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There are 4 ways to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  17h 39m

  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

$32 - $50

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Bus via Arequipa  •  23h 39m

  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

$33 - $56

Drive  •  14h 58m

  1. Drive from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama 1103.9 km

$110 - $170

Fly, shuttle  •  12h 59m

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

$140 - $259

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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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No, entry into Chile from Peru is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is restricted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Pedro de Atacama is 600 360 7777.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Pedro de Atacama is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in San Pedro de Atacama is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 600 360 7777.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Peru from Chile.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus via Arequipa, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 23h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and shuttle which costs $140 - $260 and takes 12h 59m.

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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 39m.

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The distance between Arequipa and San Pedro de Atacama is 804 km. The road distance is 1103.9 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 17h 39m and costs $30 - $50.

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It takes approximately 17h 39m 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 Transporte Moquegua Turismo, depart from Arequipa station.

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There is no direct flight from Arequipa Airport to Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 16m 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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San Pedro de Atacama is 1h ahead of Arequipa. It is currently 4:15 PM in Arequipa and 5:15 PM in San Pedro de Atacama.

Map of how to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 803.8 km
  • Duration: 17h 39m

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 39m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arequipa to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11h 33m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Arequipa to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
17h 31m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Flights from Arequipa to Calama via Lima, Concepcion
Ave. Duration
12h 31m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Arequipa to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
19h 36m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $290
Bus operators
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
$7
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 15 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
Every 30 minutes
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
$18 - $29
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
$5
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
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
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
$26
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
$19 - $35
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
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
$17 - $55
Schedules at
denomades.com
Book at
denomades.com
Private
$54
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
$17 - $55
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl
Private
$54

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Yes, the driving distance between Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is 1104 km. It takes approximately 14h 58m to drive from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Viva Airlines Peru S.A.C, JetSMART, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Arequipa Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 204+ 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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