Bogotà is the capital of Colombia, and is also its largest city. It is responsible for a whopping 56% of Colombia’s tourism, which means Bogotà is the place to go if you are visiting the country. The historical and cultural centre of La Candelaria is perfect for art and culture lovers, and is also where most of Bogotà’s hotels are situated. Locally, you will find the Botero Museum, Gold Museum and Cerro Monserrate, which are world-famous attractions. Bogotà is a hotbed of tourist attractions, which includes historic locations, famous building, gardens, amusement parks, and over 100 malls.
There are two airports in Bogotà. There is the El Dorado International Airport, which is ranked as one of the world’s 50 busiest airports. The El Dorado International Airport sees over 35,000,000 travellers every year. The other airport is called Guaymaral Airport, but it is made up of a 15km landing strip and is mostly used for private planes and flight training.
When visiting Bogotà, the cheapest way to get to and from the airport is by bus, but buses are not recommended for people who are new to Bogotà because the bus schedules don't give a full itinerary of where they are going, they only indicate the biggest places they are passing and travellers are expected to know where to get off and on. Do not take buses at night, and do not try to walk to the city centre because it is a long way to the point where it takes over 40 minutes on a bus.
Until you are used to the city and comfortable with it, you should take taxis. There is a line of taxis waiting outside the airport, but they charge a hefty surcharge for using them. Also, beware of the white taxis as they tend to charge a lot more than regular taxis. In addition, you should only get into a registered taxi because Bogotà is not the sort of place where Lyft or Uber drivers exist. Crime rates have dropped significantly since the late 90s, but all major cities contain people who will exploit tourists who leave themselves open to exploitation.
If you are visiting Bogotà, you can book a taxi right here at Taxileader.net. You can get a fixed quote, and your driver can be ready and waiting for you when you get off your plane. Even if you are stuck in traffic, your fixed quote will not change. You are able to book in your own language, and you can pay in advance to help save on currency exchange fees. If your flight is delayed, then you should let your driver know and you will not be charged an extra fee.
Our booking process is simple, and we have a team of support agents who are ready to answer any of your questions. Getting from the airport to your hotel is often daunting when you enter a new country for the first time, so book a private taxi with Taxileader.net and give yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing the hardest part of your journey is taken care of.