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How To Get From Santiago Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 25th, 2023 at 07:23 pm

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How To Get From Santiago Airport to City Center – You can go by bus, van, taxi and private transfer.

What Is The Distance From Santiago Airport to City Center?

There are a few options since the distance from Santiago Airport to city center is 20 kilometers. Click here to book online Santiago activities and day trips

Santiago airport to downtown travel time by taxi is around 25 minutes and 40-60 minutes by shared transfer shuttle from Santiago airport to Santiago city center. The taxi fare from Santiago airport to city center is around $25 USD.

What Is The Cheapest Way From Santiago Airport to City Center?

The cheapest way from Santiago airport to city center is by public bus for $3 USD. The bus travel time from Santiago de Chile airport to city center is less than 1 hour.

What Is The Best Way From Santiago Airport to Downtown?

You can go by shared transfer shuttle from Santiago de Chile airport to city center for $11 USD. You can get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi if you are traveling on a group and prices can go similar to a taxi.

Going From Santiago de Chile To Valparaiso Next?

Once in Santiago de Chile you can’t miss visiting Valparaiso. The bus fare from Santiago to Valparaiso is $8 USD you can book online. The bus from Santiago to Valparaiso is only 2 hours bus travel time.

SIM CARD AT SANTIAGO AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Santiago airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Santiago. Make sure you read Chile sim card for tourist and best Chile eSim

You can find the cheapest Chilean eSim with Airalo Chile eSim prepaid for $18 USD with 15 GB data valid for 15 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $11 USD with 7 GB data valid for 5 days. $18 USD with 15 GB data valid for 10 days and for $23 USD with 20 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

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WHERE TO STAY IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE

The accommodation price can take you around $15-20 USD if you sleep in a hostel. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Chile.

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How To Get From Santiago De Chile Airport To Downtown

Bus From Santiago Airport To City Center

There are two bus companies: Centropuerto and TurBus going from Santiago airport to city center. The travel time by bus varies from Arturo Merino Benítez Airport to city is around 35-45 minutes depending on the traffic. Centropuerto and TurBus bus fare is 1900 CLP=$3 USD for one way ticket.

Centropuerto Bus From Santiago Airport To City

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Centropuerto buses are running every 10 minutes from Santiago airport starting at 6 am until 11:30 pm. After that schedule the buses are leaving every hour. Check Centropuerto Bus Route and schedule!

It’s a great choice on a budget since they are available 24 hours but you have to be careful going around with your luggage late evening around the city.

Route: Santiago Airport- Metro Barrancas-Metro Pajaritos – Metro Las Rejas
-Metro San Alberto Hurtado-Metro Universidad de Santiago-Metro Estación Central-Metro Unión Latinoamericana-Metro República-Metro Los Héroes.

If you are going to city center to your hotel or Airbnb the best stop for you is Metro Pajaritos where you can connect with the metro to city center by purchasing a ticket.

If you are going to Valparaiso the most popular place around Santiago you will have to go to Universidad de Santiago where buses are leaving to Valparaiso only 2 hours driving. All the buses depart from the first floor in Gate Number 4.

TurBus Santiago de Chile Airport to Santiago City Center

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Turbus run from Santiago airport to city center every 20 minutes from 5 am until 12 am and every hour from 1 am until 4 am. After that scheduled buses are leaving every 1 hour and 30 minutes so you can take them 24/7. Check Turbus schedule and route!

Route: Santiago Airport- Pajaritos Metro station-Metro Las Rejas-Calle Toro Mazote-Terminal Alameda

Metro Santiago City

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To get the metro in Santiago you can buy a single ticket. But if you stay longer you can buy a Bip Card in the metro or in the airport for 2500 CLP which is $3 USD.

You will save time when moving around the city since you can also use the buses (they only accept payment with Bip Card).

The metro schedule is from 6 am to 11 pm from Monday to Saturday. And Sundays work from 8 am to 10 30 pm. A metro ticket can cost around 700 CPL which is only $1 USD.

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Uber And Taxi From Santiago Airport To Santiago City Center

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If you go by taxi from Santiago airport to city center will be the most comfortable option. There are taxis with fixed prices and with a taximeter available 24 hours. The travel time by taxi from Arturo Merino Benítez Airport to city is 25-35 minutes depending on the traffic and your destination.

The taxi fare from Santiago de Chile airport to downtown is from 19000 CLP=$26 USD to 30000 CLP=$40 USD. Prices for Uber and Cabify App are very similar and can be cheaper or even more expensive. Just download the App to find out their rates when you are there since there is free wifi at Arturo Merino Benítez Airport.

Shared Transfer Santiago Airport to Downtown

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You can get a shared transfer which is cheaper than a taxi but you will get to your final destination ideal for solo travelers since it’s so comfortable after your flight. The shared transfer fare is around 8000 CLP which is $11 USD.

The travel time from Santiago airport to Santiago city center is around 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on your luck since there are 6-7 people in what position you get dropped off.

The most popular companies are Transvip and Delfos. You will see the kiosk where to buy the ticket in the airport if not just mention the name of one of the companies.

BEST WAY FROM SANTIAGO DE CHILE AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from Santiago airport to city center is by public bus for $3 USD if you go on a budget and 45 minutes travel time.

The best way from Santiago airport to city center is by a shared shuttle bus if you prefer more comfort and 30 minutes of travel time that fits to your accommodation place.

If you want more comfort you can go by taxi or private transfer. A great option if you are traveling with more people or with so much luggage.

ACCOMMODATION IN SANTIAGO CHILE

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There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Santiago. Accommodation prices can take you around $15-20 USD if you sleep in a hostel. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $40-60 USD and for more than $100 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Chile.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN CHILE

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A total of $15 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Chile. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $6-8 USD. And you can get snacks like street food for $1 USD. You can buy empanadas as the street for only $1 USD. If you want to go for a fine dining restaurant prices are starting from $15 USD per person.

BEST TIME TO VISIT CHILE

In Chile the summer season runs from March to May and heatwaves 35 C are common. Weather in the fall (March through May) is ideal and perfect for outdoor activities. Spring lasts from September to November.

October and November is a good times to go if you like natural beauty. If you like cooler weather July and August have temperatures around 15 C. You’ll find the best travel deals from late April to early June. 

Click here to know more about the weather in Chile!

ATMS AND CASH IN CHILE

The official currency of Chile is called Chilean Peso (CLP). And $1 USD=735 CLP. ATMs are available all throughout the country but my advice to you is to use those inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transactions tend to be higher for foreign cars.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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Do you have any recommendations for nice authentic restaurants while in the City Center?

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HI Melissa, I don't remember right now the name of them but there are a few local restaurants near Plaza de Armas in the city center :)

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