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Bus

Bus – there is an elaborate network of local buses, known locally as “Micros” (that often connect with Santiago’s Metro stations). The fare is the same as the Metro ($670 pesos, or about US$1.40). The city’s transportation system (TransSantiago) has an informative website (www.transantiago.cl), where passengers can type in their points of origin and destination, […]

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Santiago: Avis Rent a Car +56 2 795 3934 Budget Rent a Car: +56 2 362 3605 Chilean Rent A Car: +56 2 2963 8760 Hertz: +56 2 496-1000 National Car Rental: +56 2 245 4445

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Metro

Metro – the Chilean capital’s local Subway system (the Metro) currently have five lines (L1, L2, L4, L4A, and L5) with a sixth line currently under construction (L6). Passengers must buy a “bip!” card to use the Metro (and/or local buses – known as “Micros”). A one way fare (on either the Metro or Micro) […]

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TAXI

TAXI – in Santiago, taxis are easy to spot (they are yellow and black). Upon getting into a taxi, the fare is $1,000 pesos (US$2), and progress from there. Of course, there are a number of taxi companies that are available via phone: Alborada: +56 2 246-4900 Andes Pacifico: +56 2 912-6000 Apoquindo: +56 2 […]

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Bus

Bus – Buenos Aires has a large and often confusing network of bus lines that go in and out of the city (with various independent bus lines covering the city and its outskirts.  The minimum fare on these lines is $1.50   Check the following website for info on the various lines and geographic areas it […]

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Metro

Metro – Buenos Aires’ Metro system (known locally as the “Subte”—short for subterráneo) opened in 1913, and is the quickest & safe way to get around town.  It has six lines (A, B, C, D, E and H).  Four parallel lines run from downtown to the capital’s western and northern outskirts, while Línea C runs […]

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TAXI

Buenos Aires has over 40,000 taxis in circulation (most of which are painted in black & yellow) and are usually easily to find in the city’s major avenues.  Any taxi with the red-lit “Libre” sign (on the corner of the windshield) is available.  Such taxis are metered.  The initial fare is $10 during the day […]