Home » South America » Chile » Santiago de Chile Airport | Code: SCL

Santiago de Chile Airport Guide

santiago de chile airport guide

In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Santiago del Chile Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Seats are very comfortable, but they keep on putting terrible music (mostly 80s and todays teenagers stuff) on a very very loud volume, all night long… Additionally, the place is very cold" - Scarlet

As you pass from the baggage claim to the main hall, beware of agressive taxi drivers and their representatives who are known to grossly overcharge unsuspecting tourists. As the airport does nothing to remove them from the terminal, we suggest you ignore them from the start. Do not inquire about rates. They take this as a sign of interest and will not leave you alone. The really aggressive ones will follow you around the terminal. You can arrange a fixed-rate taxi at counters within the baggage claim area before passing through to the public area.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Santiago de Chile Airport.

What to Expect

  • The Santiago de Chile airport is divided into Domestic and International, located in the same building. The terminal building is divided into four floors.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Reviewers recommend heading airside, in both the International and Domestic Terminals, for better sleeping spots and warmer temperatures. Check out the gate areas for seats without armrests.
  • Some reviewers mentioned loud TVs and construction noise, so consider bringing earplugs or noise cancelling headphones.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel opposite the airport and several nearby hotels that provide an airport shuttle. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • As you pass from the baggage claim to the main hall, beware of agressive taxi drivers and their representatives who are known to grossly overcharge unsuspecting tourists. As the airport does nothing to remove them from the terminal, we suggest you ignore them from the start. Do not inquire about rates. They take this as a sign of interest and will not leave you alone. If you are a single female, the really aggressive ones will follow you around the terminal. They even approach tourists simply waiting in the public area who show no sign of interest in taxis or tours. You can arrange a fixed-rate taxi at counters within the baggage claim area before passing through to the public area. If you do decide to use their services, make sure you get the quote in writing (count the zeros!) and have an understanding of Chilean currency, because there is a big difference between CLP 50,000 and CLP 500,000.
  • There are several airport lounges you can pay to access. A few of them also offer showers. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Santiago de Chile Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


» Read All Santiago de Chile Airport Reviews Write a Review

Santiago de Chile Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

[ back to top ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Santiago de Chile Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • At Airport Holiday Inn Santiago Airport Terminal - No airport shuttle. Located directly across the airport terminal. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto - (5 minutes from the airport) Free 24 hour airport transfers (see below). » Check Rates
  • Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport - (9 minutes from the airport) Free 24 hour airport transfers. See the TRANSVIP desk upon arrival to make arrangements. From the hotel to the airport please book 2 hours in advance. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Manquehue Aeropuerto - (10 minutes from the airport) A free shuttle bus from the airport to hotel is available. » Check Rates

Trans VIP provides free airport transfers to guests staying at the Diego de Almagro and Hilton Garden Inn. The service is offered 24-hours a day, every 30 minutes departing on the hour and half-hour. On arrival, proceed to the Trans VIP counter, on the Arrivals Level.

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Santiago Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

[ back to top ]

Airport WiFi / Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Santiago de Chile Airport connect to the “Nuevo Pudahuel” network to start surfing.

[ back to top ]

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: unknown.
  • Banking Services - Santander Bank. Location: Airport Lobby, landside, 2nd floor. Hours: 9:00AM - 2:00PM Mon-Fri.
  • Chapel - Come here for meditation, prayer or solace. Mass is held every Sunday at 11:00AM Location: Airport Lobby, landside, 1st floor Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Currency Exchange - Afex offers onsite foreign currency exchange. Location: International Terminal, airside, 3rd floor (Gate 15). There is also a landside location in Arrivals. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Duty Free and Shopping - Duty Free is available in 5 locations, all of which are open 24 hours. In addition, you will find a good variety of shops to pass the time, many of which are also open 24 hours including 4 locations of The Brit Shop.
  • Food & Drinks - The following restaurants are open 24 hours a day:
    » Landside: Bakery & Co. (Airport Lobby • Domestic Terminal, 1st Level) • Dunkin Donuts (Airport Lobby, 3rd Level, East Circular Building • Domestic Terminal, 3rd Level) • Gatsby (Airport Lobby, 4th Floor) • Pronto (International Terminal, 3rd Floor Level, West Circular Building) • Starbucks (Domestic Terminal, 3rd Level).
    » Airside: Gatsby (International Terminal, 3rd Floor, Gate 17 • Domestic Terminal, 3rd Level, Gate 22) • Patagonia Cafe (International Terminal, 3rd Level, Gate 16) • Pronto (International Terminal, 3rd Floor Level, West Circular Building) • Starbucks (Domestic Terminal, 2nd Level, Gate 28 • International Terminal, 3rd Level, at Gates 11 and 19A). In addition you will find five Mini Markets (operated by Mercadito, Mini Market and Maxi) located in both the International and Domestic Terminals which are open 24 hours day.
  • Information Desk - Location: Location: Airport Lobby, landside, 3rd floor (one each at Gates 2 and 5). Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - The airport has a fully secure left luggage facility. Location: Airport Lobby, landside, 1st floor (Gate 1). Hours: 24 hours.
  • Luggage Wrapping - TrueStar Securebag offers fast luggage wrapping service. Location: Airport Lobby 4th Floor • Airport Lobby 3rd floor (one location each at Gates 2, 3, 4 and Rotonda Oriente at the east circular building). Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Medical Services - IST offers urgent and emergency care. Location: Airport Lobby, landside, 1st floor. Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Mobile Charging - Available landside and airside.

Pro-Tip: A reader tells us "There are several charging stations at the airport.  I saw one ground side, just outside security, and one at every gate from 10 to 20. They consist of several shelves with rows of USB and local plug sockets on both sides of the station."

  • Pharmacy - Farmacias Cruz Verde Location: Airport Lobby, landside, 3rd floor rotunda east Hours: 6:30AM - 10:00PM (Mon-Fri) 7:00AM - 10:00PM (Sat,Sun).
  • Post Office - Correos Chile Location: Airport Lobby, landside, 1st floor Hours: 8:00AM - 7:00PM Mon-Sun.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Showers are available in the lounges. [ See Airport Lounges above ]
  • Yoga - Here is a great opportunity to work out the kinks before your flight by joining one of the airport's free yoga classes. Currently, they are limited to just 2 times per week: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00AM - 7:30PM. Location: International Departures, Airside, Gate 15. Take the stairs down from in front of the restaurant Patagonia.

[ back to top ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

[ back to top ]

Airlines

As of March 2018, Santiago de Chile airport is served by the following airlines: Aerovías DAP • One Airlines • Sky Airlines • LATAM • Jetsmart • Austral • Aerolíneas Argentinas • American Airlines • Aeroméxico • Air Canada • Air France • Avianca • Copa • Delta • GOL • Iberia • Qantas Airways • KLM • United Airlines • Alitalia • British Airways • Plus Ultra.

[ back to top ]

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

TurBus Aeropuerto bus route runs from the airport to select Santiago de Chile metro stations daily from 6:00AM - 8:00PM. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the TurBus website.

Centropuerto airport bus runs from the airport to select Santiago de Chile metro stations and bus stops on two different routes. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Centropuerto website.

Car Rentals

For safety reasons, those who wish to rent a car should do so from one of these reputable on-site agencies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Chilean, Econorent, Europcar, Hertz, Rosselot, Sixt and United. Location: First Level, International Arrivals.

Minibus

Transfer Delfos and Transvip offer 24-hour shared transfer service from the airport to your destination of choice via safe and comfortable minibus. The minibus stops are located at Domestic Arrivals, International Arrivals and First Level Central International Hall.

Taxis

There are two types of taxis: Basic Taxi (black and yellow taxis), which run on a meter, and Tourism Taxis (blue taxis), which apply a fixed rate based on your destination. Executive service is also available. All passengers wishing to hire a taxi from the airport should do so at the Taxi counters, located before the exit gates inside of the Arrivals Halls. No prior reservation is required.

[ back to top ]

Have you been to this airport?

Write a Review

Last Updated: 14 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .