By air:

Avianca is the Colombian national airline that operates internationally. Airlines that frequently fly to Colombia include Delta Air Lines, Air France, Iberia, Air plus Comet, Continental Airlines, American Airlines, Varig, Mexicana de Aviación and Aerolíneas Argentinas, among others. Consult your travel agency.

Approximate flight time to Bogota from some world capitals:

  • Buenos Aires: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Mexico City: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Caracas: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Los Angeles: 8 hours 15 minutes
  • New York: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Miami: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Madrid: 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Paris: 12 hours

International Airports:

  • Bogotá – El Dorado (BOG) is located in the city. There are buses that leave every 20 minutes for the city center (traveling time: 30 minutes)
  • Barranquilla – Ernesto Cortisos (BAQ) is located 7 km from the city
  • Cali – Palmaseca (CLO) is located 18 km from the city
  • Cartagena Crespo (CTG) is located in the city
  • Medellín – Rionegro (MDE) is located 45 km from the city

An exit tax of US$ 66 must be paid by all Colombian citizens and foreigners whose stay in Colombia was longer than two months. In the case of shorter stays, the exit tax for foreigners is US$ 33.

Depending on the itinerary, some airlines, such as Air France, American Airlines and Avianca, include the cost of the tax in the cost of the ticket. The exit tax must be paid at the airport, at the time of departure, in cash and in only one currency (Colombian pesos or US dollars, excluding US$ 100 bills).

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There is no international rail connection.


The Pan American Way is interrupted at the Darien Gap, a jungle region between Colombia and Panama. Cars are generally shipped from Panama to a Colombian port. There are roads between Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Both borders are served by several national and international bus services. A driving license, national obligatory insurance and car ownership card is normally required at border crossings.

By ship:

There are shipping companies that dock in Colombia, both passenger ships and cargo ships that also take passengers. Delta Cruise Lines ships leave from United States ports in the Gulf of Mexico, and cruise lines of the French Line, Italian Line, Pacific Steam Navigation and Royal Netherlands SS leave from different European ports. Cartagena is quite an important port in the Caribbean and ships of the Sun Line, Princess Cruises, Delta Norwegian American, Holland America, We tours, Sit mar and Costa dock there. There is a short sea passage between Puerto Obaldía in Panamá and Sapzurro on the Colombian Caribbean coast that can be crossed by launch.


Colombia offers different options for travelers and visitors. If you want to compare the different choices available across the country, we recommend you to use the trivago tool to find the perfect one that suits your needs.