Santiago International

Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL)


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

Santiago International is one of the largest air hubs in Latin America and the busiest airport in Chile. It has a single terminal building which provides everything travellers might need.


The airport is situated nine miles (15km) 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.


Local time is GMT -3 (GMT -4 from spring to autumn).

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 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, tourist information, travel agencies and hotel reservations.


Parking spaces are charged for in half hour increments; there are three different zones and expense varies according to proximity to the terminal building.




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.