Santiago de Chile airport (SCL)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, also known as Santiago-Pudahuel Airport and opened on February 9, 1967, serves the metropolitan area of the capital of Chile and the entire country. It represents the gateway to South America from Oceania (by the number of routes and flights operated). With the addition of the new international terminal, opened on February 28, 2022, it has become one of the largest and most modern in Latin America.

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Number of Terminals - 2 - Terminal 1 (domestic flights) and Terminal 2 (international flights). Open 24 hours a day and located in front of each other.
Annual passenger traffic: 18.5 million passengers went through it in 2022.
Tel: +56 2 2690 1796 / 3238 4596. - FACEBOOK

Information counters are found on the first and third levels of Terminal 1 and in the Plaza Central area of Terminal 2.


The airport is located 17 km (11 miles) to the northwest of the city of Santiago.

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Car rental agencies

Car rental counters are located on the first level, next to gate 2.

Avis/Budget (Tel +56 2 2795 3971 / 3974 - 24 hours a day)
Econorent (Tel +56 2 2299 8920 / 8921 - 24 hours a day)
Europcar (Tel +56 600 939 9000 - 24 hours a day)
Mitta (Tel +56 2 2360 5758 / 8712 / 8714 - 6:30 am to 0:00 am)
Rosselot (Tel +56 2 2690 1374 - 6:30 am to 0:00 am)


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Parking services at Santiago de Chile airport (SCL)

The airport has 4 parking lots operating around the clock, with CCTV, security perimeter and elevators with a direct connection to the Departures level of the terminals. The first 10 minutes are free of charge. After the 10 minutes, the minutes used after will be charged. In case of ticket loss, 10 hours for each day of stay are charged. More information: Tel +56 2 2720 9745. See rates

Expreso 1 - For short stays, within walking distance of the terminals.
Expreso 2 - Three-level building, one of them underground. It has a boulevard on its roof where there are 11 shops, garden areas and an exhibition centre. Spaces for passengers with reduced mobility on level 1 and preferential bays for pregnant women and elderly passengers on level 2.
Patagua - 800 meters away, with shuttle service to the terminals.
Económico / Custodia Pehuén - 1.6 kilometers away, connected to the terminals through shuttles.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

The complex has visual, hearing and tactile facilities, which include accessible elevators, telephones and toilets, Braille signage. Wheelchairs are available by previous request at least 48 hours in advance. At the information counter located on floor 3, next to gate 2, you can request a "lanyard" or special ribbon which will grant you specialized assistance. More information: Tel +56 2 2690 1757; e-mail: [email protected].

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Latest updates: August 23, 2023