There are 3 ways to get from El Calafate to Balmaceda by bus, car ferry, car or plane

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

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Bus, car ferry, drive  •  12 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Los Antiguos
  2. Take the car ferry from Chile Chico to Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez
  3. Drive from Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez to Balmaceda

$55 - $76

2 alternative options

Drive  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Drive from El Calafate to Balmaceda 551.8 miles

$90 - $140

Fly  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Balmaceda (BBA) FTE - BBA

$362 - $1,303

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The cheapest way to get from El Calafate to Balmaceda is to bus and car ferry and drive which costs $1500 - $2100 and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Calafate to Balmaceda is to bus and car ferry and drive which costs $1500 - $2100 and takes 12 h 40 min.

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The distance between El Calafate and Balmaceda is 494 km. The road distance is 882.8 km.

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It takes approximately 12 h 40 min to get from El Calafate to Balmaceda, including transfers.

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What companies run services between El Calafate, Argentina and Balmaceda, Aysén, Chile?

LATAM Chile, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Sky Airline fly from El Calafate to Balmaceda every 4 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
20 h 33 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
23 h 33 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
23 h 33 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Neuquen, Santiago
Ave. Duration
25 h 48 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
22 h 23 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santiago
Ave. Duration
22 h 33 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
20 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Somarco
Phone
+56 67 224 7400
Website
barcazas.cl
Car ferry from Chile Chico to Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
barcazas.cl

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