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

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Fly Calama to Lima  •  10 h 56 min

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

$396 - $951

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Bus via La Tirana  •  24 h 51 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

$40 - $58

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Bus to Antofagasta, fly to Lima  •  10 h 7 min

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

$292 - $983

Bus to Antofagasta, fly to Jauja, bus  •  23 h 41 min

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

$271 - $1,173

Bus  •  25 h 44 min

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

$45 - $63

Bus Tepsa  •  30 h 47 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 Javier Prado

$56 - $82

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 $40 - $60 and takes 24 h 51 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 10 h 7 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 24 h 51 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 24 h 51 min and costs $40 - $60.

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It takes approximately 10 h 56 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 10 h 56 min and costs $390 - $950. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 24 h 51 min.

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There is no direct flight from Calama Airport to Lima Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 44 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: 10 h 56 min

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

LATAM Chile and Sky Airline fly from Calama to Lima every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calama to Lima via La Tirana, La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, Arica, Terminal de buses Plaza Norte, and Los Jazmines de Naranjal in around 24 h 51 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Calama to Lima via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Calama to Lima via La Serena, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Calama to Lima via Santiago, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Calama to Lima via Santiago, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Calama to Lima via Santiago, Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
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
Flights from Antofagasta to Jauja via Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 2 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Antofagasta to Jauja via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Calama to Lima via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,000
Flights from Calama to Lima via Concepcion, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Antofagasta to Jauja via Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from Antofagasta to Jauja via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Bus operators
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $26
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 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
0801-11111
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Jauja to Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $40
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$12 - $19
Regular
$21 - $30
VIP
$26 - $40
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 57 2573929
Email
kennybus_adm@hotmail.es
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from Calama to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.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) 2316664
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 58 226 2495
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56993068508
Website
busesnortegrande.cl
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesnortegrande.cl
Tepsa
Website
tepsa.com.pe
Bus from Tacna to Lima Javier Prado
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
tepsa.com.pe
Suite
$40 - $50
Regular
$35 - $50

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Lima is 1 h behind Calama. It is currently 3:05 AM in Calama and 1:05 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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Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Calama Airport to Lima Airport.

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The nearest airport to Lima is Lima (LIM) Airport which is 9.1 km away. Other nearby airports include Jauja (JAU) (168.5 km).

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There are 1501+ hotels available in Lima. Prices start at $24 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 .

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