||Arriving in Santiago
The Santiago International Airport is located approximately 20 kms west of downtown. There are different options for getting from the airport to the city: airport buses, airport vans, and taxis.
There are two lines of buses that go from the airport to the city. You can catch the buses immediately upon exiting the main airport terminal. During the day they run frequently. You pay the driver directly. Once you arrive to Santiago you can use the subway (METRO; map). Most people get off the airport bus at the METRO station "Pajaritos" or "Ecuador" (line 1) and take the METRO to their final destination.
- Turbus: Every day from 05:30 am till 24:00
Prices: 1500 CLP (CLP stands for "Chilean Peso $") for one way ticket, and 2500 CLP for return ticket (currency converter).
Stops in Santiago: Metro Station Pajaritos; Metro station Las Rejas; Metro station Universidad de Santiago; Metro station Los Héroes; Intersection of Moneda and San Martín.
Phones: (56 2) 601 9573; (56 2) 601 9621
- Centropuerto: Every day from 06:00 till 22:30
Prices: 1300 CLP for one way ticket, and 2350 CLP for return ticket
Stops in Santiago: Metro Station Pajaritos; Metro station Las Rejas; Metro station Universidad de Santiago; Metro station Estación Central; Metro station Los Héroes.
Phones: (56 2) 601 9883; (56 2) 601 0549
There are many vans that serve the airport (see below). One of them is Transvip. You will find the Transvip booth in the main airport terminal.
Inside the main terminal when you exit customs you will find official taxi booths. There you can arrange for a taxi to take you to your destination. The cost of a taxi depends on your final destination. It is not common to tip the driver. Immediately upon exiting customs you will likely be approached by people asking if you need a taxi. For your safety we recommend that you use the official transport offered by Santiago airport. There are taxi booths at the first level central hall, and at national and international arrivals.
- Radio Móvil Turbus: 24 hours every day.
Prices from the airport to downtown or to the Catholic University: in van: 5200 CLP per person; in taxi for two persons: 15000 CLP
Phone: (56 2) 677 3600
- Taxi Vip: 24 hours every day.
Prices from the airport to downtown or to the Catholic University: in van: 4900 CLP per person; taxi for two: 15000 CLP; van for 6 persons: 17000 CLP.
Phone: (56 2) 677 3000
- Taxi Oficial: 24 hours every day.
Prices from the airport to downtown (Providencia) 13000 CLP; to the Catholic University 15000 CLP.
Phone: (56 2) 690 1381
All passengers with passports form Australia, Canada, United States and Mexico must pay a reciprocity tax before entering Interpol control. Once the Entry Reciprocity Fee receipt is attached to your passport, you have to proceed to immigration control.