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Once you get oriented re the need for little 'bip' cards to use the system, you will be fine. You can put any amount of pesos you want on a card. The system itself if broad so you can get to the vicinity of pretty...More
Using the metro is perhaps the quickest and cheapest way to safely get from A to B in Santiago. You need to buy a BIP card for 1500 CLP to start, each trip costs 700 after that. You can use one card for two or...More
if you want to use the metro, is very clean, safe and great methot of transportation, are two observations, try to not use in rush our... is full of people, and the most important... ALWAYS with your personal stuff in your eyes and hands.... i...More
Santiago's subway system is so much better than Buenos Aires because this subway takes you pretty much everywhere you could ever want to go. From as far east as the Dominican Monastery area and artisan/ crafts village two-way far west areas beyond the horse races......More
Santiago 's metro is clean, quick and efficient. Best way to move around Santiago. You only have to buy the Bip card that you can recharge at any station. Every trip costs about 1 US $. It works in combination with the bus system.
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Be it Santiago, Buenos Aires, or Patagonia; we feel comfortable, at home, and...More
The first thing I'd tell people visiting Santiago is to make sure they can walk to a Metro station, then it doesn't matter what area you choose to stay in. We found it pretty easy to use and incredibly cheap. Miles better than sitting in...More
Clean, efficient, busy. The BIP card making for easy travel. I don't think I have ever been on a Metro system where on one train its possible to be serenaded by a classically trained violinist and on the next traditional pan pipes and in the...More
Response from wendyhB5317FK | Reviewed this property |
Easiest way to do this is to go to the ground transportation counter before you leave the airport and order a taxi. The going rate is between 16,000 to 18,000 Pesos. You will be pressured by private taxis outside the... More
Easiest way to do this is to go to the ground transportation counter before you leave the airport and order a taxi. The going rate is between 16,000 to 18,000 Pesos. You will be pressured by private taxis outside the airport and by individuals who will try to help you with your luggage but be firm and find the line to the counter. These 'helpful' persons are front men for the private taxis. They will try to get you to pay 60,000 Pesos which is over 100 US. There is no metro (subway connection) and buses are a bit complicated. Contact your hotel to see if they offer a shuttle service and get confirmation upfront about your reservations in writing with the price.
Response from AritaySean | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I recommend you to use chilean money to buy tickets, but if you are gonna use the buses (transantiago) and subway a lot, the best thing is to buy a bip card. It costs $1.550. Go to the page metrosantiago . cl it's in... More
Hi, I recommend you to use chilean money to buy tickets, but if you are gonna use the buses (transantiago) and subway a lot, the best thing is to buy a bip card. It costs $1.550. Go to the page metrosantiago . cl it's in English also)
If you want to buy tickets to travel to Valparaíso you can use credit card.
Welcome to Chile and hope this info can help you.