There are 4 ways to get from Arequipa to Calama by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via La Tirana  •  15 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
  4. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama

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Bus Frontera del Norte  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Calama

$26 - $75

2 alternative options

Drive  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Arequipa to Calama 641.5 miles

$100 - $160

Fly, bus  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Arequipa (AQP) to Antofagasta (ANF) AQP - ANF
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Calama

$251 - $1,024

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Arequipa to Calama. However, there are services departing from Arequipa and arriving at Calama via Tacna, Arica, Pozo Almonte and La Tirana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 43 min.

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The distance between Arequipa and Calama is 727 km. The road distance is 1026.3 km.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to Calama without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 43 min to get from Arequipa to Calama, including transfers.

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Arequipa to Calama bus services, operated by Flores Hermanos, depart from Arequipa station.

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There is no direct flight from Arequipa Airport to Antofagasta Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 58 min and has one stopover.

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Arequipa to Calama bus services, operated by Kenny Bus, arrive at Calama station.

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Calama is 1 h ahead of Arequipa. It is currently 2:12 PM in Arequipa and 4:12 PM in Calama.

Yes, the driving distance between Arequipa to Calama is 1026 km. It takes approximately 14 h 36 min to drive from Arequipa to Calama.

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Peruvian Airlines and LATAM Chile offer flights from Arequipa Airport to Antofagasta Airport.

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Map of how to get from Arequipa to Calama.
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  • Distance: 454.4 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 43 min

What companies run services between Arequipa, Peru and Calama, Chile?

You can take a bus from Arequipa to Calama via Tacna, Arica, Pozo Almonte, Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, and La Tirana in around 15 h 43 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arequipa to Antofagasta via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Arequipa to Antofagasta via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 51 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Bus operators
Oltursa
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
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oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$21 - $30
bus
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Email
ayuda@pasajebus.com
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from La Tirana to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
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voyhoy.com
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl

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