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transfers from port at Valpariso to Santiago airport

by flowerlover Online Now Dec 18, 2010 at 10:04 AM

What is the best (and most economical way) to get to the Santiago airport from the port at Valpariso. We are arriving early on Feb 5 on an Oceania cruise and need to be at the airport by 11 AM.

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    Re: transfers from port at Valpariso to Santiago airport

    by cgf Online Now Dec 18, 2010 at 11:55 AM

    the cheapest way...
    take bus to bus to bus terminal and first bus to Santiago.
    ask to stop at airport, they will stop on the way and taxis will be waiting for people there, 3 or 4 minutes ride and you'll be at SCL.

    try to share a car with somebody else, many people on the cruise would have the same problem to solve, as posted lately somewhere else here on VT, the cost could be 110/120 USD for the whole vehicle which is much better then160 per person as it could be asked there.

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  • Re: transfers from port at Valpariso to Santiago airport

    by Huentetu Online Now Dec 18, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Your schedule is quite tight as it will take 1.5-2 hours to get from the port to the airport. In your case I would not take the bus as it may be a lot more economical it is also longer - you need to get a taxi to the bus station, bus to Pajaritos, get a bus or taxi to the airport from there. You also have to clear customs at the cruise port and, depending on the time you arrive and if there is another ship arriving, it could take some time. You can get transport options at the cruise terminal, but to save time I would try to set it up beforehand. Try PortCompass. They are usually good at trying to arrange for people to share if they are going the same way. Or try posting on CruiseCritic forums.

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    Re: transfers from port at Valpariso to Santiago airport

    by crazyman2 Online Now Dec 18, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    search the Santiago section of the VT site so that you can find the many replies to a similar question asked earlier this very week.

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