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There are 7 ways to get from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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Fly Mendoza to Calama, shuttle  •  5h 49m

  1. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to Calama (CJC) MDZ - CJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

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Bus via Calama  •  33h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Mendoza to Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama

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Bus, bus to Santiago, fly to Calama, shuttle  •  12h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Tunuyán to Mendoza
  2. Take the bus from Mendoza to Santiago
  3. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Calama (CJC) SCL - CJC
  4. Take a shuttle bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

Fly Mendoza to Salta, bus  •  12h 12m

  1. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to Salta (SLA) MDZ - SLA
  2. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

Bus to La Serena, fly to Calama, shuttle  •  16h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Mendoza to La Serena
  2. Fly from La Serena (LSC) to Calama (CJC) LSC - CJC
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

Bus  •  30h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Mendoza to Santiago Mendoza
  2. Take the bus from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama

Drive  •  21h 16m

  1. Drive from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama 1893.7 km
Argentina → Chile
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International entry into Chile from Argentina

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Argentina
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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Chile land borders are closed to non-essential travel

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Chile from Argentina

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 2 years of age or older
  • All travellers require a Mobility Pass that certifies they have been fully vaccinated
  • 7-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • 5-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Health declaration required on arrival. Travellers will be tested randomly within a 10 day period and if test is positive, additional quarantine required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This applies to arrivals from Argentina
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 2 years of age or older
  • All travellers require a Mobility Pass that certifies they have been fully vaccinated
  • 7-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • 5-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Health declaration required on arrival. Travellers will be tested randomly within a 10 day period and if test is positive, additional quarantine required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travel insurance and medical declaration are required for foreign nationals
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Chile

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Rules to follow in Chile

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The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Chile from Argentina.

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Domestic travel is restricted

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in San Pedro de Atacama is 600 360 7777.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in San Pedro de Atacama is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in San Pedro de Atacama is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 600 360 7777.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Argentina from Chile.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Chile Atiende.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus via Calama which costs $5000 - $11000 and takes 33h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and shuttle which costs $18000 - $90000 and takes 5h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama. However, there are services departing from Mendoza and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama via PI439-Parada 3 / and Santiago. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 8m.

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The distance between Mendoza and San Pedro de Atacama is 1289 km. The road distance is 1893.7 km.

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The best way to get from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus which takes 30h 8m and costs $5000 - $9500.

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It takes approximately 5h 49m to get from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.

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Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Tas-Choapa, depart from Mendoza station.

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There is no direct flight from Mendoza Airport to Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 13m and has one stopover.

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Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Pullman Bus, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama is 1894 km. It takes approximately 21h 16m to drive from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Map of how to get from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 1289 km
  • Duration: 5h 49m

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

You can take a bus from Mendoza to San Pedro de Atacama via Santiago, PI439-Parada 3 /, PA439-Avenida Matta / Esq. Av. Santa Rosa, and Santiago in around 30h 8m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $160
Flights from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $90
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $170
Flights from La Serena to Calama
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Mendoza to Salta
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Bus operators
Denomades
Phone
Whatsapp: +56 9 4918 4204, +56 2 2955 1857
Email
reservas@denomades.com
Website
denomades.com
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
denomades.com
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denomades.com
Private
$54
Transfer Pampa
Phone
(+56 9) 5226 0722 / 5226 0720
Email
reservas@transferpampa.cl
Website
transferpampa.cl
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$14 - $55
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl
Private
$54
Iselin
Phone
+54 (0) 260 4440020
Email
ventasweb@iselin.com.ar
Website
iselin.com.ar
Bus from Tunuyán to Mendoza
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
iselin.com.ar
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Cata International
Phone
+54 800-122-2282
Email
atencionalcliente@catainternacional.com
Website
catainternacional.com
Bus from Tunuyán to Mendoza
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Schedules at
catainternacional.com
Semi Bed
$5 - $8
Bed
$7 - $11
Bus from Mendoza to La Serena
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Schedules at
catainternacional.com
Semi Bed
$20 - $28
Bed
$24 - $35
Tas-Choapa
Phone
+56 22 822 7509
Website
taschoapa.cl
Bus from Mendoza to Santiago
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
taschoapa.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
+56 600 600 0018
Email
clientes@pullmanbus.cl
Website
pullmanbus.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $60
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Semi Cama
$12 - $18
Salón Cama
$17 - $29
Bus from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Semi Cama
$30 - $45
Salón Cama
$45 - $70
El Rapido Internacional
Phone
1-305-677-0535
Email
info@elrapidoint.com.ar
Website
elrapidoint.com.ar
Bus from Mendoza to Santiago
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Book at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Semi Bed
$11 - $16
Bed
$12 - $18
COITRAM
Phone
+54261 431-1999
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Mendoza to Santiago
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$28 - $55
Premium
$55 - $80
Cama
$85 - $120
KTUR Bus
Phone
+56 (055) 292 4660
Email
contacto@ktur.cl
Website
ktur.cl
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Website
KTUR Bus
Transporte Amanecer
Phone
+56 9 82555550 / 55 2 892043
Email
pullman.amanecer10@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com

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LATAM Chile and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Mendoza Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 102+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mendoza to Mendoza Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $220 - $270.

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