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There are 6 ways to get from Arica to Calama by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Calama  •  3 h 5 min

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

$61 - $323

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Bus Frontera del Norte  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Calama Arica / ...

$11 - $27

4 alternative options

Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Arica (ARI) to Antofagasta (ANF) ARI - ANF
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Calama

$66 - $329

Bus Kenny Bus  •  7 h 28 min

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

Bus  •  8 h 30 min

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

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Arica to Calama 375.9 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Arica to Calama is to bus which costs $11 - $27 and takes 8 h.

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The quickest way to get from Arica to Calama is to fly which costs $60 - $330 and takes 3 h 5 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 8 h.

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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 28 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 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 fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $60 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 28 min.

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The quickest flight from Arica Airport to Calama Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Arica to Calama bus services, operated by Kenny Bus, arrive at Calama station.

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Map of how to get from Arica to Calama.
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  • Distance: 290.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

JetSMART flies from Arica to Calama twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arica to Calama via Pozo Almonte, Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, and La Tirana in around 7 h 28 min.

Airlines
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Bus operators
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
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
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
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
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
4 h
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 Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
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
$13 - $27
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$30 - $45
1st Class
$30 - $50
2nd Class
$13 - $27
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$18 - $26
1st Class
$15 - $22
2nd Class
$6 - $15
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Arica to Calama is 601 km. It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to drive from Arica to Calama.

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JetSMART offers flights from Arica Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Calama. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arica to Arica Airport is to Colectivo which takes 30 min and costs $18.

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