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There are 6 ways to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly to Calama, shuttle  •  4 h 25 min

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

$71 - $326

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Bus via La Tirana  •  9 h 58 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

$5

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Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  8 h 51 min

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

$65 - $346

Bus Turbus  •  10 h 40 min

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

$16 - $55

Bus Frontera del Norte  •  12 h 33 min

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

$31 - $33

Drive  •  10 h 3 min

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

$70 - $110

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The cheapest way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $5 and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and shuttle which costs $70 - $330 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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

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The distance between Arica and San Pedro de Atacama is 539 km. The road distance is 699.6 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 9 h 58 min and costs $5.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min 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 Buses Norte Grande, depart from Arica station.

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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 San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Transporte Amanecer, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is 700 km. It takes approximately 10 h 3 min to drive from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Map of how to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 337.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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, Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, La Tirana, and Calama in around 9 h 58 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 and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Bus operators
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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $28
1st Class
$17 - $25
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$16 - $35
Premium
$35 - $55
1st Class
$40 - $60
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
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
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
recorrido.cl

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JetSMART offers flights from Arica Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 244+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $40 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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