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Book your flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Santiago (SCL) and explore the vibrant capital city of Chile. Nestled within the Andes Mountains, the city is home to dramatic scenery, impressive skyscrapers and some of the best wineries in the country. With direct flights from MEL to SCL, it's the perfect trip for Aussies who want to experience a different culture and discover one of the top destinations in South America. Whether you're a city slicker, nature lover or foodie, Santiago is an incredible city that offers something for everyone.
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The best time to visit Santiago
The best time to visit Santiago is from September to November and March to May. It's the city's two shoulder seasons, and you'll have better luck finding cheap flights from Melbourne to Santiago. High season is from December to April. You'll need to book your trip well in advance to lock in lower prices on airfare, hotels, and activities. If you're a winter sports enthusiast, visit Santiago between May and September. The Andes mountains are in prime condition for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities.
Departing From Melbourne
Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the second busiest airport in Australia. It operates three direct flights a week from MEL to SCL with LATAM Airlines. There are also connecting routes via Auckland or Sydney with Qantas and Air New Zealand.
Getting to Melbourne Airport
The cheapest way to get from Melbourne CBD to the airport is with the local bus service. Routes 478,479 and 901 all run to and from international departure terminal. Tickets cost between $4 to $6. Another affordable option is the SkyBus. It's a 24-hour service that leaves for the airport every 10 minutes. It costs $19 per person. You can also take a metered taxi or an Uber to the airport. A one-way trip will cost around $55 to $65 depending on the traffic.
Parking at Melbourne Airport
There are three parking options to choose from at Melbourne Airport. Whether you're going away for a week or you want the utmost in convenience, there's an option to suit your needs.
Where to Park at Melbourne Airport
- Value Car Park: Leave your car here if you're travelling to Santiago on a budget. It's the cheapest parking option at Melbourne Airport.
- Long-Term Parking: If you want to be within walking distance of the check-in counters, park here. It is more expensive than the value car park, but you'll save time at the airport.
- Premium Terminal Car Park: This is the closest parking option to the terminal building. It's ideal for travellers who don't mind paying extra for convenience.
Arriving in Santiago
Comodoro Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL) is one of the busiest airports in Chile. It operates regular flights to a large number of destinations in Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
How to Get from Comodoro Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport to Your Santiago Hotel or Accommodation
The best way to get from Santiago Airport to your hotel is with an EasyTaxi. If there's no gridlocked traffic when you land, a trip should only cost around 7,500 to 10,000 CLP. If you don't want to pay for your transportation with cash, Uber is available. Just make sure the driver has accepted the fare to avoid any disputes. There are also private shuttle services operating at the airport. Prices start at 8,000 CLP per person, and you can reserve your spot at the kiosks once you arrive. If you're on a tight budget, take the shuttle bus service to your hotel. Centropuerto and Turbus run to the CBD for as little as 3,500 CLP per person. The buses run every 10 minutes from 5:55am to 10:30pm every day.
Things to do in Santiago
Go to the Top of the Costanera Center
Towering above Santiago's skyline is the Costanera Center. It's one of the highest buildings in South America and offers a 360-degree view of the city below and the surrounding Andes mountains.
Plan a Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo
Located 25km from the city, lies the beautiful Cajon del Maipo gorge. It's one of the best spots in Chile for camping, hiking, skiing, and cycling adventures.
Visit the Palacio de la Moneda
The Palacio de la Moneda is an incredible example of neoclassical design. Visitors can wander around the inner courtyards of the palace or go on a free walking tour of the interior.