There are 7 ways to get from Calama to Arequipa by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  13 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to La Tirana
  2. Take the bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  4. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa

$19 - $78

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Bus via Pozo Almonte  •  15 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to La Tirana
  2. Take the bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  4. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa

$12 - $53

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Bus Frontera del Norte  •  15 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Arica
  2. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa

$27 - $78

Drive  •  14 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Arequipa 641.6 miles

$100 - $160

Bus, bus to Antofagasta, fly to Arequipa  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Baquedano
  2. Take the bus from Baquedano to Antofagasta
  3. Fly from Antofagasta (ANF) to Arequipa (AQP) ANF - AQP

$240 - $978

Fly Calama to Arica, bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Calama (CJC) to Arica (ARI) CJC - ARI
  2. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa

$226 - $817

Bus to Uyuni, fly to Arequipa  •  16 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  2. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Arequipa (AQP) UYU - AQP

$354 - $525

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Arequipa is to bus which costs $11 - $55 and takes 15 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Arequipa is to bus and fly which costs $240 - $1,000 and takes 12 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calama to Arequipa. However, there are services departing from Calama and arriving at Arequipa via La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, Arica and Tacna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 54 min.

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The distance between Calama and Arequipa is 727 km. The road distance is 1026.6 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Arequipa without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 54 min and costs $18 - $80.

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It takes approximately 13 h 54 min to get from Calama to Arequipa, including transfers.

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Calama to Arequipa bus services, operated by Kenny Bus, depart from Calama station.

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There is no direct flight from Antofagasta Airport to Arequipa Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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Calama to Arequipa bus services, operated by Flores Hermanos, arrive at Arequipa station.

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Arequipa is 1 h behind Calama. It is currently 4:56 PM in Calama and 2:56 PM in Arequipa.

Map of how to get from Calama to Arequipa.
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  • Distance: 454.4 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 54 min

What companies run services between Calama, Chile and Arequipa, Peru?

You can take a bus from Calama to Arequipa via La Tirana, La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, Arica, and Tacna in around 13 h 54 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Lima, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Calama to Arica via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Calama to Arica via La Serena, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 22 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Uyuni to Arequipa via La Paz, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
6 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$330 - $490
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Calama to Arica via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Uyuni to Arequipa via La Paz, Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $800
Bus operators
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Email
ayuda@pasajebus.com
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from Calama to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Baquedano to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Fichtur VIP
Phone
+56 (02) 7205232
Website
fichtur.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $26
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$6 - $15
Premium
$18 - $26
1st Class
$14 - $22
Bus from Calama to Baquedano
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $19
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$4 - $10
Premium
$13 - $19
1st Class
$8 - $12
bus
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Oltursa
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Book at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$22 - $30
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Baquedano to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Baquedano to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl

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Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Arequipa is 1027 km. It takes approximately 14 h 37 min to drive from Calama to Arequipa.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Antofagasta Airport to Arequipa Airport.

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There are 379+ hotels available in Arequipa. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Calama to Calama Airport is to Colectivo which takes 15 min and costs $9.

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