There are 5 ways to get from Santiago to Rancagua by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the train from Estación Central - Alameda to Rancagua TerraSur Alameda

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Bus via PA448-Avenida Matta / Esq. San Diego  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Rancagua Santiago / ...

$3 - $9

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Bus  •  1h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Rancagua Santiago- Pucon / ...

$4 - $20

Taxi  •  59 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santiago to Rancagua 85.9 km

$75 - $95

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Santiago to Rancagua 85.9 km

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Rancagua is to bus via PA448-Avenida Matta / Esq. San Diego which costs $3 - $9 and takes 1h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago to Rancagua is to taxi which costs $75 - $95 and takes 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago and arriving at Rancagua. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Estación Central - Alameda and arriving at Rancagua. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 3m.

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The distance between Santiago and Rancagua is 80 km. The road distance is 85.9 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Rancagua without a car is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs .

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The train from Estación Central - Alameda to Rancagua takes 1h 3m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Santiago to Rancagua bus services, operated by Buses Talca, Paris & Londres (TPL), depart from Santiago station.

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Santiago to Rancagua train services, operated by Tren Central, depart from Estación Central - Alameda station.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Rancagua is to train which takes 1h 3m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $4 - $20 and takes 1h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Santiago to Rancagua.
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  • Distance: 79.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 3m

What companies run services between Santiago, Chile and Rancagua, Chile?

Tren Central operates a train from Santiago to Rancagua twice daily, and the journey takes 1h 3m. Alternatively, Buses Talca, Paris & Londres (TPL) operates a bus from Santiago to Rancagua every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 1h 21m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Tren Central
Phone
+56 22 585 5000
Email
contacto@trencentral.cl
Website
trencentral.cl
Train from Estación Central - Alameda to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
MetroTren Nos
Bus operators
Buses Talca, Paris & Londres (TPL)
Phone
56 71 2 211010
Email
contacto@tpl.cl
Website
busestalcaparisylondres.cl
Bus from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
busestalcaparisylondres.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago - Term. Alameda to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$2 - $7
Premium
$14 - $20
Cama
$4 - $6
Pullman Bus
Phone
+56 600 600 0018
Website
pullmanbus.com
Bus from Santiago Borja to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Salón Cama
$7 - $11
Semi Cama
$4 - $7
Buses Nilahue
Phone
(562) 776-1139
Email
info@busesnilahue.cl
Website
nilahue.com
Bus from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
nilahue.com
Tacoha
Phone
622 779 9412
Website
tacoha.cl
Bus from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
tacoha.cl
Condor Bus
Phone
+56 22 822 7528
Email
clientescondor@condorbus.cl
Website
condorbus.cl
Bus from Santiago - Terminal Alameda to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Website
Condor Bus
Semi Cama
$2 - $6
Cama
$4 - $8
TranSantin
Phone
+56 (2) 23756940 / (2) 2 2371 6796
Website
transantin.cl
Bus from Santiago - Sur to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transantin.cl
Other operators
Taxi from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
59 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Taxi Oficial
Phone
+56 2 3218-5146
Website
taxioficial.cl
Radio Taxi Metropolitano
Phone
+56 22 506 6595
Website
radiotaximetropolitano.cl
Radio Taxi Las Golondrinas
Phone
+56 22 789 6308
Website
radiotaxilasgolondrinas.cl
Centella
Phone
+56 22 782 9100
Website
centella.cl

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Santiago to Rancagua bus services, operated by Buses Talca, Paris & Londres (TPL), arrive at Rancagua station.

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Santiago to Rancagua train services, operated by Tren Central, arrive at Rancagua station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago to Rancagua is 86 km. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Santiago to Rancagua.

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