|Just an hour and a half northwest of Santiago, neighboring Viña del Mar and Valparaíso are like two sides of a coin. Viña, the 'Garden City,' is one of Chile's premier beach resorts, with excellent hotels and shopping. Valparaíso, immortalized in the words of Pablo Neruda, is one of South America's most charismatic and historic ports, with its charming "ascensores" (railway elevators) and colorful hillside constructions.|
The Viña del Mar - Valparaiso urban area is located about 100 km (60 miles)
- There is a public transportation system (buses) to Viña, which is quite cheap. For details, see a paragraph below on 'How to get to Viña from Santiago airport by public transportation.'
- There is a minibus service from the airport, called ¨Transvip¨, round-the-clock. The price is ch$ 70.000 (chilean pesos) per minibus to Viña (~ 145 USD ~ 110 EUR); the minibus can carry up to 6 persons with luggage, i.e., it amounts to ch$ 11.700 per person if 6 persons. This company also offers taxi service to Viña, fitting up to 3 persons.
Phone of Transvip: (+56-2)-6773000.
Phone of Taxioficial: (+56-2)-6019880.
If you use public buses, please do the following:
» Hotel San Martín
Address: Avenida San Martín 667, Viña del Mar
Prices do not include 19% Tax (waived for non residents)
» Hotel Cantamar
Prices are corporate values and include buffet breakfast.
» Hotel Ankara
Prices are corporate values and include buffet breakfast (at the restaurant), continental breakfast at the room.
Tel: +56 (32) 2151000
» Hotel Monterilla
Prices are corporate values and include buffet breakfast and tax.
» Hotel Albamar
Continental breakfast and Tax included.
» Hotel Hispano
Comments: Small Hotel in the downtown area, near park "Quinta Vergara" (25 Rooms). Prices include buffet breakfast.
Tours & Cruises
Access to the Campus