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Valparaiso to Santiago

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Preston
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Valparaiso to Santiago

I am thinking of booking a cruise which finishes at Valparaiso but then I fly home from Santiago airport. The two are approximately 70 miles apart. Is there a quick/cheap way to get to the airport from the cruise terminal in Valparaiso?

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Stanley, Falkland...
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1. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Regular comfotable buses to Santiago. Taxi to and from bus stations.

Toronto, Canada
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for Chile, Santiago
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2. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Take the bus to the Pajaritos metro ( subway) station from Valparaiso and from there a taxi to the airport or the airport bus.

Lunenburg, Canada
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3. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Buses go everywhere in South America. There is very little rail service.

How many buses? We sat at a café in central Valparaiso and counted the number of buses passing our window. Over 500 in one hour. Including city buses, more than five hundred an hour!

David

Preston
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4. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Wow! Some going to Santiago Airport I hope!

Santiago, Chile
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5. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Nothing goes directly from Valparaíso to the airport in Santiago. Read post number 2 on how to get between them.

Preston
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6. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Do you know the single fare on the bus (Pullman, Tienda Leon, Tur Bus) from Valpairaiso to Santiago. Also which of the 3 companies would you say is best? Can I access a bus timetable in English on the internet?

Stanley, Falkland...
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7. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Those companies have web sites. Fares can vary depending on time and seat type... Reclining etc.

I'm not sure there is much between the companies - they all run modern comfortable coaches and drive the exact same bit of tarmac.

I paid $2600 (Chilean) recently, but that may have been a return. Dirt cheap, basically. They leave every 15 minutes, so just turn up and buy a ticket for the next bus.

Edited: 12:13 pm, June 13, 2014
Stanley, Falkland...
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8. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

$2600 was Santiago to Valparaiso.

It was $3500 the other way.

Santiago, Chile
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9. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Tienda Leon is an Argentine company which does airport transport in Buenos Aires.

Leszno
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10. Re: Valparaiso to Santiago

Is it possible to get bus very early from Valparaiso to Santiago (airport) ? My flight is at 1:45 pm -is it good idea to go to airport directly form Valparaiso ?

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