There are 5 ways to get from Buenos Aires to El Calafate by plane, bus or car

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

Fly from Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg (AEP) to El Calafate (FTE) AEP - FTE

$155 - $486

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Madryn to Río Gallegos
  3. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate

$108 - $235

3 alternative options

Fly from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini (EZE) to El Calafate (FTE) EZE - FTE

$242 - $603

Bus Via Bariloche  •  40 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Retiro to Bariloche Retiro-Bariloche
  2. Take the bus from San Carlos Bariloche to El Calafate Via El Calafate

$138 - $178

Drive  •  33 h

  1. Drive from Buenos Aires to El Calafate 1633 miles

$280 - $410

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Buenos Aires to El Calafate is to bus which costs $3700 - $4900 and takes 40 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buenos Aires to El Calafate is to fly which costs $4200 - $14000 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Buenos Aires and El Calafate is 2079 km. The road distance is 2612.7 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. However, there are services departing from Retiro and arriving at El Calafate via San Carlos Bariloche. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Buenos Aires, Argentina and El Calafate, Argentina?

Aerolíneas Argentinas and LATAM Chile fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buenos Aires to El Calafate via Bariloche and San Carlos Bariloche in around 40 h 55 min.

Airlines
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg to El Calafate via San Carlos de Bariloche
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini to El Calafate via Trelew
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
Flights from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini to El Calafate via San Carlos de Bariloche
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,200
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Bus operators
Via Bariloche
Andesmar
Phone
1-786-2337639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Executive
$55 - $80
Suite
$75 - $90
Viatac
Website
viatac.com.ar
Bus from Puerto Madryn to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
viatac.com.ar
Book at
viatac.com.ar
Semi Bed
$55 - $80
Bed
$65 - $95
Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$14 - $20

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