Viña del Mar is a beach resort city close to Santiago de Chile. Its beaches are among the most popular in the country. It also plays host to its famous music festival every year in mid-February.
The International Airport in Santiago of Chile is connected to Viña del Mar by a modern highway and is only 60 minutes away by car.
Buses leave Santiago airport for Viña del Mar every 15 minutes and the travel time between the airport and Viña del Mar takes 1 hour 20 minutes (cost approx. 3000-4000 pesos).
The bus will drop you at Viña del Mar Station, which is 3 blocks east of downtown and the Plaza de Armas (Central Square). Taxis are available at this point, but if you want to save some money, walk east to Plaza de Viña, and ask for transportation to your destination.
Frequent local buses run by Transporte Metropolitano Valparaíso connect Viña and Valparaíso. Some routes run along the waterfront following Av Marina and Av San Martín; others run through the town center along Av España and Av Libertad. Destinations are usually displayed in the windshield.
Taxis are readily available.
It takes only a few minutes by bus or car to reach the Congress venue (Andrés Bello University (UNAB), located in Quillota Street 980) from majority of local accommodations and main attractions.
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