Travel to ESO Headquarters, Santiago
Reciprocity tax at the Santiago airport
All those travellers with passports from Albania, Australia, Canada and Mexico, have to pay a reciprocity tax before entering International Police.
- Albania: US$30.00
- Australia: US$117.00
- Canada: US$132.00
- Mexico: US$23.00
Transport from the airport
The ESO office is located in Alonso de Córdova 3107, Vitacura, Santiago. Shuttle vans run from the airport to various locations in the city door to door. Most of them have a desk in the baggage hall and on the arrivals level. About taxis, it is recommended to agree a price with the driver before using the taxi (a common fare between the airport and the Vitacura area is around CLP 18000-20000, EUR 24.00 - 27.00). For more information, check here.
For more information about shopping and services at the airport, check here.
Public Transportation in Santiago
- Metro The closer station from the ESO office in Vitacura (Santiago) is the metro station 'Tobalaba' (Línea 1). Exit the Tobalaba station at Luis Thayer Ojeda street and walk until the bus stop no. 405, go off in Vitacura with Alonso de Cordova avenue and walk until the ESO office.
- Buses Transantiago is the public transport in Santiago. In order to travel by Metro and buses in Santiago, you must have the BIP card (tarjeta BIP) that can be acquired in the Metro stations.The cost of the card will be CLP$1400 (EUR 1.86) and you may load it with at least $1300 more which will cover at least two trips that do not take more than 90 minutes in total.
- Taxis The black cars with their yellow roofs can be hailed anywhere. In Santiago, there is a base price of 300 pesos (EUR 0.4) plus around 130 pesos for each 200 m driven (or per minute when waiting). The rates are posted on the windscreen; the meter has to be where you can see it. For longer hauls or cross-country, you can negotiate a price beforehand. Tipping is not customary.
Please be aware that like in many other big cities, you have to be careful with your belongings, specially cameras and money. Wear a money belt, or cross your purse strap across your chest. Do not wear jewelry if you plan an excursion inside town, and never change money on the street, but do it in the established exchange offices or banks.
Travel to ESO
The ESO offices in Chile are located in Vitacura, one of the districts of Santiago. Please check the details how to Travel to ESO Vitacura Office, Santiago.
Restaurants in Vitacura
There is a number of restaurants and small places to eat around the ESO office. You can find more information here.