There are 5 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 25 min

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

4 alternative options

Fly Mendoza to Calama, travel  •  8 h 56 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  •  13 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Mendoza to Santiago Sur
  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

Bus to Santiago, fly to Calama, travel  •  14 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Mendoza to Santiago Sur
  2. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Calama (CJC) SCL - CJC
  3. Travel from Calama to Atacama Desert

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 4 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Mendoza to Antofagasta via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Mendoza to Antofagasta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Santiago to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Mendoza to Atacama Desert?

The distance between Mendoza and Atacama Desert is 934 km.

How long does it take to get from Mendoza to Atacama Desert?

It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Mendoza to Atacama Desert, including transfers.