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Transfer Options from Bogota Airport to Chapinero

Chapinero, located in the north of Bogota, is one of the more affluent districts of the city. It is known for its delicious Columbian cuisine, top restaurants, great musical arts scene and fascinating urban town, it is no wonder that this vibrant city is a great tourist spot.

So if you are landing at Bogota El Dorado International Airport (BOG) and you want to make your way to Chapinero, you have 2 transportation options; you can either take a taxi or private transfer, or you can take the bus. Taking a Bogota airport taxi or private transfer is a great option as they provide 24/7 door-to-door services. Alternatively, for a more cost-savvy travel experience, you can take the bus from Bogota airport to Chapinero.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Bogota at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Taxi €5.60 30min 24/7
Bus €1.10 70min 04:15–22:45

How to get from Bogota Airport to Chapinero by taxi

Taking a taxi from Bogota Airport (BOG) to Chapinero is a great transportation option as Columbian taxis are inexpensive and safe. Moreover, airport taxis offer 24/7 door-to-door services, getting you to your Chapinero hotel in just 30 minutes.

Taxi fare from Bogota Airport to Chapinero

Taxis from Bogota International Airport calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. Moreover, various factors further affect this price, such as travelling at night (from 20:00 to 05:00), on weekends or on holidays. A one-way trip from Bogota airport to Chapinero costs around €5.60 (24,800 COP) during the day, with an additional airport surcharge of €1 (4,400 COP); bringing the total price to €6.60 (29,200 COP).

Moreover, between 20:00 and 05:00, as well as on Sundays and public holidays, a surcharge of €0.45 (2,000 COP) per taxi ride applies

Nevertheless, if you wish to travel with an English-speaking driver, at a fixed price with no extra costs, it is highly recommended to book a Bogota airport transfer online.


€6.60 (29,200 COP)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Bogota International Airport

Where do I get it from?

You can find the official Bogota airport taxi ranks at Terminal 1’s Exit doors 2, 3, 5 and 6, and at Terminal 2’s Arrivals exit.

Please note that you will need to pre-pay for your taxi at the taxi counters, located at the Arrivals Hall.


Taking a Bogota cab from BOG to Chapinero is always the most convenient transport option. Not only are taxis very cheap, but they are also available around the clock. So forget about dragging your heavy luggage around the city, or worrying about public transportation, get into a taxi and let them take care of the rest.

Editor’s Note

Please note that you will need to pre-pay for your Bogota airport taxi transfer at the airport’s taxi counters, which can be found at the Arrivals Halls; this can be done in both cash or credit card.

Useful Tips

Columbian taxi drivers do not expect a tip, nonetheless, they are always appreciated. However, there is an exception at the end of the year, when people tip their taxi drivers around the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Many non-official airport taxi drivers will approach you upon your arrival; however, it is highly recommended to take an official taxi from Bogota airport, as these unauthorised drivers charge excessively.
If you don't pre-pay your taxi ride to Chapinero, be sure to confirm any extra charges with the taxi driver before starting your journey.

How to get from Bogota Airport to Chapinero by bus

Another more cost-savvy transport option from Bogota airport to Chapinero is by bus. The TransMilenio (express) MK86 bus goes to Chapinero, however, you will have to take a transfer bus at “Portal Eldorado T-6A” in order to reach “Av. Chile-AK 7 – CL 70A”, the bus stop in Chapinero. The total travel time takes around 1 hour 10 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Bogota airport to Chapinero?

A one-way ticket costs €0.55 (2,400 COP), however, you will need to purchase a rechargeable ‘Tullave’ card.


€0.55 (2,400 COP)

Trip Duration

1 H 10 Min.

Both buses run every 10 minutes.

Value for Money

The airport Feeder bus 16-14 operates Monday-Saturday from 05:00 to 22:45 and on Sundays from 06:00 - 21:45, whilst the MK86 operates Monday to Friday from 04:15 to 22.45, Saturday from 06:00 to 22.45 and Sunday from 06:00 to 21:45.

Where do I get it from?

The El Dorado airport buses are all operated by TransMilenio / SITP and leave from the Portal El Dorado bus station which is located a few kilometres away from the International Arrivals Hall. In order to get there, you can take the free Feeder airport shuttle which can be found outside Exit 6, on Terminal 1’s first floor.

Each Transmilenio route is clearly marked by a letter and number, each letter (for example, M or J) mean different zones around the city.


Taking the bus from Bogota airport to Chapinero is a more cost-savvy transportation option. Although you will need to take a transit bus at “Portal Eldorado T-6A” in order to reach your destination, buses in Bogata have their own lanes, which helps with traffic.

Nevertheless, as taxis in Bogota are cheap, it is always the preferred way to travel.


Editor’s Note

Please remember that you will need to purchase a rechargeable ‘Tullave’ card in order to buy your bus ticket. You can buy the card at a kiosk on the Arrivals floor, next to the escalator.

Useful Tips

Buses are generally safe in Bogota, but it is better not to leave your personal belongings unattended, as travellers from the airport are great targets for thieves.
If you are in a hurry, and haven’t had time to purchase your Tullave card, you can always ask a traveller to buy your ticket and you can pay them back in cash. This is very common for airport bus rides and it is not prohibited.
Other bus lines may operate this route at different times, make sure to check either at the airport, with the personnel, or on the bus website.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Bogota. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Bogota International Airport from Chapinero?

BOG airport is located 12 km away from Chapinero. It takes around 30 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

How to get from Bogota airport to Chapinero?

There are two different transportation options to get from El Dorado (BOG) Airport to Chapinero; you can either take a taxi or private transfer or you can take the public bus.

How much is a taxi from Bogota airport to Chapinero?

Your taxi fare from Bogota airport to Chapinero will be calculated using a taximeter. Taxis in Bogota are cheap, with a one-way costing around €5.60 (24,800 COP), if you include the airport surcharge, you can expect to pay around €6.60 (29,200 COP). Alternatively, if you wish to travel at a fixed rate, with a local English-speaking driver, then it is recommended to pre-book a private airport transfer online.

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