Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bucaramanga 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 baggage carousel is outside, so if you need to call someone to pick you up, do it prior to hunting for your bags! – jim
BGA 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 Bucaramanga Airport.
What to Expect
Bucaramanga Airport (code: BGA) has a small terminal that serves domestic and international flights. Facilities include a few shops, cafes, and eateries. Free WiFi helps pass the time. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for its location and rates.
Sleeping in Bucaramanga Airport
The airport closes nightly, so spending the night here is not possible. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. If you are a daytime airport sleeper, we do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are in the area. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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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.
If sleeping in Palonegro International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into Bucaramanga city center, as there are no hotels in or near the airport. Here are some suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:
- Hotel D’Leon – (27 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa Bucaramanga – (28 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer service is available upon request ($). » Check Rates
- Hotel Chicamocha – (30 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bucaramanga Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door 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!
- Avianca Sala VIP – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
Free WiFi is available at Bucaramanga Airport.
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: Unknown.
Currency Exchange – Available at Aerocambios, 2nd Floor. Hours: 4:30AM – 9:00PM.
Duty Free and Shopping – Duty Free is available on the 2nd Floor in addition to a small selection of shops.
Food & Drinks – The airport offers at least 8 locations (restaurants/coffee shops) which are open during normal flight operation times. There are no 24 hour operations here.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Not available.
The airport is open from 05:30 AM until 11:30 PM. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Buses and Trams
BGA airport is well connected to the public transportation system. There are five local buses, two tram lines, and a connection to the metro system. The 783 Express Tram route may be your fastest connection to the airport. For route maps, schedules and additional fare information, visit the Bucharest Airport website.
Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2020-06-17
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: update the airport guide or write a review.