The El Dorado airport is the biggest airport in Colombia, and is certainly the biggest in Bogota. Its full name is the international airport El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento, and it is in the western part of Bogota and around 15km from the centre of the city. It is in the municipality of the Bogotà river and Funza. The Bogata airport sees over 30 million passengers per year with the domestic terminal one being the busiest terminals by far. The airport also moves over 700,000 metric tons of cargo every year. El Dorado airport is served by 24 airlines at the moment, there are 44 migration and immigration counters, 37 regular restrooms and 28 family restrooms. There is plenty of parking, including disabled parking, motorcycle parking and bike parking too.
The airport his eight of its own fire engines on standby at all times, and there are two runways that are in use 24 hours per day. There are two food courts, there are three international resting areas and one domestic resting area. El Dorado airport has two children’s areas for international passengers and two for domestic passengers. There are 120 chairs in the waiting rooms, there is a post office, and a tourist information stand. If you are looking for a bank, there is a branch of Bancolombia and a branch of Banco Popular. There are also ATM machines in the airport too. If you do not book a taxi in advance, then you are going to have a long wait because there is only one taxi dispatcher. You will see a fair number of taxis if you venture outside the airport, but they will not allow you to hop in and take a ride. Instead, you have to stand in a line and be assigned a taxi. It is far better, cheaper, and easier to book a taxi in advance with us at Taxileader.net.
With our service, you do not have to trust a laminated guide. Many of the taxis serving the airport do not use a unit-based meter. Instead, the meter shows a number at the end of the trip, and that number corresponds to a laminated sheet that should be located somewhere in the back. Your job is to identify the number on the meter against the number on the sheet and then pay the amount shown on the sheet. Asking the taxi driver which fee should be paid is often a silly idea because it means trusting a stranger to be honest.
Book a taxi at El Dorado by filling out the form on this page
Book your taxi in advance with Taxileader.net, and you will know the cost of your taxi in advance. The price you are quoted is fixed and will not be altered if there is traffic or if you hit delays. If your flight is delayed, then let us know and your driver know by sms text and you will not have to pay extra. Our service allows you to book in your own language, and you may pay when you are there or you may pay in advance. Most people choose to pay in advance so that they do not have to pay currency conversion fees, but if you wish to pay in cash after your journey, then that is fine too. Book your taxi today, and feel free to contact our customer service department via phone, live chat or email. We have people standing by and ready to help you.