Sleeping in Airports

Santiago de Chile Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Santiago de Chile Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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 about their time at Santiago de Chile Airport.

What to Expect

Santiago de Chile Airport is divided into two terminals, Domestic and International, though they are housed in a single building.  A number of eateries are open 24-hours both on the landside and airside.  WiFi is available and there are mobile charging stations to keep you connected and fully charged. Economy class passengers who want a little more comfort can pay to enter several airport lounges, with showers available in a few of them. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and access information.

Where to Sleep

With frequent late-night departures and regional connections, overnight sleepers are the norm. It’s best to head airside for better sleep spots and warmer temps. Plus, most gate areas have armrest-free seats. Bring along your noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs to combat loud TVs and construction noise. For uninterrupted sleep, head to the hotel on airport property or hop on a free airport shuttle to a nearby hotel. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

Good to Know

If you’re arriving and looking for a taxi, get a fixed-rate taxi at counters in the baggage claim area. We receive a lot of complaints about aggressive taxi drivers and their representatives who wander the terminals, looking for fares and overcharging tourists. It’s best to ignore them completely – simply asking about pricing often results in them following you around, particularly if you’re alone or female.  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.

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.

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!

International Terminal

American Airlines Admirals Club – Location: International Terminal, Airside, across from Gate 19. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of American Airlines ticket • Admirals Club Membership. [ more lounge info ]

Delta Sky Club – Location: International Terminal, Airside, near Gate 17. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Delta Airlines ticket • Delta Sky Club Membership. [ more lounge info ]

LATAM VIP Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Level 4, near Gates 14 and 15. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Salon Andes – Location: International Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, Gate 17/18. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Salones VIP Pacific Club (International) – Location: International Terminal, Airside, near Gate 20A. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  The Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, near Gate 20A. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Voyage Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, between Gates 17 & 18. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours . Lounge Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]

National Terminal

Salones VIP Pacific Club (National) – Location: National Terminal, Airside, 2nd level, Gate 27. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Salon Condor – Location: National Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor, Gate 24/26. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Primeclass Condor Lounge – Location: National Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor, next to Gate 26. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info]

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

Near Airport Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto – (5 minutes from the airport) Free 24 hour airport transfers (see below). » Check Rates

Near Airport 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

Near Airport 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.

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

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) • International Terminal, landside 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 5 convenience shops (The Brit Shop, Maxi K and Minimarket).

Food & Drinks – The following restaurants are open 24 hours a day:
» Landside: Bakery & Co. (Airport Lobby • Domestic Terminal, 1st Level) • Bricole (Domestic Terminal, 3rd Level) • Brioche Doree (Airport Lobby, 3rd Level, East Circular Building) • 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: Bakery & Co. (Airport Lobby • Domestic Terminal, 1st Level) Deli & Cia (International Terminal, 3rd Floor, Gate 17) • 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/Brit Shop, 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. Rates per 24 hours: Small bag $ 3.000 CLP • Medium bag $ 4.000 CLP • Large bag $ 5.000 CLP • Personal Items (keys/wallet/etc.) $ 2.000 CLP.

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), 6:15AM – 9:30PM (Sat) and 7:00AM – 10:00PM (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 ]

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Santiago de Chile and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. Turistik (International Terminal), Cocha (Domestic Terminal) and Viajes Falabella (Domestic Terminal).

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 6:00PM – 7:30PM. Location: International Departures, Airside, Gate 15. Take the stairs down from in front of the restaurant Patagonia.

The airport is open 24 hours.

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.

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.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.