There are 6 ways to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama 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  •  16 h 53 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
  5. Take the bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama

Cheapest option

Bus Turbus  •  18 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama

$28 - $104

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Drive  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama 702.9 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Arequipa to Antofagasta, bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Arequipa (AQP) to Antofagasta (ANF) AQP - ANF
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama

$250 - $1,032

Bus, bus to Arica, fly to Calama  •  16 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Fly from Arica (ARI) to Calama (CJC) ARI - CJC

$155 - $625

Fly Arequipa to Uyuni, bus  •  21 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Arequipa (AQP) to Uyuni (UYU) AQP - UYU
  2. Take the bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama

$390 - $1,000

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $28 - $110 and takes 18 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and bus which costs $250 - $1,100 and takes 11 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama. However, there are services departing from Arequipa and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama via Tacna, Arica, Pozo Almonte, La Tirana and Calama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 53 min.

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The distance between Arequipa and San Pedro de Atacama is 804 km. The road distance is 1124.6 km.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 53 min to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.

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Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama 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 57 min and has one stopover.

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Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Frontera del Norte, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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San Pedro de Atacama is 1 h ahead of Arequipa. It is currently 2:58 PM in Arequipa and 4:58 PM in San Pedro de Atacama.

Map of how to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 502.4 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 53 min

What companies run services between Arequipa, Peru and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile?

You can take a bus from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama via Tacna, Arica, Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, La Tirana, Calama, and Calama in around 16 h 53 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 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago, Concepcion
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
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
Book at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$22 - $30
bus
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $26
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$6 - $15
Premium
$18 - $26
1st Class
$15 - $22
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$16 - $35
Premium
$35 - $55
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $28
1st Class
$17 - $25
Fichtur VIP
Phone
+56 (02) 7205232
Website
fichtur.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
viajaenbus.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 Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com

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