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There are 3 ways to get from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama Cjc / ...

$4 - $7

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Taxi  •  1h 11m

  1. Take a taxi from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama 99.6 km

$100 - $130

Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama 99.6 km

$10 - $15

Calama to San Pedro de Atacama by bus

The bus journey time between Calama and San Pedro de Atacama is around 1h 22m and covers a distance of around 102 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 10m. Operated by Transfer Atacama, Magic Tour, KTUR Bus and others, the Calama to San Pedro de Atacama bus service departs from Calama Airport and arrives in San Pedro de Atacama. Typically 145 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 22m
Fastest bus time:
1h 10m
Bus distance:
102 km
Buses per week:
145
Cheapest price:
$4
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:50
Last bus departs at:
22:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Calama to San Pedro de Atacama bus schedules

Calama → San Pedro de Atacama
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Pedro de Atacama is 600 360 7777.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Pedro de Atacama is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in San Pedro de Atacama is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $4 - $7 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama is to taxi which costs $100 - $130 and takes 1h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calama Airport and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 45m.

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The distance between Calama and San Pedro de Atacama is 90 km. The road distance is 99.6 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus which takes 1h 45m and costs $4 - $7.

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The bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama takes 1h 45m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Calama to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Transfer Atacama, depart from Calama Airport station.

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Calama to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Transfer Atacama, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calama to San Pedro de Atacama is 100 km. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Map of how to get from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 89.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 45m

What companies run services between Calama, Chile and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile?

Transfer Atacama operates a bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama on demand. Tickets cost $18 - $55 and the journey takes 1h 45m. Seven other operators also service this route.

Bus operators
Transfer Atacama
Phone
+56 9 56 788255, Whatsapp: +56 9 56 788255
Email
reservas@transferatacama.cl, transferatacama@gmail.com
Bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18 - $55
Schedules at
transferatacama.cl
Private
$54
Magic Tour
Phone
+56 99 553 4952, +56 99 456 8916
Email
j.valderrama@magicservice.cl
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
facebook.com
Private
$54
KTUR Bus
Phone
+56 (055) 292 4660
Email
contacto@ktur.cl
Website
ktur.cl
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $55
Website
KTUR Bus
Private
$54
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $55
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Private
$54
Transporte Amanecer
Phone
+56 9 82555550 / 55 2 892043
Email
pullman.amanecer10@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $55
Schedules at
facebook.com
Private
$54
Pullman Bus
Phone
+56 600 600 0018
Website
pullmanbus.com
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Semi Cama
$4 - $7
Salón Cama
$4 - $13
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Andesmar
Semi-Bed
$4 - $7
Bed
$7 - $10
Other operators
Taxi from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Radio Taxi Loaexpress
Phone
+56 55 243 7465
Radio Taxi Amigo
Phone
+56 55 231 1330
Website
radiotaxiamigo.supersitio.net
Radio San Antonio
Phone
+56 96 775 6020
Website
facebook.com

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