Santiago International Airport is located approximately 20 km west of downtown Santiago.
There are different options for getting from the airport to Santiago: airport buses, airport vans, and taxis.
Airport buses. There are two lines of buses that go from the airport to Santiago:
Tur Bus and Centropuerto. You can catch
the buses immediately upon exiting the main airport terminal. During the day they run frequently. You pay the driver directly. Once you arrive to Santiago you can use the
subway. Most people get off
the airport bus at the
subway stations "Pajaritos" or "Ecuador" (line 1)
and take the subway to their final destination.
Airport vans and taxis. There are many
that serve the airport. Inside the main terminal when you exit customs you will find the
official taxi booths. There you can arrange for a taxi or a van to take you to your
destination. The cost depends on your final destination (for example a ride in taxi to
downtown Santiago costs about 20'000 Chilean pesos). Usually one can pay in Chilean pesos
or in US dollars, in cash or with a credit card. It is not common to tip the driver.
Immediately upon exiting customs you will likely be approached by people asking if you need a taxi.
For your safety we recommend that you proceed to the official taxi booths.