How Much it Cost to Travel to Valparaíso: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2022

Valparaíso is situated on a bay on the Pacific coastline close to Santiago, Chile. It’s both a major tourist ship stop and a major commercial harbor for Chile.

It is an old colonial city containing many an interesting European-influenced building, but since it is a major tourist destination for locals and internationals it isn’t the cheapest destination for food and accommodation. However, since it is the seat of many a federally funded cultural activity, seeing and doing things are often free or very close to it.

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Travel Costs to Valparaíso

Population 300,000
Area 950,000
Timezone UTC-4
Currency Chilean peso
Airports Santiago International Airport (SCL)
1 USD = 916.9500 CLP
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What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Valparaíso?

Valparaíso Hotel Seasons

Valparaíso Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar12.00 - 25.08
starstarstarstarstar13.59 - 53.74
starstarstarstarstar40.44 - 94.94
starstarstarstarstar56.76 - 135.80
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Valparaíso Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel8.40 - 8.83

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Valparaíso?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Ascensor “El Peral” Plaza de la JusticiaRide up from the port to old town. Grand views of city with a museum, cafes, restaurants and art for sale. You'll have to pay going up and going down.
Each way
0.11
Museo de Historia Natural de ValparaisoFamous for its collection of shrunken heads and mummies plus the natural science goodies.
Everyone
0.00
Museum of the Skies or Open Air:27 murals. Do a walking tour and see street art in the ‘Communa de San Miguel’ close to all other coastal attractions
Everyone
0.00

What’s the average price of food and drink in Valparaíso?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastFruit, bread, ham, cheese, coffee is what you'll typically get2.07 - 3.05
Budget lunchEmpanada with ground beef, gravy, potatoes is a popular budget lunch option.2.51 - 4.36
Budget dinnerFor a sit-down dinner instead of casual street-food options, prices are higher but still reasonable.6.76 - 9.82
Beer ( large bottle) Locals favor buying a liter at a bottle shop and taking it into the restaurant, which is allowed here.1.96 - 2.73
CocktailAnything with Pisco, a local grape brandy, is the drink everyone must try while here. 2.29 - 3.49
Wine (bottle)Buy a bottle anywhere and take it into a restaurant with you. Carminiére grapes and Reservá is the best combo.3.71 - 9.82

What are the costs of transportation in Valparaíso?

Type Price(USD)
Minivan from Santiago Airport to Valparíso92.70
Local bus in Valparíso0.27 - 0.41
Ascensores0.11 - 0.33
3-km taxi ride in Valparíso3.05 - 3.82
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When to visit Valparaíso

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January69560.0
February69560.0
March67550.1
April64530.5
May62512.1
June59493.3
July58494.4
August59492.4
September60491.1
October62510.4
November65530.3
December68550.1

Valparaíso Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:51am7:56pm
21 Jun7:49am5:47pm
21 Sep7:37am7:42pm
21 Dec6:35am8:55pm

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