Santiago, Chile, has a very modern and efficient subway system. It is definitely easier to take the Metro than navigate the more complex bus system in the city.
Santiago Chile Metro Map
Here’s a Santiago Chile Metro Map to help you navigate through the city.
Metro Travel Tips
Even with a metro map, you’ll still need to remember a few key points about riding the Metro.
Try to avoid rush hour (called punta) as the subways are literally packed with people. Imagine a can of sardines being squished by another can of sardines and you’ll get the picture.
Prices vary based on the hour of the day with a three-tier pricing structure. You’ll pay more during rush hours (morning and night) than during the off-peak hours.
Use the Santiago Chile Metro map to help plan your trip before you get to the station. This will help you know which line to take and which station is your destination.
Manners on the Metro
Standard good manners practices should be used on the Santiago Metro:
Avoid touching or leaning on the subway car doors. You don’t want to explain why you caused the train to stop.
Walk with the flow of the crowd, avoiding going up stairs or escalators against the flow of passengers. There will be very heavy crowds, don’t be the person that awkwardly goes the wrong way.
Give up your seat to the elderly, disabled, or pregnant women. Yes, what your mother taught you applies in Chile, too.
Don’t block the doors from closing on the train. Most people on the train want to get somewhere in a hurry. Don’t cause them to miss their appointment.
Hold on to the rails or sit down on the train to avoid falling. Like many other trains or subway systems, the Santiago Metro can jolt suddenly and cause you to fall.
With these tips in hand and a review of the Santiago Chile Metro Map above, you’ll be all set for a great trip on this mass transit system.