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Santiago Airport Guide to Santiago de Chile Airport SCL

Santiago Chile Airport Taxi Service

Getting to downtown Santiago by taxi may seem a good idea, since it is located 15 kilometres from the airport; that means an average transportation time of 20 minutes. Depending on traffic, transfer times can be larger, up to 45 minutes.

Even it isn’t by the cheapest mean of transportation from and to Santiago Airport, is the most straight forwarded. You may choose to share your ride with other passengers in order to get a cheapest price.


Vía Controlada

Santiago Airport has introduced a controlled route system known as Vía Controlada that provides taxi service.

This new system allows passengers to know previously the fare that it is charged for the transportation before pick up the taxi and they can make sure that the taxi drivers has a licence to manage from the airport.

Our passengers should bear in mind that there are two different taxis available at Santiago Airport:

Black and Yellow: The regular ones. They run with a meter.

Blue: The touristic ones. Taxis charges are fixed according and depending to the destination. When pre paying the fare, passengers get a voucher showing their destination, fare and taxi stand location in the Vía Controlada area where their designated vehicle will be on standby.



To guarantee their safety, passengers are advised to only ride in official and authorized taxis.

We recommend passengers to ignore the aggressive taxi drivers and representatives which are located in the baggage claim area. Don’t even dare to ask them for fares, since they will not leave you alone even if you tell them loud and clear you are not interested in their services. In fact, some travellers complained about being followed within the airport by these people. Be careful.

If you choose to ride a non-touristic cab, a blue one, we recommend you to think twice unless your negotiation skills in Spanish are confident enough.



In order to take a taxi, the ground transportation desk is located at the luggage claim area, before the exit gates inside of the Arrivals Hall. Take in mind you can pick up a taxi without requesting it previously.

The taxi rank lies outside the main terminal facing it.



If you wish to pre-book a taxi, you can do so directly from any of the authorized airport vehicle services.

To request a fixed-rate taxi, please call Vía Controlada: +56 9 4273 2887.

Other companies:

Taxi Oficial: +56 2601 9880

Opening hours: 24 hours.



Expect fares between CLP 12,000 and CLP 30,000 for any ride to downtown from Santiago Airport.

Prices will vary according to day, time and destination.


Shared Rides

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Apps such as Uber may be useful to do so.



If you wish to transfer from and to Santiago Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.

Book your transfer through our site, it is easy and fast to use!