You can use bus services to get from BOG Airport to Bogotá city center. However, the buses get overcrowded and might not be suitable for first time visitors.
Transmilenio buses offer connections to city center. However, their main bus station is located at Portal El Dorado, 4 km. away from the airport. To reach there, you should take one of their free green colored transfer buses “16-14 Aeropuerto” located outside of exit gate 6.
Once you arrive to Portal El Dorado, you can take Transmilenio bus L10. The buses head to La Candeleria, the most touristic area of Bogotá. You can get off at AV. Jimenez (AV. Caracas) stop that is located near Museo del Oro (central La Candeleria).
The buses leave approximately every 15 minutes from 4:30AM to 10:45 PM from Monday to Friday and from 6:00AM to 10:45 PM on weekends.
The whole trip to La Candeleria takes around an hour and costs COP1700.
Keep in mind that the buses get super crowded during peak hours that you might not even be able to get off the bus at your stop. If you are not really low on budget, avoid using the buses and get a taxi from the airport.
In any case, ask the driver for confirmation, they are friendly and will call you up when you reach your final destination. You can use Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango as reference, it is located in the very center of La Candelaria.
There is no metro or train connection available at Bogotá El dorado International Airport.
The most comfortable and suggested way to get to Bogotá center from airport is to take taxi.
Do not accept any offer from unauthorized drivers; El Dorado taxi company is the only authorized company. As soon as you exit from the main building, turn right and you will see the regulated taxi counter.
Be sure to have a printed address of your final destination to avoid misunderstandings as they do not speak English well; they will give you a receipt that indicates the exact amount you need to pay.
The trip takes around 30 minutes and it costs between COP 20000-35000.
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
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