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Santiago International

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL)

Overview

Santiago International Airport's longer name is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. It is located in Pudahuel, which is a brief drive from downtown Santiago, Chile.

Santiago International is the ninth largest air hub in Latin America and the busiest airport in Chile. It has a single terminal building with arrivals baggage reclaim on the ground floor, VIP lounges on the first floor, departures on the second floor, and dining options on the third floor.

Location

The airport is situated 13 miles (21km) northwest of Santiago.

Getting to the city

Several bus services leave regularly for the city centre. Official airport taxis are also available from outside international and domestic arrivals.

Time

Local time is GMT -5 (GMT -4 from spring to autumn).

Contacts

Tel: +56 (0)2 690 1752/3.

Car rental

International companies such as Avis and Alamo are represented at the airport as well as several local companies.

Airport Taxis

There are taxi ranks located outside both the Domestic and International Arrivals areas.

Facilities

Facilities at this well-equipped airport include business and internet centres, bureaux de change, banks and ATMs, duty-free shops as well as a variety of other retail stores, restaurants, cafes and bars, a post office, tourist information, travel agencies and hotel reservations. There are also plenty of children's play areas available.

Parking

The airport has parking for 4,000 cars. Parking spaces are charged for in half hour increments; there are three different zones and expense varies according to proximity to the terminal building.

Departure Tax

US$26 (there is also an Arrivals tax: US citizens pay US$131)

Website

www.aeropuertosantiago.cl/english

Airlines

Airlines offering flights to Santiago International Airport include Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Avianca, Delta Airlines, Iberia, LAN Airlines, Pal Airlines, Pluna, Sky Airline, TACA Airlines and TAM Airlines.

Internet

Wifi is available at many of the airport's cafés, upon purchase of a menu item.

Business Lounges

The international part of the terminal houses a business centre equipped with videoconferencing, internet, fax and computer facilities. Fully equipped meeting rooms are also available.


Santiago International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.