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Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL)

Location: The airport is situated nine miles (15km) northwest of Santiago.
Time: Local time is GMT -3 (GMT -4 from the second Saturday in May to the second Saturday in August).
Getting to the city: Several bus services leave regularly for the city centre. Official airport taxis are also available from outside international and domestic arrivals.
Car rental: International companies such as Avis, Alamo, Sixt and Europcar are represented at the airport as well as several local companies.
Airport Taxis: There are taxi ranks located outside both the Domestic and International Arrivals areas.
Facilities: Facilities at this well-equipped airport include business and internet centres, bureaux de change, banks and ATMs, duty-free shops as well as a variety of other retail stores, restaurants, cafes and bars, tourist information, travel agencies and hotel reservations.
Parking: Parking spaces are charged for in half hour increments; there are three different zones and expense varies according to proximity to the terminal building.
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Nelson Mandela International Airport (RAI)

Location: 1.8 miles (3km) northeast from central Praia
Time: GMT -1.
Getting to the city: There are taxis available outside the arrivals terminal for transfer into town.
Departure tax: None
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