Destination guide Chile

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ROAD
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CAR RENTALS:
THE MOST RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL CAR RENTAL AGENCIES HAVE OFFICES IN
CHILE: AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, HERTZ. THERE ARE ALSO LOCAL CHILEAN
AGENCIES THAT OFFER RELIABLE SERVICES SUCH AS THE AUTOM/VIL CLUB DE
CHILE, AMONGST OTHERS. ALL OF THEM HAVE OFFICES IN THE MAIN CITIES
THROUGHOUT CHILE. MOST RENTED CARS CAN BE RETURNED AT THE AIRPORT.

DRIVER'S OBLIGATIONS:
DRIVERS MUST BE OVER 21 YEARS-OLD, HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVER'S
LICENSE, PASSPORT AND INTERNATIONAL CREDIT CARD.

DRIVING IN CHILE:
CHILE HAS GOOD HIGHWAYS. MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT ON THE HIGHWAY IS 100
KMS/HR, EXCEPT IN RESTRICTED AREAS OR IN URBAN ZONES, WHERE THE
MAXIMUM IS 50 KMS/HR. SECONDARY HIGHWAYS ARE NOT TOO GOOD. DRIVE
CAREFULLY AND TAKE PRECAUTIONS: CHILE HAS A HIGH RATE OF ROAD
ACCIDENTS AND CHILEAN DRIVERS ARE NOT RENOWNED FOR THEIR
CORDIALITY TOWARDS OTHER DRIVERS. MAIN HIGHWAYS ARE SIGNALLED
WITH INTERNATIONAL COLORS AND SIGNS.

TAXIS:
ALL TAXIS IN CHILE ARE BLACK WITH A YELLOW ROOF AND ARE EASY TO
IDENTIFY. TAXIS IN SANTIAGO HAVE TAXI METERS THAT REGISTER THE
NUMBER OF KMS TRAVELLED, MAKING IT EASY TO VERIFY THE PRICE
OF THE TRIP.

BUSES:
SANTIAGO AND THE MAIN CITIES IN THE COUNTRY HAVE A LARGE NUMBER
OF BUSES THAT RUN FROM 0500-0100 DURING THE WEEKDAYS AND AT
RUSH HOURS, THEY ARE USUALLY CROWDED.

RAILWAY
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THE ONLY TRAIN SERVICE AVAILABLE IN CHILE RUNS FROM SANTIAGO TO
PUERTO MONTT. THE TRAIN DEPARTS FROM THE ESTACI/N CENTRAL IN
SANTIAGO, WHICH IS CONNECTED TO THE SUBWAY STATION OF THE SAME
NAME. THERE IS A PROJECT TO MODERNIZE THE RAILWAY.

SUBWAY:
SUBWAY FARE IS SIMILAR TO CITY BUS FARE, IT IS THE MOST MODERN,
COMFORTABLE AND FAST WAY TO TRAVEL AND THE STATIONS ARE
SPACIOUS AND CLEAN. THERE IS ALSO A METROBUS SYSTEM WITH BLUE
BUSES THAT COMPLEMENTS THE SUBWAY'S ROUTE.

AIR
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THERE ARE SEVEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN CHILE AND A LARGER
NUMBER OF DOMESTIC AIRPORTS, THAT HAVE MODERATE FACILITIES.
LANCHILE IS THE REGIONAL AIRLINES.

SEA
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COASTAL PASSENGER SHIPPING LINES ARE UNRELIABLE AND INFREQUENT.
BOAT SERVICES RUN FROM VALPARAISO TO EASTER ISLAND AND
ROBINSON CRUSOE ISLAND.
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