We got to el Cerro by taxi and had to make two lines: 1 to buy the tickets and 1 to actually enter the cable car or the funicular (which is like a small train). Fortunately, one of the street vendors recommended us to divide and conquer: one of us made the line for the tickets and one made the line for the transport.
I recommend going up by cable car and went down by funicular to enojy both experiences. I recommend buying all the ticktets in the first line (when going up).
The view up the hill is amazing. You can see the whole city from up there.
I totally recommend coming to El Cerro when visiting Bogotá.More