There are 4 ways to get from La Serena to Calama by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Calama  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from La Serena (LSC) to Calama (CJC) LSC - CJC

$120 - $1,010

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Bus  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from La Serena to Calama Ovalle / ...

$24 - $75

2 alternative options

Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from La Serena (LSC) to Antofagasta (ANF) LSC - ANF
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Calama

$61 - $355

Drive  •  12 h 33 min

  1. Drive from La Serena to Calama 684.6 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from La Serena to Calama is to bus which costs $24 - $75 and takes 15 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Serena to Calama is to fly which costs $120 - $1,100 and takes 3 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Serena and arriving at Calama. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 4 min.

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The distance between La Serena and Calama is 860 km. The road distance is 1095.4 km.

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The best way to get from La Serena to Calama without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 4 min and costs $24 - $75.

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It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from La Serena to Calama, including transfers.

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La Serena to Calama bus services, operated by Pluss Chile, depart from La Serena station.

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The best way to get from La Serena to Calama is to fly which takes 3 h 32 min and costs $120 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $75 and takes 15 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from La Serena Airport to Calama Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 27 min.

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La Serena to Calama bus services, operated by Pluss Chile, arrive at Calama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Serena to Calama is 1095 km. It takes approximately 12 h 33 min to drive from La Serena to Calama.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from La Serena Airport to Calama Airport.

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Map of how to get from La Serena to Calama.
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  • Distance: 537.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 32 min

What companies run services between La Serena, Chile and Calama, Chile?

LATAM Chile flies from La Serena to Calama twice a week. Alternatively, Pluss Chile operates a bus from La Serena to Calama every 3 hours. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 15 h 4 min. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Flights from La Serena to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,100
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from La Serena to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Bus operators
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $24
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$5 - $13
Premium
$16 - $24
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus from Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $75
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$24 - $50
Premium
$50 - $75
1st Class
$60 - $90
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
15 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
14 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$31
Cama
$62
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
15 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl

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