The New Trends in Advanced Fluorescence Techniques course will be held at:
Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas
Edmundo Larenas 129
International flights arrive at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport located at the Chilean capital, Santiago. The city of Concepción is located 499.8 km (310.6 miles) south of Santiago, and you can go by bus or plane. Currency can be exchanged at the Santiago airport. Teller machines are available and work with most major credit cards. Public phones are either coin- or card-operated. Cards are available at the airport.
There are daily flights from Arturo Merino Benitez airport to Concepción (Carriel Sur Airport). Flight time is one hour.
From Santiago there are buses every hour departing the Alameda or Santiago terminal. Approximate time of the trip is nine hours. Buses arrive in Concepción to either Collao or Camilo Henriquez terminal.
Taxi and airport transfers are the only transportation from the Concepción airport (Carriel Sur Airport) to the center of the city. Prices are around 8000 Chilean pesos for the taxis and around 6000 for the shared transfer. The trip from airport to the University campus is approximately 45 minutes depending on traffic. Once in the city of Concepción, you can use taxis and buses everywhere.
There are several hotels, bed & breakfasts and hostels close to the university campus. We have not established a group rate with them. We recommend any of the following.
Hotel Apart Aurelio
Salas 135. Concepción
Caupolicán No. 521, Concepción
Hotel Don Matias
Colo Colo 155, Concepción
Calle Ongolmo 62, Concepción
Chile and the city of Concepción are located in the southern hemisphere, so seasons are opposite of the northern hemisphere. Concepción has a Mediterranean climate with dry, warm summers and mild winters. Temperatures in Concepción during the month of January are usually between 17°C and 23°C (62°F and 73°F.