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Santiago de Chile Airport

General information

Santiago de Chile, Santiago in short, is the capital and largest city of Chile. The city is the economic centre of Chile, home to the country’s busiest airport and the headquarters of LATAM Airlines, South America’s largest airline. Santiago de Chile Airport, also known as Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, consists of two runways (2 x 3,800 metres) and two terminals. The new international terminal was commissioned in 2021 and has doubled the airport’s capacity from 15 million to 30 million passengers per year. Santiago de Chile Airport is the only airport in the world that offers a connection to Easter Island (Isla de Pascua / Rapa Nui), far away from the mainland. The flight time to Easter Island, a province of Chile, is 5 hours and 30 minutes.


Where is Santiago de Chile Airport situated?

Santiago Airport is located in Pudahuel, in the northwest of the city. You can reach Santiago de Chile Airport via the street Armando Cortinez Oriente.

How many terminals does Santiago de Chile Airport have?

The airport has two terminals, namely Domestic Terminal and International Terminal (Nuevo Pudahuel). The new international terminal was fully commissioned in July 2021 and consists of a central building and four concourses, namely Pier C, Pier D (Domestic and International), Pier E and Pier F. The old terminal is renovated simultaneously with the construction of the new terminal. The terminals and piers of Santiago de Chile Airport are interconnected, any part can be reached on foot.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Santiago de Chile Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Chile.

Airport Distance
Mendoza Airport (Argentina) 196km



The distance from Santiago de Chile Airport to the centre of Santiago de Chile is 18 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Santiago de Chile.

From SCL Airport to Santiago de Chile City centre by Car
18 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Santiago de Chile Airport by public transport. Visit the Santiago de Chile Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Santiago de Chile Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Santiago de Chile is about CLP 20000.-. Book your taxi at Santiago de Chile Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SCL Airport to Santiago de Chile City centre by Taxi
18 km
30 min
CLP 20000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Santiago de Chile Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Europcar, Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Santiago de Chile Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

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At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Santiago de Chile Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Santiago de Chile Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Santiago de Chile Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Santiago de Chile Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Santiago de Chile Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • LATAM Airlines
  • JetSMART
  • Sky Airline
  • American Airlines
  • Aerolíneas Argentinas


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Santiago de Chile Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal, an IHG Hotel, Santiago

The Holiday Inn Santiago Airport provides accommodation right opposite to the International Airport of Santiago, Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.


Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport, Santiago

Located a 5-minute drive from Santiago International Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport offers free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool in Santiago. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from the city centre.


La Quinta by Wyndham Santiago Aeropuerto, Santiago

In a prime location in the Pudahuel district of Santiago, La Quinta by Wyndham Santiago Aeropuerto is 4-star hotel situated just a 5-minute drive from the airport. The hotel provides an indoor swimming pool, and free WiFi throughout the property.

Hotels in Santiago de Chile

Looking for the best hotels in Santiago de Chile? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Loreto, Santiago

Located within the Bellavista neighbourhood in Santiago, Hotel Loreto is an eco-friendly property offering private rooms with free WiFi. The property features a barbecue for guest use.


Mandarin Oriental, Santiago, Santiago

A lagoon-style swimming pool with a waterfall and a garden is offered at Mandarin Oriental, Santiago. Free parking is available. Rooms at the Mandarin Oriental, Santiago are elegantly designed with modern décor.


Novotel Santiago Providencia, Santiago

Set in Santiago and with Costanera Center reachable within 600 metres, Novotel Santiago Providencia offers express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a fitness centre.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Santiago de Chile Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

Witness unforgettable, panoramic views over Santiago from the observation deck of the iconic Sky Costanera, Latin America's tallest building. Let your jaw hit the floor as you are elevated 62 floors to fantastic 360-degree views over the Andes mountains.


Santiago: Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

Head to the Pacific Coast on this day tour from Santiago. Visit colorful Valparaiso and the resort of Vina del Mar. Visit the white wine valley of Casablanca and enjoy the popular beach in Reñaca.

Tour & transport

Concha y Toro: Guided Premium Marques Wine & Cheese Tasting

Enjoy an exquisite 7-wine and fine cheese tasting led by a sommelier in a gorgeous location. Live the Casillero del Diablo experience with a Marqués de Casa Concha tasting you won't forget.


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