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Bus from Santiago to Vina del Mar

by Katie24 Online Now Jul 31, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Hi

We are wanting to catch a bus from Santiago airport to Vina del Mar on the 5th of Januray 2010. There are 4 of us and am just wondering how much that would cost?

Thanks.
Katie

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    Re: Bus from Santiago to Vina del Mar

    by cgf Online Now Jul 31, 2009 at 10:29 PM

    you have two ways
    first is to take a bus to bus terminal in town and then to Viña (at least 3 buses per hour, not too much to wait)
    second is to take a van just outside the airport, you have not to look around a lot, they will find you first. the trip usually end at hotel's door. of course you better negotiate the price, there are quite a few operators so..
    last advise... if you could spanish do not say any spanish word at all and if the people there could not speak fluenty english you may get better price.

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    Re: Bus from Santiago to Vina del Mar

    by cgf Online Now Jul 31, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    p.s. nobody knows how much it could cost on the 5th of Januray 2010, first it's high season, then in Chile prices could arise a lot in a short time, it's [unfortunatelly] already happened, in the past the inflation has been a scourge for the local population, that's why many people [ie hotel, vans] want to be paid in USD.

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    Re: Bus from Santiago to Vina del Mar

    by patopeaking Online Now Aug 1, 2009 at 12:55 AM

    Pullman buses operate frequent services from Los Pajeritos and La Moneda in Stgo

    cost approx. USD15rtn

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  • Re: Bus from Santiago to Vina del Mar

    by Huentetu Online Now Aug 1, 2009 at 2:28 AM

    There are two companies which operate buses from the airport to downtown. They cost 1700 pesos pp one way. They both stop at the Pajaritos metro station. This is a hub for buses going to the coast. There are several companies which do the route and you will find buses leaving every 15-20 minutes on a weekday.
    The bus from Pajaritos to Viña del Mar costs 3.100 pesos pp one way and will take between 1.5-2 hours.
    These prices may change slightly by January but competition is keen on the route so they are unlikely to shift very much. Inflation is not an issue in Chile and you will be expected to pay for things in Chilean pesos. You may be able to pay for an airport van in dollars but they will give you a poor exchange rate and you will end up paying more. Prices for transport from the airport are fixed (aside from rogue taxis) so it is pointless to argue the price for the bus or minivan (transfer) or official taxis. You should be able to do the airport to Viña del Mar trip for a total of under US10 pp one way.

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  • Re: Bus from Santiago to Vina del Mar

    by eeuunikkeiexpat Online Now Aug 1, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Are you coming in on Lan? They have a shuttle service for their customers going to Viña leaving the airport 4 times or so a day.

    If you are not familiar with using public transport in Chile, I would discourage going that route with 3 other people, their luggage, their handbags, their pockets to look after especially when tired from a long flight.

    If not taking the reasonably priced Lan shuttle, before exiting the Customs sterile area, book transport with one of the two official van services - TransVIP or TurTransfer - direct to Viña. Anyone know what the price per head is for these direct van services?

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  • Re: Bus from Santiago to Vina del Mar

    by Huentetu Online Now Aug 1, 2009 at 8:07 PM

    Turtransfer vans are 75,000 pesos to Viña for 1-7 people. An official taxi is 67,000 for 1-3 people. Transvip website doesn't give prices.

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  • Re: Bus from Santiago to Vina del Mar

    by Groschi Online Now Sep 29, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Hi,
    I found a service charging49 p/p
    have a look at valpo24.com

    good luck,

    Groschi

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