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There are 9 ways to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama 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.

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Fly to Calama, bus  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Calama (CJC) FTE - CJC
  2. Take the bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

$384 - $1,314

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Bus via Santiago - San Borja  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Bariloche
  2. Take the bus from Bariloche to Santiago
  3. Take the bus from Santiago - San Borja to San Pedro de Atacama

$123 - $238

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Fly to Salta, bus  •  17 h 52 min

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Salta (SLA) FTE - SLA
  2. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

$257 - $1,139

Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Antofagasta (ANF) FTE - ANF
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama

$369 - $1,330

Fly to Jujuy, bus  •  18 h 27 min

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Jujuy (JUJ) FTE - JUJ
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to San Pedro de Atacama

$441 - $1,048

Bus, drive, Minibus  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Bolsón
  2. Drive from El Bolsón to Ralún
  3. Take the Minibus from Ralún to Puerto Varas
  4. Take the bus from Puerto Varas to Santiago
  5. Take the bus from Santiago Alameda to San Pedro de Atacama

$171 - $277

Bus Viatac  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Bolsón
  2. Take the bus from El Bolsón to San salvador de Jujuy
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to San Pedro de Atacama

$151 - $256

Bus Tramat  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to San Salvador de Jujuy
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to San Pedro de Atacama

$156 - $305

Drive  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Drive from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama 2694.8 miles

$460 - $700

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The cheapest way to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $4400 - $9000 and takes 2 days 17 h.

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The quickest way to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and bus which costs $14000 - $48000 and takes 12 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama. However, there are services departing from El Calafate and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama via Bariloche and Santiago - San Borja. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

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The distance between El Calafate and San Pedro de Atacama is 3070 km. The road distance is 4311.7 km.

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The best way to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 17 h and costs $4400 - $9000.

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It takes approximately 12 h 39 min to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.

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El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Chalten Travel, depart from El Calafate station.

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There is no direct flight from El Calafate Airport to Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 12 h 24 min and has two stopovers.

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El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Turbus, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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San Pedro de Atacama is 1 h behind El Calafate. It is currently 12:32 AM in El Calafate and 12:32 AM in San Pedro de Atacama.

Map of how to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 1918.8 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 39 min

What companies run services between El Calafate, Argentina and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile?

You can take a bus from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama via Bariloche, Santiago, and Santiago - San Borja in around 2 days 17 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 31 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 24 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 24 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Cordoba, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Cordoba, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via San Carlos de Bariloche, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Ushuaia, Cordoba
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Ushuaia, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
9 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via San Carlos de Bariloche, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Ushuaia, Cordoba
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Ushuaia, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
12 h 55 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Andes Líneas Aéreas
Website
andesonline.com
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Bus operators
Magic Tour
Phone
+56 99 553 4952
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Green Toad Bus
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
Book at
greentoadbus.com
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Executive
$20 - $29
Suite
$28 - $33
Semi Cama
$31
Cama
$39
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Executive
$17 - $24
Suite
$24 - $28
Semi Cama
$31
Cama
$39
Bus from Bariloche to Santiago
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Executive
$35 - $55
Suite
$50 - $60
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $28
1st Class
$17 - $25
Bus from Santiago Alameda to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$35 - $70
Premium
$70 - $100
1st Class
$90 - $140
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
22 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$35 - $70
Premium
$70 - $100
1st Class
$90 - $140
Chalten Travel
Phone
2962493022
Email
contacto@chaltentravel.com
Website
chaltentravel.com
Bus from El Calafate to El Bolsón
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Bus from El Calafate to Bariloche
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Buses Rio Puelo
Phone
+56 9-91230838 / +56 9-33681632.
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Ralún to Puerto Varas
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
E.T.M.
Phone
+56 65 229 0100
Email
contacto@busesetm.cl
Website
etm.cl
Bus from Puerto Varas to Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
etm.cl
Viatac
Website
viatac.com.ar
Bus from El Bolsón to San salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
39 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
viatac.com.ar
Book at
viatac.com.ar
Semi Bed
$85 - $120
Bed
$95 - $150
Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from El Calafate to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$10 - $15
Tramat
Phone
0810-122-8907
Email
info@tramatsa.com.ar
Website
tramatweb.com
Bus from Río Gallegos to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Schedules at
tramatweb.com
Book at
tramatweb.com
Semi Bed
$130 - $210
Bed
$180 - $250

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Yes, the driving distance between El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama is 4312 km. It takes approximately 2 days 4 h to drive from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama.

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

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There are 240+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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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 $65 - $80.

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