How to Reach Bogota - The Easiest Way to Reach Bogota


  • By Air: The El Dorado International Airport is just 20 minutes away from the city and is the most preferred way for most tourists. A lot of the airlines fly in and out of Bogota. There are domestic flights available if you want to fly from one city to another.


  • Buses are a common means of transport here and are quite cheap. They however only map their main stops, so if you’re unfamiliar with the roads ask the bus drivers and they’ll inform you when to get off.
  • Taxis are largely preferred by tourists since they serve as the most convenient source for traveling from one point to another. Remember to pay by the meter and ensure that the meter is running when you sit in the car.
  • The Transmilenio or the bus rapid transit system is fast becoming Bogota’s upcoming mode of transportation. Linking all the major tourist attractions and stops along with the airport, all you need to do is board the train and get off where you want to.
  • There are privately owned busses that run throughout the city and can be hailed down just like a taxi. These busses have no designated stops and will stop wherever you want to get off. They’ll have a list of the neighbourhoods they’ll go to and if you’re going the same way, then you need to pay the fare as listed and take a seat. Count your change though; bus drivers are known to give back less change to the tourists.
  • If you have the stamina, you could rent a bicycle and use the extensive cycle network to see the city.

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Modes of Transportation in Bogota

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Bogota. The most preferred mode of transport in Bogota is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 10.56 km Average time: 49.7 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 36.36%
    Bus 40.81 min Waiting 9.5 min Walking 8.78 min Other 1.17 min Overall average time for 12.46 kms 60.25 min
  • Walking 18.18%
    Walking 35.28 min Motorbike 4.61 min Bus 3.33 min Driving 2.61 min Waiting 0.94 min Train 0.56 min Overall average time for 5.63 kms 47.33 min
  • Motorbike 5.05%
    Motorbike 45 min Walking 0.8 min Overall average time for 15.28 kms 45.8 min
  • Train/Metro 1.01%
    Train 20 min Bus 15 min Waiting 8 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 6 kms 48 min
  • Car 19.19%
    Driving 45.68 min Waiting 0.16 min Walking 0.05 min Overall average time for 13.81 kms 45.89 min
  • Bike 15.15%
    Bike 29.47 min Walking 1.93 min Overall average time for 6.55 kms 31.4 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 1.01%
    Tram 40 min Overall average time for 8.9 kms 40 min

How to Reach Bogota from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Bogotà d.c. to Bogota 3.14 km 3 mins
Medellín to Bogota 172.76 km 2 hours 52 mins
Armenia to Bogota 178.29 km 2 hours 58 mins
Barranquilla to Bogota 204.49 km 3 hours 24 mins
Kingston to Bogota 477.28 km 7 hours 57 mins
Willemstad to Bogota 626.86 km 10 hours 26 mins
Colon to Bogota 657.43 km 10 hours 57 mins
Santo domingo to Bogota 662.1 km 11 hours 2 mins
Miami beach to Bogota 842.11 km 14 hours 2 mins
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