Venue and Transport
IUCAF 4th School on Spectrum Management for Radio Astronomy


The School is going the held at:
Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO),
Av. Alonso de Cordova 3107,
Vitacura Santiago, Chile


How to reach the JAO

The JAO is located in Alonso de Cordova 3107, by the Mapocho River in the heart of Vitacura, a district extending over an area of 28.3 km2 in the northeastern part of the city, a 10-15 minute walk from the Hotel ATTON Vitacura. After exiting the ATTON, walk to the right and cross the Avenida Vitacura, Take the Avenida Nueva Costanera (to your left) and upon reaching the Av. Alonso de Cordova take a left until you reach the JAO (on your right).
Entrance to the JAO is through the gate, and you may be required to show an ID.

Arriving by plane

The Arturo Merino Benitez Airport is located 17 km northwest of Santiago.

The fastest way to get to the JAO Vitacura offices or the nearby hotels used for the school from the airport is by taxi.The average cost from the airport to the JAO (or the hotels near the JAO) by taxi is CLP 22 000 ($US40/EUR 25) and the journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

A cheaper, but slower way to get to the Vitacura Office is to take a transfer bus to the Metro network. The larger transfer companies are Tur-Bus or Centro Puerto, both connecting with Line 1 of the Metro network. The estimated cost is CLP 1300 (~$US3/2EUR).

Public transport in Santiago

* The Metro (subway) network in Santiago has four lines. The closest station to the Vitacura office is Tobalaba (Line 1), located in a neighboring district called Providencia. Tobalaba station is an estimated 20-25 minutes walk to the JAO, crossing a couple of major arteries.

* Transantiago (public buses). This is a system of buses with regular routes interconnected with Metro stations. Each trip costs CLP 700 (US$1.40/EUR 1) and allows up to three combinations of buses and Metro within 120 minutes. Payments are made with the "Bip!" card.

* BIP! card. This is a payment card for both public buses and Metro, available at all Metro stations for a minimum fare of CLP 2500 (~ US$6/EUR 4)

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Last updated: 18 February, 2014