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

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Fly Calama to Arica  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Calama (CJC) to Arica (ARI) CJC - ARI

$86 - $493

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Bus Turbus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Arica Calama / ...

$11 - $35

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Bus to Antofagasta, fly to Arica  •  7 h 5 min

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

$81 - $457

Fly Calama to Tacna, bus  •  11 h 3 min

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

$352 - $1,425

Bus Kenny Bus  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to La Tirana
  2. Take the bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica

Bus Frontera del Norte  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Iquique Calama
  2. Take the bus from Iquique to Arica Iquique / ...

$25 - $35

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Arica 375.7 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Arica is to bus which costs $11 - $35 and takes 10 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Arica is to fly which costs $85 - $500 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calama and arriving at Arica. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

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The distance between Calama and Arica is 465 km. The road distance is 601.1 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Arica without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 29 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Calama to Arica, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Calama to Arica is to fly which takes 3 h 20 min and costs $85 - $500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Calama Airport to Arica Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Calama to Arica bus services, operated by Buses Norte Grande, arrive at Arica station.

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Map of how to get from Calama to Arica.
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  • Distance: 290.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

What companies run services between Calama, Chile and Arica, Chile?

JetSMART flies from Calama to Arica twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calama to Arica via La Tirana, La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, and Pozo Almonte in around 7 h 29 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Calama to Tacna via Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Calama to Tacna via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
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 and Wednesday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Bus operators
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
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altanetpasajes.cl
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
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altanetpasajes.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
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busesng.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 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 Calama to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Semi Cama
$20
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$16 - $35
Premium
$35 - $50
1st Class
$40 - $60
Bus from Iquique to Arica
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $17
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $28
1st Class
$17 - $25
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
Book at
voyhoy.com
SRT Cielo
Phone
+56 55 229 8299
Email
contacto@srtcielo.com
Website
pasajescielo.cl
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
pasajescielo.cl
Bus from Iquique to Arica
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
pasajescielo.cl
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Bus from Calama to Iquique
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
recorrido.cl

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Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Arica is 601 km. It takes approximately 8 h 32 min to drive from Calama to Arica.

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JetSMART offers flights from Calama Airport to Arica Airport.

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There are 152+ hotels available in Arica. Prices start at $39 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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