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Bogota Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Bogota Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

The choicest spot in the airport is the little nook right in front of the Colombian Police.
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Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Bogota Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport is divided into 2 terminals, T1 and T2. T1 houses international and domestic flights and is currently being renovated, but still in use. T2 is smaller, for domestic flights, and not attached to T1.
  • This modern airport is sleep-friendly with many conveniences, including clean facilities, lots of charging spots, and comfortable sleeping areas.
  • Staff and security are friendly and generally don’t mind the many overnight guests. Language barriers should not be an issue, as many staff members also speaks good English, French, and Portuguese.
  • Many late night shopping and dining options, although somewhat limited in the International terminal.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Grab some floor space in and around the food court - very little foot traffic overnight. (Patrick04, February 2015).
  • Gate 32 has several comfortable lounger chairs and a quiet environment, ideal for a good night’s sleep.
  • If you are in domestic transit and only have carry-on luggage, stay airside upon arrival into the airport. Airside is preferable to landside for sleeping, as it is quieter with armrest-free seats, free WiFi, clean facilities, and water fountains and power outlets nearby. The lights are set on motion detectors, so the area is dark or dimly-lit, perfect for sleeping!
  • The nook in front of the Colombian Police Station is private and comfortable (Traveller).
  • Plenty of benches without armrests near charging outlets - and lots of carpeted floors.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, several hotels with airport shuttle service are located nearby. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travellers can buy entry to several airport lounges; one has shower facilities. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

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Bogota Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

  • Avianca Sala VIP - Location: New National Terminal, Airside. Hours: 6:30AM - 4:00PM • 7:00PM - 10:30PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 25)
  • Sala Elite Copa Airlines Colombia - Location: National Terminal, Airside, North Wing, between gates 3 and 5.
  • Avianca Sala VIP - Location: New International Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor, near gate 28. Showers are available. Hours: 6:30AM - 4:00PM • 7:00PM - 11:00PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 25)
  • Sala VIP LATAM - Location: New International Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor, in front of Gates 34 - 35. Showers are available. Hours: 2:00AM - 12:30AM (Daily).
  • Avianca Sala VIP - Location: Puente Aéreo, Airside, 2nd Floor. Hours: 6:30AM - 4:00PM • 7:00PM - 10:30PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (US$ 25)

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available in Terminal 2. The signal is strongest after you go through security. (as of April 2014)

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bogota Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Habitel - (3 min from the airport) Located just 600m from the airport terminal. Free airport shuttle runs 24 hours a day, every 15 minutes. Shuttle drive will be waiting at the airport, holding a “Hotel Habitel” sign.
  • Aloft Bogota Airport - (7 min from the airport) Free 24 hour shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes. For airport pick-up, shuttle departs from the 2nd floor (Gate 5).
  • Hotel Aces del Dorado - (10 min from the airport) Airport shuttle service available.
  • Holiday Inn Bogota Airport - (10 min from the airport) Free 24-hr airport shuttle, call the hotel (57 (1) 4049521) to request a pick-up.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bogota Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Banco Caja Social and Banco Bancolombia have ATMs in the landside areas of the Main terminal. Locations: Departures (2nd floor) and Arrivals (1st floor).
  • Beauty Salon - If you slept in the airport, but don’t want to look like you did, try Peluquería El Dorado on the 2nd floor Departures area (landside).
  • Car Rentals - Yes. See our Airport Transportation section below for details.
  • Currency Exchange - Several currency exchange counters available: Aerocambios (Main Terminal, landside, Arrivals 1st floor)(International Concourse, airside, Departures 2nd floor) • Banco de Bogotá (Main, landside, Departures 2nd floor)(Main, landside, Arrivals 1st floor) • Cambios Alcansa (Main, landside, Arrivals 1st floor)(International, airside, Arrivals 1st floor) • Globo (International, landside, Arrivals 1st floor) • Money Exchange (Main, landside, Arrivals 1st floor).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available, as well as a good selection of shops selling everything, from leather goods and souvenirs to Colombian emeralds and coffee!
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm if any are open 24 hours. A wide variety of dining options are available both landside and airside.
  • Information Desk - There are 3 information desks available. One of the desks is located in the Arrivals Hall, the locations of the other two desks are unconfirmed.
  • Luggage Carts - Store your personal items and luggage for a daily fixed rate of $10.000 COP Location: 1st floor public area, south-west side, or enter through Door 1 and request luggage storage. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Location: the south-west side of the first floor public area or enter through door one and request luggage storage. Rate: $10.000 COP fixed rate per day. Hours: 24 hour access.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Securoseal luggage wrapping is available in two landside locations on the 2nd floor Departures lounge. Hours: Open 24 hours
  • Medical Services - Fontibon Hospital offers free travel vaccination services for travelers, including Yellow Fever, Measles, Rubella and Tetanus. Pediatric vaccinations for children are also available. Location: New Terminal, 2nd floor, public area on the eastern side of the terminal. Hours: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (Mon-Sun) Aerosanidad provides first aid, emergency medical care and some general medical services for passengers only. ID and ticket or boarding pass is required. Location: New Terminal, 2nd floor, public area on the eastern side of the terminal. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Pharmacy - Droguería Colsubsidio is available in two landside locations: 1st Floor Arrivals and 2nd Floor Departures public areas Hours: Unknown
  • Prayer Room - The Airport Oratory offers a quiet interfaith area for prayer and meditation. Mass is conducted in English and French at 11:15AM (Tue-Sun). The priest is available afterwards for private requests. Location: International Check-In Area, 2nd floor, near Check-In counter 1.
  • Showers - Showers are available in the Avianca Lounge (International Terminal) and the Sala VIP LAN. [ See Airport Lounges above ]
  • Smoking - Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the airport.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Transmilenio shuttle bus offers transportation to airport travellers with downtown city center. It does not connect to other locations so a taxi may be needed to get elsewhere. Buses that connect to the airport route are marked Aeropuerto. The bus journey last 40 minutes. If you arrive at night, however, it is recommended that you take a taxi for safety reasons. Bus fare costs around $6-7. The bus journey last 40 minutes.

Car Rentals

Advantage, Avis, Flash Rent a Car, Hertz, National Car Rental, Budget.

Inter-Terminal Bus

A free shuttle bus provides travellers with easy connection between the two terminals. Allow about 15 minutes for travel time.

Taxi

Licensed taxis are recognized by the color yellow and white. Taxis are located to the right of the international arrivals terminal. At the taxi booths, travellers indicate their destination and then vouchers are printed indicating the price they have to pay. At the end of the journey, the passenger pays what is printed on the ticket and nothing more. The average fare to the city centre is $13.

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Last Updated: 11 September 2016

The information in this Airport Guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports and their web sites. The information above is subject to change without notice. Use it for informational purposes only to help you during your stay. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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