Fall: Temperatures during the day can reach the mid 21C, but
evenings reach a minimum of 7.2C.
Winter: Day temperatures fall to around 10C, and there are
periods of heavy rainfall.
Spring: Maximum of 17.7C, minimum of 5.4C
Summer: Maximum of 29C, minimum of 12.5C.
Air: Both international and domestics flights are serviced by
Aeropuerto Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez, about 30 minutes from down- town (Taxi 22USD).
Major carriers include: Aeroflot, Avinaca, Aerolineas Argentinas, Cubana de Aviacion,
Aeroperu, Iberia, SAS, American Airlines, Anvant, British Airways, Lufthansa, Ecuatoriana,
Pluna, Alta, Lan Chile, Ladeco, Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, Vasp, National Airlines, Alitalia,
Lapsa, Tame, United, Varig, Air France, KLM, Swissair.
Taxis: Taxis are black with a yellow top.
Note: it is not customary to tip cab drivers, although there's nothing to
stop you if you wish.
Collectivo: Another kind of taxi (black) is a "collectivo." It
is a car you share with other passengers, but like a bus, a collectivo will
follow a set route indicated on the sign on the roof.
Buses: An extensive bus service covers all
parts of greater Santiago, but is only useful with a good knowledge of local
Rail: All trains departing from Santiago's Central Station head
south. The carriages are old and European, offering the traveler something different. It
is also possible to store your car on the train and take a sleeper compartment.
Subway: Santiago's metro is efficient, clean, and
inexpensive. There are three lines. Line 1 crosses from east to west.
Line 2 crosses the city from north to south, and the last line heads further
south from Baquedano
Santiago has some of the most modern hospitals and qualified doctors anywhere in the
world. Most qualified medical professionals will have some command of the English
language. In an emergency, it is recommended to go along to a private clinic or hospital,
such as: Clinica Alemania, Clinica Indisa, Clinica Las condes, Clinica Santa Maria,
Clinica Las Nieves, or Clinica Universidad Catolica.
- Banco American Express
- Banco Bhif
- Banco Bice
- Banco Credito e inversiones
- Banco Santiago
- Banco Do Brasil
- Banco Exterior Chile
Banco Republic National Bank of New York
- Banco Security
- Banco Sudameris
- Banco Sud-Americano
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