General Information

If you are on a connecting flight in Bogota, El Dorado Airport and Bogota open their doors for you to enjoy your stay in Colombia. In this section you will find information on how to spend your time during your connection.


Connecting time

El Dorado Airport operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Thus, it provides its passengers on connection with resting chairs in the waiting rooms as well as restaurants and stores with 24/7 service.

In addition, El Dorado offers cultural, fashion and artistic events to its passengers throughout the year. If you want to explore the city, you can find more information in our tourist attractions section. Please note that you must be back at the airport 3 hours early for international flights and 2 hours early for national flights.

If you have to spend the night, we invite you to see our hotels section, where you will find accommodation near the airport for peace of mind and relaxation.


All passengers in transit or connection must enter the Colombian territory to make the flight transit.

If the passenger is foreign, he must have a transit visa and he must carry out all necessary proceedings to get a visa before the Cancillería de la República (State Department). The transit visa is valid for 30 days and allows citizens in transit to stay at the international transit zone for 24 hours.

Passengers who do not require a visa must carry a valid identification document and can transit freely through all areas of the airport.

For further information, visit the Cancillería de la República website or call: +57 (1) 3826999 – National toll-free number: 01 8000 938 000″


During your connection

The Airport fee is the mandatory value charged to the passengers for using the airport facilities, which is included in the price of the ticket. Passengers in international transit are exempt from payment. For further information click here

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For your tranquillity

If you need to store your luggage safely during your stay at the airport, you can go to the south-western side, first floor of the public area, or enter through gate (1) one and request the service offered by the Luggage Store.


What to do during you connection at El Dorado

As an International or National passenger you can enjoy the airport amenities such as: green areas, rest areas, cultural events, temporary exhibitions, restaurants and shops. If you have a long connection, you can explore the capital of the country. Please remember to plan everything well to avoid inconveniences.

Visit Bogota

If allowed by your visa, you may exit to visit the city. You must return 3 hours prior for international flights and 2 hours prior for domestic flights.

Shop and Eat

Get to know the commercial offer in more than 200 stores that El Dorado has for you. You can also visit our food court.

Keep in mind

Passengers with connection may enjoy the following benefits:

  • Rest seats located at the different waiting areas.
  • Restaurants and meals 24/7 services.
  • Photography exhibitions and diverse cultural events.
  • Variety of business establishments such as hair salons.