Palonegro International Airport, opened on August 1974, serves the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga and is one of the busiest in the country. It operates with domestic destinations and international flights to Panama.
Official Website: bga.aerooriente.com.co
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open between 10:30 am and 4:30 am.
Airlines: Aerolínea de Antioquía, Avianca, Copa Airlines, EasyFly, LATAM, SATENA, VivaAir Colombia.
Annual passenger traffic: 1.7 million passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +57 7 691 0140 / 0141 / 0142. Tourist information desk in the main hall.
The airport is located in the city of Lebrija, 25 km (15 miles) to the west of Bucaramanga.See Map
Alkilautos (Tel +57 350 310 0909) offers car rental services on the first floor of the terminal, from 5:15 am to 8:00 pm.
The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau (4:30 am to 9:00 pm), post office and Wi-Fi access at no cost. The Avianca Sala VIP lounge is located on the second floor and opens from 4:30 am to 9:30 pm; it offers air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, TV, snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi (accessible with Priority Pass, United Club or Air Canada Maple Leaf membership, executive passengers from Avianca and Avianca LifeMiles Gold or Diamond, first or business class passengers from Star Alliance or Star Alliance Gold airlines, or by paying at the door - USD25.00).
Food and Drinks- In the commercial area of the second floor there are restaurants, coffee shops, confectioneries and fast-food outlets.
Shopping- Accessories, clothing, jewellery, sweets, imported goods, handicrafts, tobacco.
Baggage- Luggage wrapping on the second floor, from 4:30 am to 10:25 pm. In case of missing baggage, head to the counter of the appropriate airline.
Other Services- Medical clinic.
The enclosure does not provide accommodation. The nearest options are located within Bucaramanga, about 30 minutes away.
Condominio La Milagrosa (0.4 km/0.2 miles)
Hotel Rivera Central (3.3 km/2.1 miles)
Hotel San Juan Internacional (5.3 km/3.3 miles)
La Pera Hotel (6.1 km/3.8 miles)
Hotel Girón Plaza (6.2 km/3.9 miles)
Taxi - There are regular (yellow) and special (white) cabs at the exit from the terminal. Journey time to the city centre is 35-45 minutes.
There is a parking lot across from the terminal, on the second level, for short and long stays. Rates
Facilities include access ramps, elevators, adapted telephones and restrooms. Inform your airline or travel agency about your needs at the moment of your booking.
Latest updates: October 27, 2019