Bogota Airport (BOG)
Flights from Australia to Bogota will disembark at El Dorado International Airport.
El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is named after the famed legend of the tribal chief that later became associated with the lost city of gold. Bogotá's principle airport, located on the western extremity of the city, has two passenger terminals.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to El Dorado International Airport. Book your Bogota Airport accommodation.
Getting to Bogota
There are many airlines that offer flights to Bogota from Australia. Flights with one stopover from Sydney take between 25 and 30 hours. Flights from Melbourne generally have two stopovers and range from 25 hours 40 minutes to 52 hours, depending on stopover time. Flights from Brisbane with stopovers in Los Angeles and Miami take 24 hours 30 minutes, while flights from Perth stopping in Johannesburg and Sao Paulo take 34 hours 20 minutes.
Airlines that fly to Bogota
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Bogota from Australia include:
For more information on Bogota holidays check out our Bogota travel guide.
Flights to Bogota land you in the capital of Colombia, home to about 9 million people. Set in the center of the country on a plain 2,600 meters above sea level in the Colombian Andes, it melds history, geography and modernity. You can find old churches and plazas in the shadow of skyscrapers. It's ranked by the UK's World Cities Study Group as similar to Berlin, Buenos Aires or Washington D.C when grouped by economic, political and cultural developments.
Here you'll find European and North American influences in the food, culture and architecture. If you like art and music, there are more than 60 museums and galleries, the internationally-renowned annual Ibero-American Theater Festival and Bogota's massive music festival Rock al Parque. Outdoor-lovers can enjoy more than 4,500 parks around the city and almost 300 kilometres of cycle paths. Shoppers are not forgotten: there are 100 malls in Bogota.
A quick guide to neighbourhoods to visit:
- La Candelaria – this is Bogota's first official district, founded in 1538 by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada y Rivera
- Chapinero – north of La Candelaria, this is the new downtown area of the city
- La Macarena – this is a bohemian part of the city with cafes, galleries and great restaurants, and a bull fight ring to boot
- Parque de la 93 – a trendy section with nightclubs and cafes frequented by Bogota's highflyers