Airport location, terminals and transportation
Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (or Santiago International Airport) is located in the capital region of Santiago in Chile. The airport is 15 km from Santiago. Santiago Airport is the main and busiest air hub in the country. The airport annually services about 22 million passengers. Arturo Merino Benítez serves flights to Europe, America, Asia, and countries in Oceania. Besides scheduled flights, the airport offers technical service to some airline companies. In addition to the civil aviation, SCL also serves as a base for the Chilean Air Forces. Two air-strips of the airport are long enough to accept the heaviest and largest airplanes.
The airport is linked with the city by the urban motorway. At the airport, there are official taxi services. You can order a transfer to any district of the city or any hotel. Public scheduled buses link the airport with the city underground station and the bus station.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
At Arturo Merino Benítez, you can rent a car. Car rental services are provided by the following big companies: Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Sixt, Localisa; as well as by smaller companies: United Rent a car, Rosselot, Econorent, the national Chilean Company.
Information stands of car rental companies are located at the first level of the main major concourse near exits 1 and 2, as well as at the first levels of the domestic and international terminals in the arrival concourse, at the exit from the baggage claim area. Most of the companies are open 24 hours a day. Offices of Hertz and Rosselot are open from 6:30 am to 12 am.
The special parking area for rented cars is located between two economy lots. Vehicles are received and returned to the parking lot for rented cars where you can take a free transfer from and to the terminal.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
There are three types of parking lots at the airport: an express parking lot within walking distance, an indoor lot, and two economy lots that are 1 km from the terminals. Parking is free here if it does not exceed 10 minutes. Economy parking lots are served by a free transfer.
The Holiday Inn hotel located in the territory of the airport is linked with two terminals by crossings. There are also the following hotels 2-3 km from the territory of the airport: Diego de Almagro, Hilton Garden Inn, La Quinta Inns and Suites.