The public transport system in Santiago is called “Red Metropolitana de Movilidad” and it includes the metro and red buses. The metro stations are easily identified on city maps and on the street by a red logo with three diamonds in a row, located at each station’s entrance. The metro station closest to the congress venue is called “Chile-España” (Line 3) and it takes a 10-15 minutes walk heading north on Chile-España Avenue and then a turn to the right on Jaime Guzman Errázuriz Avenue. Please notice that most locals know this road as “Avenida Diagonal Oriente”.
Buses D18 and D09 leave passengers at Campus Oriente’s entrance.
Please note that when using public transportation, either bus or metro, you will need to buy a public transportation card (a BIP card) that is worth $1,500 and charge it with enough money for your trips. You may buy and charge your BIP card in all Metro Stations.
For further information on public transport in Santiago, please check the Metro’s website (https://www.metro.cl/), or “Planifica tu viaje” on Red Metropolitana de Movilidad (https://www.red.cl/planifica). Google Maps may also help you plan a trip on public transportation in town.
Taking a taxi in Santiago is pretty safe, but it is best if you ask for a “radio-taxi” that you call. Notice, that you would need to pay cash. Below are a few trustworthy companies.
Radio Taxi Premium Chile
Ecotrans – Transporte Ejecutivo
Easy Taxi, Cabify and Uber operate in Santiago as well, but you would need an autonomous internet connection on your mobile phone.
Notice, however, that most taxi drivers will not speak English or other foreign languages.
Please take into account that while Santiago is quite a safe city, pick pocketing in public spaces may occur. You should never leave your belongings unattended, never leave your bag hanging from the back of your chair in a restaurant and don’t carry it on your back while riding on public transportation.