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Bogota Airport Guide to El Dorado International Bogota Airport (BOG)

Bogota Airport Terminal 1

Bogota Airport Terminal 1 began its service in 1959 to be the replacement of the lasted interim terminal. It is the biggest of the two airport terminals. 

Regarding the terminal building, it is shaped like an “h” and split in two sectors: On the north side of the terminal there is the international concourse, and on the south side it is located the domestic concourse.

Terminal 1 hosts over 70 domestic and international flights and it is one of the most advanced and important terminals of the region.

Present & future

Bogota Airport Terminal 1 has been recently expanded its facilities by adding 223,700 square meters and now is able to handle 40 million passengers per year. 

On the other hand, it is expected that by 2021 Bogota will have a second international airport, El Dorado II. 

Transfer between terminals

Transfer between terminals by the free satellite shuttle bus.

Service hours: From 5:00 am to 11:00 pm, every 20 minutes.


Bogota Airport Terminal 1 is divided in four levels:

- First Floor: This is the Domestic and International Arrivals level. You can find both international and domestic baggage claim, baggage storage, and ground transportation options (airport shuttle bus, car rentals, taxi ranks, etc.). Find also pedestrian access to the airport and parking lots. Other services offered: Currency exchange, international lost baggage offices, ATMs, food and drink concessions, toilets, duty free shops and other retail shops. Access to the upper floor by escalators and lifts. 

- Mezzanine 1: The Mezzanine 1 is an exclusive floor just for passengers coming from the First Floor. Find in this level both international, domestic and swing gates concourses, immigration, airlines lounges and swing gates concourse. 

- Second Floor: This is the Domestic and International Departures level. Find here both domestic and international check-in counters and boarding gates 11 to 78. The hall is divided into the Domestic check-in hall and the International check-in hall. After clearing security, access to either International concourse or Domestic concourse, where many services and amenities are available. You can also find the swing gates (11 to 20) which can be assigned to both domestic and international flights with their own hall.

Services available in domestic departures hall: ATMs, public telephones, prayer room, food and drink concessions, toilets, airlines offices, retail shops, information desk, first aid station, convenience store, hairdresser; once in the domestic concourse: VIP lounge Avianca, back office Avianca, library, and several food and drink concessions. Access by lifts and escalators. 

Services available in international departures hall: ATMs, public telephones, duty free shops, airlines offices, retail shops, lost & found office, police stations, airport hospital, immigration office, library, food and drink concessions, toilets. Access by lifts and escalators. 

Services available in swing gates hall: Toilets, public telephones, food, drink and retail concessions. Access via lifts and escalators. 

- Mezzanine 2: Mezzanine 2 is an exclusive level for passengers coming from the lower floor (Arrivals Hall). This level is divided between the domestic and international Arrivals Hall. Services offered: Food, drink and retail concessions, toilets and airlines lounges. 


Some of the services offered in Bogota Airport Terminal 1 are the following ones:

- Bank branch
- Currency exchange
- VIP lounges
- First aid station
- Airport Hospital
- Ground transportation
- Food, drink & retail concessions
- Duty-free shops
- Information counters
- Free WiFi connection 
- Baggage claim
- Baggage storage
- Wheel-chair renting service

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Avianca VIP Lounge (Star Alliance member): Domestic Terminal T1

Service hours: From 4.30 am to 11.30 pm.

Services: Work zone, common zone, rest area, coffee station and food and drinks area, Snacks, drinks, Internet, television, air conditioning, reading material and light food menu.

LATAM VIP Lounge (International)

Location: After the Duty Free, across from gates 34-35 in the international area.

Service hours: From 2:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Services: Showers, ironing, shoe shine, reading material, buffet service cocktail type, business center, WiFi and cable TV.

Avianca VIP Lounge (Star Alliance member): International Terminal T1

Location: Next to Duty Free Zone, entering from the international food court.

Service hours: From 2:45 am to 11:00 p.m.

Services: Snacks, bebidas, Free WiFi, tv, games, AC, books, coffee station. 

Purchase your pass to El Dorado Airport VIP lounges