This is the city’s official transit system. There are many buses that look the same and follow the same routes on a set schedule. http://www.transmetro.gov.co/
These are all the different buses from companies other than Transmetro – they are the unofficial network of routes that connect Transmetro with less-served and remote areas.
These are the yellow cabs – they are all owned by different companies and all follow a set fare guide which is determined when you step foot in the cab. Always ask what the fare will be before you get in. There have been issues with gringos being grossly overcharged. From the North to the airport it should cost around $20,000 pesos. From the North to Centro, around $10,000 and within the Northern area of the city, expect to pay between $6000 and $10,000.
Also, on some of the busier streets, and especially in the evenings, many yellow cabs will offer a ‘collectivo’ service.. for $2000 you can get a ride as far as the street goes. So for example, you could take a collectivo on Calle 72 from Cra 30 all the way to Cra 68 and pay only 2k – however, these cabs pile in as many passengers as possible and stop frequently to let people in and out. Oh, and it’s illegal – but as usual here, everyone does it. Collectivo cabs make themselves known by honking repeatedly and slowing down as they pass you, making a ‘going forward’ waving motion in their front window.
Officially, Uber (and similar companies) are illegal in Colombia, but that doesnt stop them from operating. There are a few different options such as Uber and Cabify – they’re all generally cheaper and higher quality than a regular taxi. If you don’t already use Uber, click here to download it (and they’ll give you a free ride).