How to travel from Santiago to Valparaiso
You have three options to travel from from Santiago to Valparaiso: by car, bus and private tours. In both cases you will take less than two hours and you can go to Valparaiso for the weekend if you wish.
Travel to Valparaiso from Santiago by car
To travel to Valparaiso by car, you have to take route 68. The trip lasts just under an hour and a half, depending on traffic. It is necessary to pay a toll.
Get to Valparaiso by bus
Another very popular and simple way is to travel to Valparaiso from Santiago is by bus. You have two options: take transportation from the bus terminal in Santiago or from the Pajaritos Metro station on Line 1 where buses depart to the coast. The road lasts an hour and a half.
The trips leave with a frequency of 20 minutes, approximately.
It is not necessary to buy the ticket in advance, except in high season or when a long weekend is coming. It must be taken into account that prices rise considerably on those dates.
How much does the ticket from Santiago to Valparaiso cost?
The ticket between costs between $ 2,700 and $ 4,000 Chilean pesos (2019). It is more convenient to buy round trip tickets. You can get them online on the websites indicated below. The return can be left open and confirmed before the trip at the window.
You can check all bus companies and compare prices in these websites:
To go to Valparaiso on a private tour I suggest looking for options through your hotel.
As you can see, traveling to Valparaiso from Santiago is extremely easy and affordable!
Have fun and check my list of Best things to do in Valparaiso on a weekend.