Getting Around Santiago
Transportation around Santiago is very easy, as it is very modern
with all big city comforts.
Car rental is very inexpensive and will run you about $30.00/day
for a small car. Rates for medium and luxury cars are higher. You
can rent a car throughout the city or at the international airport.
With the tremendous length of Chile, you may want to consider flying
if you want to travel outside of Santiago. Chile does have national
airlines that go to all major cities. A quick 45 minute trip will
only run you about $80.00 and will save you loads of time traveling
through the mountainous region.
Taxicabs are very cheap and easy to get you from one destination
to another. It costs only about $2.00/mile. It also does not matter
if you have more than 1 person in a cab, it will cost you the same.
Traveling outside of Santiago will be easy with Chile’s fantastic
bus system. The ticket cost is a mere $10.00/ 250 miles.
The north and south train goes between Santiago, Chillan and Concepcion.
The cost is a bit higher than the bus system. It’s about $13.00/
250 miles. If you are interested in making travel arrangements by
train, you can book it through a travel agency.