Jan 18 – 22, 2016
UTFSM, Valparaíso (Chile)
Chile/Continental timezone

Travel to Valparaiso [UPDATED 2.2]

 

Travel to Valparaiso

The arrival to Chile is usually by plane, with arrivals at the Santiago international airport. From there, the easiest way to travel to Valparaíso or Viña del Mar is to take first the Centropuerto (blue) bus or TurBus (green) bus from the airport to the bus station Los Pajaritos (pronounced: Pahharitos). This takes about 20 minutes and costs about 2,500 CLP (Chilean Pesos), equivalent to about 4 USD. Ask the driver to drop you there. At Los Pajaritos bus station you can buy a bus ticket (Pullman or TurBus) to Valparaíso or Viña del Mar. The entire travel from the airport to Valparaíso or to Viña del Mar takes no more than two hours, and costs no more than 8,000 CLP (13 USD).

The Bus Terminal in Viña del Mar is near downtown, and about 1 km from Hotel San Martín. You should take a taxi from the Bus Terminal to your hotel (the price should be less than $ 5,000 CLP/8 USD). If you arrive in Valparaíso, the bus station is in the downtown area.

Taxi: There is  a taxi service from the airport, called "Taxioficial," round-the-clock. The price is about 90,000 CLP (150 USD) per taxi to Viña del Mar ; the taxi can carry up to 3 persons with luggage.  Web page: www.taxioficial.cl, Tel. (+56-2)-6019880. 

If you decide to take a taxi of a private taxi driver, you should try to negotiate the price in advance.

[Update]

Please contact acat2016@usm.cl if you need help booking a ride to Valparaíso or Viña del Mar. We have been able to obtain the following prices:

  • Car for 3 people: US$ 105 (US dollar) = CLP$ 70.000 (Chilean pesos) = € 92

  • Van for 5 people: US$ 115 = CLP$ 75.000 = € 98

  • Van for 8 people: US$ 138 = CLP$ 90.000 = € 118

  • Van for 14 people: US$ 215 = CLP$ 140.000 = € 184

This must be arrange in advanced and paid during the registration on site.

[Update 2.2]

If you have booked a ride by sending your information to acat2016@usm.cl, there will be a driver waiting for you with a paper with your name on it. Please look for this person. Here is the preliminary list of booked rides:

Group # Name ETA Hotel
1 1 Aleksandrs Aleksejevs 16-01-2016 12:05 Flight AC 092 IBIS
2 1 Andrei Arbuzov 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel Diego de Almagro
2 Alexandre Krikov 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel San Martín
3 Lucio Anderlini 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Cariño Porteño
4 Kiyoshi Kato 17-01-2016 08:35 Flight LA 533 Hotel Diego de Almagro
5 Alexai Klimenton 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel Diego de Almagro
6 Thomas Stevenson 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel Diego de Almagro
7 David Brito 17-01-2016 09:45 Flight BA4289 Hotel Diego de Almagro
8 Manuel Giffels 17-01-2016 09:30 Flight LA 705 Hotel Diego de Almagro
9 Ariel Schwartzman 17-01-2015  09:40 Flight UA847  
10-11 Andrei Gheata 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 La casa del almirante, Viña del Mar
12-13 Alex Rogozhnikov 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel Diego de Almagro
14 Andrei Kataev 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 U.T.F.S.M (of. E4,16)
15 Soon Young 17-01-2016  09:17 Flight Hotel Diego de Almagro
3 1-5 Sameh Mannai / 5 personas 1/17/16 10:00 IBIS Valparaíso / Best Westrn Marina del Rey, Viñadel Mar
6 Radja Boughezal 17-01-2016 09:40 Flight UA 847 Hotel Diego de Almagro
7 Pere Mato              17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel Diego de Almagro
8 Lorenzo Moneta      17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel Ha, Viña del Mar
9 Enric Tejedor        17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel Diego de Almagro
10-11 Maxim Potekhin 17-01-2016 09:35 Flight 147 Hotel Diego de Almagro
12 Peter Wegner 17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Hotel Diego de Almagro
13 Gregfory Bell 17-01-2015 09:40 Flight UA 847 Hotel Casa Galos 
14 Niko Neufeld      17-01-2016 10:00 Flight AF 406 Offenbacher Hof, Balmaceda 102, Cerro Castillo, Viña del mar
4 1 Marcel Rieger 17-01-2015 11:50 Flight JJ8026 Hotel Diego de Almagro
2 Liliana Teodorescu 17-01-2016 11:50 Flight LA 5950  Hotel Diego de Almagro
3 Gregg Corbett 17-01-2016 12:05 Flight AC92  Hotel Diego de Almagro
5 1 Gudrun Heinrich 18-01-2016 09:45 Flight IB 6833  Hotel Diego de Almagro
2 Konrad Meier 14-01-2016 09:30 Flight LA 705 Offenbacher-Hof, Balmaceda 102 cerro Castillo, 2520000 Viña del Mar
3 Giomata Luisoni 18-01-2016 09:45 Flight IB 6833  Hotel Diego de Almagro