Bogotá airport: Bogotá El Nuevo Dorado International Airport (BOG)

Bogotá El Nuevo Dorado International Airport

Since work has started on a new terminal at the Colombian capital's airport, the word 'nuevo' has already been added to the name of Bogotá Airport. This new terminal is expected to be operational in 2014. At present there are two terminals. Most flights are processed via the El Dorado terminal; domestic flights are partially processed via the Puente Aereo terminal. They are one kilometer apart, but there's a shuttle bus service between the two terminals.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BOG
ICAO airport code: SKBO

Transport

Local transport

Train

There's no train connection with Bogotá Airport.

Car and bus

Bogotá International Airport is situated 13 kilometers northwest of the city center. The airport is easily accessible by rental car via Calle 26 (also called the Avenida El Dorado) leading directly from the city center to the airport.

Bogotá's express bus service (TransMilenio) is connected with the airport since 2011. These long, modern busses take you in no time to almost any destination of interest to tourists in the Colombian capital.

Car rental Bogotá Airport

You can rent cars in the Arrivals Hall of both terminals. There are three car rental companies present at Bogotá Airport: Budget, Dollar and Flash Rent-a-Car.

Taxi

There are two ways to rent a taxi at Bogotá Airport. You can just get into a taxi and make sure the meter is running and the driver doesn't make a detour. You can also buy a ticket at the taxi counter in the Arrivals Hall for the destination of your choice. You pay the price stated on the ticket, although each taxi driver will appreciate a tip. Keep an eye on 'helpful' men wanting to place your baggage in the trunk. They often ask exorbitant prices for this simple task.

Airport Parking

There are uncovered parking lots outside the terminal building. Shuttle busses connect the long-term parking lots which are further out with the terminal.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at Bogotá Airport. The nearest hotel is Embassy Suites by Hilton (Tel. +57(0)1 317 1313). Other hotels nearby the airport include Four Points by Sheraton (Tel. +57(0)1 210 5000), Bogotá Marriott (Tel. +57(0)1 4851111) and the Hoteles América (Tel. +57(0)1 212 8110). For more hotels and to book online you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels at competitive internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

Bogotá Airport offers a fair range of restaurants, cafés, (snack) bars and shops. The facilities for eating, drinking and shopping are expected to be expanded considerably in the new terminal, which will be operational in 2014.

Baggage

There's a lost-and-found office (Tel. +57(0)1 549 8042) near the baggage claim area.

Information

In the central hall there's an information desk (Tel. +57(0)91 425 1000) for inquiries about the airport, flight schedules and airport services.

Business

Apart from basic facilities such as faxing, copying and internet access (at the information desks and in the VIP lounges) Bogotá Airport doesn't offer business facilities. You can find these in the business hotels nearby the airport (see Hotels).

Disabled facilities

Bogotá Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets.

Other services

There's one bank (Banco Popular) at Bogotá Airport to exchange money. There are also ATM's scattered around both terminals. In addition there's a pharmacy, a dry cleaner's and baby rooms.

Contact

Contact

Address

El Nuevo Dorado International Airport
Apartado Aereo 151755
Av. El Dorado 113 – 85
Bogotá
Colombia

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +57(0)91 425 1000
Fax: none
Email: info@eldorado.aero

Airport codes

IATA airport code: BOG
ICAO airport code: SKBO

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