Select from 3 ways to get there

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  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
  2. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama

Cheapest option

Bus Turbus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama Arica

$17 - $55

4 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama

$20 - $24

Drive  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama 437.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Calama  •  8 h 47 min

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

$145 - $571

Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  13 h 6 min

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

$132 - $477

What companies run services between Arica, Chile and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile?

You can take a bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama via Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, La Tirana, Calama, and Calama in around 9 h 38 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile and Sky Airline fly from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama every 4 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta via Santiago, Concepcion
Ave. Duration
8 h 2 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
9 h 42 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $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
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
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
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 Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
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
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Arica and San Pedro de Atacama is 539 km. The road distance is 700 km.

The cheapest way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $19 - $24 and takes 10 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly which takes 8 h 47 min and costs $140 - $600.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Arica and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 9 h 38 min to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.