Approaching Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL), you can’t help but notice the waters of the Mapocho River and the towering summits of the nearby Andes Mountains. Maybe you’re already thinking of trekking to Vina Aquitania at the foot of the Andes to make your own wine. And enjoying the neon nightlife in Barrio Bellavista, one of the best street-food scenes, is also on your list. Chile is calling to you, and you can’t wait to deboard your Santiago flight.
Transportation From SCL
Your plane has arrived, and whether you have a short trip to one of the hotels close to SCL or are staying downtown, it won’t be long before you’re coveting the panoramic view from San Cristobal Hill while enjoying a glass of wine. Taxi and shuttle services are located in baggage claim and provide you with access to most of the city’s major shopping districts and some of the best Chilean souvenirs. If you’d rather get behind the wheel and venture out into the city on your own, several car rental agencies have set up shop in Terminal 1. Staying in the city and want to save extra dollars? The Centropuerto bus line is your best bet, as it will take you to the Santiago Metro Station. After ditching your bags in the room, go for an eye-opening walk around the city. The regular flights into Santiago land only 11 miles away from downtown, so you’ll be able to hit the streets quickly.
Adventures in Santiago
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