There are 5 ways to get from Calama to Arica by bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus  •  6 h 5 min

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

$6 - $26

4 alternative options

Bus via Pozo Almonte  •  7 h 34 min

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

Bus Turbus  •  10 h 40 min

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

$11 - $50

Drive  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Arica 375.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly  •  7 h 51 min

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

$226 - $776

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Arica is to bus which costs $6 - $26 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Arica is to bus which costs $6 - $26 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calama and arriving at Arica. Services depart five times a day, 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 6 h 5 min and costs $6 - $26.

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It takes approximately 6 h 5 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 bus which takes 6 h 5 min and costs $6 - $26. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $800 and takes 7 h 51 min.

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Map of how to get from Calama to Arica.
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  • Distance: 290.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Calama to Arica via La Tirana, La Tirana, and Pozo Almonte in around 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile and Sky Airline fly from Calama to Arica every 4 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
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
6 h 39 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
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
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 Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Semi Cama
$20
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 Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
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
$15 - $22
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $50
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$16 - $35
Premium
$35 - $50
1st Class
$40 - $60
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

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