Viña del Mar is just an hour and a half northwest of capital city, Santiago de Chile. There are several alternative ways to get from the Santiago International Airport:
- By Public Transport:
- Option 1: Airport → Valparaíso & Viña del Mar :
Exit the Airport through Exit 5, and go to the shuttle stop. TurBus company has a shuttle that connects the airport to Valparaíso bus station (first stop) and Viña del Mar bus station (second stop). It leaves at 10:30 and at 14:30. The trip costs about CLP$6.000 (US$9), paid directly to the bus driver. Get off the bus at the corresponding bus station.
- Option 2: Airport → Metro (subway) station Pajaritos (Santiago) → Valparaíso/Viña del Mar:
Exit the Airport through Exit 5, and go to the shuttle stop. Two shuttle companies connect the airport to the bus/metro station Pajaritos: CentroPuerto and TurBus. The round trip costs about CLP$3.400 (US$5), paid directly to the bus driver. Get off the bus at Pajaritos bus/metro station. At Pajaritos bus/metro station, purchase a bus ticket at the counters of the bus agencies (inside the station), with destination Valparaíso or Viña del Mar (e.g., Pullman Bus; Tur Bus). The round-trip costs about CLP$6.000 (US$9). Avoid buying tickets or trips outside the counters. Get off the bus at the terminus (Terminal Rodoviario Valparaíso or Rodoviario Viña del Mar).
- By Transfer (around 70 minutes): Book a transfer at the transfer counters inside the airport. We recomend Transvip, TurTransfer, and Delfos. The cost can vary between CLP$80.000-100.000 (US$120-150), for a van with capacity of 7 passengers, with transport to each passenger destination. We recomend to avoid hiring transfer services outside the official counters inside the airport.
- By Taxi (around 70 minutes): Book a taxi at the Official Taxi desk inside the airport. The cost can vary between CLP$80.000-100.000 (US$120-150), for a taxi with capacity of 4 passengers. Only book a taxi in the ground transportation desks.
In addition, we recommend that you take special care with unauthorized taxi drivers and tickets sellers that are usually found at the airport. Please avoid any people soliciting any transportation services as you exit the baggage claim area, as there have been attempts to defraud arriving passengers.