Getting to Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile's airport, the Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez, is located roughly 13 kilometers from the city center. It's considered one of the most modern airports in Latin America and welcomes flights from all around the world: United States, Canada, South & Central America, Europe, Australia, etc.
As one of Chile's top transportation hubs, Santiago boasts bus connections with numerous towns and cities throughout Chile as well as destinations in neighboring countries like Brazil and Argentina.
Getting around Santiago de Chile
Santiago's a big city and the best way to get around town is via the two city transport systems. First off, buy a "bip!-card". You can recharge it in metro stations and the card is valid for both the metro and bus systems, even permitting free transfers from one mode of transportation to the other.
Santiago de Chile has a modern and efficient metro system that runs roughly between 6:00am and 11:00pm. Its five lines cover the vast majority of the city. The metro stations also serve as art exhibition spaces and there always seems to be something to see.
Santiago's urban buses run 24 hours a day, at least along the main routes. Once the metro closes down for the night, there are also buses that follow the metro lines.
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- When to Visit Santiago
- What to do in Santiago
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