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There are 7 ways to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  18 h 49 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

$27 - $87

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Bus via La Tirana  •  18 h 48 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

Bus Frontera del Norte  •  19 h 9 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

$29 - $78

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 19 min

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

$250 - $1,021

Bus, bus to Arica, fly to Calama, shuttle  •  11 h 29 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
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

$70 - $366

Fly Arequipa to Uyuni, bus  •  20 h 30 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

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The cheapest way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $29 - $80 and takes 19 h 9 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 19 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 and Arica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 49 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 18 h 49 min and costs $27 - $90.

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It takes approximately 18 h 49 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 5 h 14 min and has one stopover.

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Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Turbus, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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San Pedro de Atacama is 2 h ahead of Arequipa. It is currently 7:21 AM in Arequipa and 9:21 AM 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: 18 h 49 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 and Arica in around 18 h 49 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arequipa to Antofagasta via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Arequipa to Antofagasta via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 33 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
15 h 59 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
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
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
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busesng.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$16 - $35
Premium
$35 - $55
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$6 - $15
Premium
$18 - $26
1st Class
$15 - $22
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$3 - $8
Premium
$11 - $17
1st Class
$5 - $8
Semi Cama
$5
Salon Cama
$6
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $28
1st Class
$17 - $25
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
pullman.cl
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 Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
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 San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Denomades
Phone
+56 9 4918 4204
Email
reservas@denomades.com
Website
denomades.com
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
denomades.com
Book at
denomades.com
Transfer Pampa
Phone
(+56 9) 5226 0722 / 5226 0720
Email
reservas@transferpampa.cl
Website
transferpampa.cl
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl

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Yes, the driving distance between Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is 1125 km. It takes approximately 16 h 7 min to drive from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile offer flights from Arequipa Airport to Antofagasta Airport.

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There are 239+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to Arequipa Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs $3 - $4.

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