Last updated on January 22nd, 2023 at 08:29 pm
How To Get From San Gil to Bogota – You can go by bus, car and private transfer.
What Is The Distance From San Gil to Bogota?
The distance from San Gil to Bogota is 300 kilometers. Click here to book online Bogota activities and day tours
The travel time by bar from San Gil to Bogota is around 6 hours. The bus travel time from San Gil to Bogota is around 7 hours. Read here how to get from Bucaramanga to Barichara, Bucaramanga to San Gil and San Gil to Barichara
What Is The Cheapest Way From San Gil to Bogota?
SIM CARD AT BOGOTA AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you 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 especially in La Candelaria area. Accommodation prices can take you around $10-12 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Bogota.
BOOK YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE
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How To Get From San Gil to Bogota
Bus From San Gil to Bogota (Cheapest Way)
The cheapest way from San Gil to Bogota is by bus. There are direct buses running during the day and at night from San Gil to Bogota.
Copetran Bus Schedule From San Gil to Bogota
The bus schedule from San Gil to Bogota is running every 1-2 hours available 24/7. You can get bus from San Gil to Bogota with Copetran at the Terminal in San Gil. Check here Copetran Bus schedule and prices!
The bus travel time from San Gil to Bogota is around 7 hours. The bus fare from San Gil to Bogota is 70K COP which is $16 USD. You can buy the ticket at the ticket counter or booking online.
MORE BUSES FROM SAN GIL TO BOGOTA
You can also get Omega and Autoboy. Bus prices are similar and they are running less often than Copetran Bus.
CAR RENTAL AT SAN GIL
There are many options for renting a car in San Gil. It’s the most convenient option if you are planning to visit places around Barichara, Bucaramanga and Santander area on the way to Bogota. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day depending on how long are you renting.
WHERE TO STAY IN BOGOTA CITY CENTER: IBIS BOGOTA MUSEO
We decided to stay at IBIS Bogota Museo and we were so happy with the location just 20 minutes walking distance from La Candelaria. Around IBIS Museo there are a few bars, coffee shops restaurants to go out at night. If you are looking for accommodation on a budget with a nice and quiet location check it out!
The breakfast was so delicious with Colombian (especially delicious fruits) and Western options. The staff so helpful and friendly and the internet working great! A perfect stay for the three of us avoiding the busy city center but at the same time walking distance!
WALKING AROUND CANDELARIA
La Candelaria is a great area to stay in Bogota if you are looking for bars, restaurants and full of life. La Candelaria is so colorful and you will find street art, beautiful coffee shops and different types of cuisine.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BOGOTA
You can go to Colombia any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Colombia because is the sunniest and also the peak season. October to November are the months ideal for those working with a budget, because it is considered the low season in the country.
ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA
The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=5000 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 Foreigner Cards In Colombia
Most of the banks in Bogota and Colombia will charge fees for foreigner cards in Colombia. Check the list below with the exact fees for foreigner 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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