Fly from Madrid to Bogota
Flying out of Madrid
Finding the right flights from Madrid can be as simple as doing a search at Orbitz.com. The search engine at the Orbtiz.com site combs through current flight schedules to show comparative costs, as well as departure and arrival times, layovers and other issues that make certain flight options more attractive than others. The Madrid-Barajas Airport, located at Avenida de la Hispanidad, 28042 Madrid, is 12 miles from the city center. It's the main hub for Iberia and does business with major airlines, including EasyJet, Delta, Air France, British Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Europa and others.
Parking at the Madrid-Barajas Airport
Orbitz.com can help travelers find convenient, affordable places on and off site for vacation parking. The airport in Madrid has express parking meant for dropping off and picking up travelers. For the first 30 minutes, the parking is free. Short- and long-term parking lots can be found at each terminal and cost from â‚¬9.60 for two hours up to â‚¬60 per day for Terminal 2 short-term parking. Long-term parking is available for â‚¬18.30 per day. The economy lot requires a shuttle ride back and forth to the terminals but costs only â‚¬10.80 per day or â‚¬62.80 per week.
Transportation to and From the Airport
For travelers who wish to avoid parking, Orbitz.com can help find special offers on ground transportation to and from Madrid-Barajas Airport. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there from downtown by car. A credentialed taxi service will charge anywhere from â‚¬25 to â‚¬30 for the ride, but oftentimes there are taxi drivers inside the terminals offering cheaper rides who do not have the same credentials as those who have signed a contract with the airport. Passengers can also opt for a â‚¬2 train ride or take the bus for a similar fee.
Restaurants Near Madrid-Barajas Airport
There's no need to leave the airport to find an excellent selection of restaurants, counter service diners or bars. Orbitz.com can offer travelers deals on food and air packages, though they might not be dining in-house. The convenience of dining at the airport while waiting for flights from Madrid may be worth the cost, but passengers should expect the cost to be relatively more expensive than similar restaurants found in the city center.
Airports in Bogota
The principal airport in Bogota is El Dorado International Airport. The airport is situated approximately 15 kilometers, or nine miles, west of the downtown area on Avenue El Dorado. Travelers who wish to find cheap flights to Bogota can search multiple airlines at once on Orbitz.com. Numerous airlines fly into El Dorado International Airport from around the world, including Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, JetBlue Airways, Lufthansa, United Airlines, and Spirit Airlines.
Transportation in Bogota
Visitors arriving in Bogota can choose to take a bus or a taxi from the airport to their hotel. Taxi booths are located just outside the terminal for the convenience of travelers. The fare to a downtown hotel is usually about $13. Local buses also run between the airport and the downtown area and cost about $6 per trip.
Weather Information in Bogota
The best time to visit Bogota is between mid-January and March to avoid the rainy season. The months of July and August are also a good time to visit, but travelers should understand this is the peak tourist season due to Carnival. Temperatures during this time are typically in the mid-60s. Overall, temperatures do not vary much with the seasons in Bogota. During the months of April, May, September, October, and November, hailstorms and high winds are common.
Destination Highlights in Bogota
The Bogota Carnival is one of the most well-known events in this Columbian city, but there are also many other sights to see as well. Along with numerous colonial-era churches, the city is also home to numerous cultural institutions, including the Museo Del Oro, or Gold Museum. Other popular sites include the Plaza de Bolivar and La Candelaria, the Historical District. Travelers looking for discounts on airfare can find cheap flights to Bogota by searching Orbitz.com.
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