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

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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

$45 - $62

2 alternative options

Drive  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Drive from El Calafate to Balmaceda 551.8 miles

$90 - $140

Fly  •  17 h 3 min

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

$362 - $1,302

Questions & Answers

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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There is no direct flight from El Calafate Airport to Balmaceda Airport. The quickest flight takes 18 h 5 min and has two stopovers.

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Balmaceda is 1 h behind El Calafate. It is currently 6:59 PM in El Calafate and 6:59 PM in Balmaceda.

Yes, the driving distance between El Calafate to Balmaceda is 883 km. It takes approximately 14 h 2 min to drive from El Calafate to Balmaceda.

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Aerolíneas Argentinas and LATAM Chile offer flights from El Calafate Airport to Balmaceda Airport.

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The best way to get from El Calafate to El Calafate Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from El Calafate to Balmaceda.
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  • Distance: 308.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 40 min

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

LATAM Chile, Aerolíneas Argentinas and two other airlines fly from El Calafate to Balmaceda every 2 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
17 h 49 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago, Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
18 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
23 h 37 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Balmaceda via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Neuquen, Santiago
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $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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