Sleeping in Airports

Bogota Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Bogota Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The choicest spot in the airport is the little nook right in front of the Colombian Police.  – a traveller

BOG Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bogota El Dorado International Airport.

What to Expect

Bogota Airport (Code: BOG) includes two passenger terminals connected by airport shuttle. The newer and much larger Terminal 1 handles most international and domestic passengers, while Terminal 2 (Puente Aéreo) services a small portion of domestic flights. A large selection of shops and restaurants is scattered throughout Terminal 1, while Terminal 2 contains a large retail space and food court. Travellers, though, report that everything is quite expensive. Travellers say the airport is clean and modern, with friendly staff and security who generally do not bother overnight sleepers. The airport offers free WiFi, plenty of charging spots, and comfortable sleeping areas. Economy class passengers can buy access to several airport lounges, one of which has shower facilities. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Bogota Airport Guide
Designated quiet area within the Avianca Lounge, Terminal 1 (Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / January 2020)

Sleeping in Bogota Airport

Some travellers have reported that airside is more conducive to sleeping than landside, with quieter spots, armrest-free seating, benches, carpeted floors, and lighting set on motion sensors that can allow for dimly lit sleeping areas. Specific areas named as good sleeping spots by travellers include floor space near the food court, Gate 32 lounge chairs, and a nook in front of the Columbian Police Station. Explore our guide to sleeping in Bogota Airport or read traveller reviews for more tips. For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels within a 10-minute drive of the airport, most of which offer complimentary shuttle service. See Airport Hotels in the guide below.

Good to Know

Passengers are not allowed into the international departure area of Terminal 1 more than five hours before their scheduled departure.

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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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

airport hotelsBogota Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Bogota Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

Inside the Airport

Wait N Rest – There are 18 soundproof sleep cabins located Airside, at Gate 54. Rates: US$ 9.49 USD per hour (as of May 2022). Each cabin is equipped with an internal touchscreen to check flight information, control your room temperature and buy sleep wear if needed.

Hotels near the Airport

  • Hotel Habitel – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Aloft Bogota Airport – Free airport shuttle departs 4 times a day upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Movich Buro 26 Hotel – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates
  • Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport – Free airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Bogota Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

airport loungeAirport 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. 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!

  • El Dorado Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, in front of Gate 47. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Avianca Sala VIP – Locations: Multiple locations – (1) Domestic Departures and (1) International Departures. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Copa Club – Location: Terminal 1, Landside. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • 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.
  • American Express Lounge – Location: Terminal 1 (2 locations: International Pier and South National Pier).  Hours: 5:00AM – 10:00PM.

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.

Related Pages: Bogota Airport Lounges

water bottle refillsDrinking Water

A reader (January 2019) tells us water fountains are near the gates, bathrooms and customs.  Some of them apparently don’t work, so you may need to walk a bit to find one that does.

foodFood & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. The following operates 24/7: Oma Cafe • Amazonia Café • Burger King • El Cafetalito • Kaori • The Market Place by Wolfgang Puck • Xue Café • Zyrope Café-Bar.

Luggage StorageLuggage Storage & Lockers

Store your luggage for a fixed rate of COP15.000/12 hours. Location: Landside, First Floor • Airside, Gate 1. Hours: Open 24 hours.

mobile chargingMobile Charging

A reader tells us you can charge your phones at the airport’s Zyrope Café-Bar (Terminal 1, 2nd and 3rd floor locations). Power outlets can be found near the bar areas, and you can sign in for 30 minutes of free WiFi while you charge.

rest zonesRest & Relaxation Zones

There is a dedicated quiet area within one of the Avianca Lounges.  A reader tells us that the international transfer zone has a rest zone.

showersShowers

Showers are available in the Avianca Lounge (International Terminal) and the Sala VIP LAN. See Airport Lounges above.

wifiWiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Bogota Airport.  A reader tells us it is limited to 30 minutes and registration by email is required, while another reader tells us that unlimited WiFi is available in the Terminal 1 food court.

airport infoMore Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you travel internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside in both terminals.

Banking Services – 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. Location: T2, Departures (landside).

Currency Exchange – Several currency exchange counters available: Aerocambiar (Terminal 1, Landside) • Aerocambios (Main Terminal, landside, Arrivals 1st floor and International Concourse, airside, Departures 2nd Floor) • Cambios Alcansa (Terminal 1, Landside) • Globo Cambio (Terminal 1, landside, Arrivals 1st floor) • Cambios Güendi (Terminal 1, landside, Arrivals 1st floor).

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping and a good selection of shops selling everything from leather goods and souvenirs to Colombian emeralds and coffee are available!

Information Desk – If you have any questions, visit one of the airport information desks for assistance. Locations: Domestic Departures, Check-in Hall • International Departures, Check-in Hall.

Luggage Carts – Need a hand with your bags? Self-service luggage carts are available for a refundable deposit of COP4.000 or US$1. Location: Baggage Claim Area.

Luggage Wrapping – Bag Security provides luggage wrapping services. Hours: Unknown.

Medical Services – The Colombian Red Cross provides medical services within the airport. Alternatively, you can call the following phone numbers in case of emergency +57-(601)-439-7070 • +57-(601)-318-330-3383 • 57-(601)-350-557-4523.

Pharmacy – Droguería Colsubsidio is available in Terminal 1, International Arrivals, First Floor.Hours: 24/7.

Prayer Room – The Airport Oratory offers a quiet interfaith area for prayer and meditation. Mass is held at 11:15 AM, 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.

SIM Cards – A reader tells us, “To purchase a sim card 24/7 at the El Dorado airport is easy. Claro is the only carrier in the airport. The price might be 20% more than a store in the city. But you leave the airport with gigabytes of data and unlimited Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. I arrived at El Dorado [at] 1:00 AM and had no intention of taking a cab to my hotel without a phone. The kiosk is located next to baggage claim.” (March 2023)

Smoking – Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the airport.

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Bogota and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Aviatur, BCD Travel (Temporarily Closed) Ossa & Asociados S.A. Viajes y Turismo and Super Destino.

Airlines
Bogota airport is served by the following airlines: Aeroméxico • Air Canada • Air France • American Airlines • Avianca • Clic • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Etihad Airways • easyFly • Gol •Iberia • Jetblue • LATAM • Lufthansa • Satena • Spirit Airlines • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines • Viva Aerobus • Viva Air Peru • Volaris • Wingo.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite: ACE Rent a Car • Alamo • Avis • Budget • Equirent • Europcar • Flash Rent a Car • Nü Car Rental • Vaya.

Hotel Shuttles

Several hotels provide airport shuttle service: Hotel Movich Buro 26Habitel HotelCourtyard by Marriott Bogota AirportAloft Bogota AirportHilton Garden Inn Bogota AirportHotel Boutique Markes.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Inter-Terminal Bus

A free shuttle bus provides travellers with easy connections between the two terminals. Buses depart every 20 minutes and operate from 5:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

Ride Sharing

Uber is available throughout Colombia. A ride to La Candelaria, the historical city centre, will cost you from €7 to €9.

Taxi

Licensed taxis are recognized by their yellow and white colour. 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.

layover sightseeingLayover Sightseeing

Do you want to make the most of your stopover or long layover by getting out of the airport to do some sightseeing?  Check out our Bogota Airport Layover Sightseeing guide or explore Things to do in Bogota on Tripadvisor.

Last updated: 2024-02-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.