There are 4 ways to get from Mendoza 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 Mendoza to Antofagasta, travel  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to Antofagasta (ANF) MDZ - ANF
  2. Travel from Antofagasta to Atacama Desert

3 alternative options

Fly Mendoza to Calama, travel  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to Calama (CJC) MDZ - CJC
  2. Travel from Calama to Atacama Desert

Bus to Santiago, fly to Antofagasta, travel  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Mendoza to Santiago
  2. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Antofagasta (ANF) SCL - ANF
  3. Travel from Antofagasta to Atacama Desert

Fly Mendoza to Salta, travel  •  9 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to Salta (SLA) MDZ - SLA
  2. Travel from Salta to Atacama Desert

Questions & Answers

The distance between Mendoza and Atacama Desert is 934 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Mendoza to Atacama Desert, including transfers.

More details

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

There is no direct connection from Mendoza to Atacama Desert. However, you can take the taxi to Mendoza airport, fly to Antofagasta, then take the travel to Atacama Desert. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Mendoza airport, fly to Calama, then take the travel to Atacama Desert.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Mendoza to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Santiago to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Mendoza to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago, Concepcion
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Santiago to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Mendoza to Salta
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Mendoza to Salta via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Bus operators
Tas-Choapa
Phone
+54 261 431-2140
Website
taschoapa.cl
Bus from Mendoza to Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
taschoapa.cl
COITRAM
Phone
+54261 431-1999
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Mendoza to Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com

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