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Location information for Santiago Airport

Santiago Airport is Chile’s busiest air hub. It handles around 12 million passengers annually and is a hub for domestic airlines LAN, Sky and PAL. Additionally, flights arrive here from cities in Europe and the Americas. The airport is located in Pudahuel, 15kms from the city centre via the Costanera Norte expressway with car hire in Santiago Airport.


Santiago Airport facilities

The four-storey Santiago Airport terminal contains both international and domestic passenger concourses, 20 wining and dining outlets, a massive duty-free shop and information desks. Seven counters offering car rental in Santiago Airport are located in the ground floor Arrivals hall. There are three car parks at the airport, with a total capacity for 4,000 cars.


Santiago Airport excursions

In Santiago, Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, jazz clubs and Parque Metropolitano’s zoo and cable car are among the top attractions. With car hire in Santiago Airport, ski locations at El Colorado and Portillo, wineries, Refugio Lo Valdes and Banos Colina hot springs are within range. The latter features 65°C bathing pools surrounded by snowy slopes.


Best time to visit

The summer months, from November to March, are when Santiago is at its finest, with temperatures hitting 35°C and little rain. Winter, between May and August, sees temperatures average at 13°C in the daytime and as low as 0°C at night. Most of Santiago’s rainfall occurs during the winter, when it occasionally snows.


Car rental in Santiago Airport

Driving in Santiago is not for the timid as local drivers can be aggressive. On secondary roads outside the city, surfaces are often unpaved and require driving with care. There is a good choice of vehicle suppliers at Santiago Airport, but it is best to compare car hire options on the internet before travelling.