A World-Class Metro System
Metro Santiago is a five-line subway system that features hundreds of stations throughout the busy city. In Latin America, only the Mexico City metro is larger. And the city is currently building two more lines to make the system even more extensive.
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Metro Santiago is part of Transantiago, a larger transit system that includes the local buses. Locals often buy reusable plastic Bip! Cards to travel between different forms of transportation. However, the metro system does sell single-use tickets–but these do not transfer to buses. The ticket prices are higher during rush hour and the weekends than in off hours, but they’re inexpensive overall.
On weekdays the metro is open from approximately 5:30 am to midnight, on Saturdays from 6:30 am to midnight, and on Sundays and holidays from 8:00 am to 11:45 pm. There are ticket booths in every station, and ticket machines are also quite common. For disabled customers, the majority of the stations include elevators.