"By BUS or by TAXI from Santiago to Valparaiso ?" Top 5 Page for this destination South America Transportation Tip by globetrott
South America Transportation: 21 reviews and 25 photos
This is a standart-question in the Chile-forum and this is the answer:
According to my guidebook there is an efficient and fast public bus-service from Valparaiso to Santiago de Chile and vice versa. the ride takes just about 90 minutes and the buses are quite comfortable as well. 6 $ / 5 euros is the fare for one way. The buses are leaving in Santiago next to the subway-station Universidad and in Valparaiso they are ending next to the Parliament-building and it would be the best to take a taxi for the remaining 800 meters or so to the cruiseship.
Yes, you can walk as well, but have to get across several roads with heavy trafic and (hopefully) a taxidriver will know where to take you, while for ordinary tourists the place to enter the ships in Valparaiso is not always really clear, because the place to enter the ships is about 3km from the ships-port !!!
Compared with the transportation by private taxi (126 euros one way), the buses are really cheap !
I had such a taxi booked in advance by my travel-agent and there was a driver only speaking spanish and a seperate tourguide, speaking excellent german, explaining a bit of the landscape, BUT somehow I would have prefered to have an ordinary taxi.
That was the only offer that was made by the tour-agency in Germany that had organized my cruise from Valparaiso and I accepted it in order to be on the safe side and spare some time to get to the cruise without a lot of hassle and stress.
Driving-time is 1,5 hours, almost all of the way you will drive on the highway and the best is that they will take you directely from your hotel to the cruise-port, make sure your luggage is taken over by the right people etc---
I asked about other possibilities of such a transfer and also at the hotel-reception of Hotel Majestic in Santiago the price of 126 euros would have been the same for a taxi ordered the night before my departure.
More Transportation in South America (2)
More Reviews (22)
- See All Santiago de Chile: Museo Colonial San...
- See All When you come by CRUISE to Valparaiso
- See All Fireland: a great museum of whale-bones
globetrott's Related Pages
Have you been to South America?Share Your Travels
Top South America hotels
- Rio de Janeiro Hotels
- 3627 Reviews - 6545 Photos
- Buenos Aires Hotels
- 4775 Reviews - 8888 Photos
- São Paulo Hotels
- 852 Reviews - 1743 Photos
- Lima Hotels
- 1165 Reviews - 2733 Photos
- Salvador da Bahia Hotels
- 630 Reviews - 1335 Photos
- Fortaleza Hotels
- 223 Reviews - 562 Photos
- Cusco Hotels
- 1061 Reviews - 2272 Photos
- Cartagena Hotels
- 524 Reviews - 1486 Photos
- Bogotá Hotels
- 643 Reviews - 1488 Photos
- Montevideo Hotels
- 544 Reviews - 1136 Photos
- Foz do Iguaçu Hotels
- 267 Reviews - 637 Photos
- Colonia del Sacramento Hotels
- 212 Reviews - 589 Photos
- Quito Hotels
- 1041 Reviews - 2770 Photos
- Ushuaia Hotels
- 410 Reviews - 1141 Photos
- Santiago Hotels
- 950 Reviews - 2200 Photos