There are 4 ways to get from Calama to Santiago by plane, bus or car

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Calama (CJC) to Santiago (SCL) CJC - SCL

$62 - $456

Cheapest option

Bus Pluss Chile  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Santiago - San Borja Calama

$35 - $110

2 alternative options

Bus Expreso Norte  •  21 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to La Calera
  2. Take the bus from La Calera to Santiago - San Borja

$62 - $85

Drive  •  17 h

  1. Drive from Calama to Santiago 981.6 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Santiago is to bus which costs $35 - $110 and takes 22 h.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Santiago is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $60 - $460.

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The distance between Calama and Santiago is 1235 km. The road distance is 1571 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Calama to Santiago, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calama and arriving at Santiago - San Borja. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 h.

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

JetSMART, LATAM Chile and Sky Airline fly from Calama to Santiago hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calama to Santiago via La Calera in around 21 h 18 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Calama to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Calama to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Calama to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Bus operators
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Calama to La Calera
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Bus from La Calera to Santiago - San Borja
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Calama to Santiago - San Borja
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Calama to Santiago - San Borja
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Turbus
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Calama to Santiago Alameda
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$35 - $75
Premium
$75 - $110
1st Class
$95 - $140

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