Instituto de Física y Astronomía

y Centro de Astrofísica de Valparaíso

Directions to the Instituto de Física y Astronomía and the Centro de Astrofísica

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Directions to the Instituto de Física y Astronomía and Centro Astrofísica de Valparaíso, from Santiago de Chile or from within the country.

.-From Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benítez to Valparaíso (and the Institute):

If you travel via plane to Chile, arriving to Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benítez, Santiago (Capital of Chile) and wish to go to Valparaiso on the Pacific Coast, distant about 108 km., you may do so via  taxi, bus or transfer.

Via Taxi: the airport offers taxi services that can take you directly to Valparaíso for between CLP $60.000 (US$100 approx) and CLP $80.000 (US$120 approx).

Via Bus: There is no direct bus service to Valparaiso from the airport. You must use a local transfer bus (CLP$ 2.000 approx) towards the Pajaritos Metro Bus station on the outskirts of Santiago and from there take an interurban bus towards Valparaíso (CLP$10.000 approx. for a round trip)

.- From Valparaíso Bus Terminal to the Insituto de Física y Astronomía of the U. de Valparaíso

From the Valparaíso Bus Terminal walk towards Av. Errázuriz (four blocks north, towards the sea) and there take BUS No 216 (Green and white bus) or BUS No 602 (Orange and grey bus) towards the west, to Cerro Playa Ancha. Ask the bus driver to  tell you when you have reached Calle Gran Bretaña or the Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad de Valparaíso in Playa Ancha (about 15 - 20 minutes travel time, distant ssome 5.6 km). See the imiage below on the left to have an idea where you should get down. On the right you can see a map of Valparaíso.

Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Fisica y Astronomia

 Map of Valparaíso













Panoramic view of Valparaiso from Playa Ancha hill




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