Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL)

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA code: SCL, ICAO code: SCEL), also known as Santiago Airport, is the main airport in Chile.

It is located 17 km from the center of the city of Santiago de Chile and 9 km from the commune of Pudahuel, the town to which it owes its former name: Pudahuel Airport.

Contact Information

Address: Aviador David Fuentes, Pudahuel, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Telephone: (+56) 2 2690 1752

Flight departures and arrivals

Flight departures from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

Flight arrivals at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport


TurBus and Bus Centropuerto are the public transportation companies that have routes from the airport to the main centers of the city. On the other hand, the companies Transfer Delfos and Transvip offer private transportation.

Private transportation companies

Transfer Delfos
Phone: +56 2 2913 8800

Phone: +56 2 2677 3000

Public transportation companies

TurBus Airport
Phone: +56 2 2822 7741 / +56 2 28227748
  Metro Las Rejas, Terminal Alameda - Metro Universidad de Santiago, Terminal Pajaritos, Terminal San Borja.
Subway Estación Central.

  Centropuerto Bus
  Phone: +56 2 2601 9883 / +56 2 2601 0549
Stops: Metro Estación Los Héroes, Metro Estación Central, Metro Estación Universidad de Santiago, Metro Estación Las Rejas, Metro Estación Pajaritos.

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Buses

The Comodoro airport has the Via Controlada project. The purpose is to offer cab service in a safe and comfortable way.

You can purchase them at the counters located inside the passenger arrival areas. There are 2 types of cabs:

Basic cabs: These cabs do not need to be reserved in advance, they operate through a taximeter and are black and yellow in color.
Tourist cabs: These cabs have a fixed rate per destination and are blue in color.

Cab companies

Telephone: 225823940

 Official Taxi
Telephone: 959061060 / 959061030

  Phone: +52 (55) 5785 7949

Cabs at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

Car rental companies are located in the Public Hall on the first level at Gate 1.

The airport has companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Econorent and Hertz.


Phone: +56 2 2690 1370

Phone: +56 2 2795 3971

Phone: +56 2 2795 3974

Phone: +56 2 2601 0477

Car rental at Comodoro Arturo Merino Airport B

Baggage custody

If you want to take a break before or after your flight and prefer not to worry about your luggage, you can use the custody service where your belongings will be safely guarded for as long as you need.

Public Hall, first level, Gate 1.

Opening hours:
Attention is given 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

+ 56 2 2690 1313

Web site:

Airport facilities

Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport is located 17 km from the city of Santiago de Chile, in Padahuel. It is the main airport in Chile and every year more than 16 million passengers travel to different parts of the world.

Inside the airport we can find the Holiday Inn hotel chain, parking lots operated by the concessionaire SCL Aeropuerto de Santiago, lounges for travelers, connectivity with transportation, among others.

The Comodoro Airport has two foreign exchange offices run by AFEX. Both are located in the Public Hall, one on the first level and the second on the third level: gate 5.

Hours: 24 hours
  Telephone numbers: +562 2636 9094

The airport has parking lots for short and long stays.

Express Parking: It is located a few steps away from the airport.

Covered parking: Located 70 and 100 meters from the air terminal.

Economy/Custodial Parking: Located 120 and 400 meters from the air terminal.
Hours: 24 hours a day, every day
  Telephone numbers: +56 2 27209745/ +56 2 28261314

Parking at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport

Holiday Inn is the only hotel inside the airport and is located in front of the Passenger Terminal. There are also nearby hotels such as the Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto, the San Cristobal Tower, the Hotel Spark Santiago, among others.

Lodging inside the airport

Holiday Inn
Telephone: +56 2 2799 9900
Hours: 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Location: In front of the Passenger Terminal.

  Lodging near the airport

  Hotel Diego de Almagro Airport
Phone: +56 2 2230 5600
Address: Av. Américo Vespucio Oriente 1299 Santiago, Chile.

  San Cristobal Tower
  Phone: +56 2 2707 1000
Address: Josefina Edwards de Ferari 0100, Providencia, Santiago, Chile.

  Hotel Spark Santiago
  Phone: +56 57 2241 0000 / +56 55 2638888
Address: Armando Cortinez Norte 2150. Santiago, Metropolitan Region, Chile.

  Hotels in Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport

Tourist Information

Baggage claim:
After landing in Santiago you must go to the baggage claim area, which is located on the first level of the terminal. This applies to domestic and international flights.

To board the aircraft:
You must go to the third level of the passenger terminal, where the international boarding area is located. There you will start your paperwork at the International Police Migration. Remember to present the necessary papers.

In the case of medical emergencies, the airport has attention for the following cases:

Chest surgeries.
Infectious diseases.
Middle ear problems.
Abdominal surgery.
Oxygen support.

On the other hand, Comodoro Airport also has in its facilities IST, a company dedicated to security and a dental clinic.

Phone: +56 2 2690 1718
  Location: Public Hall, first level

Dental Clinic
Telephone: +56 9 9638 6622, +56 2 2690 1444 and +56 2 2690 1445
  Location: 2nd floor, east traffic circle of the A.M.B. Airport.

Airports close to Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez (SCL)

Mendoza airport (196km)
San Rafael airport (257km)
San Juan airport (299km)
La Serena airport (388km)
San Luis airport (411km)

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