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There are 6 ways to get from Calama to Lima by plane, bus or car

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Fly from Calama  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Calama (CJC) to Lima (LIM) CJC - LIM

$404 - $978

Cheapest option

Bus via La Tirana  •  25 h 15 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 Terminal de buses Plaza Norte

$30 - $45

4 alternative options

Bus to Antofagasta, fly  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Antofagasta
  2. Fly from Antofagasta (ANF) to Lima (LIM) ANF - LIM

$294 - $989

Bus  •  25 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Arica Calama
  2. Take the bus from Arica to Terminal de buses Plaza Norte

$45 - $60

Bus CIVA  •  30 h 39 min

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

$36 - $91

Drive  •  25 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Lima 1172.3 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Lima is to bus which costs $30 - $45 and takes 25 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Lima is to bus and fly which costs $290 - $1,000 and takes 8 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calama to Lima. However, there are services departing from Calama and arriving at Parque del Trabajo via La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, Arica and Los Jazmines de Naranjal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 15 min.

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The distance between Calama and Lima is 1442 km. The road distance is 1875.7 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Lima without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 15 min and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 9 h 8 min to get from Calama to Lima, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Calama to Lima is to fly which takes 9 h 8 min and costs $400 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 25 h 15 min.

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There is no direct flight from Calama Airport to Lima Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Calama to Lima bus services, operated by Ramos Cholele, arrive at Terminal de buses Plaza Norte station.

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Map of how to get from Calama to Lima.
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  • Distance: 901.1 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 8 min

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

LATAM Chile, Sky Airline and JetSMART fly from Calama to Lima hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calama to Lima via La Tirana, La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, Pozo Almonte, Arica, Terminal de buses Plaza Norte, and Los Jazmines de Naranjal in around 25 h 15 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Calama to Lima via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Antofagasta to Lima
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Calama to Lima via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Calama to Lima via Concepcion, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Calama to Lima via Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Bus operators
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 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 Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
viajaenbus.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
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
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Book 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
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
Book at
voyhoy.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
CIVA
Phone
+51 (1) 418-1111
Email
callcenter@turismociva.com
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Tacna to Lima
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $60
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Book at
civa.com.pe
Regular Semi Bed
$22 - $30
Regular Bed
$28 - $40
Economy
$17 - $24
Premium Semi Bed
$35 - $55
Premium Bed
$40 - $60

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Lima is 1 h behind Calama. It is currently 7:01 AM in Calama and 5:01 AM in Lima.

Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Lima is 1876 km. It takes approximately 25 h 13 min to drive from Calama to Lima.

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JetSMART, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Calama Airport to Lima Airport.

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There are 1600+ hotels available in Lima. Prices start at $22 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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