Red TransMilenio buses in Bogotá, Colombia.

Getting Around Colombia by Airplane, Bus, and Car

Expert author Andrew Dier offers in-depth advice on getting around Colombia by airplane, bus, and car–even by motorcycle and bicycle, if you’re considering it–including carriers and prices, when and how to purchase tickets, peak times to watch out for, how to stay safe while traveling, and recommendations based on your destination.

A plane lands at Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellín.

Trip Ideas for Colombia

Colombia has plenty of far-flung locations that make for a perfect tour of the country or side trips to your main travels, but it takes time to get there. If your timeframe doesn’t allow for a long overland trip, consider flying to these great destinations from Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali.

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Avoiding Hidden Airline Fees

Laura Martone is more accustomed to talking cross-country travel by road and not air, but in this piece she goes over some tips and tricks for making a flight more affordable.

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Taking Sweet, Sustainable Flight

Brazil is a notorious pioneer in the development and use of renewable biofuels. Veteran travel writer Michael Sommers discusses recent efforts to develop a sustainable alternative for airplane fuel.

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Clouds of Consolidation Threaten Brazil’s Open Skies

In recent years, both Brazilians and foreigners traveling around Brazil have rejoiced in the emergence of a number of top-notch, budget airlines such as Trip, Webjet, Azul, and Avianca (formerly Ocean Air). Giving the two dominant giants of the Brazilian skies – TAM and Gol – a run for their money, these efficient start-ups have played a major role in opening up new routes and, more importantly, in making prices much more competitive to the increasingly large number of passengers who are taking to the Brazilian skies.

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The Missed Flight

In which author Michael Sommers does something he had never done in his 40-something years of traveling. He misses his flight.