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How To Get From Santiago Airport to City Center – All Possible Ways (Updated 2022)

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We will tell you how to get from Santiago airport to city center. There are a few options since the distance from Arturo Merino Benítez Airport is 20 kilometers.

Santiago airport to downtown travel time by taxi is around 25 minutes and 40-60 minutes by shared transfer shuttle from Santiago airport. Click here to book online Santiago activities and day trips

The cheapest way from Santiago airport to city center is by public bus as cheap as $3 USD. You can go by taxi for $25 USD and you can go by shared transfer shuttle for $11 USD.

You can rent a car at Santiago airport or get a private transfer. Make sure you read Chile sim card for tourist

WHERE TO STAY IN SANTIAGO DE CHILE

There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Santiago. 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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Santiago 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

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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.

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 (get your discount) the best stop for you is Metro Pajaritos where you can connect with the metro to city center 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 the Gate Number 4.

TurBus

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Buses run from the airport 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.

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 works from 8 am to 10 30 pm. A metro ticket can cost around 700 CPL which is only $1 USD.

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 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 is from 19000 CLP=$26 USD to 30000 CLP=$40 USD. Prices for Uber and Cabify App are very similar 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.

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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 Santaigo city center is around 30 minutes to 60 minutes depending on your luck since there are 6-7 people 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.

ACCOMMODATION IN SANTIAGO CHILE

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There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from in Santiago. 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 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 snack like street food for $1 USD. You can buy empanadas as street for only $1 USD. If you want to go for a fine dining restaurants 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 time 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. 

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ATMS AND CASH IN CHILE

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

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

Melissa Giuntoli

Thursday 30th of June 2022

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

Ruben Arribas

Thursday 30th of June 2022

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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