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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Andimar  •  1 h

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

$3 - $35

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 3 min

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

Bus Buses Nilahue  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Rancagua

$5

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Santiago to Rancagua 53.3 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Santiago to Rancagua 53.3 miles

$8 - $13

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

Andimar operates a bus from Santiago to Rancagua every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 1 h. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Tren Central operates a train from Santiago to Rancagua twice daily, and the journey takes 1 h 3 min.

Train operators
Tren Central
Website
trencentral.cl
Train from Estación Central - Alameda to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
trencentral.cl
Bus operators
Andimar
Website
andimar.cl
Bus from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
andimar.cl
Buses Talca, Paris & Londres (TPL)
Phone
56 71 2 211010
Email
contacto@tpl.cl
Website
busestalcaparisylondres.cl
Bus from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
busestalcaparisylondres.cl
Condor Bus
Phone
2680 6900
Website
condorbus.cl
Bus from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $35
Schedules at
condorbus.cl
Semi Bed
$9 - $13
Suite
$28 - $32
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Santiago Borja to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Turbus
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago - Term. Alameda to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$3 - $5
1st Class
$5 - $8
Andesmar
Buses Nilahue
Phone
(562) 776-1139
Email
info@busesnilahue.cl
Website
busesnilahue.cl
Bus from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
busesnilahue.cl
Book at
pasajebus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Santiago to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Taxi Oficial
Phone
+56 2 3218-5146
Website
taxioficial.cl

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Need to know: Eurostar, Which side of Niagara Falls should I choose (and how do I get there)? and Travelling to and around Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Questions & Answers

The distance between Santiago and Rancagua is 80 km. The road distance is 85 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Rancagua is to bus which costs $6 and takes 1 h 36 min.

The quickest way to get from Santiago to Rancagua is to taxi which takes 57 min and costs $100 - $130.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santiago and arriving at Rancagua. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

The bus from Santiago to Rancagua takes 1 h including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.