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Crowded!

This is an experience! Definitely to be avoided at peak hours, when it's overcrowded, and even at... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Travelcooking
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London, United Kingdom
A cheap local way to cross the city!

Transmilenio has the same problems as many of the massive public transportation systems of the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Esther B
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Bogota, Colombia
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26 Jan 2018
“cheap fast way to get around Bogota”
17 Jan 2018
“Do NOT take the bus in peak hours”
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

if you ride during peak times be prepared to be fit in very tightly, the other times it is not crowded, it is faster through Bogota traffic.

Thank Chessiemaye
Reviewed 17 January 2018

If you want to travel with the transmilenio buses, buy a plasticcard for 3.000 pesos. You can go anywhere with this card as long as you stay ´in the system´ of Transmilenio for 2.200 pesos for each ride. Outside peak hours it´s not that bad...More

Thank BramBlomLlama
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The idea of the transmilenio is really great, it's like an above ground subway, only with 1, 2 and 3 car busses. It's relatively cheap, under $0.70 USD. That's the good news. The bad news. It is one of the worst mass transit experiences I've...More

Thank Joe I
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Before you do anything, go online and view a map of the transmilenio system (google images). Once you know where to go and what stations to get off on it really works. Get yourself a transmilenio card (sold at the entrance) and put in enough...More

Thank mmmmuzic
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Better get a hotel near the areas of the city you are interested in. Transmilenio is useless and potentially dangerous since pickpocketting is usual. Except for "stations" it is hard to find a place to charge the card with credit... not a friendly system at...More

Thank TravelMexicoOK
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Get yourself a transmilenio card, put some cash on it and travel like a local. It's a squash in rush hour and it takes time to work out the system, but believe me, it beats sitting in gridlock, paying 'gringo' prices for a taxi. You...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is an experience! Definitely to be avoided at peak hours, when it's overcrowded, and even at the risk of pickpockets. I recommend a taxi to get around in Bogota because is quite cheap.

1  Thank Travelcooking
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We spent about a week in Bogota staying at a friends in the Galerias area. To get about Bogota transmilenio is a conveniant way of doing so. This is if you go at certain times of the day and have the time and patience to...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Transmilenio has the same problems as many of the massive public transportation systems of the world, so jus be aware and enjoy the adventure! is a cheap and faster way to get to cross the entire city and at the same time be closer to...More

1  Thank Esther B
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