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Bus

Bus – there is an elaborate network of local buses, known locally as “Micros” (that often connect with Santiago’s Metro stations). The fare is the same as the Metro ($670 pesos, or about US$1.40). The city’s transportation system (TransSantiago) has an informative website (www.transantiago.cl), where passengers can type in their points of origin and destination, […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Santiago: Avis Rent a Car +56 2 795 3934 Budget Rent a Car: +56 2 362 3605 Chilean Rent A Car: +56 2 2963 8760 Hertz: +56 2 496-1000 National Car Rental: +56 2 245 4445

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Metro

Metro – the Chilean capital’s local Subway system (the Metro) currently have five lines (L1, L2, L4, L4A, and L5) with a sixth line currently under construction (L6). Passengers must buy a “bip!” card to use the Metro (and/or local buses – known as “Micros”). A one way fare (on either the Metro or Micro) […]

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TAXI

TAXI – in Santiago, taxis are easy to spot (they are yellow and black). Upon getting into a taxi, the fare is $1,000 pesos (US$2), and progress from there. Of course, there are a number of taxi companies that are available via phone: Alborada: +56 2 246-4900 Andes Pacifico: +56 2 912-6000 Apoquindo: +56 2 […]