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10 tips for taking a taxi in Bogota

December 1, 2014 // 33 Comments

Taking a taxi in Bogota can be a bit of an ‘adventure’ to say the least; an un-seatbelted adventure which can leave you silently praying for your life, as most taxis do not have functioning seat-belts for the back seats. If you’re taking a taxi in Bogota, keep in mind the following tips, which include common scams and typical taxi driver behaviour: 1. Always [more]

How to get a taxi in Bogota – Taxi apps [UPDATED]

January 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

Updated July 2019. In Bogotá, hailing a taxi from the street is not recommended, especially at night. Calling for a taxi or car service may be a daunting prospect for someone with a lower-than-intermediate level of Spanish. But never fear; here are some mobile apps which solve this problem, helping you to get an Uber-style car or taxi in Bogota easily. You will need [more]

How to calculate your taxi fare in Bogotá

December 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

Bogota taxi driver and tariff This post will tell you how to calculate your taxi fare if you take a yellow taxi in Bogotá. For tips on how to get a cab using a mobile app, please see my post How to get a taxi in Bogota – Taxi apps. For safety tips, take a look at 10 tips for taking a taxi in Bogotá. My top tip is actually to use Uber in Bogota. If you already [more]

Public Transport in Bogotá

December 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Some might say that public transport in Bogotá pales in comparison to Medellín. Bogotá does not have an underground (or overground) metro system, as do many other world (and, indeed, Latin American) capitals. Furthermore, the city operates a system of Pico y Placa, which was introduced as an attempt to reduce congestion. Cars whose number plates end in an even [more]