Last updated on January 21st, 2023 at 11:10 am
We will tell you how to get from Bogota airport to Chapinero. There are a few options since the distance from Bogota Airport to Chapinero is 13 kilometers. Click here to book online Bogota activities and day tours
The travel time by taxi from Bogota airport to Chapinero is around 20 minutes depending on the traffic.
The cheapest way from Bogota airport to Chapinero is by bus for $2 USD. The bus travel time from Bogota airport to Chapinero is around 40 minutes.
You can get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi if traveling in a group.
SIM CARD AT BOGOTA AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Bogota airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Bogota. Read here Colombia sim card for tourist and best Colombia eSim
You can find the cheapest Colombia eSim with Airalo Colombia eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $15 USD with 2 GB data valid for 15 days. For $21 USD with 3 GB data and for $32 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).
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WHERE TO STAY IN BOGOTA
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Chapinero area. Accommodation prices can take you around $15-20 USD if you sleep in a cheap hotel. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Bogota. Read here best 5 Star Hotels in Bogota
BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
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EL DORADO AIRPORT TO CHAPINERO
BUS FROM BOGOTA AIRPORT TO CHAPINERO
If you are going by bus from Bogota airport to Chapinero. You will have to get from the airport to Portal El Dorado station with the free Feeder Shuttle (The Alimentador 16-14 Airport) from El Dorado airport.
FEEDER BUS 16-14 BOGOTA AIRPORT TO PORTAL DORADO
Feeder Bus (The ALimentador Bus) 16-14 operates from Bogota airport Monday to Saturday from 5 am to 10 45 pm and Sunday from 6 am to 9 45 pm. The free Feeder shuttle (Green Color) is leaving the airport every 10-20 minutes. Check here The Feeder Shuttle route and schedule!
To get the free shuttle from Bogota airport to Portal El Dorado you can get at the First Floor of Terminal 1 outside in the Exit Number 6.
TRANSMILENIO BUS K86 FROM BOGOTA AIRPORT TO CHAPINERO
At Portal El Dorado if you are going from Bogota airport to Chapinero as we did look for a great area for accommodation. You will have to take the Bus K86 running every 10 minutes going from Bogota airport to Chapinero. Check here Bus K86 route and schedule!
The Bus K86 is also going to the University area and to Candelaria the city center. You will have to stop after the University stops and you can choose Chapinero Norte and Chapinero Central bus stops.
The total bus travel time from Bogota airport to Chapinero getting Feeder Shuttle and Bus K86 is around 1 hour and 10 minutes including the waiting time. The total bus fare from Bogota airport to Chapinero area is $2 USD Bus K86 fare is 2400 COP plus 5000 COP Tullave Card mandatory to ride the Transmilenio in Bogota.
BOGOTA TRANSMILENIO MAP
TULLAVE CARD TRANSMILENIO
You can’t pay in cash in the Transmilenio Bus in Bogota. You will have to buy Tullave Card that costs 5000 COP and later you top up credit. You can buy Tullave Card in the Transmilenio Bus Station and also in the airport.
TAXI FROM BOGOTA AIRPORT TO CHAPINERO
The taxi fare from Bogota airport to Chapinero is around 50000 COP which is $10-12 USD fixed price in white taxis. The taxis are totally safe and you can hire them in the exit of the Terminal easy to see them.
The total travel time from Dorado International airport to Chapinero is around 20-30 minutes depending on the traffic. The taxi can be a great option if you are traveling in a group or bringing too much luggage.
CABIFY AND UBER FROM BOGOTA AIRPORT TO CHAPINERO
Cabify App and Uber App is one of the best options from Bogota airport but they have similar fare to taxis going from El Dorado International airport to Chapinero $7-10 USD depending on the traffic or time of the day. You will have to cross the Yellow taxis near the Parking where Uber and Cabify shared rides apps are stopping at El Dorado International Airport.
BUS P500 CHEAPEST WAY FROM BOGOTA AIRPORT TO CHAPINERO
The cheapest way from Bogota airport to Chapinero is by Bus P500. The Bus P500 is operating from 4 am to 11 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 5 am to 10 pm on Sunday and public holidays. Check here Bus P500 schedule and route!
You can get the P500 Bus line in Terminal 1 in exit Number 7. You have to pay with Tullave Card like the Transmilenio Bus as we mentioned above 5000 COP to buy and later you will have to pay 2200 COP (just little bit cheaper than Transmilenio).
The travel time from Bogota airport to Chapinero is around 40 minutes. You can also transfer with Transmilenio if you wish.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BOGOTA AIRPORT TO CHAPINERO
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Bogota.
BEST WAY FROM EL DORADO AIRPORT TO CHAPINERO
The best way from Bogota airport to Chapinero for $7-10 USD is by Cabify and Uber. If you go by taxi could be around $10-12 USD or getting a private transfer only $12 USD for 2 people and $15 USD up to 4 people.
If you are going on a budget you can get the Transmilenio getting Free Shuttle Bus going to Portal Station. You will take 1 hour and 30 minutes but you will only pay $2 USD.
WHERE TO STAY IN CHAPINERO
The Artisan D.C. Hotel, Autograph Collection
We loved our stay in The Artisan D.C. Hotel, Autograph Collection a modern hotel where you can breathe art everywhere. We liked the design of our room, the common areas and the gym. Our favorite in the Artisan was the breakfast where you can enjoy delicious Western choices as Spanish Ham, and salmon to local cuisine like Tamales. arepas and lcoal fruits. Check here if you want to book in the Artisan.
RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOT BOGOTA
Residence Inn By Marriott Bogota has all the comfort that you need in your rooms with beautiful views of the city. We liked the area to walk around 90th Street in Bogota, with many options for restaurants, parks and inside the hotel a huge gym where you can even enjoy the swimming pool. A buffet breakfast is waiting for you with the local and Western options with the friendliest service at the Residence Inn.
STREET FOOD TOUR BOGOTA (LA MESA BOGOTA FOOD TOUR)
We joined to a Bogota Food Tour experience with La Mesa Tours and we really loved it. We had a great cultural and food tour around La Candelaria. We tried the most typical Colombian street food, breakfast, drinks and with a great guide explaining about history, food and facts about Colombia. Check our Bogota Food Tour experience in Our Instagram Reels!
The street food tour had several stops from 5-7 depending how much time you want to stay and how hungry and thirsty you are. We tried the delicious hot chocolate with cheese, empanadas and arepas as the most popular street food in Colombia. We tried delicious fruits, juices, chicha (alcoholic drink). And to finish the tour we had delicious Colombian Tamales and Obleas as a dessert with Colombian coffee!
A total of $5-6 USD dollar can be your daily street food budget travel in Colombia. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $3-5 USD. And you can get snacks like street foods for $1 USD.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BOGOTA
You can go to Bogota any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Colombia because is the sunniest also the peak season. October to November is the months ideal for those working with a budget, because its is considered the low season in the city.
ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA
The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=4000 COP. ATMs are available and it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because of fees for foreign cars. The maximum amount that you can withdraw will be around 600K-1200K COP depending on the bank. Click here to check the exact change rate.
BANK FEES FOR FOREIGN CARDS IN COLOMBIA
Most of the banks in Bogota and Colombia will charge fees for foreign cards in Colombia. Check the list below with the exact fees for foreign cards in Colombia and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Colombia with every bank.
|Bank||Amount Allowed And Fees|
|Colpatria||900K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Pichincha||800K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Banco Caja Social||700K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|BBVA||300K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|CorpBanco||400K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Davidienda||400K COP Withdraw And No Fees|
|Citibank||1200K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
|Bancolombia||900K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
|ATH||400K COP Withdraw And 10k COP Fees|
|Servibanca||750K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees|
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