Bus stations

by Alex on Jul.12, 2010, under What to do in Bogotá

Terminal de Transportes (main bus station)
Diagonal 23 No. 69-60

Most (non-local) buses depart from/arrive at the Terminal de Transportes. Buses to most destinations leave frequently and many destinations are served by multiple operators. Accordingly, there is rarely cause to arrive long before you wish to depart and it may be worth comparing prices between operators and bargaining over ticket prices. If you are staying in the centre and travelling north to nearby destinations (to eg. Zipaqirá or Villa de Leyva) it is quicker to get a bus from Portal del Norte

Visit the Terminal de Transporte’s site here

Portal del Norte
Autopista Norte with Calle 175

For buses to Zipaquirá, Guatavita, Villa de Leyva

Many buses that head north leave from the main bus station (Terminal de Transportes). However from the centre, it is quicker to travel by Transmilenio (B74 from Museo del Oro Mon-Sat, change at Jiménez for a fast bus on Sundays and holidays) to Portal del Norte and take your bus from there rather than travel to the Terminal and battle through town. For a guaranteed seat on longer journeys, you might be better off starting your journey from the main bus station

Terminal del sur
Autopista Sur with Carrera 75

For buses to Santandercito and other destinations to the south

To arrive at the Terminal del Sur, take the Transmilenio to Portal del Sur and walk (about 10 mins west along the autopista)

Find Bogotá’s bus stations on the map here

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