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transportation from Vina del Mar to Santiago

by lynnarnold1 Online Now Nov 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

What is the best way to get from our hotel in Vina del Mar to Santiago central, or to Santiago airport? One couple in our group will go directly to the airport, and wants a quick, economical method. The other couple may stay a day or two in the city before leaving the country.
Many thanks.
Lynn

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  • Re: transportation from Vina del Mar to Santiago

    by Huentetu Online Now Nov 11, 2010 at 4:18 AM

    Buses are not the best option if they have a lot of luggage, but it is the cheapest way. For the airport, they should get off at Pajaritos metro station and not go on to the terminal. The attendant on the bus will usually ask where you want to get off. From Pajaritos metro station you can get an airport bus (every 15 mins or so) or a taxi to the airport. Not including waiting for the bus, that should take 20 mins or so and the bus from Viña to there will take about 1.5 hrs. They need to allow enough time for getting to the airport for check in. So if they need to check in 2 hours before their flight, they need to start out from Viña about 4 hours before their flight.

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    Re: transportation from Vina del Mar to Santiago

    by cgf Online Now Nov 11, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    the airport is on the way to Santiago from Viña del Mar or Valparaiso.
    Once I did myself from Viña to airport. After we checked that a charter bus or taxi it was a robbery because what asked did not justify the service.
    btw *to be paid only by USD*
    we were four with small luggage, we took the bus at terminal and from hotel to terminal by taxi, this kind of trip is cheap to do by taxi so if you had a lot of luggage you could take more taxis.
    Then, before Santiago, the bus stopped *there is a regoular bus stop* and some taxis were already there awaiting for people going to airport (very short drive)....
    It's been in 2004 or 2003 ?? this meant it was quite common practise to do so.
    I do not think it changed, maybe today it could be improved and there could be also a coffee shop at bus stop.

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