Arriving in Santiago

How to get to Santiago? 

The Santiago International Airport is connected to the main South American airports.

With the rest of the world, you will find direct flights with:

- in America: Mexico D.F., Panama City, Punta Cana, Cancún, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Miami and Toronto.

- in Europe: Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Madrid, and Paris.

- in Oceania: Auckland and Sydney.

How to get to Santiago city center?

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.

Airport Buses
There are two lines of buses that go from the airport to the city center. You can catch the buses immediately upon exiting the main airport terminal. During the day they run each 15 minutes. 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

Airport vans
There are many vans that serve the airport. One of them is Transvip. You will find the Transvip booth in the main airport terminal.

Taxis
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

Passengers from countries which require visa for Chilean citizens (Albania, Australia, Canadá, Estados Unidos, y México) should pay reciprocity tax before approaching International Police. More information

Please note that Chile has a strict sanitarian legislation concerning products of vegetal or animal origin. You must declare any product of vegetal or animal origin arriving at the airport.