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(Santiago) Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL)

Full Airport Name

(Santiago) Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport


Casilla 79 Correo Aeropuerto Internacional, Santiago, Chile

Airport Code


Country Code



(02) 690 1900 or 690 1752/3


(02) 690 1725




Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT - 4 (GMT - 3 from aboriginal Sunday in April to aftermost Sunday in October)


The airport is amid 17km (11 miles) northwest of Santiago.

Transfer Between Terminals

The National and International Terminals are housed in the aforementioned architecture and are internally affiliated by a passageway, lifts, stairs and hallways.

Driving Directions

The best admission from burghal Santiago is west on Alameda Street (the capital admission in Santiago which turns into Admission 68), again appropriate assimilate Circunvalación Américo Vespucio, breadth the airport is located. There are affluence of signs signalling the admission to the airport. From flush (east) Santiago, the best admission to the airport is Circunvalación Américo Vespucio North.

Car Parking

Short- and abiding car parking is provided at the airport. The abiding car esplanade is served by a shuttle account that transfers cartage anon to the terminal building. Short-term car parking is amid anon in advanced of the terminal building.

Car Hire

Car appoint companies board Alamo, Avis, Budget, Econorent, Hertz and Rosselot. Car appoint desks are amid on the aboriginal attic of the airport in two areas: Arrivals (just afore accoutrements reclaim) and the west ancillary of the airport's accessible area.

Public Transport

Road: Bus: Buses serve flush and burghal Santiago. The CentroPuerto bus stops at the Los Héroes bus terminal, abutting to the Los Héroes alms station, runs from both terminals. The Tour Bus stops at the Alameda bus terminal and burghal Santiago (journey time - 30 minutes). Minibuses abandonment from the airport action a door-to-door account throughout Santiago and are operated by TransVip and TransCity; assembly are stationed throughout the terminal and tickets can be purchased in the accoutrements accost area.

Taxi: Official taxis, apparent dejected with official identification, are accessible from alfresco the airport's arena attic at both terminals, active to destinations such as Providencia, Las Condes, Viña del Mar and Santiago burghal centre.

Information and Help Desks

The airport has two advice desks (tel: (02) 690 1752/3), one on the aboriginal attic (Arrivals) and accession on the third attic (Departures). A cardinal of airport 'ambassadors' are additionally accessible to abetment cartage with flight schedules, flight aboideau information, boutique and restaurant information, and any added casework they may require. They airing about the terminal dressed in accumulated colours. For real-time online flight information, appointment the airport's website or appearance the screens amid throughout the airport. Only estimated times of accession and abandonment can be acquired by telephoning the airport. A day-tripper advice centre is amid on the Arrivals attic of the International Terminal.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: The airport has ATM machines and bureaux de change amid throughout the building. It additionally has three abounding account banks: two in the capital architecture (Banco Santander) and one in the burden breadth (Banco Santiago). The column appointment is amid on the aboriginal floor. Telephones and Internet kiosks are anchored throughout the airport.

Eating and drinking: Licensed confined and restaurants, fast-food outlets, coffee shops and bite confined are amid throughout the airport.

Shopping: There are allowance shops, book shops, newsagents, wine shops, and jewellery and achievement stores, as able-bodied as duty-free shops in the International Terminal and duty-paid arcade in the National Terminal.

Luggage: Trolleys are accessible in both terminals chargeless of charge. Left-luggage is accessible 24 hours in the National Terminal (tel: (02) 690 1319).

Other facilities: There is a pharmacy on the third attic of the National Terminal accessible breadth and a medical casework centre on the aboriginal attic of the International Terminal.

Conference and Business Facilities

A business centre able with a affair allowance and café is amid in the International Terminal. Videoconferencing, fax, Internet and computer workstation casework are available. There are additionally four Internet admission credibility amid throughout the building. In addition, a ample affair allowance that can board up to 40 bodies and offers a clandestine bathroom, video, TV and accuracy accessories is accessible for appoint (tel: (02) 690 1752/3). A columnist allowance can additionally be hired. United Airlines, Lan Chile, American Airlines and Pacific Club all accept VIP lounges.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

The airport architecture is advised with visual, audition and concrete accessories for disabled passengers. These board wheelchair-accessible Braille lifts and telephones, acclimatized bath facilities, and elevators with speakers and emergency lights. Wheelchairs are accessible on appeal from alone airlines; cartage should acquaint their airline above-mentioned to travel.


There are no hotels amid on site. The Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto (tel: (02) 230 5600) is a five-minute drive from the airport. Added hotels aural 15km (9 miles) board the Best Western Hotel Los Espanoles (tel: (02) 232 1824), Best Western Hotel Majestic Burghal Centre (tel: (02) 695 8366), Crowne Plaza Hotel Santiago (tel: (02) 638 1042), Four Credibility Santiago (tel: (0)2 750 0300), Radisson Plaza Santiago Hotel (tel: (02) 203 6000), San Cristobal Tower (tel: (02) 707 1000) and the Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Centre (tel: (02) 233 5000).