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Bus service from Santiago to Valparaiso

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Bus service from Santiago to Valparaiso

If we decide to take the bus, can we take luggage with us?

I have read somewhere in the Forum that if you have luggage, it is a problem to take it on the bus.

Can someone clarify this for us? Thanks

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1. Re: Bus service from Santiago to Valparaiso

Happy, I guess from your other post you are talking about connecting to a cruise in Valparaiso. You don't say whether you are starting at a hotel or from the airport. There is room for luggage on the regular Santiago to Valparaiso buses but it depends on how much luggage you have. If you have more than one suitcase each then you should book a van service from Santiago. It will be a lot more comfortable than pulling suitcases in and out of taxis as well as the bus. There have been several posts about these services and you can find them by putting "transfers Santiago to Valparaiso" in the search box of this forum.

Hope this helps.

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2. Re: Bus service from Santiago to Valparaiso

You can take luggage on the bus. If you have a lot then there might be a problem.

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3. Re: Bus service from Santiago to Valparaiso

Thank you TOID. We will have only one suitcase (rather large) per person. Are you sure we can take it on the bus? Don't they have a place at the bottom of the bus where they can store the luggage or do you have to take in inside with you?

Thanks.

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4. Re: Bus service from Santiago to Valparaiso

you will have to place luggage in bus compartment underneath...its totally safe..they only have small overhanging racks on bus...I found Chile to be totally safe compared to other Sth America places.

But one must be always on the look-out.