Bogota, is the capital city of Colombia and one of the largest cities in the world. It is rich in history and culture, filled with many museums and art galleries to explore. Be sure to visit the historical centre of La Candelaria to see the Gold Museum, the Church of Our Lady of Lourdesand the botanical garden José Celestino Mutis. From street food like empanadas, to exotic fruits and the best Columbian coffee – Bogota’s cuisine is worth sampling. There are plenty of experiences to discover in Bogota.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Bogota (BOG)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Melbourne to Bogota
When to visit
Bogotá’s climate is warm and tropical on the coast and in the north. However, there is a rainy season from May to November. The best times to visit are during the driest months of December and January (winter) and July and August (summer). The temperature varies little throughout the year ranging from 14°C to 19°C. Spring is also another popular time to visit Bogota, as its dry and warm.
What is the main airport called?
El Dorado International Airport (BOG)Opens external site in a new window. It is an international airport serving Bogotá, Colombia. The airport is located 15 km west of downtown Bogota.
Arriving in Bogotá
The staff at Bogotá Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Bogotá from Bogotá Airport
Getting into Bogota is easy, with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from bus, taxi, hotel transfer or rental cars. Just outside the main terminal there are bus stops with the route marked Aeroporto, that means airport in Spanish. They drop passengers to the main terminal in the city centre and it’s a cheap way to get to the city. It's best to buy a Tullave card from the counters in the arrivals hall. Some hotels can provide a transfer service from Bogota Airport and its best to check with your hotel. Taxi is the most convenient, safe and comfortable way to get to the city centre. The taxi stand is located outside the arrivals area of the international terminal and the journey time takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Alternatively, you may wish to order a car via Uber through the app, as a reliable way to get to your destination.
Getting around Bogotá
Getting around Bogota is easy with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from buses, taxi, Uber or join a tour. The bus rapid transit system, TransMilenio covers several routes along main roads. It’s the fastest way to escape heavy traffic, though during rush hour it gets very crowded. SITP are the other buses that operate and a cheap way to get around. Its best to buy a Tullave card if you plan to travel on the buses. Taxis in Bogota are not very expensive. For safety reasons, don't hail a taxi on the street, its best to use an app or get your hotel or restaurant to call and order a taxi for you. Uber is one of the best and safest ways to get around, especially if you don’t speak Spanish, just request your ride through the app.
Fly from Melbourne
Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.
What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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