How To Get To Your Hotel/Hostel/AirBnB In Santiago From The Airport
Wondering how to get to your hotel/hostel/AirBnB in Santiago from the airport? It’s easier than you think!
One of the most frequently asked questions we get in our office is, “How do I get from Point A to Point B in Chile?” The good news is you have options – reliable ones, too.
One of the most reliable companies we recommend to travelers coming to Santiago for transfers to and from the Santiago airport is TransVIP. You can choose from a taxi ejecutivo (a private taxi for up to 3 people), a transfer exclusivo (private transportation for parties larger than 3 or 4), or -the most economic option- the transfer compartido (a shared bus-like van with comfy seats and ample space to put your luggage). The transfer compartido costs a modest $7.000 CLP which is somewhere around $10.00 USD. The ride lasts approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes (with stops to pick up/drop off other passengers).
A taxi ejecutivo or a transfer exclusivo will be more on the pricey side (anywhere from $18.000-$27.000 CLP), but will provide you with the comfort and privacy of a more intimate transfer experience. These rides are also more direct since they do not stop to pick up passengers as often as a transfer compartido, so you’ll be looking at a 50 minute ride instead of an hour and 40 minute ride. (Note: Prices and times are subject to variation depending on where you are staying in Santiago. All of the data outlined here is based on a transfer from the airport to Santiago Centro.)
Another great option for airport transfers if you are not afraid of becoming immediately familiar with the city’s public transportation system is a company called Centropuerto, a hybrid commercial bus and public transportation company. These buses leave every 10 minutes from the airport with a final destination to Metro Station Los Héroes (Line 1) and from Los Héroes (Line 1) to the airport. The total cost of a two-way ticket is an affordable $3.200 CLP.
Getting to Viña and Valparaíso
From Santiago, the easiest and most economic option to get to the beloved port cities are by taking Line 1 (Red Line) of the Metro to Pajaritos Station and then hopping on a commercial bus at the terminal right inside of the same Metro station. Two of the most known and most reliable bus companies are Turbus and Pullman. A one way ticket will cost around $3.500 CLP per person (around $4 or $5 USD) and buses leave from the terminals every 15-20 minutes. You can check our blog post for more details.