Bogota El Dorado Airport, Colombia (BOG)

Last updated:
October 7, 2022

General information

Bogota El Dorado Airport is Colombia’s largest and busiest airport, accounting for about 45% of the total number of passengers at airports in Colombia. The airport consists of two runways and two terminals.

T1 is one of the most modern terminals in South America. Bogota El Dorado Airport is home to Avianca, the second oldest airline in the world (after KLM). Viva Air, Satena, Wingo and LATAM Airlines offer many flights to and from the airport as well.

The airport was recently renovated to increase capacity to a maximum of 40 million passengers per year.

There are also plans to build a second airport called El Dorado II. This future airport in Facatativá west of Bogota will be connected to the current airport by train or light rail.

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Where is Bogota El Dorado Airport located?

Colombia's largest airport is located northwest of the historic center of the city (La Candelaria). You can reach the airport via the Avenida El Dorado.

How many terminals does Bogota El Dorado Airport have?

The airport consists of two terminals:

  • Terminal 1 is used for international and domestic flights.
  • Terminal 2 (Puente Aéreo / Air Bridge) for domestic flights operated by airlines Satena and EasyFly.

T1 is a modern terminal with two piers and the shape of an “h.” A free satellite bus runs every 20 minutes from 05:00 hours to 23:00 hours between the terminals.

Airport map

Map of Bogota El Dorado Airport. Source: ColombiaInfo.
Map of Bogota El Dorado Airport Terminal 1. Source: ColombiaInfo.

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Most common questions

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Is the Bogota airport big?

El Dorado International Airport is one of the top 100 busiest airports in the world. It is located 15km west of the city centre of Bogota in Colombia, South America. It is an important gateway for trade in Latin America. It has a landing field of 1,700 acres, the third largest in the world.

How many airports are in Bogota?

Essentially one, El Dorado International Airport. For domestic flights, the Guaymaral Airport (ICAO: SKGY) is a high-elevation airport in the north of Bogotá, Colombia, also serving the towns of Cota and Chía. The runway is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northeast of Bogota's El Dorado International Airport.

What part of Bogota is the airport?

The airport is located mostly in the Fontibón district of Bogotá, although it partially extends into the Engativá district and the municipality of Funza in the Western Savanna Province of the Cundinamarca Department.

Is the airport in Bogota safe?

Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport is the first airport in South America to be Certified with the 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating, by international air transport rating agency Skytrax.

Can you stay in Bogota airport overnight?

Overnight travelers report a clean, modern airport with friendly staff and security who don't bother them. There's free WiFi and plenty of charging stations in the airport, along with comfortable sleeping areas.

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