Air: Both international and domestics flights are serviced by Aeropuerto Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez, about 30 minutes from down- town (Taxi 22USD). Major carriers include: Aeroflot, Avinaca, Aerolineas Argentinas, Cubana de Aviacion, Aeroperu, Iberia, SAS, American Airlines, Anvant, British Airways, Lufthansa, Ecuatoriana, Pluna, Alta, Lan Chile, Ladeco, Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, Vasp, National Airlines, Alitalia, Lapsa, Tame, United, Varig, Air France, KLM, Swissair.
Taxis: Taxis are black with a yellow top. Note: it is not customary to tip cab drivers, although there's nothing to stop you if you wish.
Collectivo: Another kind of taxi (black) is a 'collectivo.' It is a car you share with other passengers, but like a bus, a collectivo will follow a set route indicated on the sign on the roof.
Buses: An extensive bus service covers all parts of greater Santiago, but is only useful with a good knowledge of local geography.
Rail: All trains departing from Santiago's Central Station head south. The carriages are old and European, offering the traveler something different. It is also possible to store your car on the train and take a sleeper compartment.
Subway: Santiago's metro is efficient, clean, and inexpensive. There are three lines. Line 1 crosses from east to west. Line 2 crosses the city from north to south, and the last line heads further south from Baquedano Station.
By Airplane or Bus.
Airplane - If arriving by plane, you can get downtown by one of three ways:-
1) Taxi: You may be charged $20 for this. It is rather expensive I think.
2) Shuttle vans: Will drop you off at any address. Price depends on location within the city. Relatively well priced. Recommendable.
3) Bus: The cheapest way is via the large bus that goes downtown. Price is about $1,500 pesos. It only goes downtown.
Bus - If arriving by bus, you may arrive at one of 4 bus terminals. All are located within or very close to the downtown area. All are close or at a metro station.
There are 4 ways to move around Santiago:-
1) Metro: By far the cheapest,easiest and fastest method. The only limitation is that the routes are fixed. It costs between $200 and $300 pesos,depending on time of day, as of 7/Sep/2001.
2) Micro(bus): More interesting than the metro, but much more difficult to figure out. There is a plaque on the front of every micro stating the names of the main roads of points of reference where it will pass. It costs $300 pesos as of 7/Sep/2001.
3) Taxi: Like anywhere, some taxi drivers will take longer routes to get to your destination. Pay with as close tothe exact change as possible to avoid any problems.
4) Colectivo: This is a mix between a micro and a taxi. i.e. They are cars (like a taxi) that go along a fixed route (like a micro), yet can pick up and drop off passengers anywhere along the way (max.4/pass.). The price is fixed depending on how far you go. They are much cheaper than taxis anda little more expensive than micros.
4) Foot: Let's not forget the marvellous things at the end of your legs. Besides you might just need the exercise.
Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benítez, en el barrio de Pudahuel, el más moderno terminal aéreo del continente. Todas las líneas aéreas del mundo más importantes llegan a Santiago. Usa Lan Chile, entre las mejores del mundo.
Santiago está bien comunicada, un completo sistema de autopistas urbano, muchas avenidas grandes, carreteras y autopistas suburbanas a Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, San Antonio, Rancagua, Melipilla, Cajón del Maipo, Los Andes, La Ligua.
El metro tiene 3 líneas, es moderno, seguro, limpio y se está ampliando al doble para el 2005.
Línea 1 (Pudahuel-Las Condes)
Línea 2 (Centro-Santiago Sur)
Línea 5 (Centro-La Florida)
en el nuevo metro, cubrirá muchas comunas y zonas.
Hay trenes hacia la costa y hacia el sur.
From abroad of the country, a lot of airlines are arriving and departuring from our airport:
LAN Chile (www.lanchile.cl)
The airport is like 30- 45 minutes from downtown. It depends of the hour. There are official buses from the airport to the center of the town, you can find taxis which are a little expensive but not much if you need to get your place soon (about 20 US$)
To go the areas close to Santiago I think renting a car is a good idea.
Inside Santiago, metro is the king in transportation
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