There are 7 ways to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus via La Tirana  •  18 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, train  •  19 h 39 min

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

$30 - $56

5 alternative options

Bus Turbus  •  19 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

$33 - $87

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 28 min

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

$251 - $1,034

Bus, train to Arica, fly to Calama  •  17 h 47 min

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

$174 - $632

Fly Arequipa to Uyuni, bus  •  20 h 29 min

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

$384 - $990

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus and train which costs $30 - $60 and takes 19 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and bus which takes 11 h 28 min and costs $250 - $1,100.

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The distance between Arequipa and San Pedro de Atacama is 804 km. The road distance is 1125 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 18 h 53 min to get from Arequipa to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.

More details

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 18 h 53 min.

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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, Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, La Tirana, Calama, and Calama in around 18 h 53 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arequipa to Antofagasta via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Flights from Arequipa to Antofagasta via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Train operators
Ferrocarril Tacna-Arica
Phone
(+51) 52 611824
Website
facebook.com
Train from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus operators
Oltursa
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $26
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Terminal Internacional ASEVERTRANS Ltda
Phone
(58) 241 390
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 57 2573929
Email
kennybus_adm@hotmail.es
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
$5
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+56 (55) 2316664
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
Turbus
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$17 - $35
Premium
$35 - $55
1st Class
$40 - $65
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$8 - $18
Premium
$21 - $30
1st Class
$18 - $27

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