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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

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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Avianca Sala VIP - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Domestic Departures. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • El Dorado Lounge - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, in front of Gate 47. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ] passes are available
  • Avianca Sala VIP - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, 3rd Floor, near gate 28. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Sala VIP LATAM - Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, 3rd Floor, in front of Gates 34 - 35. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Avianca Sala VIP - Location: Puente Aéreo, Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounge listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Sala Elite Copa Airlines Colombia - Location: National Terminal, Airside, North Wing, between gates 3 and 5.

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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 minutes 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 minutes 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 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available.
  • Holiday Inn Bogota Airport - (10 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle, call the hotel (57 (1) 4049521) to request a pick-up.
  • Movich Buro 26 Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available.

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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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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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).
  • Banking - Several banks offer full-service banking landside on the Departures and Arrivals levels of the Main Terminal. Hours: unknown.
  • 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).
  • 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) • Cambios Güendi (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 - Self-service luggage carts are available for a refundable deposit of $4.000 or US$2.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Store your luggage at the Guarda Equipaje for a fixed rate of $13.000. Location: T1, landside, 1st Floor, near Hertz Rent-A-Car. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • 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.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • 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 held at 11:15AM, every day except Mondays. The priest is available afterwards for private requests. Location: International Check-In Area, landside, 2nd floor, near Check-In counter 1. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • 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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As of March 2018, Bogota airport is served by the following airlines: Avianca • easyFly • LATAM • Satena • Viva Colombia • Wingo • Aerolíneas Argentinas • Aeroméxico • Air Canada • Air Europa • Air France • American Airlines • Avior Airlines • Conviasa • Copa • Cubana Airlines • Delta • Iberia • Interjet • Jetblue • KLM • Lufthansa • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is connected via the local bus system. For more information, visit the Bogota Airport website.

Car Rentals

Avis, Budget, Flash Rent a Car and Hertz offer car rental services on-site.

Inter-Terminal Bus

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


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.

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Last Updated: 13 November 2017

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