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There are 4 ways to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama by bus, car, plane or shuttle

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Bus  •  9h 35m

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

$22 - $36

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Bus via Arica  •  15h 35m

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

$24 - $39

Drive  •  9h 5m

  1. Drive from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama 694.6 km

$70 - $110

Fly, shuttle  •  9h 7m

  1. Fly from Arica (ARI) to Calama (CJC) ARI - CJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

$69 - $291

Arica → San Pedro de Atacama
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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Pedro de Atacama is 600 360 7777.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Pedro de Atacama is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in San Pedro de Atacama is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 600 360 7777.

Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus via Arica which costs $23 - $40 and takes 15h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is to drive which takes 9h 5m and costs $70 - $110.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama. However, there are services departing from Arica and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama via Calama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 35m.

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The distance between Arica and San Pedro de Atacama is 539 km. The road distance is 694.6 km.

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The best way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus which takes 9h 35m and costs $22 - $40.

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It takes approximately 9h 35m to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.

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Arica to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Pluss Chile, depart from Arica station.

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There is no direct flight from Arica Airport to Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 7m and has one stopover.

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Arica to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by KTUR Bus, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is 695 km. It takes approximately 9h 5m to drive from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama.

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  • Distance: 539.4 km
  • Duration: 9h 35m

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 Calama in around 9h 35m.

Airlines
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Arica to Calama via La Serena
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $270
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Bus operators
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
KTUR Bus
Phone
+56 (055) 292 4660
Email
contacto@ktur.cl
Website
ktur.cl
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Website
KTUR Bus
Transporte Amanecer
Phone
+56 9 82555550 / 55 2 892043
Email
pullman.amanecer10@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Denomades
Phone
Whatsapp: +56 9 4918 4204, +56 2 2955 1857
Email
reservas@denomades.com
Website
denomades.com
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
denomades.com
Book at
denomades.com
Private
$54
Transfer Pampa
Phone
(+56 9) 5226 0722 / 5226 0720
Email
reservas@transferpampa.cl
Website
transferpampa.cl
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$17 - $55
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl
Private
$54

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LATAM Chile, Sky Airline and JetSMART offer flights from Arica Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 204+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arica to Arica Airport is to shuttle which takes 30 min and costs $7 - $60.

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