Helpful Tips

Talca – Chile

Talca is located 253 km., south of Santiago. Travel alternatives from Santiago to Talca include:  car rental (at the airport); taxi from the airport; and bus or train from downtown Santiago.

 

1) HOW TO ARRIVE TO TALCA?

1.1. First Step: Airport to Santiago-downtown:

At the airport, the transportation alternatives are several.

i) Taxis
Going from the airport to downtown Santiago by taxi is straightforward. However, it is not the cheapest option, unless you have several passengers to split the cost with.

You can also go by taxi directly from the airport to your hotel in Talca and this would cost around US $200.  If you opt for this alternative, you will have several desks at the airport after the duty free or as soon as you get out of customs.  Feel free to bargain a bit by asking the price from the different companies.

ii) Buses and Shuttlebuses
The best options are the following companies: Centropuerto, TransVip and TurBus. Also the App UBER service available in Chile.

a) Centropuerto offers a budget rate service from the airport into the city.  Transfers cost US$ 4 one way and US$ 6 for round trip and can be paid in cash to the driver.  If you’re traveling with a lot of luggage this may not be the best option for you as the getting to the bus terminals from the Metro stations, and the Metro in general, can be difficult to navigate with bags.

b) TransVip is a shuttle service, offering private cars, taxis (carrying 3 passengers) and shuttle buses (up to 7 passengers). If you are travelling alone, shuttle buses could mean a longer trip, as they may stop to pick up or drop off passengers at multiple locations.

c) TurBus, a bus company, offers 45-minute long transfers from-to the airport. Visit the website for locations. Buses run from the airport every 20 minutes from 5am until 12am and hourly from 1am until 4am. If you’re traveling with a lot of luggage this may not be the best option for you as the getting to the bus terminals from the Metro stations, and the Metro in general, can be difficult to navigate with bags.

1.2. Second Step: Santiago-Talca

Once in the bus terminal there are several alternatives for the trip, which takes 3 hours and costs approximately US$ 10. The frequency of schedules for buses is every 20 minutes, and the most comfortable companies are:

http://www.busestalcaparisylondres.cl/web/
http://busesaltascumbres.cl/

For schedules and online tickets visit the following webpages:
www.recorridos.cl
www.horariodebuses.cl
www.viajaenbus.cl

In the case of train, you could visit the following webpage for schedules:
http://www.trencentral.cl

 

2. ELECTRICITY IN CHILE

In Chile the power sockets are of type C and L. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Below you will find pictures of the power sockets and corresponding plugs.

2.1. Which power plugs and sockets in Chile?

In Chile the power sockets are of type L and C. Check out the following pictures.
Type L: This type is of Italian origin. This socket also works with plug C.


Type C: also known as the standard “Euro” plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.

3. TALCA: WEATHER IN OCTOBER

According Meteorological Board of Chile, October in Talca (16th to 20th) mainly sunny days are expected, varying to partial cloudiness, with a minimum temperature of 9 ° and a maximum of 25 °.

For more details please visit the following weather webpages:

www.meteochile.cl
http://tiempoytemperatura.es/chile/talca.html#por-horas

4. DRESS CODE AT THE CONFERENCE

Casual to informal is recommended for all participants.


IAAE 2017 CONFERENCE:
Call of paper IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
  • June 20, 2017:
    Deadline for submission of full papers
  • July 10, 2017:
    Announcement of accepted presentations
  • August 31, 2017:
    Final registration and fee payment for all authors presenting papers
  • September 25, 2017:
    Final registration and fee payment for all participants
Submit your Work
Organizing Committee CO-CHAIRS
Alejandra Engler and Roberto Jara (UTALCA)
  • Luis Almiron (AAEA)
  • Boris Bravo-Ureta (UCONN and UTALCA)
  • José Diaz (UTALCA)
  • Daniel Lema (AAEA)
  • Germán Lobos (UTALCA and AEA)
  • Paula Manríquez (UTALCA)
  • Daniela Martínez (UTALCA)
  • Consuelo Moraga (UTALCA)
  • Teodoro Rivas (ODEPA)
  • Gonzalo Soto (SUEA)
  • Carolina Torres (RRII, UTALCA)
  • Pablo Villalobos (UTALCA)
  • Stephan Von Cramon (UGÖTTINGEN and UTALCA)