Getting Around Valparaíso and Viña del Mar: 5 Essential Tips

Getting Around Valparaíso and Viña del Mar: 5 Essential Tips

ISA Today

by Matt Steiner
updated on August 24, 2015

Chile Getting Around

So you’re studying abroad in Chile? Valparaíso and Viña del Mar are two twin cities on the Chilean coast, but it’s incredibly easy to get around. Here’s a list of transportation methods for getting around La Joya del Pacífico. So keep this list in mind to maximize your exploration efforts:

1. Colectivos

They’re cheaper than taxis, but the routes they take are limited. Colectivos are taxis that take several different passengers for a flat rate on a fixed route. The price is usually $0.40-$0.50 USD for local routes within Valparaiso, and $0.90- $1.10 USD for routes between Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. The routes are similar to those of the buses. Routes and neighborhoods are indicated by the sign on top of the car.

2. Micros

These are the city buses. They’re the cheapest mode of transportation in Valparaíso and Viña…

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