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on 15 May 2020

Hello all,

How easy is it to live in and explore Santiago with two young ones? Can anyone give me advice on public transport in Santiago and the easiest ways to get around? We’ve got lots to research still to do in terms of schools, but does anyone have any suggestions? We’ve looked at some international schools and found they are way too expensive for us and the application process seems intense. I’m considering homeschooling my kids but I’m also looking for daycares. 

Thanks in advance!

Claire on 19 May 2020 - 07:06

Hello, I can imagine how difficult planning a move is with kids, but Santiago is a relatively safe and family-friendly city. A useful page to look at is Kids and Family in Santiago, it gives some tips on things to do around the city, both indoor and outdoor activities. In terms of transport and driving, I understand Santiago has a decent transport network but expat parents often find having a car makes life easier. To find up-to-date info, the official integrated public transport website is a useful resource ( and have a read on what you need to know about driving and getting around in Santiago.

As you said, you’ve had a look at international schools already, our guide to education and schools in Chile may be just what you’re looking for, especially if you’re considering homeschooling! Have you already looked into where in Santiago you wish to stay?

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