Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Bogotá to Cartagena
LATAM Airlines, Aeromexico and Avianca have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Bogotá to Cartagena. Confirm policies on booking site.
If you get sick while at the airport or forgot your medication, you can head over to the medical center at El Dorado International Airport. The Fontibon Hospital offers both medical and vaccination services. The hospital is open from 07:00 am to 06:00 pm and is located at T1, second floor. The airport also has a medical center that offers emergency medical care, first aid, and general medical practices for passengers. It is also located on T1, second floor and is open 24 hours.
El Dorado International Airport offers a storage service at the Guarda Equipaje and charges a fixed fee of about COL$54,086 ($15) per 12 hours. The storage facility can be found at T1, first floor, adjacent to Hertz car rental offices. The facility is open 24 hours.
With over 1,600 parking spaces available at El Dorado International Airport, you will never miss a space to park your vehicle. The airport offers parking spaces at different locations: Downtown, North, and South Parking. Downtown parking is located in the center of T1, North Parking is found northeast of the terminal near Gate 9, and South Parking is found southwest of the terminal near Gate 1. The parking fees are around COL$48,000 ($13) for 24 hours.
If you want to sleep at a hotel near the airport, you are spoilt for options. Several hotels are located few minutes from the airport, which means you can walk to their location. Nearby options include Hotel Las Americas, Hotel Manglar 421, and Varanasi Boutique Hotel.
Direct flights take on average 1h 25m to travel the 657 km between Bogotá and Cartagena.
There are 427 (direct) flights between Bogotá and Cartagena per week, averaging 61 per day.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Bogotá to Cartagena found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for C$ 60 on Wingo, followed by Avianca (C$ 97). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as C$ 31 on Wingo and from C$ 48 on Avianca.
Bogotá and Cartagena are connected by different airlines. The airlines that fly that route the most regularly are Avianca (15 flights per day, LATAM Airlines (12 flights per day), and Aeromexico (10 flights per day).
When flying from Bogotá to Cartagena, you should consider leaving on a Tuesday and avoid Wednesdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Bogotá, you’ll find the best rates on Fridays and the most expensive ones on Sundays.
Bogotá and Cartagena are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Bogotá from Bogotá El Dorado and will be arriving at Cartagena Rafael Nunez.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was great and friendly- good meals on long flights- best airline!"
Cons: "everything was great"
Cons: "Waiting room and security"
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "Better food or at least option to purchase better food. Needs entertainment and the plane needs a renovation. Very dated interior."
Pros: "Muy cómodo los vuelos"
Pros: "The assigned flight attendant was very nice and did a wonderful job"
Cons: "La organización del embarque y desembarque"
Pros: "It was an easy hassel free experience"
Cons: "I wish I had gotten a window seat on the first flight. The flight was overnight and it was hard to sleep"
Pros: "Yes i like"
Cons: "Improve boarding procedures. Cre was very average"
Pros: "The Crew was amazing"
Cons: "Work to do with the boarding Staff"
Cons: "I really enjoy the flight."
Pros: "Everything was fast"
Cons: "No entertainment at all"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Give me my baggage"
Pros: "The crew and copa gave me executive class. I really appreciate that because I was very tired."
Cons: "The boarding spend a lot of time, and the flight was late"
Pros: "Liked the simplicity of such a small airline and local routes. Make for inexpensive travel."
Cons: "Overbooking is common and being placed on standby is unnerving when in a foreign country. The booking and reservation process needs to be looked at closely to prevent such happenings."
Pros: "Excellent attention, very good food. Very nice flight overall."
Cons: "Not charging me 340$ by threatening to cancel my return flight if I didn’t pay."
Cons: "Hi, the windows are always dirty or greasy in four of eight flys that I flew. Tanks for asking."
Pros: "Everything excellent"
Cons: "Not st all"
Cons: "Flight and crew were awesome! No media in the plane and pretty tight."
Pros: "Confort and great service."
Cons: "Everything was perfect!"
Pros: "The service, staff friendly."
Cons: "The line at the airport in Bogotá. I checked in online and it didn’t save me time. It tokk me over an hour to drop my bags off."
Pros: "Excellent service and on time"
Cons: "Food could be improved a bit more."
Pros: "More legroom on this flight & it was packed."
Cons: "The customs forms were outdated. Had to fill out the proper ones upon landing."
Pros: "Efficient and no hassle. Spacious leg room. On time."
Cons: "No complaints. Perhaps the crew could have smiled more."
Pros: "Fast and orderly boarding. Everything was as they described in their web page. Read carefully and you will know what to expect. On time and very attentive personal"
Cons: "None really. Is a low cost airline, do not expect amenities or entertainment or confort."
Cons: "We were not allowed to check my bag in line 2 hours early. Time listed on e boarding pass was at gate but we were in line 2 hours early and not alerted to get put ahead in lines. Misleading us and 3 others we knew of to not allowed to check bags or go to gate. Had to rebook next available 1 1/2 days later."
Pros: "Crew was ok."
Cons: "Four people at the desk in the check in as area, totally insufficient for the whole operation in a busy day."
Cons: "Water and snack"
Pros: "Everything was amazing"
Pros: "Amazin crew a comfort."
Cons: "For that size of airplane basing on the fact that it was an international flight not having a USB port or any power source by the seats it’s ridiculous. The boarding process was a nightmare, very disorganized the crew members starting boarding group by group just using ONE of the two entrances available because of it the line to board the plan occupied almost 2 boarding gates. I couldn’t reclaim my seat because it was broke, the quality of the food was very mediocre, crew members attitude were upsetting... uncaring and ignoring passengers call. Another filthy plain ... I had 4 flights with avianca between 2 International fights and 2 national connections, all flights were terrible! The worse part is I probably could’ve flight more comfortable for less money or at least get what I paid for."
Cons: "Everything! For the price on the plain tickets Avianca is a very mediocre airline."
Pros: "Speedy boarding. Flight wasn’t full so entire comfort plus row to myself. Delayed takeoff but still arrived on time."
Cons: "Avianca used to have a better inflight service"
Pros: "Overall flight was fine. No entertainment nor wifi."
Cons: "At check in in Bogota we asked which line to turn in luggage; as we had previously done online checkin. We were placed in a long line and waited about 45 min.s. Several people were allowed to bypass the line, as they were 'late' for their flight. When we were close to being served the attendant 'placing customers in lines' directed four or five groups from the special needs line ahead of our line in a row. We were told we had missed the baggage check in by 2 minutes and had to pay $60 usd to take an flight 2 hours later. We were then yelled at that we had been in the wrong line. There was another line, very fast one, one the opposite side of the gate area for those with 'bag drop' only needs. I had showed the airline personnel our check in info on my cell and was placed in the wrong line by them. So many problems at airport check in with this airline."
Pros: "I got there early and they put me on an earlier flight."
Cons: "Cramped seats."
Pros: "Never again with Avianca"
Cons: "Never again with Avianca"
Pros: "Tv shows"
Cons: "Lost baggage"
Pros: "The team members that helped me with the hiccups before check in were amazing."
Cons: "Was a little cramped but I’m tall so there’s not much you can do about it."
Pros: "Pretty much everything."
Cons: "I cannot think of a single thing that I did not like."
Pros: "Avianca is always a pleasure to fly."
Pros: "The sandwich was surprisingly delicious"
Cons: "Boarding process announcement were only in really fast spanish."
Pros: "Everything was great, short flight."
Pros: "Flight delayed causing anxiety as onward connection."
Cons: "No vegetarian food available."
Pros: "in seat entertainment"
Cons: "None of the AVIANCA staff smile, not at check in, not when boarding, not during the inflight service, not during disembarkation..."
Cons: "When arriving at the airport in Bogota not only the flight was delayed but the gate was changed and the person at the counter in the gate wrote the wrong gate on the ticket and flight to Lima was missed. They booked the passenger in the next flight 9 hours after. They did not provide any food nor hotel so passenger to stay at the airport. My guess, they overbooked the flight as they always do, this trip was for my son (20) traveling by himself for the first time, they took advantage of his inexperience; this is is my 3rd bad experience with Avianca and definitely the last one!"
Pros: "Guess if u book early enough u get bumped into business."
Pros: "The in-flight service is really good."
Cons: "The flight was slightly delayed"
Pros: "On time and fast"
Cons: "Late. Changed doors twice. Changed the flight crew. Weird"
Pros: "The crew, the service, enternaimente was good. On schedule and fast service."
Cons: "The plane was old and the seats a bit uncomfortable."
Cons: "it was 14 horas late"
Pros: "Excellent entertainment system. Many new and interesting movies to choose from. Beautiful new and clean plane."
Cons: "Waited more than 1.5 hours on the tarmac before taking off. Boarding was also chaotic—we were assigned groups, but no one actually uses them."
Cons: "No one knows what going in the airport from Avianca and flight were delayed or cancell with no explanation several times"
Cons: "The flight was delayed three hours without explanation. No weather problems, etc. old plane with ashtrays. Baggage took a very long time to arrive. Even though we were on the plane for a long time waiting to deplane."
Pros: "Brand new A321neo. Attentive flight attendants."
Pros: "Excelente servicio al cliente"
Cons: "It was late and then I missed my connection, and an Avianca employee told me there was a later flight from LAX to PDX (at 11:45 on AlaskaAir) which I would be put on. However, once I arrived I was told I was on a 6 AM on Delta with no arrangement to get me a hotel or anything. I bought a separate ticket on that 11:45 flight on Alaska Air to PDX instead. Extremely unhappy with this service and will never again use it. I will also tell everyone in my social circles, in person and online, to stop using it."
Pros: "While on board everything is good. Nice food, great entertaining, really comfortable. Problem is what happens in between if you have connecting flights."
Cons: "I bought my flight and it had 2 connections. The time frame between flights was HORRIBLE! On the first flight change I was in a horrible rush to get there on time an I barely made it. On the second flight change, I was one of the firsts in coming out on the plane, I didn't stop even for a second and was fast paced and even with that I had to run from half of the airport to the gate because boarding was complete and the flight was waiting for just a few persons (which I met later because it happened the same to all of us) . My flights were on time so all that stress was NOT SUPPOSED to happen. It took forever to being able to get out of the plane and it was more than clear that Avianca didn't took any of that or the airport procedures in mind before selling the flights with connections. And because their lack of organization and being so careless about this matter, my checked bag got stucked. I was lucky enough to get home but my bag did not. And it happened the same to the other people who had problems with their connections too (that's where I met them, when we were the only persons who didn't got the bags and happened to have similar experiences with our connecting flights). I'm really disappointed, I really liked Avianca flights in general but now I know I can't trust in their judgement when it comes to connecting flights, they just sell you the flight and don't care if you're going to be able to make it or not."
Pros: "The flight was delayed also, so I was able rest on the plale to relieve my stress."
Cons: "No one at the airport could tell me ehere to go for my connection.to Categena. No one could tell me if the flight was delayed. I'm 64 years old you can imagine me running through airpor to find gate 22 for my fligjt to Cartagena.. I was so stress. I considered myself a n independent flyer, but this trip got me flustered. Good news, I'm having a wonderful time. Ill be back."
Cons: "I had to wait 3 days to receive my golf clubs even they charged me 25 dollars"
Cons: "Thanks to all of the delays, I'm still waiting for this flight."
Cons: "After avianca overbooked their flight, lied to me and said it was because of a strike i was stuck alone in bogota for 11 hours instead of 3.5. I received no compensation and am very angry with the way things were handled. Definitely wont be bothing with this airline again"
Pros: "A Woman worker was very friendly and helped me find the right attendant. The Ticket attendant was friendly and attendant. She then walked me over and pointed out the right gate to go to. Everybody was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I wish the woman that announced things at the gate did it in Spanish and English. I had no idea what she announced."
Pros: "LA PELICULA QUE ME VI ESTABA BUENA."
Cons: "NO PUDE USAR LA COBIJA DE AVIANCA PORQUE TENIA UN OLOR ESPANTOSO ASI COMO LA DE MI ACOMPANANTE, EL AVION ESTABA HELADO Y NO PUDE USARLA POR CULPA DE AVIANCA. LA COMIDA ES POCA Y DESAGRADABLE. HABIA UNA AZAFATA CON UN CARACTER TERRIBLE,MALGENIADA Y PARA NADA AMABLE A LA HORA DE AYUDAR O ATENDER A LOS PASAJEROS,DABA MIEDO HABLARLE. A MI ME ACOMODARON DONDE SE LES DIO LA GANA, NO DONDE ESTABA SUPUESTA A SENTARME PORQUE SUBIERON DE ULTIMAS A UNA PERSONA EN SILLA DE RUEDAS Y ME TUVIERON QUE INCOMODAR PARA DARLE LA SILLA A EL. ME PARECE QUE TIENEN QUE DARLES OTRAS SILLAS A ELLOS. ES MUY INCOMODO EL ASIENTO. MUY CARO PARA TAN POCA COSA DE AVION. ES MEJOR American Airlines."
Pros: "It was fine"
Cons: "Not very roomy."
Pros: "No response given."
Cons: "After all these connecting flights especially after being delayed in Cali, the flight in Bogota was delayed and the Avianca crew did not announce it. After realizing it was time for boarding according to the time that I needed to be at the gate from my ticket, that's when people were realizing there was an issue. Once I got to the podium and handed my tickets the staff handed a voucher. There wasn't a hello, we're sorry for the inconvenience or the reason why the flight was delayed 2 hours. I had to ask them why what happened, what is the voucher for, how does it work, what time we were expected to be at the gate. The staff made everyone aware that we needed to be at the gate at 4pm so we can depart at 445pm. The food was okay and the staff looked a little annoyed when serving drinks. I shouldn't say all of the crew but from the back half of the plane the staff looked annoyed if not bothered. Didn't get to NYC until 12am, but had to wait on the runway for an additional 20 minutes. Again no communication on what was going on."
Cons: "I did not received my luggage on time this cost me 500 dollars to buy new cloths in order to attend the party I was invited in Cartagena"
Pros: "The plane ride was smooth, the snacks given were decent"
Cons: "The person who checked us in at the airport for this flight in Bogotá was rude and unprofessional. Seemed like she didn't enjoy her job at all."
Cons: "Not sure why they started boarding us only to make us stand in the jetway for 10 minutes. Odd"
"I guess my comment is on the extras and as they charge for it, you know is a low cost service, but the extras or unknown could be charged at a much normal rate."
Cons: "The baggage it wasn’t included in my ticket so the prices was more expensive also the reservation was a big problem with your company kayak never show up my ticket in the aerolínea."
Pros: "Check in at the airport was very helpful"
Cons: "Customer service at the airport is terrible, had a hard time with two employees with attitude and poor customer service"
Pros: "Puntuality the most"
Pros: "Seat uncomfortable. Crew okay. No space"
Pros: "The plane was new. For a low cost airline the seats were confortable for a short trip."
Cons: "Terrible airline. No one seems to know what they are doing. Very unprofessional, bad experience from beginning to end"
Cons: "Seats more comfortable, please!!"
Cons: "Waiting time"
Pros: "Not at all!"
Cons: "Worst experience ever!"
Pros: "Nothing at all. Rude crew. Tricky rates! I know that is a low cost fly, but for the first time in my life this people charged me for the check in. Unbelievable"
Cons: "Really, all! Money grab low cost airline! The worst experience ever!"
Pros: "I first thought the price/value was good; however, I had to pay to check in, I had to pay for my bags, I had to pay for water."
Cons: "Everything. I will never fly this airline again."
Pros: "Staff at the airport"
Cons: "I didn’t know that you had to check in at least two hours before the flight. Had to purchase another one later in the evening. Staff at information at the airport were incredibly helpful!"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The crew was helpful."
Cons: "The flight was delayed"
Pros: "Efficient crew, comfortable seats."
Cons: "Children should not be seated in emergency rows— this delayed our flight almost an hour."
Pros: "I arrived safely in Bogota."
Cons: "Having to PAY to check in at the airport, having to PAY to carry on a bag... this is ridiculous. What seemed a bargain at first glance ended up costing me WAY more than buying a more comfortable airline with more amenities. They are the Spirit Airlines of Colombia. Avoid them."
Pros: "Excellent service!"
Cons: "Excellent service!"
Pros: "Not much. The pilot was communicative."
Cons: "The staff were pushy and rude to me when they told me at the gate, when I was about to board, that I could not have a backpack and small purse. This is not what I understood when booking and is not clearly explained at the time of purchase. One attendant at the gate in particular was forceful and rude when insisting that I pay over $66 in cash at a moment when going to the ATM would mean potentially missing boarding and not arriving back in time to the gate. This process, which I agreed to because two staff members gave me the impression that I could not travel on the flight unless I paid right there instantly in CASH (completely ridiculous), caused me anxiety and took a long time, too long given the urgency of boarding the flight. I had to wait for change for 5 minutes and as a result, I was the last one to board. It should be noted that this process of paying for a maleta in hand at the gate had been preceded by having to pay over $20 in cash to print a boarding pass, which required another ATM withdrawal and fee. This is a weak and predatory business model, which seeks to exploit people’s need to travel and their anxiety. This was carried out in a completely unprofessional and manipulative manner by the staff members. This kind of behavior is unacceptable and exploitative."
Cons: "Paying to print out a boarding pass. Paying nearly as much for a checked bag as the flight itself"
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to a mechanical issue which resulted in a missed connecting flight. Luggage was also lost and the United Airlines pawned me off to Air Canada. Air Canada flight was canceled and the second flight was delayed by 4 hours. Luggage has still not been located."
Cons: "The only airline that charged me for a damn backpack"
Pros: "no delay in departure and on-time arrival"
Cons: "Had to pay for baggage exceeding 6 kilos in weight. Had to find the internet cafe at the airport and pay to print our boarding passes. Agent at the gate would not print nor was there a kiosk to print it."
Cons: "Purchase directly from VivaColombia website or not at all. We were forced to pay $40 each in additional fees to board the plane (including a fee to print our boarding passes) all which we weren’t expecting. Boarding was a mess, the crew were nice."
Pros: "i arrived"
Cons: "extra fees"
Cons: "They forced me to check my bag although I had taken it inside all planes . They lost my baggage for two hours and nobody was responsive. Very poor management including the supervisor. Nobody spoke English."
Cons: "They appear to be cheap but they charge for any small thing including printing a boarding pass and also checkin a carry on. Which overall turns out to be way more expensive that other airlines. Besides their customer service is very bad. they lost my baggage and didn't explain anything for more than 2 hours."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very helpful and professional"
Cons: "Not a dislike, but the boarding process was different than USA."
Pros: "Siendo una compañia colombiana, por lo menos regalen el cafe y no instantaneo. Que pena"
Cons: "Hay que pagar por todo adicional y esos costos son altísimos, por ejemplo el agua cuesta dos solares, almpahar la maleta en el counter sale carísima al final termine pagando lo de un tkt en una aerolínea comercial cualquiera, sillas estrechas, la atención muy mala y no hay nada de entretenimiento abordó..... no volveré a volar nunca más en esa aerolínea!!! Pésima"
Cons: "They won't print your ticket at the check in counter and you can't use an online boarding pass. You have to print one from home or use an internet cafe at the airport that charges $6 to print a single sheet of paper. They jam your carry on bag into a small box. Boarding took longer than the flight! The seats are incredibly cramped yet they recline all the way back, so you're likely to have someone in your lap for the entire trip. Absolutely horrible. Nothing like other high quality discount airlines such as Air Asia which at least treat you like a human being."
Cons: "I booked without realizing that you need to pay for your luggage separately, pay $10 to print your boarding pass and of course pay for all food and beverages. What a pain, not enjoyable."
Pros: "That I got to my destination."
Cons: "The wait time of eight hours. Also that they charged me to print my ticket, and I was charged for a very small carry-on item."
Pros: "Fast, good service."
Pros: "For a low cost company actually the experience was better than others. At least the seat could go back a little."
Pros: "Just shat you expect from a low cost airline company"
Cons: "NO me gusto que cancelaran el vuelo y el plan de contingencia fuera simplemente irnos 6 horas despues donde hubiera disponibilidad. La falta de comunicación, la falta de gestión con las personas, la falta de información incluso en el call center"
Pros: "Lor cost carriers have to be fast and efficient, this flight was just so. The seats are quite good."
Cons: "The boarding line was too long and slow."
Cons: "They asked me to pay a $15USD tax to enter Colombia. This was never mentioned at any stage of the booking process. I had to withdraw money at an ATM with its associated fees just so I could pay this so called entry tax that neither I or anybody else seems to heard of and, even though I'm an Australian citizen, and we don't need a visa to enter colombia. I flew with VivaColombia twice, the first time I received a boarding pass with I printed out, but for my second flight, I never received a boarding pass email, just an email that said online check-in is not available for this flight and to print attached eticket and take it to the check-in counter at the airport, when I did this they asked for around $10usd to print out my boarding pass."
Pros: "El precio"
Cons: "El avion es muuy incomodo, mido 1,75 y mis piernas van completamente pegadas al asiento de al frente, el proceso de Checkin en Bogota, es un desastre, muy pocas personas, se nota que no estan bien capacitadas."
Airlines flying from Bogotá to Cartagena have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Bogotá to Cartagena
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Bogotá to Cartagena
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Bogotá to Cartagena
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Bogotá to Cartagena
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Bogotá to Cartagena