By Bus, Santiago
Santiago is a madness place, full of yellow buses, you can go everywhere on those , but take care, even for us could be really complicated to take one.
Run really fast and if you don´t know the direction you can get lost.
São como eles chama os onibus en Santiago, são todos amarelinhos, e custam 330 pesos chilenos ou R$1,50, a frota esta para ser substituida por completo então não sei como serão os novos.
Se llaman micro nos buses de la ciudad de Santiago, son todos amarillos e custan 330 pesos chilenos o U$0,50, estan se cambiando los buses por isso no se como seran los nuevos micros.
The buses in Santiago are called Micros, they are all yellow and can get you pretty much anywhere in the city, they cost U$ 0,50. They are changing all buses so idon´t know how they gonna look in the future.
The city buses -called micros- are (in Santiago) vehicles for up to 51 seated, and 25 standing people, which run along fixed routes reaching virtually all of metropolitan Santiago, plus several semi rural destinations, mainly near to the Andean slopes and to some quite wild "resorts" around the Coastal Range, on the W outskirts of the city. Some of the routes are as long as 30 kilometres, while others ply shorter central services.
They're all painted in yellow and white, and are required by law to not be older than 6 years.
The ticket for all of them cost $ 290 (US$0,50), every line has a number on the upper left front part and on the sides identifying the service, so if you know the number that's useful for you, use of the network comes very easy. If not, a list of the main streets and landmarks the bus goes along or passes by, is displayed in the front windshield, along with the line number (again) and the terminus to where it goes.
In central Santiago, there are designated bus stops for given lines and destinations, so find out which is your number/destination on the signs at the stops and wait for your bus there; otherwise, the bus may not stop.
Outside the centre, buses will stop anywhere asked.
I don't think I have seen another city in the world with so many buses as Santiago. I mean, it has a HUGE amount of yellow buses that go around the city, making the traffic worse and polluting. If you ever come to Santiago and don't see a yellow bus, then you're not on the right city, so worry.
You can actually take a bus anywhere on the street (they often stop wherever they want), but there are some bus stops where SOME (not all) of the buses stop. There might be another bus stop a few metres away where the bus you need will stop. It depends on the bus number...
The number... I've been living almost 3 years now and I don't know the number of the bus I need to get home. So I walk, ride a bike, take the subway or drive.
Micros are a mess, but it's something you've got to do at least once if you're in Santiago. You won't forget it.
The highway between Mendoza (Argentina) and Santiago (Chile) goes through the Andes. The landscape there is just awesome; you even can see the magnificent Mount Aconcagua.
La carretera entre Mendoza (Argentina) y Santiago (Chile) atraviesa los Andes. el paisaje es impresionante; incluso se puede ver el magnífico Aconcagua:
to: By airplane to the international airport, just a half hour from town.
around: Our hotel was in the centre of town , so we walked a lot. But there are lots of busses, all wearing signs of their destination and the price( about 300 pesos a ride). There are lots of taxi's cruising the city and they are not expensive.
Trains are mainly used for transport to other cities.
Terminales de buses Interurbanos/Interurban Bus Services.
Nombre/Name :Terminal de buses.'Estaciòn Central.
Dirección/Address :Lib. Bernardo Ohiggins#3850
Atencion al público :Dia y noche/day & night.
Transporte recomendado/Best way to get.
Metro/Subway :Universidad de Santiago.(linea 1).
¿A que proximidad quedo del lugar?
How close I am from?
Empresas de Buses Interurbanos todo Chile/Interurban Bus Enterprises all Chile