Santiago's Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport is about a 30-minute drive west of the city. An official taxi or private transfer from the airport to Centro is about 18,000 pesos (slightly more to Providencia and Las Condes); get tickets from the counters before entering the arrivals hall. A shared transfer (which departs when there are enough passengers) costs about 6,000 pesos; get this also from the counters. The cheapest option is to take one of two buses that depart from the airport to Pajaritos and Los Héroes metro stations (Los Héroes is more centrally located), for about 1,600 pesos one way, per person. These buses leave from the far end of the international arrivals terminal.
Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Avda., Armando Cortínez Norte, Pudahuel, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 9020000. 2/2690-1752; www.aeropuertosantiago.cl.
CentroPuerto. 2/2601–9883; www.centropuerto.cl.
Taxi Oficial. 2/2601-9880; www.taxioficial.cl.
Transvip. 2/2677–3000; www.transvip.cl.