Valparaiso, Chile

How to travel to Valparaíso

Valparaiso does not have its own airport. The closest airport with commercial service is Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) near Santiago (known to Chileans as Pudahuel after the local district) 115km from Valparaiso, which offers extensive domestic and international service.

To to get to Valparaíso from Santiago's airport, you will catch a bus heading to Pajaritos outside of the airport terminal. This will drop you off at the North side of "Pajaritos" a bus/metro station on the outskirts of Santiago, cross to the South side of the Metro station to get to the Bus Platform. From here, buses leave frequently for Valparaiso and other destinations; you may also take the Metro into Santiago. It is generally not necessary to have a bus ticket before arriving at Pajaritos.

Alternately, there are many transfer service companies at the airport, a minibus for max 8 people is around 85.000 CLP.

Also, there are many car hire companies at the airport. By car from the airport to Valparaíso is only 1 hour.