Santiago International Airport

Travel Guide South America Chile Santiago Santiago International Airport



Santiago International Airport, also called Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport or Pudahuel Airport, is the main airport in Chile and located in Pudahuel, west of the capital. It's the largest airport in the country with almost 10 million passengers a year.

Some travellers arriving by air are required to pay a "processing fee." This processing fee is in response to fee levied against Chileans travelling abroad, and will match the amount of the fee charged to the Chileans. Citizens from the USA pay $US 45, Citizens from Canada pay $US 55 and citizens of Australia pay $US 30. This fee can be paid in US dollars, Chilean Pesos or with travellers checks.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.



Getting there and away

  • Bus: TurBus and CentroPuerto provide regular buses from the airport to a number of stations in Santiago, including the main metro stations.
  • Minivan: Tur Transfer and Transvip provide shuttle services by van.
  • Taxi/Car: Taxis and rental cars are widely available.



Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There is an international terminal and a domestic terminal. For more information about the airlines, als visit the list of airlines and the details about travelling with budget airlines.

International Terminal

  • Aerolíneas Argentinas - Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
  • Aeroméxico - Mexico City
  • Air Canada - Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Toronto-Pearson
  • Air France - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • American Airlines - Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami
  • Avianca - Bogotá
  • Copa Airlines - Panama City
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta
  • Gol Airlines - Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos
  • Iberia - Madrid
  • LAN Airlines - Auckland, Bogotá, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cancún, Caracas, Córdoba, Frankfurt, Guayaquil, Havana, La Paz, Lima, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mendoza, Mexico City, Miami, Montevideo, New York-JFK, Papeete, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Punta Cana, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Sydney, Toronto-Pearson
  • LAN Argentina - Buenos Aires-Aeroparque
  • LAN Ecuador - Guayaquil, Quito
  • LAN Perú - Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Lima
  • PLUNA - Asunción, Florianópolis, Montevideo
  • Sky Airline - Arequipa, La Paz
  • TACA Perú - Lima
  • TAM Airlines - Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos
  • TAM Airlines Paraguay - Asunción

Domestic Terminal

  • Aerolínea Principal - Antofagasta, Iquique, Calama
  • LAN Airlines - Antofagasta, Arica, Balmaceda, Calama, Concepción, Copiapó, Hanga Roa, Iquique, La Serena, Osorno, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Temuco, Valdivia
  • Sky Airline - Antofagasta, Arica, Balmaceda, Calama, Concepción, Copiapó, El Salvador, Iquique, Puerto Natales, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Temuco



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