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Colombia

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Flights to Colombia overview

Going searches for the best fares and sends members deals bookable 1-12 months in advance. Going members save approximately 38% compared to normal flight prices to Colombia.

Cheapest Going deal

$159

Average price roundtrip

$572.44

Average Going deal price roundtrip

$354.92

Best month to fly

Going found the most deals with travel dates in October.

October

Worst month to fly

Going found the least deals with travel dates in July.

July

Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Colombia

Book in the Goldilocks Window

There is no specific day of the week when airline tickets are magically cheaper, nor any secret date ahead of your trip to book. However, we do have recommendations on the best window to search for flights. We call it the Goldilocks Window—not too soon, not too late. For domestic flights that window is 1–3 months before a trip, and for international trips it’s about 2–8 months ahead.

If you’re planning to travel during peak season or if you’re traveling for a wedding or event where your dates can’t be flexible, look on the earlier side of those windows. So, if you’re hoping to take a January trip to Colombia (during the country’s high season), start searching for flights around June or July. Last-minute deals are few and far between for those busy travel periods, and we’ve seen prices jump pretty reliably at the 21-, 14-, and 7-day marks ahead of a flight. If at all possible, book before those points.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

Unfortunately, no matter how closely you watch flights, some never seem to get any cheaper. But before you abandon plans to visit Colombia during Carnival, try our Greek Islands Trick.

If you really want to fly from Chicago to Cartagena in the winter, you could be looking at flight prices over $1,200. But if you can get to Bogotá or Panama City, Panama, relatively cheaply, flights from both of these to Colombia could be less than $200. The idea is to get as close as you can to your final destination for the cheapest flight possible, then look for inexpensive flights on regional airlines. Or, depending on where you are, take a bus or rent a car. This trick is ideal for the Greek Islands but can work anywhere in the world.

Search alternative departure airports

Travelers living in, say, Chicago looking to travel to Colombia probably don’t consider flying out of another city. Why would they when O’Hare and Midway, both stellar airports for regular flights, are right there? However, there are situations when Chicagoans could save money by flying out of other airports. New York, Miami, and Orlando have far more flights to Colombia, and other airports elsewhere in the US; these flights are often also much cheaper than from other cities. See if you can find a cheap flight to New York or Miami, then a flight to Colombia from there. It requires more logistics but can save you hundreds of dollars.

Fly when it’s cheaper

Winter is a busy time to travel to Colombia—and for good reason. Kids typically get a break from school, people in the Midwest and Northeast want to escape cold weather, and it’s Colombia’s dry season. But during busy seasons, airlines can charge more for tickets.

The more flexible you can be with your travel dates, the better your odds of finding cheaper flights. Try traveling during shoulder season, the periods on either side of a destination’s high season. You’ll get cheaper flights than during high season and better weather than in low season. In Colombia, that’s March–April and September–November. You can save even more by traveling in the off season, which is June–August in Colombia.

Thanksgiving can also be a good time to travel internationally because most Americans travel within the US. If traveling outside of peak season isn’t an option, look at fares on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays; those are generally the cheapest days to fly. Fridays and Sundays are the most expensive.

Set alerts for specific trips

You don’t have to tell us twice that keeping track of airfare as it fluctuates is hard work! It can also be frustrating if you miss a price drop. Luckily, there are easy ways to have technology do some of the work for you.

Set up fare alerts for your itinerary, and you’ll get an email when the fare drops into your target price range. We recommend doing this before the Goldilocks Window we talked about above in order to get the best deals. If your travel dates are flexible, set multiple alerts.

Colombia is decently connected to the US, with numerous nonstop flights from the East Coast to multiple airports, and nonstop flights to Bogotá from Texas, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. From elsewhere in the US, most travelers can reach Colombia with one stop, likely in Florida.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Colombia

When is high season in Colombia?

December through March is the busiest time to visit Colombia, when people flock to the country for festivals and holidays, to escape winter weather, and to take advantage of the dry season. Like much of South America and the Caribbean, Colombia celebrates Carnival in February. Easter is also a popular time to visit. In Medellín, the first 10 days of August host the Feria de las Flores, and the city gets busy for the flower festival.

When is the best time to visit Colombia?

Colombia has pretty even weather year-round thanks to its proximity to the equator. It is a bit drier in the winter (Colombia’s summer), so if you’re hoping to hike in the Andes and have good visibility, December–March is a good time to visit. This is also a good time to partake in festivals in January and February, or to enjoy the beaches in Cartagena and Santa Maria when it’s less humid. If you’re visiting for whale watching, March–September is the time to go. March–April is also a great time for white-water rafting. Prices are typically lowest during the shoulder seasons, March–April and October–November. These are generally great times to visit, but beware there are sometimes flash floods from September–November; you’ll be spared those on the Caribbean coast.

How many airports are there in Colombia?

There are dozens of airports in Colombia, but most travelers will enter through El Dorado International Airport (BOG) in Bogotá. In addition to Bogotá, there are flights from the US to Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena, José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Medellín, Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) in Cali, Matecaña International Airport (PEI) in Pereira, Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ) in Barranquilla, Palonegro International Airport (BGA) in Bucaramanga, and El Edén International Airport (AXM) in Armenia.

Leticia, San Andrés, Santa Marta, Armenia, Cucuta, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, and Riohacha also have international airports.

Which city in Colombia is the easiest to get to?

From most US cities, El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá is the easiest to reach. That airport has nonstop flights to 10 US cities, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Orlando, and Atlanta.

Flights to other cities in Colombia will most likely stop in Bogotá. However, if you’re flying from New York, you can also reach Cartagena, Medellín, Cali, and Pereira with nonstop flights. And if you’re flying from Miami, you can reach all of those cities, plus Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, and Armenia.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to Colombia?

Cats or dogs entering Colombia must be vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to travel. They must have parasite treatment and other standard vaccinations, which can be found on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website. Pets also need a health certificate issued by a USDA accredited veterinarian.

How long is the flight to Colombia?

The flight time to Colombia depends on where you’re traveling from. Visitors coming from Los Angeles can take a 6 hour 45 minute nonstop flight. From New York, nonstop flights are around 6 hours, and from Miami they’re around 4. From Chicago, flights are around 8 hours with one stop. From elsewhere in the US, flights to Colombia can range from 8–15 hours, depending on the departure city and number of stops.

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Total to Colombia in the last month

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Airline slip-ups we've caught to Colombia

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