The 19th GEIA Conference in Santiago | Practical information
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Transportation from the Airport to Santiago

The Santiago airport is the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, popularly known as Pudahuel Airport.

Transfer time

The International Airport of Chile is 20 kilometers from the Center of Santiago, depending on the destination, the time and the type of transport they hire, you can reach your Hotel in 20 minutes or up to an hour and a half. There are different transfer services that connect the Airport with the city. Prefer official airport transport, as they have regulated rates and are reliable.


Taxis are the fastest transport from Santiago Airport to the city. It is best to hire official taxis, they have fixed prices per destination and you can pay before boarding the taxis. This service is hired after you claimed your luggage and right before you exit the arrival area.
How much do taxis cost?
They can take up to 3 people and depending on their final destination in Santiago they can cost between $15.000 and $28.000 pesos.



MINIVANS (shuttle)

These minivans or shuttles – locally known as Transfer – are a shared airport transport service for up to 7 passengers. There are two lines: Transvip and Transfer Delfos. Depending on their final destination, each passenger can pay between $6.800 and $9.200 pesos. If there are more than 4 people, an exclusive transfer service could be offered, which depending on the destination can cost between $26.400 and $35.400 pesos in total.


Two bus lines serve the Airport: Centropuerto and Turbus



This is the cheapest way to reach Santiago. Buses connect the airport to the city’s west metro stations, with station Los Heroes being the final stop in Santiago. The bus trip takes approximately 45 minutes to Los Heroes. Between midnight and 5 am we recommend you take either a shuttle or taxi; there is no metro service during night (from Monday to Saturday it opens at 6 am and closes at 11 pm, on Sundays from 8 am at 10:30 pm) and areas surrounding bus stops up to Los Heroes are not very safe at night.




It has regular departures to Santiago every 10 minutes from 5:00 until 00:00 hrs. Tickets cost $1900 CLP for one way and $3.200 CLP roundtrip. The final stop in Santiago is the Bus Terminal Alameda. Tickets at the airport can be purchased directly with the driver while at the bus terminal, they are purchased at the ticket offices of Turbus.