There are 5 ways to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly, shuttle  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Arequipa (AQP) to Calama (CJC) AQP - CJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

$128 - $309

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Bus via Calama  •  17h 41m

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

$28 - $41

3 alternative options

Bus  •  19h 20m

  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

$40 - $55

Bus via Moquegua  •  24h 26m

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

$34 - $70

Drive  •  16h 9m

  1. Drive from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama 1125.2 km

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus via Calama which costs $28 - $45 and takes 17h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and shuttle which costs $120 - $310 and takes 6h 58m.

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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 and Calama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 41m.

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The distance between Arequipa and San Pedro de Atacama is 804 km. The road distance is 1125.2 km.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus via Calama which takes 17h 41m and costs $28 - $45.

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It takes approximately 6h 58m 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 Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 15m and has one stopover.

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

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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, and Calama in around 17h 41m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arequipa to Calama via Lima
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Arequipa to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Arequipa to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Arequipa to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $300
Bus operators
Denomades
Phone
Whatsapp: +56 9 4918 4204, +56 2 2955 1857
Email
reservas@denomades.com
Website
denomades.com
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15
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
1h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl
Transporte Moquegua Turismo
Phone
+51 053 464618 // +51 054 431545
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Arequipa to Moquegua
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Moquegua to Tacna
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
facebook.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
reservas@busesng.cl
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
KTUR Bus
Phone
+56 (055) 292 4660
Email
contacto@ktur.cl
Website
ktur.cl
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
KTUR Bus
Transporte Amanecer
Phone
+56 9 82555550 / 55 2 892043
Email
pullman.amanecer10@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$13 - $26
Premium
$30 - $45
Cama
$35 - $55
CIVA
Phone
+51 (1) 418-1111
Email
callcenter@turismociva.com
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Moquegua to Tacna
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $29
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Book at
redbus.pe
Bed Regular
$24 - $35
Economy
$5 - $8
Semi Bed
$8 - $11
Bed Premium
$17 - $20
Suite
$16 - $22
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Moquegua to Tacna
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$7 - $13
Regular
$12 - $18
VIP
$16 - $23
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
recorrido.cl

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San Pedro de Atacama is 1h ahead of Arequipa. It is currently 5:26 PM in Arequipa and 6:26 PM in San Pedro de Atacama.

Yes, the driving distance between Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is 1125 km. It takes approximately 16h 9m to drive from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama.

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JetSMART, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Arequipa Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 248+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to Arequipa Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs $3 - $4.

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