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

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Bus via Calama  •  9h 35m

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

$19 - $31

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Bus  •  11h 14m

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

$30 - $45

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

$20 - $31

Drive  •  10h 3m

  1. Drive from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama 699.6 km

$70 - $110

Fly from Arica, shuttle  •  8h 34m

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

$65 - $361

Bus to Tacna, fly, shuttle  •  14h 19m

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

$149 - $421

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus via Arica which costs $19 - $35 and takes 15h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and shuttle which costs $65 - $370 and takes 8h 34m.

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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 11h 14m.

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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 via Calama which takes 9h 35m and costs $18 - $35.

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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 5h 34m 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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Map of how to get 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
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
6h 24m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Tacna to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Tacna to Calama via Lima
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Tacna to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8h 43m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $230
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
$15 - $27
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
$4
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
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
turbus.cl
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turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$13 - $27
Premium
$30 - $45
Cama
$35 - $55
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
$22
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
$16 - $27
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
$15
Schedules at
denomades.com
Book at
denomades.com
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
$15
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
reservas@busesng.cl
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com

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

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

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There are 247+ 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 $4 - $6.

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