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There are 3 ways to get from La Serena to Calama by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3h 24m

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

$119 - $1,016

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Bus  •  14h 15m

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

$24 - $65

1 alternative option

Drive  •  12h 33m

  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 - $65 and takes 14h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from La Serena to Calama is to fly which costs $110 - $1,100 and takes 3h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Serena and arriving at Calama. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h 15m.

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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 14h 15m and costs $24 - $65.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m 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 3h 24m and costs $110 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $65 and takes 14h 15m.

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The quickest flight from La Serena Airport to Calama Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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

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Map of how to get from La Serena to Calama.
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  • Distance: 537.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

LATAM Chile, JetSMART and Sky Airline fly from La Serena to Calama twice daily. Alternatively, Pluss Chile operates a bus from La Serena to Calama every 3 hours. Tickets cost $47 and the journey takes 14h 15m. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
Flights from La Serena to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $1,000
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from La Serena to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Bus operators
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
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altanetpasajes.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Book at
pasajebus.com
2nd Class
$24 - $50
Premium
$50 - $75
1st Class
$60 - $90
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
15h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl

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

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JetSMART, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from La Serena Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 67+ hotels available in Calama. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from La Serena to La Serena Airport is to line 8113 bus which takes 24m and costs $1.

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