How to get from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso
There are two direct and one indirect transportation option offered from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso city. The first and most convenient option is taking a Santiago Airport Taxi, which takes approximately 75 minutes to reach Valparaíso. Taxis are available at Santiago Airport 24/7 and the average fare for the trip is normally around 180€ (135,000 CLP). Your second direct transportation option is to take the bus to Valparaíso; buses operated by TurBus run twice a day from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso and a single ticket costs 8€ (6,000 CLP). The trip will take around 80 minutes under normal traffic conditions. There are multiple buses leaving for Valparaíso from the city centre of Santiago, taking around 90 minutes to reach the destination and a single ticket costs around 4€ (3,000 CLP) depending on the time of the day, the type of seat and the operator.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Bus|| €16|| 80min|| 09:50–14:30|
| Taxi|| €180|| 75min|| 24/7|
How to get from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso by bus
Travelling by the TurBus direct to Valparaíso from Santiago Airport (SCL) is an affordable, but not that convenient option. Although the service is direct, it only runs twice a day, at 09:50 am and 14:30 pm. The bus will take around 80 minutes to reach Valparaíso and will cost 8€ (6,000 CLP). This service is offered by TurBus.
How much is the bus from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso?
The bus ticket from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso costs 8€ (6,000 CLP) and can be booked in advance visiting the TurBus website, which is only available in Spanish. Alternatively, you can visit the company desk on your arrival at the airport. You will find TurBus at Gate 6 on the first level.
Traffic delays can significantly increase the journey duration.
Where do I get it from?
The Santiago Airport Bus Station is located right outside the main terminal exit. You can follow the signs to buses.
Although the service offers a direct connection between Santiago Airport and Valparaíso, it is recommended that you also seek an alternative option as the service runs only twice a day. If you are unsure of your flight arrival time or you suspect delays, there is a chance you miss the bus route you've pre-booked. Also, there have been complaints of lost or mishandled luggage that can lead up to an unpleasant trip.
This option is only recommended when you travel light and it is not an ideal option for large groups. The limited daily journeys can be problematic for your trip.
It is advised that you account for extra time between your arrival at Santiago Airport and the bus service to Valparaíso.
If the option is available, secure a premium bus seat to have more comfort on board.
Remember, you need Chilean pesos to book a bus ticket to Valparaíso.
How to get from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso by taxi
The fastest and most convenient transportation method from Santiago Airport (SCL) to Valparaíso is by a Santiago Airport Taxi. Santiago Airport has introduced the Vía Controlada system which allows visitors to book their taxi on arrival and avoid scams and unauthorized taxi operators that often appear at the airport. The Vía Controlada desk is located on the first floor. You can follow the black and yellow signs, which will take you to the designated taxi location. You can choose to use the service and get a designated taxi. The trip to Valparaíso will take around 75 minutes and the total fare should not exceed 180€ (135,000 CLP).
Taxi fare from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso
Travelling by taxi from Santiago Airport to Valparaíso is not the cheapest option, but it offers convenience and safety especially if you arrive at the airport late at night. Standard taxi fare for up to four people is approximately 180€ (135,000 CLP). Bear in mind that, depending on the time of the day, traffic may cause delays and lead to higher fares.
Taking a Santiago Airport Taxi is the ideal option for those carrying lots of luggage or travelling with children. It is one of the two options offering a direct connection to Valparaíso and gives you peace of mind if you are short on time or exhausted after a long flight. Taxi service runs 24/7 throughout the year and if you are not on a budget, this is by far the best option.
Always use the Vía Controlada system established at Santiago Airport to get a taxi. Scams are a usual phenomenon at the airport, so refrain from using unauthorized drivers as you may be asked to pay a much higher fare and you might risk your safety.
It is better to get a designated taxi to get an estimate of the fare to be paid beforehand.
If you decide not to get a designated taxi, make sure you have the Spanish language skills to negotiate on the fare with the driver.
Always prefer fixed fare taxis to metered, significantly for long trips.
If you haven't exchanged currency before travelling, remember to do so at the airport before taking a taxi.