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Santiago, Chile


LAN Airlines serve Santiago, Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport on more non‑stops from more cities across the world than any other airline. All airlines serving Santiago combined, result in over 400 flights weekly to the most modern International Airport of Latin America, from the most diverse destinations. Normally the international long distance flights leave in the evening, allowing the traveler to relax overnight. There are various flights leaving daily to all the main cities in Chile, including daily flights to Easter Island. Due to the growth of international passengers in Chile, another expansion and renovation will be done in the next years to improve its facilities.

Public Transportation
General Information

Given that Chile is located on the southwest coast of South America, you will likely fly to Santiago, the country's capital city and location of its main International airport. You can also get here by road from neighboring countries ‑ Peru, Bolivia and Argentina ‑, or by sea, arriving at one of the country's seaports. Getting to Chile by road means crossing one of the border passes between Chile and its neighboring countries. From Peru, the single access point is between Tacna (Peru) and Arica (Chile) at Paso Concordia in the Arica‑Parinacota Region. If you are coming from Argentina, there are more than 50 border crossings from which to choose. Chile's seaports, especially Valparaíso, attract cruise ships from around the world. Chile has an extensive network of well‑maintained highways. Major roadways include the Panamericana, which is called Route 5 North between Arica and Santiago and Route 5 South between Santiago and Puerto Montt. This highway runs through most of mainland Chile.


For your safety, it is recommended to use the official transport offered by the Santiago airport. These are: Taxi Oficial, TransVIP and Radio Movil Tur Bus, all located at the First Level, Central International Hall at the Domestic Arrivals and International Arrivals. Open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Shared mini buses are available with frequent stop services.

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