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There are 4 ways to get from Iquique to Atacama Desert by plane or bus

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 Iquique to Antofagasta, travel  •  10h 20m

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Antofagasta (ANF) IQQ - ANF
  2. Travel from Antofagasta to Atacama Desert

3 alternative options

Fly Iquique to Calama, travel  •  11h 35m

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Calama (CJC) IQQ - CJC
  2. Travel from Calama to Atacama Desert

Bus to Arica, fly to Antofagasta, travel  •  13h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to Arica
  2. Fly from Arica (ARI) to Antofagasta (ANF) ARI - ANF
  3. Travel from Antofagasta to Atacama Desert

Fly Iquique to Copiapo, travel  •  13h 23m

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Copiapo (CPO) IQQ - CPO
  2. Travel from Copiapo to Atacama Desert

Questions & Answers

The distance between Iquique and Atacama Desert is 485 km.

It takes approximately 10h 20m to get from Iquique to Atacama Desert, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Iquique Airport to Antofagasta Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 4m and has one stopover.

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Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Iquique Airport to Antofagasta Airport.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Iquique Airport is to bus which takes 55m and costs $4 - $21.

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Map of how to get from Iquique to Atacama Desert.
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  • Distance: 302.9 miles
  • Duration: 10h 20m

What companies run services between Iquique, Chile and Atacama Desert, Antofagasta, Chile?

There is no direct connection from Iquique to Atacama Desert. However, you can take the bus to Iquique Airport, take the walk to Iquique airport, fly to Antofagasta, then take the travel to Atacama Desert. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Iquique Airport, take the walk to Iquique airport, fly to Calama, then take the travel to Atacama Desert.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Iquique to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Iquique to Antofagasta via Santiago, Concepcion
Ave. Duration
8h 21m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Iquique to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta via Santiago, Concepcion
Ave. Duration
8h 36m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Iquique to Copiapo via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Iquique to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Iquique to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Iquique to Copiapo via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Bus operators
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Iquique to Arica
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Book at
pasajebus.com
Semi Cama
$7 - $16
Premium
$24 - $35
Cama
$20 - $28
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from Iquique to Arica
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Website
Kenny Bus
Semi Cama
$12
Fichtur VIP
Phone
+56 (02) 7205232
Website
fichtur.cl
Bus from Iquique to Arica
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl

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