There are 5 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 5 min

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

Cheapest option

Bus Geminis  •  12 h 9 min

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

$8

3 alternative options

Bus Turbus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Calama Arica

$12 - $50

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Arica to Calama 375.9 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  7 h 58 min

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

$120 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Arica to Calama is to bus which costs $8 and takes 12 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arica to Calama is to fly which takes 7 h 58 min and costs $120 - $470.

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The distance between Arica and Calama is 465 km. The road distance is 601 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Arica to Calama, including transfers.

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

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

You can take a bus from Arica to Calama via Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, and La Tirana in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile and Sky Airline fly from Arica to Calama every 3 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
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
Bus operators
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
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
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
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Semi Cama
$22
Turbus
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$15 - $35
Premium
$35 - $50
1st Class
$35 - $55
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
$16
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Geminis
Phone
(55) 2 892 050 / (55) 2 892 000 / (55) 2 892 04
Email
agencia.calama@geminis.cl
Website
geminis.cl
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
geminis.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Calama
Ave. Duration
7 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
geminis.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+56 (55) 2316664
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56993068508
Website
busesnortegrande.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
busesnortegrande.cl

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