Sleeping in Airports

Bogota Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you 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

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Bogota Airport.

What to Expect

Bogota Airport 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. There is a large selection of shops and restaurants 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 clean and modern, with friendly staff and security who generally do not bother overnight sleepers. The airport offers free WiFi and has 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 airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

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 lounger chairs, and a nook in front of the Columbian Police Station. For uninterrupted sleep, there are several hotels within a 10 minute drive of the airport, most of which offer free shuttle service. See Airport Hotels in the airport 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.

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!

Passes  Eldorado Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, in front of Gate 47. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info]

Avianca Sala VIP – Locations: Multiple locations – (1) Domestic Departures and (1) International Departures [ more lounge info ]

Copa Club – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, near Gate 46. Lounge Access: 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. [ 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.

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. » Check Rates
  • 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). » Check Rates
  • Hotel Aces del Dorado – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • 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. » Check Rates
  • Movich Buro 26 Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling 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 on the 2nd floor Departures area (landside).

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

Drinking Water – There is a rumour that drinking water fountains are available airside, but we have been unable to confirm this information. If you know more details about this, please contact us [email protected]

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 $15.000. Location: T1, landside, 1st Floor, next to 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 medical services and vaccination services (vaccination available 7:00AM – 5:00PM) for travelers. Location: New Terminal, 2nd floor, public area on the eastern side of the terminal. Hours: 24 hours. The Airport Medical Centre offers 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 – A reader tells us that 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.

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.

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, Colombian Tourist, Ossa & Asociados S.A. Viajes y Turismo, Super Destino and Viajes Oganesoff.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

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.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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.

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.

Last updated: 2018-10-29

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.