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About El Dorado Intl. Airport

 

The foundations of Eldorado International Airport, were laid in 1955 in Bogota, Colombia and the first plane took off in 1959. It is the largest airport in the country and operates approximately half of the air traffic that take place in Colombia. Part of Eldorado International Airport continues to be used by the Colombian Air Force. In 1973, the passenger statistics reached three million people and in 1981, a new terminal building was built at the airport. Eldorado International Airport is one of the most important airports not only in Colombia but also in Latin America and has an annual passenger average of 35 million people.

Getting to the City Center from 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.

Taxi

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.

Bus

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

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.

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2017
Getting to El Dorado Intl. Airport from the City Center

Bogota Airport serving in Bogota, which is considered to be one of the most important centers of South America, is also known as El Dorado International Airport.

Fast and convenient taxis are one of the most recommended vehicles to come to the airport from Bogota's center. If you do not want to take a taxi, you can come to the airport without difficulty by buses among the public transportation alternatives. However, buses are not the safest way to get to the airport in the city, especially at late hours in the night.

If you wish to travel to the airport at your convenience, you can also rent a car in the city and you can be in front of the airport terminal in a short time with the vehicle you rent. Private shuttles are both fast and extremely comfortable on this route, but the fees for these vehicles are a bit high compared to other alternatives in Bogota.

Taxi

Bogota is a city where taxis are often used to come to the airport from the city center, especially by foreign visitors. One of the most important reasons for this is security. Buses and other public transport can be problematic in terms of security, especially for those taking the road in the late hours. Traveling by taxi is both safe and extremely budget-friendly compared to many cities. The cost of getting to the airport with these vehicles in Bogota is about $ 15, although it varies according to the point where you take it. You can talk to the driver before you head out to the airport from the center, and you can also offer to negotiate at a fixed fare.

Bus

While buses are an alternative that can be used by those visiting Bogota many times, the first-time visitors of the city should be careful taking these means of public transportation. The main reason for this is the security problems that are experienced in the city from time to time. If you have traveled to the city before, you can take one of these buses in the airport direction from the stops and arrive at the airport terminal in half an hour or 40 minutes. The fare you pay for the buses varies between 6-8 dollars for each passenger.

Car Rental

Renting a car from Bogota city center is also an ideal option. You can board on your flight in minutes after delivering the car that you rented from the city center at the offices of companies like Hertz, AVIS or Europcar which have offices in Bogota Airport, where you can rent a car from the center. However, you must first contact and inform your car rental office in Bogota.

Shuttles

Some hotels in Bogota also offer extra charged or free airport shuttle service to their passengers. If you have booked one of these hotels, you can arrive at the airport in a very short time with the shuttle provided by your hotel. If your hotel does not provide this service, or if you are not staying in the city, you can also book one of the shuttles that bring you to the airport picking you up from your door. The airport shuttles you can use in Bogota are both comfortable and economical especially for those traveling in groups.

Airport Information

Bogota Airport is one of the largest and busiest airports in South America, welcoming its passengers 15 kilometers west of Bogota city center. The airport, which has continuous flights to other parts of the continent and the world, consists of two different terminals.

You can easily travel with shuttles between the two terminals of Bogota Airport, also known as El Dorado International Airport. At the airport you can spend time shopping, eating or drinking something.

El Dorado Airport also has currency exchange offices and ATMs for your money exchange transactions and offers internet connection as a paid service. If you need a hotel to stay around the airport, you can contact the airport counseling desk or contact taxi drivers to find a suitable hotel nearby.

Last Updated: 25 Oct 2017

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