May 29, 2017

How to get from SCL to Santiago

Arturo Merino Ben­itez is the inter­na­tional and national (joined by a cor­ri­dor) air­port of San­ti­ago and it´s found 26km from the city down­town. Despite its name and its offi­cial code SCL, many Chileans sim­ply refer to it as “Pudahuel,” the town­ships in which it is located in the west­ern edge of the city.

The ride from the air­port to down­town could last from 15 min­utes to 1 hour, depend­ing the time that you arrive and which trans­porta­tion you choose. The options are:

Taxi: a taxi stand is located out­side the first level of the air­port, adja­cent to the inter­na­tional cus­toms exit.  Taxis are avail­able here 24 hours a day year round.  The max­i­mum amount to pay a taxi dri­ver is in between $15.000 CLP and $20.000 CLP for ser­vice to San­ti­ago.  The offi­cial num­ber for taxis is +56 (2) 6901381.

Mini Van: Located at the national arrivals area. Pri­vate trans­port ser­vice with a max­i­mum capac­ity of 12 peo­ple that takes pas­sen­gers to their homes. Com­pa­nies?? Trans­Vip  and Delfos

Bus: Located in the national arrivals area you can find two com­pa­nies that offers bus ser­vice to the city: Cen­trop­uerto and Tur­Bus. Ser­vice that runs every 15 and 30 min­utes and goes to the city cen­ter. There is a metro sta­tion stop called ‘Pajar­i­tos’ for those who want to con­tinue their jour­ney to Viña del Mar / Val­paraíso where you can take the bus. CostUS$ 4.  More info? Cen­troP­uerto and Tur­Bus.