Arrival to Viña del Mar
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The most convenient way to arrive to Viña del Mar is to first arrive via airplane at the Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benítez (SCL). After arriving in Santiago de Chile, there are many options for how to travel to Viña del Mar, for example by bus or train.
After arriving in Santiago by plane or boat, there is a bus service between the capital and Viña del Mar. It is about 90 minutes for approx 3000 pesos one way. The buses depart from Santiago at Pajaritos Station (Line 1 of Metro Station) or Universidad de Santiago Station. If you want to avoid unnecesary stops is recommendable to take it from Pajarito Station.
In Viña del Mar there are 5 stations and frequent service to/from Valparaíso, Quilpue, Villa Alemana and Limache. Four using this service you have to purchased a Metro/Train Card, available at the Kiosk in the Stations. Once you get the card you have to slide it when you get in and when you get out to station (destination), there is not flat rate, each route has a different price.
Transportation in Viña del Mar
Even if there is only one metro line, it is a good way to move around the region of Valparaíso. Fares are comparable to buses, and it is clean, fast and safe (perfect for tourists). The cost is between 200 and 1000 pesos depending on the time and distance.Viña del Mar Photo Gallery
Another common way to get around. Buses vary their fare from 350 pesos to 450 pesos depending on the distance. Fares are published in the front window of the bus, and display Plan (Local) and Cerro fees. It is recomended you carry cash to pay the exact amount of the fare as bus drivers are known for not giving change back, unless you insist.
Taxicabs are more expensive than subway or bus but quicker and more comfortable. As Viña it is a tourist destination, it has one of the most expensive fees in the country.