About Bogotá

Practical Information

Population:  Bogotá is Colombia’s largest city with a population of 7.6 million

Language:  Colombian Spanish

Currency:  Peso.  The Colombian Peso is divided into 100 centavos

Time Zone:  COT – Colombia Time. 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

Electrical Voltage:  110V/60Hz. Most wall sockets take Type-B 3-pin plugs, compatible with Type-A flat 2-pin American-style plugs.

Telephone Codes:  Area Code 1, plus Dialing Code +57 1 

Weather:   The combination of altitude and closeness to the equator gives Bogotá a stable climate year-round. Daytime temperature averages 14°C (57°F), falling to 10°C (50°F) at night.

Getting Around Bogotá

By Taxi
Taxi’s are available via mobile app including: UBER, Tappsi, Easy Taxi or Smart Taxi; or at the following numbers:

Radio Taxi: +57 (1) 288 8888

Taxi Real: +57 (1) 333 3333

Taxatélite: +57 (1) 222 2222

Taxis Libres: +57 (1) 311 1111

Taxi Express: +57 (1) 411 1111

Please note, taxis accept cash only. 

By Light Rail, Cable Car and Bus

Light rail, cable car and bus services are all run by SITP, an integrated system involving Transmilenio with routes all over the city. For details of routes and service schedules please see: www.sitp.gov.co

Tourist Attractions

Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, is located centrally in the country and 8,530 feet above sea level. The city is home to more than 60 museums and art galleries.

There is a world of Colombian delights awaiting you in Bogotá. From cultural experiences, to shopping excursions, to a vibrant nightlight and delicious traditional Colombian foods.  Find your Bogotá interests and adventures here.