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There are 6 ways to get from La Serena to Valparaíso by bus, subway, car or plane

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Bus via Viña del Mar  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the bus from La Serena to Viña del Mar Copiapó / ...

$12 - $42

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from La Serena to Valparaiso La Serena / ...

$11 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus, subway via Ovalle  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from La Serena to Ovalle
  2. Take the bus from Ovalle to Limache
  3. Take the subway from Limache to Puerto L1

Bus, subway  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the bus from La Serena to Limache Valparaiso - La Serena / ...
  2. Take the subway from Limache to Puerto L1

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from La Serena to Valparaíso 430.8 km

$40 - $65

Fly, bus  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from La Serena (LSC) to Santiago (SCL) LSC - SCL
  2. Take the bus from Metro Pajaritos to Valparaíso

$33 - $131

La Serena to Valparaíso by bus

The bus journey time between La Serena and Valparaíso is around 6h 46m and covers a distance of around 432 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 55m. Operated by Pullman Bus, Condor Bus, Expreso Norte and others, the La Serena to Valparaíso bus service departs from La Serena and arrives in Valparaiso. Typically 88 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

La Serena to Valparaíso bus schedules

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Regional restriction measures in place
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  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Valparaíso is 600 360 7777.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Valparaíso is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Valparaíso is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from La Serena to Valparaíso is to bus via Viña del Mar, which costs $12 - $45 and takes 5h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from La Serena to Valparaíso is to fly and bus which costs $30 - $140 and takes 4h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Serena and arriving at Valparaiso. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 55m.

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The distance between La Serena and Valparaíso is 350 km. The road distance is 430.8 km.

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The best way to get from La Serena to Valparaíso without a car is to bus via Viña del Mar which takes 5h 47m and costs $12 - $45.

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It takes approximately 5h 47m to get from La Serena to Valparaíso, including transfers.

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La Serena to Valparaíso bus services, operated by Condor Bus, depart from La Serena station.

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The quickest flight from La Serena Airport to Santiago Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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La Serena to Valparaíso bus services, operated by Condor Bus, arrive at Viña del Mar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Serena to Valparaíso is 431 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from La Serena to Valparaíso.

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Map of how to get from La Serena to Valparaíso.
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  • Distance: 350.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 47m

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

Condor Bus operates a bus from La Serena to Viña del Mar 4 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 5h 25m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from La Serena to Santiago
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$20 - $90
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from La Serena to Santiago
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$18 - $90
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from La Serena to Santiago
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Train operators
Metro Valparaíso
Phone
+56 32 252 7633
Website
metro-valparaiso.cl
Subway from Limache to Puerto
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
Metro Valparaíso
Bus operators
Condor Bus
Phone
+56 22 822 7528
Email
clientescondor@condorbus.cl
Website
condorbus.cl
Bus from La Serena to Viña del Mar
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
Condor Bus
Semi Cama
$16 - $21
Cama
$23 - $35
Bus from La Serena to Valparaíso
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
Condor Bus
Semi Cama
$16 - $21
Cama
$24 - $35
Pullman Bus
Phone
+56 600 600 0018
Website
pullmanbus.com
Bus from La Serena to Viña del Mar
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Semi Cama
$11 - $16
Salón Cama
$15 - $27
Bus from La Serena to Valparaiso
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Semi Cama
$11 - $16
Salón Cama
$15 - $27
Bus from Ovalle to Limache
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Semi Cama
$9 - $13
Salón Cama
$11 - $23
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from La Serena to Viña del Mar
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
Expreso Norte
Semi Cama
$15 - $24
Cama
$20 - $35
Bus from La Serena to Valparaiso
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
Expreso Norte
Semi Cama
$15 - $24
Cama
$20 - $35
Bus from La Serena to Limache
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
Expreso Norte
Semi Cama
$14 - $23
Cama
$19 - $35
Buses Romani
Email
atencionalcliente@romani.cl
Website
busesromani.cl
Bus from La Serena to Viña del Mar
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
busesromani.cl
Bus from La Serena to Valparaiso
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
busesromani.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from La Serena to Valparaiso
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$9 - $20
Premium
$27 - $40
Cama
$26 - $40
Bus from La Serena to Ovalle
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$3 - $8
Premium
$16 - $23
Cama
$6 - $9
Pullman Bus Costa Central
Phone
(+56) 600 200 4700
Email
contacto@pullmancosta.cl
Website
pullmancosta.cl
Bus from Metro Pajaritos to Valparaíso
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
pullmancosta.cl
Book at
pullmancosta.cl

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

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There are 743+ hotels available in Valparaíso. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from La Serena to La Serena Airport is to Colectivo which takes 20 min and costs $5 - $35.

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