There are 4 ways to get from Arica to Calama 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.

Recommended option

Bus Kenny Bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
  2. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama

Cheapest option

Bus Turbus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Calama Arica

$11 - $45

2 alternative options

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Arica to Calama 375.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Arica (ARI) to Calama (CJC) ARI - CJC

$147 - $497

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The cheapest way to get from Arica to Calama is to bus which costs $11 - $45 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arica to Calama is to fly which costs $140 - $500 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Arica and arriving at Calama. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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The distance between Arica and Calama is 465 km. The road distance is 601.4 km.

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The best way to get from Arica to Calama without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Arica to Calama, including transfers.

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Arica to Calama bus services, operated by Buses Norte Grande, depart from Arica station.

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The best way to get from Arica to Calama is to bus which takes 7 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $140 - $500 and takes 7 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Arica to Calama.
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  • Distance: 290.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 33 min

What companies run services between Arica, Chile and Calama, Chile?

You can take a bus from Arica to Calama via Pozo Almonte, Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, and La Tirana in around 7 h 33 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile and Sky Airline fly from Arica to Calama every 4 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
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
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
Bus operators
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
busesng.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
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Semi Cama
$20
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $45
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$14 - $29
Premium
$30 - $45
1st Class
$35 - $50
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
pullman.cl

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