Chile By Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Chile.

Here you will find information for Chile about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.


Useful Information

Population: 18.73 million

Currency: Chilenian Peso

Language: Spanish

Capital: Santiago de Chile

Country code: +56

Time zone: Chile Standard Time (CLT)

Train Companies

The rail network in Chile is operated by the state owned company Empresa de los Ferrocarriles del Estado (EFE).

Train Tickets

Check timetables and buy your train tickets for Chile online at Grupo EFE.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Chile.


Terrasur trains run from Santiago South to Chillán.

  • Air-conditioned
  • Refreshment car


Frequently Travelled Routes In Chile


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Santiago to Chillán 4:43 Direct Train
Santiago to Punta Arenas 40:06 2 Train & Bus
Santiago to Antofagasta 15:00 Direct Bus
Chillán to Concepción 1:18 Direct Bus
Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales 3:00 Direct Bus



From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Santiago to Buenos Aires, Argentina 21:30 1 Bus
Antofagasta to Salta, Argentina 16:00 Direct Bus
Antofagasta to Sucre, Bolivia 21:59 2 Bus


Chile travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Santiago (Estación Alameda)
  • Chillán
  • San Fernando

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Chile

Chile is a year-round destination but depending on what kinds of activities you enjoy will determine a better time to visit than another. For the best savings, we recommend traveling in the shoulder seasons: autumn (March to May) and spring (September to October), this is when accommodations will be more affordable. The best time for outdoor activities is November to March when the mountains are clear of snow offering up Patagonia as a nature lover’s paradise.

Interested in snow sports? Visit from June to August. Looking toward the north? The capital, valleys, and desert are year-round places to visit and when you want to visit the whole country in one swoop the best month to do so is in March.  Love wine? Come during April or May during the harvest season and celebrate Vendimias, celebrated in the lake district, Santiago, and in Valparaiso. And before leaving, don’t forget to witness the best stargazing opportunity in the salt flats  from December to February

Chile is truly amazing from spectacular beaches to breathtaking mountains to hundreds of geysers to sprawling vineyards to desert to everything else you’d want to see! Oh and don’t forget about Easter Island! All in all, we promise Chile won’t disappoint!

  •  High Season: November to February


Accommodation In Chile


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