Getting to Valparaíso or Viña el Mar from Santiago
There is a frequent coach bus service between Santiago and Valparaíso.
Numerous operators, abundant seating, about a 90 minute ride, for
approximately 3000 ChP (Chilean Pesos) one way.
The closest departure spot from the airport is the "Pajaritos"
Station (which is also a Subway Station). The 2 main coach lines that
travel to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso are TURBUS and PULLMAN BUS, their
buses leave every 15/20 minutes. It is best to ride all the way to the
terminal station and then take a taxi to your hotel.
Getting to Pajaritos terminal from Santiago
The least expensive alternative is to take the Bus "Centropuerto" (blue
coach bus) or "TURBUS Aeropuerto" (green coach bus) which will pick you
up right outside the airport's first level exit and take you to
Pajaritos Station in 15 minutes (no reservation required, payment
onboard, 2000 ChP, local currency only).
It is also possible to take a TAXI or TRANSFER
(minibus) that will drive you directly from the airport to Valparaiso.
The TAXI will charge you around 80,000 ChP (USD 160 approximately).
Please reserve your Taxi at the counters INSIDE the airport.
If you wish to ride to Santiago, a TAXI to downtown
will charge you 15,000 ChP pesos approximately (USD 30), a TRANSFER will
charge you about 6,000 ChP approximately (USD 12). You may also take the
Centropuerto or TURBUS Aeropuerto buses to Pajaritos Metro Station and
arrive at your destination through the subway system.
The conference will be held at the Engineering IBC Building located in
Av. Brasil 2241, Valparaíso.
The main street references are Av. Errazuriz (parallel both to the sea
shore and to Av. Brasil) and Av. Francia.
If you travel in public
transportation form Viña del Mar, take any bus that indicates Av.
Errazuriz as part of their route.
The bus stop is called Av. Francia. If you travel by metro train
(very comfortable and safe, but requieres the purchase of a prepaid card
at the station counter), the station is also called Francia