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A Reliable Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport

A Reliable and Friendly Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

A friendly and personalised transfer from Punta Arenas Airport

Punta Arenas Airport, also called Presidente Carlos Ibáñez International Airport, is a small airport serving the city of Punta Arenas in southern Chile. Having to wait in line for a taxi or looking for available public transport options is not the best way to start your trip. Instead, pre-booking your transfer from Punta Arenas Airport with Welcome Pickups guarantees a comfortable and personalised ride to your accommodation.

No matter what time your flight arrives, you’ll have a professional, English-speaking driver waiting for you and a private vehicle ready to take you to your destination. The booking process takes only a couple of minutes and by paying in advance you won’t have to worry about currency exchange as soon as you land. Once you claim any luggage, you can head straight towards the exit, where you’ll meet your driver holding a sign with your name on it. After they greet you warmly, your driver will take you to your private car, and you can simply relax and enjoy the ride.

What is more, you can use this time to ask your driver for any tips on the local culture, cuisine, and must-do activities; that’s the benefit of meeting a local as soon as you land. If you haven’t booked any transportation for your return to the airport, don’t forget to ask your driver for assistance; they will help you book a return transfer with Welcome Pickups so that you have nothing to worry about during your trip.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
PRESIDENTE CARLOS IBÁÑEZ DEL CAMPO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PUQ) ➙ PUNTA ARENAS CITY CENTER
35 €
42 €
22 MIN
PRESIDENTE CARLOS IBÁÑEZ DEL CAMPO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PUQ) ➙ PUERTO NATALES
380 €
456 €
154 MIN
PRESIDENTE CARLOS IBÁÑEZ DEL CAMPO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PUQ) ➙ TORRES DEL PAINE
560 €
672 €
220 MIN

Welcome’s fleet for your Punta Arenas Airport transfer

At Welcome, we want to ensure your trip starts in the best way possible and that you and your friends or family arrive safely and comfortably at your destination. Welcome’s booking flow will help you select the best vehicle type based on the number of passengers and luggage you have. Our modern sedans can accommodate up to 4 passengers with one carry-on each, while our spacious minivans are ideal for larger groups of up to 8 passengers and multiple pieces of luggage. Both options are perfectly safe for younger travellers too; you can use your own baby/child seat if you bring one or request one upon booking and we’ll provide it for you.

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Directions to the city centre with your Punta Arenas Airport transfer

Punta Arenas Airport is approximately 22 km north of the city centre and the drive with your taxi from Punta Arenas Airport should take about 22 minutes in average traffic. When you book your transfer, make sure to fill in the right drop-off address so that your driver can plan the best route to reach your hotel or apartment.

After exiting the airport parking, you will head south, keep right to continue toward Y-520 for 1.1 km and make a slight right to stay on Y-520. You will then make a slight right onto Ruta 9 and stay on it for 13.6 km. You will turn left onto Chacabuco/Ruta 9 and stay on it for 6.3 km until you approach the city centre. Your driver will then follow local roads to reach your accommodation.

Benefits of pre-booking a transfer from Punta Arenas Airport

With Welcome Pickups, you don’t just get an airport transfer but a friend on the ground, who will greet you warmly and ensure reliable and professional transportation to your accommodation. Our professional, English-speaking drivers at Punta Arenas Airport are hand-picked so that we can offer you the best travel experience.

Pre-booking your private Punta Arenas Airport shuttle takes only a couple of minutes and it’s worth it if you want to you have no uncertainty. You’ll have 60 minutes of free waiting time to claim your luggage and meet your driver in the Arrivals Hall, instead of lining up at the taxi rank or looking for available public transport, delaying you further.

One of Welcome’s greatest benefits is the fixed, competitive rate that you’ll know and pay in advance online with your credit or debit card; no hidden fees at the end of the ride and no need to carry cash or look for a currency exchange office upon landing.

Typical fare for a taxi transfer from Punta Arenas Airport

Local taxis in Punta Arenas are metered for routes around the city, although it’s common for taxi drivers to avoid turning the taximeter on. For a Punta Arenas Airport transfer, you can expect to pay around €45 (CLP 44,000) for up to 4 passengers but this is only an estimate. It’s advised to agree on the total fare with the driver before getting in the taxi.

To ensure a fixed fare that you’ll know in advance and budget your trip accordingly, your best option is to pre-book your private Punta Arenas Airport shuttle with Welcome Pickups and enjoy peace of mind.

Frequently asked questions

Do taxis at Punta Arenas Airport operate with fixed fares?

Although local taxis are sometimes metered, there is no fixed fare for a transfer from Punta Arenas Airport and the taximeter isn’t used by all drivers. The average fare for a taxi from Punta Arenas Airport for up to 4 passengers is €45 (CLP 44,000), but it’s best to agree on the total fare with the driver beforehand and negotiate if needed. You can also pre-book your Punta Arenas Airport transfer to ensure a fixed fare.

Where will I meet my Welcome driver?

You will easily spot your Welcome driver waiting in the Arrivals Hall as you exit Baggage Claim, and they will lead you to your pre-selected private Punta Arenas Airport shuttle. You will receive an email with your driver’s photo before your arrival for easier identification, and they’ll be holding a sign with your name, so you should have no trouble recognising them.

What happens to my booking if my flight is delayed?

During the booking process, we’ll ask for your flight information; we do that so you can still get your Welcome transfer even in case of an unexpected flight delay. Your Welcome driver will monitor the flight and update your pickup time according to the new flight arrival time if needed. If they’re unavailable at the new arrival time due to a schedule conflict, we’ll assign another Welcome driver to operate your trip; you’ll receive an email with their photo and contact information too, so you know who to expect.

Welcome Pickups has a Net Safety Score of 99 of 100

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

  • Contactless ride

  • Sanitiser in every car

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