Metro de Santiago
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Jocelyn D
London, UK373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
The trains are fine and easy to get tickets, just tap in, one card does more than one person. Check before you use that the station where you are going is open., due to the protests our interchange station was shut and we got no information.
The system is easy to follow there are lots of trains and it is clean
Written January 11, 2020
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NamasteHello
Harrogate, UK1,820 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
What can you say about a metro. Trains are frequent, especially at peak times. The carriages are a bit spartan, but serve there purpose. I was there in summer and giant fans were working to keep platforms cool There is now a line 3, but check all stations are open. I wanted to transfer to L1 from L3 but found train went straight through as station was closed.
Written February 8, 2020
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505badgolfer
Albuquerque, NM372 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I spent the last five days of a Chile visit in Santiago and used the Metro every day. My only quibble is that not all exits have escalators, and I did some huffing and puffing hauling some luggage up stairs. Otherwise, no complaints. You must buy a plastic ride card and put value on the card. I believe that each ride costs about 650 pesos.
Written March 5, 2020
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J L C
Santiago, Chile91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Living outside Trans Santiago, we don't often use public transport, but parking downtown can be difficult and expensive! So we drove down to Los Dominicos at the start of line 1. Our BIP cards were empty so we put some money on them at one of the many open windows. We went down to the platform and were whisked down to El Golf. It was a Saturday so no commuters, but no wait for trains. The train was clean and so were the platforms.
Return journey just as easy! Attractive murals at many stations, we would use it more if the line came out further!
Written May 3, 2022
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Very easy to navigate yourself around and colour coded to make it even easier. You need to buy a prepaid card/ticket which you load with a certain amount of money. The same card can be used by more than one person. Prices are ridiculously cheap by European standards. Each time you use it, the entrance gate screen tells you your remaining balance. Like any city in the world take care of your valuables when busy.
Written January 24, 2024
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BigAndy333
Liverpool, UK22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
To get from Rio cruise terminal in Brazil to Rio International airport (GIG) I suggest you take an Uber. Two days ago outside the port terminal I was quoted $160 US or £128 UK by a couple of the the local yellow cab's to take me to the airport, which is a total rip off . Instead I ordered a small Uber taxi from outside the port terminal directly to the airport for 50 Real, which is about £9 UK or $11 US. The journey takes about 20 minutes and there are no toll road or taxi drop off fees at the airport.
Written April 12, 2024
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portlyvulture
Wantage, UK24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Had my mobile phone taken from a zipped pocket whilst travelling on the Metro. Very difficult to find anyone to report it to who spoke enough English. Not worried about the phone, just the photographs from a memorable holiday.
Written February 9, 2020
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Satyabrata Dam
New Delhi1,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I took the metro everywhere in Santiago and was super impressed at its efficiency and the politeness of the local commuters. Except in the rush hours, it's easy to get a seat. Metros run almost at every minute frequency. And connects to all the major tourist attractions.
Written March 15, 2020
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1950cjd
London, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
The system is pretty good.
6 lines with a 7th at the construction stage.
They are numbered with each number being a different colour on the map.
1 - red
2 - yellow
3 - brown dotted - under construction
4A - pale blue
4B - dark blue
5 - green
6 - Purple
The direction of travel is indicated by the station at the end of the line. (Same as Paris does), rather than by compass point (northbound etc. like London does)
Currently a journey costs a fixed price regardless of distance.
Cost varies with time of day.
Entry to the system is by use of a BIP card (an electronic card)
You buy the card (as far as I can find out, you cannot get that money back when you leave the city - but it is not very much) at a ticket office and add money to it and the appropriate amount is deducted each time you touch in.
Because it is a fixed fare system, you do not have to touch out at the end of the journey - you just leave through the gates.
Changing lines is straight forward except that there are far too few maps of the lines around in the stations. That means that you need to know before hand the names of the stations at the end of the lines of every line you are going to travel on, if you want to go directly to the correct platform at an interchange station, without having to search for a map within the station.
The trains are smooth and fairly quiet (most lines have rubber wheels). They also seem to be very frequent.
They are busy at most times of the day but are VERY busy at certain peak times (when you are charged the most for each journey.)
Out on the street, it is not always easy to spot the stations. The symbol is 3 red diamonds, side by side.
There are cost reductions for students and pensioners but you need certain documents to get a card to allow that, so it is unlikely that a tourist could take advantage of this.
Written January 15, 2019
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sss
Sydney, Australia94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Even during the demonstration times, and although some stations were closed, this was a great way to traverse the city, easy to organize tickets and to understand the network
Written November 15, 2019
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