To use the public transport system in Santiago you must buy a “Bip!” card which give access to use Transantiago buses and Metro. The ticket price is around 1,5USD and allows you to take 2 buses and one metro in two hours.
There is another alternative with the “National Student Card” (TNE) with a price of 5USD. Every trip cost 0,35USD, allowing you to save a lot of money.
The “TNE” can be acquired by any regular student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in higher education. Foreigners must have a Chilean ID to get this card.
Consider that there are deadlines to get the TNE card. It is given only at the begining of each semester.
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in case of loss or theft of your TNE, you must present a Police stating constancy, Regular student certificate, Chilean ID and a previows deposit of around 5USD to JUNAEB institution.
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