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How to get here?


Tu ruta

It is a fast and safe option to arrive and leave the Externado de Colombia University.

26th Street Route *

Hours of operation: 6:20 am to 7:00 pm

  1. Parking lot No. 5 Externado University (UEC): Close to Circunvalar Ave.
  2. Plaza de Toros de Santamaria: Located at Cra. 6 and 27th Street, one block south of the National Museum
  3. Convention Center Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada: Located at Carrera 13 and 28th Street, one block up from the Transmilenio station: 26th Street, exiting on the Southside.
  4. Parking lot No. 5 Externado University (UEC): Close to Circunvalar Ave.

Universidades Route *

Hours of operation: 6:20 am to 9:30 pm

  1. Parking lot No. 5 Externado University (UEC): Close to Circunvalar Ave.
  2. Universidades Station: Located at Carrera 3 and 22nd Street, one block up from the Universidades Transmilenio station, exiting on the north side.
  3. Parking lot No. 5 Externado University (UEC): Close to Circunvalar Ave.

* Schedules and frequency vary according to the academic semester program.

* To use this service, it is necessary to present a current university id; it is the only valid document.


Transmilenio

The Transmilenio (Empresa de Transporte del Tercer Milenio S. A.) is the city mass public transportation system that runs throughout the city, on trunk roads and connects the Transmilenio system stations and portals.

To reach the Externado University by Transmilenio, one must take a trunk route to the “Eje Ambiental” or Carrera 7. In the first case, the stations are “Las Aguas” or “Universidades,” connected by a tunnel.

Specifically, on the north side of the Universidades station, the Externado has available, exclusively for the academic community, the “Tu Ruta” service, which takes students and staff from this station to the campus and vice versa. Presenting your university id is essential.

Following are the routes departing and arriving at the Las Aguas station at  the Eje Ambiental:

Source: SITP

Additionally, it is possible to take the Carrera 7 trunk road to the National Museum station.  A few blocks from the station, on the South side of the Plaza de Toros Santa María, (Bullring), the University transportation service for students and staff is available during the academic season.

The above route makes an additional stop at the Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada Convention Center, located at Carrera 13 and 28th street, where you can also take the van to the campus.

Following are the routes departing and arriving at the National Museum Station:

Source: SITP

Rates

The Transmilenio trip rate applies when entering the stations or portal turnstiles and the turnstiles of the SITP Zonal buses (Urban, Auxiliary, and Special). Everyone entering must have on hand their prepaid System Card (this can be accomplished at the ticket office located at each station).

The fare for mainline services is $2,200 all day, and $2,000 for zonal services.

Fuente: SITP


Sistema Integrado de Transporte Público (SITP)

 

The Bogotá Sistema Integrado de Transporte Público (SITP) covers urban, feeder, auxiliary and special routes.

Following are some of the routes servicing the University campus surrounding areas:

  • C80 Boitá – Las Aguas
  • 7 Palmitas – El Dorado
  • C125 Villa Alsacia – El Consuelo
  • C12A San Blas – Parque Nacional
  • T43 La Castaña – Perseverancia
  • T16 El Refugio – La Perseverancia
  • T23 Centro – Fontanar del Río
  • 172 Paloquemao – Porvenir
  • 496 Germania – Bosa Charles De Gaulle
  • 97 Muzú – Galerías
  • T31 Gran Granada – Germania
  • 544ª Bosa Islandia – Germania
  • 18-3 Lijacá – Germania
  • 257 Puente Grande – Germania
  • C7 Juan José Rondón – Germania
  • 13 Brasilia – Germania
  • 385 Germania – Cortijo
  • 99 Bosa La Primavera – Germania
  • 652 Germania – El Uval

Buses and group transportation

The Bogotá public transportation system comprises buses, vans, and mini-buses/vans offering different routes connecting the city center with the most distant locations. The cost of a trip on these vehicles is 1,600 pesos during the day and 1,650 pesos at night and holidays.

It is suggested to take a bus, mini-bus or van with the destination marked  “Germania” to the point closest to Carrera 3 and 19th Avenue; then,  look for the Universidades” station where the University vehicles will take you to the campus.

Also, the “Eje Ambiental” can be crossed through the urban pedestrian promenade, towards the Chorro de Quevedo Square, located very close to the Externado main entrance.


Bicycles

The Bogotá bicycle network offers several routes to travel to the Externado University, covering the main streets of the city:

From the South:

Take Avenida de las Américas and connect with Carrera 13 (towards the East), and then, continue to Avenida Jiménez or the “Eje Ambiental.”

From the North:

Take the main routes at Carrera 11, 13, and 30 (Ciudad de Quito), and then head East on 23rd Street; at Carrera 3, head South, until 12th Street. Turn left again until reaching the University on Carrera 1 Este.

From the Northwest:

Take the main routes on Ave. Boyacá and Ave. Suba and connect with Carrera 30 (Quito); take 23rd Street to the East to Carrera 3; turn south to 12th Street. Turn left again until reaching the University on Carrera 1 Este.

From the West:

Take Ave. El Dorado or 26th Street and connect with 23rd Street (towards the East); then take Carrera 3 (towards the South), until 12th Street. Turn left again until reaching the University on Carrera 1 Este.

The University offers parking for approximately 80 bicycles, in block E. The parking space rate is $10 per minute and $2,000 for up to 12 hours.


Taxis

The cost for this service is based on units determined by the distance traveled (1 unit per 100 meters) and/or wait-time (1 unit for every 30 seconds of waiting). Currently, each unit costs $82, with a minimum trip charge of $4,100.

The taxi service cost may vary according to the types of surcharges; one is for trips to and from the Eldorado Airport; night service between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am, or weekends, or holidays.

Following are the suggested routes for taxis and private vehicles:

From the North:

Take Avenida Circunvalar (North-South); take 22nd Street towards the East (Hill) at the entrance to the sanctuary of Monserrate; continue to 11th Street, near the Church of the Egypt district, and take the return towards the West until reaching the University entrance by parking lot 5, adjacent to Building A and the Absent Maestros garden.

From the West:

Take Ave. El Dorado or 26th Street, until Carrera 3; take the return by the roundabout and continue east along 19th Street to Carrera 4; take 12th Street to the main campus entrance on Carrera 1 Este.

From the South:

Take Avenida Caracas or Carrera 10 to 6th street, or continue to Avenida 19; head East until Carrera 4; turn right, and continue South until 12th Street; turn East, until reaching the University main entrance on Carrera 1 Este.


Automobiles

The map shows access routes: by Avenida Circunvalar from the North; by Avenida Circunvalar from the South; by Avenida El Dorado; and by 12th Street.