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

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Fly  •  3 h 56 min

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

$73 - $513

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Bus Pluss Chile  •  22 h

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

$30 - $100

2 alternative options

Bus Ciktur  •  24 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Sierra Gorda
  2. Take the bus from Sierra Gorda to Santiago

$30 - $55

Drive  •  17 h

  1. Drive from Calama to Santiago 981.6 miles

$160 - $240

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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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The distance between Calama and Santiago is 1235 km. The road distance is 1570.6 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Santiago without a car is to bus which takes 22 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Calama to Santiago, including transfers.

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Calama to Santiago bus services, operated by Pluss Chile, depart from Calama station.

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The best way to get from Calama to Santiago is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h.

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The quickest flight from Calama Airport to Santiago Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 1 min.

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Calama to Santiago bus services, operated by Pluss Chile, arrive at Santiago - San Borja station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Santiago is 1571 km. It takes approximately 17 h to drive from Calama to Santiago.

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

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Map of how to get from Calama to Santiago.
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  • Distance: 771.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

JetSMART, LATAM Chile and Sky Airline fly from Calama to Santiago hourly. Alternatively, Pluss Chile operates a bus from Calama to Santiago every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 and the journey takes 22 h. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Calama to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Calama to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Calama to Santiago
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Bus operators
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
$50
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Calama to Santiago Alameda
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$35 - $70
Premium
$70 - $100
1st Class
$90 - $130
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Calama to Santiago
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Bus from Calama to Sierra Gorda
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Bus from Sierra Gorda to Santiago
Ave. Duration
21 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Calama to Santiago - San Borja
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$33
Cama
$67
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to Santiago
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from Calama to Sierra Gorda
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
Bus from Sierra Gorda to Santiago - San Borja
Ave. Duration
21 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl

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