Luxury holidays in Santiago
When to go
Head to Santiago between December and February to make the most of the summer sun. Sightseers looking for slightly cooler temperatures will prefer September to November, while May is best for ski bums.
PlanesMost major European and US airlines (including British Airways; www.britishairways.com) operate flights to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, around a 15-minute drive from the centre of town
TrainsAlameda Station is the city’s main rail hub; however, trains in Chile are unreliable and only run the relatively short distance from Santiago to Talca. You’re better off driving or taking taxis.
AutomobilesA car will be useful if you plan on exploring Chile beyond Santiago. Hire one from a booth at the airport, then take the Costanera Norte to the hotel. Alternatively, pick up taxis and colectivos (group taxis) from metro stations in the city centre.