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There are 8 ways to get from Calama to Arequipa by bus, car or plane

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Bus via La Tirana  •  15 h 10 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 - $56

7 alternative options

Bus Frontera del Norte  •  15 h 41 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

$26 - $71

Bus  •  15 h 56 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

$18 - $70

Bus SRT Cielo  •  16 h 11 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

$28 - $81

Drive  •  14 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Arequipa 641.6 miles

$100 - $160

Bus to Antofagasta, fly to Arequipa  •  11 h 31 min

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

$241 - $964

Fly Calama to Arica, bus  •  10 h 46 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

$85 - $537

Bus to Antofagasta, fly to Arica, bus  •  14 h 21 min

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

$80 - $492

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Arequipa is to bus which costs $11 - $60 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Arequipa is to fly and bus which costs $85 - $550 and takes 10 h 46 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 15 h 10 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 15 h 10 min and costs $11 - $60.

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It takes approximately 15 h 10 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 5 h 39 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 2 h behind Calama. It is currently 6:34 PM in Calama and 4:34 PM in Arequipa.

Map of how to get from Calama to Arequipa.
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  • Distance: 454.4 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 10 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, Pozo Almonte, Arica, and Tacna in around 15 h 10 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 58 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Lima, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Antofagasta to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
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
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
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busesng.cl
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
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
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oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$21 - $30
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
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
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
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voyhoy.com
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$6 - $15
Premium
$18 - $26
1st Class
$15 - $22

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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 359+ 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 shuttle which takes 15 min and costs $8 - $15.

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