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.

Recommended option

Fly to Calama  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Calama (CJC) FTE - CJC

$393 - $1,414

Cheapest option

Bus via Santiago  •  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

$213 - $371

7 alternative options

Fly to Salta, bus  •  16 h 31 min

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

$267 - $1,150

Fly to Jujuy, bus  •  16 h 26 min

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

$466 - $1,053

Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  16 h 4 min

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

$374 - $1,320

Bus, drive, Minibus  •  2 days 11 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

$238 - $396

Bus Tramat  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to San José de Metán
  3. Take the bus from Metán to Salta
  4. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

$292 - $514

Marga, bus  •  3 days 1 h

  1. Take the Marga from El Calafate to Esquel
  2. Take the bus from Esquel to General Güemes
  3. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

$269 - $426

Drive  •  2 days 4 h

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

$460 - $700

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

LATAM Chile, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Sky Airline fly from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama every 4 hours. Alternatively, 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 Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
14 h 1 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santiago
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Ushuaia, Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 56 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
14 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santiago
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Ushuaia, Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from El Calafate to Antofagasta via Ushuaia, Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Cordoba
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Rosario
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Iguazu
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,000
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Ushuaia, Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Cordoba
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
Andes Líneas Aéreas
Website
andesonline.com
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,500
Flights from El Calafate to Salta via Ushuaia, Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Jujuy via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,100
Bus operators
Green Toad Bus
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Perico to Salta
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$4 - $7
Executive
$6 - $7
Suite
$7 - $8
Bus from Metán to Salta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$7 - $11
Executive
$9 - $11
Suite
$10 - $12
Turbus
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$19 - $28
Bus from Santiago Alameda to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $150
Semi Cama
$76
Cama
$113
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
22 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$100 - $150
Semi Cama
$76
Cama
$113
Chalten Travel
Phone
2962493022
Email
contacto@chaltentravel.com
Website
chaltentravel.com
Bus from El Calafate to El Bolsón
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Bus from El Calafate to Bariloche
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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
Bus Norte
Phone
+56 6004015151
Email
servicioalcliente@busnortechile.cl
Website
busnortechile.cl
Bus from Puerto Varas to Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
busnortechile.cl
Semi Cama
$42
Cama Suite
$64
Andesmar
Phone
1-786-2337639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Bariloche to Santiago
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Executive
$70 - $100
Suite
$95 - $110
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
$18 - $28
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$19 - $27
Bus from El Calafate to Esquel
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$70 - $100
Tramat
La Veloz Del Norte
Viatac
Website
viatac.com.ar
Bus from Esquel to General Güemes
Ave. Duration
40 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $270
Schedules at
viatac.com.ar
Book at
viatac.com.ar
Semi Bed
$160 - $230
Bed
$180 - $270

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama?

The distance between El Calafate and San Pedro de Atacama is 3070 km. The road distance is 4312 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama?

The cheapest way to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $4200 - $7500 and takes 2 days 17 h.

What is the fastest way to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama?

The quickest way to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly which takes 11 h 34 min and costs $7500 - $29000.

Is there a direct bus between El Calafate and San Pedro de Atacama?

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.

How long does it take to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama?

It takes approximately 11 h 34 min to get from El Calafate to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.