The colonial city of Valparaíso presents an excellent example of late 19th-century urban and architectural development in Latin America. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003, thanks to its historical importance, natural beauty, and unique architecture.
How to get from Santiago to Valparaíso:
From abroad you will arrive at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, in Santiago de Chile. There are two primary modes of transportation you can use to get from Santiago to Valparaíso.
You can easily get a bus to Valparaíso from the bus terminal in Pajaritos in Santiago. From the airport you can take the buses Centropuerto or Turbus to Pajaritos terminal (buses are leaving every 15 minutes and take about 40 minutes to get Pajaritos). In Pajaritos terminal you will find plenty of bus companies driving the route to Valparaíso; the most famous companies are Turbus and Pullman. Buses from Santiago leave every 15 minutes from 6:00 am to 10:30 pm every day. Travel time takes about 2.0 to 2.5 hours depending on the traffic.
A car drive from Santiago to Valparaíso takes only about an hour. If you want to head directly to Valparaíso from Santiago airport, there are several car rental companies at the airport. It is recommended to hire a car online before you arrive to Santiago.