Travel Information

From the Airport

  • If you are attending the Primer, you may take a taxi or shuttle to your hotel. The ESO office is located in Alonso de Córdova 3107, Vitacura, Santiago. Shuttle vans run from the airport to various locations in the city door to door. Most of them have a desk in the baggage hall and on the arrivals level. About taxis, it is recommended to agree a price with the driver before using the taxi (a common fare between the airport and the Vitacura area is around 14000-16000 CLP, US$22.00 - 26.00)
    In order to travel by Metro and buses in Santiago, you must have the BIP card (tarjeta BIP) that can be acquired in the Metro stations. The cost of the card will be CLP$1200 and you may load it with at least $1000 more which will cover at least two trips that do not take more than 90 minutes in total.
  • We need your arrival time if you want us to organize the travel from the airport to the hotel in Santiago (Vitacura area) or to the ESO offfice. Please give us the flight number and arrival time in order to arrange the schedule of the transport we will provide. There will be either a taxi for 3 persons (price CLP 18.000 / USD 30.00 / EUR 22.00) or a van for 8 persons (price CLP 20.000 / USD 33.00 / EUR 25.00). Total cost should be divided among the passengers.

  • If you are going to Viña del Mar, on March 1st, there will be two buses leaving the ESO/Vitacura office around 15:00 hr to the Hotel San Martín. These buses are going to be occupied mainly by the attendants to the Primer, but you are welcome to use them! Please let us know in advance if you would like to travel that day with us.
  • If you are going to Viña del Mar earlier than March 1st or cannot take the ESO transport that day, you may take a bus to Metro station "Pajaritos" from where buses to Viña del Mar leave every 30 min. A good choice are the Centropuerto buses that leave the airport every 10 minutes, from 6:40 until 23:30 hr. The cost of a one way ticket until the metro station "Pajaritos" is CLP1400 (around US$3.00). On arrival to Pajaritos, just go to any bus office (Tur Bus, Condor Bus, Pullman Bus, etc), buy a ticket to Viña del Mar and get off at the bus terminal there. This map shows the distance from the bus terminal to the Hotel San Martín.