About Ruta Bus 78

Ruta Bus 78 is an intercity bus company founded in 1978 by a group of inhabitants of Melipilla who realized that people urgently needed a more modern, comfortable and fast transport service. Initially, a route to Santiago was created, so that students, workers and other travelers could reach their destinations.

Ruta Bus 78 has managed to move up to 2000 passengers per month but they did not stay there but kept growing and started the business of the parcels, which was dedicated to local merchants.

Ruta Bus 78 has a fleet of 11 buses with an infraction rate of 48.5% in the second half of 2014. This means that, out of every 1000 controls, in 485 there were some violations due to faults to the technical conditions and security, according to the Undersecretariat of Transport.

Ruta Bus 78 has buses of the Brazilian brand "Marcopolo" which are "high decker" with a raised floor and a large trunk below, which serve for medium and long distances. The fleet of the company Ruta Bus 78 has 4 buses year of manufacture 2008 or higher, and its average age is 8.3 years.

The seats offered by this company are semi-bed and bed type with leather seats, headrest, foot support tray, a distance between seats, heating, air conditioning, TV / DVD, bathrooms, Snack on board, assistant service, pillow, blanket.

Within the Ruta Bus 78 destinations are: Santiago, Melipilla, Las Cabras, Rappel, El Carmen, Llallauquen, Las Balsas, El Estero, El Manzano, Valdebenito, Santa Inés, San Vicente, Longovilo, Safari, Los Culenes, El Sauce, Los Maitenes, Mandinga and San Manuel.

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Information of Ruta Bus 78

Founding date 1978
Head office Terminal de Buses San Borja, oficina 11 y 12, Estación Central, Chile.
Website’s languages Spanish, English, Portuguese
Fleet size 11
Main destinations
Departures from Santiago
Ruta Bus 78 telefono +56 2- 831 22 95
Cargo Información no disponible
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


What is the shortest and the longest route covered by Ruta Bus 78?


What is the contact details of Ruta Bus 78?

Customer support of Ruta Bus 78 is +56 2- 831 22 95


Cancelation process and charges of Ruta Bus 78 online tickets?

Users can easily cancel Ruta Bus 78 tickets online on Ruta Bus There is a 15% cancelation fees for tickets cancelled within minimum four hours before the scheduled departure. Online tickets can not be cancelled within four hours of scheduled departure.


What is the ticket price of Ruta Bus 78?


What are the main routes of Ruta Bus 78?

Main routes of Ruta Bus 78 are following:


Ruta Bus 78 site language compatibility?

Ruta Bus 78 official site is available in three different languages: Spanish
Ruta Bus 78 Chile in spanish: -
Ruta Bus 78 Chile in english: - Información no disponible
Ruta Bus 78 Chile en portuguese: - Información no disponible

Call Center: 02- 831 22 95 

Sitio web:


Oficinas y teléfono de Buses Ruta Bus 78:

  • Terminal de Buses San Borja OF. 11 Y 12 - San Borjas nº184, Región Metropolitana - Tel: 776 01 17
  • El Estero - Almacén “Don Tilo”, Región de Bernardo O’Higgins - Tel Ruta Bus 78: 09 9 905 81 45

Listado completo de oficinas en

Agencia Melipilla
Ortúzar 1381
Melipilla,  Región Metropolitana
Tel: (+56 22) 831 4516
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Agencia Estación Central
San Francisco de Borja 184. Locales 11 y 12
Estación Central,  Región Metropolitana
Tel: (+56 22) 776 0117
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Agencia Santiago
5 de Abril 3492
Santiago,  Región Metropolitana
Tel: (+56 22) 779 3525
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Agencia Melipilla
Ortúzar 959
Melipilla,  Región Metropolitana
Tel: (+56 22) 831 2295
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Since the first half of 2014 to the first half of 2015 Ruta Bus 78 reduced its fleet by 38% which resulted in part on an improvement in the security of their machines, it reduced its rate of violations by 25%.

Ruta Bus 78 reported median infringement rate of 49% between January 2013 to December 2014.

Between July to December 2014 for every 100 audits, 49 cases of technical and security violations were found. Ruta Bus 78 never reported infringement rate above 56% and below 44%.