Transfer to/from Santiago de Chile airport (SCL)

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Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Santiago de Chile airport (SCL)

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Santiago de Chile airport (SCL)
Buses, minibuses, taxis and private companies such as Uber or Cabify connect Santiago airport with the urban area.

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 How to get to downtown Santiago by bus?

- TurBus Aeropuerto (Tel +56 2 2822 7744 / 600 660 6600) operates every 10 minutes to Terminal Alameda, from 5:00 am to 0:00 am and every 30 min. from 0:00 am to 5:00 am. On weekdays it also runs to Maipú at 6:10 pm, while at 10:30 am and at 2:30 pm it travels to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar.
Centropuerto (Tel +56 2 2601 9883 / 0549) offers services every 10 min. between 6:00 am and 11:30 pm to Los Héroes metro station, stopping at Barrancas, Pajaritos, Las Rejas, San Alberto Hurtado, Santiago University, Central Station, Unión Latinoamericana and República. There are also buses to Maipú on working days at 5:55 pm, 6:25 pm and 6:55 pm, with stops at Laguna Sur, Los Mares, El Descanso, Hugo Bravo, Alto Jahuel, Los Pajaritos and Portales Av.
Journey time to the city centre is 30-40 min. Departures from gate 4. Many buses depart from Pajaritos and Alameda terminals towards the main destinations in Chile.

 Where are the door-to door minibuses?

In the Arrivals Halls, there are door-to-door minibus services around the clock between the airport and several destinations inside the city. Operators are Transfer Delfos (Tel +56 2 2913 8800) and Transvip (Tel +56 2 2677 3000 / 3010).

 Where to find the official taxi ranks

In the Arrivals Halls, there are counters (Tel +56 2 4273 2887) where you can hire basic cabs (yellow and black), which operate with a meter, and tourism taxis (blue), with a fixed fare per destination. Journey time to the city centre is around 20 minutes.

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Latest updates: January 17, 2020

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Transportation Tips to/from the airport?

 
While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign.
If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.