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Flight stop at Santiago's airport for 10hs!

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Flight stop at Santiago's airport for 10hs!

Hi!

We have a flight with a 10hour stop at Santiago de Chile's airport.

We want to go out to check out Santiago (never been there before) but we are not sure about if its possible...

Also, is the airport located near the city? What things should we visit? given our 10hours to spare...

How much would a taxi to/from the city approx. cost?

We are going to be there on a friday...

Thanks!

Jessica

HOLA!

Tenemos un vuelo con escala en Santiago por 10 horas. Nuestras intenciones son salir del aeropuerto y conocer algo de la ciudad.

Dado que estamos en escala no se si es posible...

Por otro lado, el aeropuerto es cerca de la ciudad? Cuanto costaria un taxi hacia y desde la ciudad?

Que cosas nos recomiendan visitar dadas nuestras 10 horas de escala?

Cualquier informacion va a ser util!!

gracias

Jessica

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1. Re: Flight stop at Santiago's airport for 10hs!

Jessica,

when you arrive on an international flight into Chile and connect to a local flight (is this the case?) you can leave the airport

a taxi from the airport is around 35-38 USD.

you can get a shared transfer service (bookings right after luggage pickup or at the counters outside), for much less.

the trip is about 20 to 30 minutes into town, on a private toll highway.

(tell the driver, tomar la autopista, just to be sure)

so there is usually a small surcharge for the toll if you take a regular taxi.

so you'll have plenty of time, to see the sights

(you can check out much more info on what to see on this same site)

good luck!

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2. Re: Flight stop at Santiago's airport for 10hs!

I would suggest that you start at the Plaza de Armas, perhaps visit the Museo Precolombino then walk or take a taxi to the funicular up the Cerro San Cristobal. There is a good restaurant for lunch, Camino Real, on the hill with marvellous views over the city. Alternatively you could lunch at one of the restaurants in the Patio Bellavista, at the corner of Bellavista and Pio Nono. Later you could walk back to the Lastarria area, another possibility for lunch, and the Centro Gabriela Mistral.

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3. Re: Flight stop at Santiago's airport for 10hs!

Thanks for all the suggestions.

SO, a transfer into the city... are these transfers available to go back to the airport from some part of the city?

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4. Re: Flight stop at Santiago's airport for 10hs!

Just take a taxi.

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