of Avianca Airlines, Colombia's national airline company, take place from the Puente Aerea terminal. The average duration of the journey between the terminals is 15 minutes with shuttles. If you are in a hurry to catch your plane, you can also choose to take a taxi for transport between two terminals.

Car Rental

One of the most popular transportation alternatives for local and foreign tourists travelling in Colombia's capital city, Bogota, and its surroundings is car rental. Renting a car at the airport is very easy thanks to offices of numerous companies such as Bogota Rent A Car, AVIS, V & V, Dollar, Hertz and Budget. You can make reservations before your flight by contacting one of these companies, and you can find your car in front of the terminal when you are in the city.

You can call +57 321 4277730 to rent a car from Budget, +57 1 7495432 if you prefer Bogota Rent A Car. You can contact AVIS at the airport's rental office at +57 1 7456613. If you have booked your car in advance online or by telephone, you will not face any possible surprises and get on your way in a very short time after picking up your car at the airport.   

Transfer Vehicles

One of the most recommended options for foreign visitors, especially on the journey between Bogota and the city center, is the transfer vehicles, for security reasons. You can take advantage of these vehicles that will transport your passengers from airport to your hotel or home safely in 20 to 30 minutes by arranging one when you arrive at the airport or book online before your flight.

If you want to use the transfer vehicles to come to the airport, you can also evaluate advantageous round trip opportunities. You need to pay an average of 20-40 dollars to get to the city center from Bogota Airport by these vehicles of transfer. This amount can vary according to the number of passengers and the distance of the destination.

Weather in Bogota

DayMin - Max
SaturdayMin 11ºC - Max 17ºC
SundayMin 11ºC - Max 18ºC
MondayMin 11ºC - Max 19ºC
TuesdayMin 12ºC - Max 17ºC
WednesdayMin 11ºC - Max 16ºC

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