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There are 6 ways to get from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus Tramat  •  17 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Deseado to Fitz Roy
  2. Take the bus from Fitz Roy to Río Gallegos
  3. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate

$40 - $87

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Bus via Tres Cerros  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Deseado to Fitz Roy
  2. Take the bus from Fitz Roy to Tres Cerros
  3. Take the bus from Tres Cerros to Río Gallegos
  4. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate

$42 - $73

Bus Chalten Travel  •  18 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Deseado to Fitz Roy
  2. Take the bus from Fitz Roy to Los Antiguos
  3. Take the bus from Los Antiguos to El Calafate

$58 - $91

Taxi  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate 471.9 miles

$45 - $55

Drive  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate 471.9 miles

$80 - $120

Bus, fly  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Deseado to Caleta Olivia
  2. Take the bus from Caleta Olivia to Comodoro Rivadavia
  3. Fly from Comodoro Rivadavia (CRD) to El Calafate (FTE) CRD - FTE

$322 - $872

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate is to taxi which costs $1600 - $2000 and takes 11 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate is to taxi which costs $1600 - $2000 and takes 11 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate. However, there are services departing from Puerto Deseado and arriving at El Calafate via Fitz Roy and Río Gallegos. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 55 min.

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The distance between Puerto Deseado and El Calafate is 545 km. The road distance is 755 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 55 min and costs $1400 - $3200.

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It takes approximately 17 h 55 min to get from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate, including transfers.

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Puerto Deseado to El Calafate bus services, operated by Cooperativa Sportman, depart from Puerto Deseado station.

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There is no direct flight from Comodoro Rivadavia Airport to El Calafate Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Puerto Deseado to El Calafate bus services, operated by Taqsa, arrive at El Calafate station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Deseado to El Calafate is 755 km. It takes approximately 11 h 52 min to drive from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate.

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  • Distance: 340.9 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 55 min

What companies run services between Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz, Argentina and El Calafate, Argentina?

You can take a bus from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate via Fitz Roy and Río Gallegos in around 17 h 55 min.

Airlines
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Comodoro Rivadavia to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Comodoro Rivadavia to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Trelew
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Comodoro Rivadavia to El Calafate via Neuquen, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
Flights from Comodoro Rivadavia to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, San Carlos de Bariloche
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $900
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Comodoro Rivadavia to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
9 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Bus operators
Cooperativa Sportman
Phone
+54 297 499 1930
Email
administracion@coopsportman.com
Website
coopsportman.com
Bus from Puerto Deseado to Fitz Roy
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
coopsportman.com
Book at
ticketonline.com.ar
Bus from Puerto Deseado to Caleta Olivia
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
coopsportman.com
Book at
ticketonline.com.ar
Bus from Caleta Olivia to Comodoro Rivadavia
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
coopsportman.com
Book at
ticketonline.com.ar
Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from Fitz Roy to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
Bed
$30 - $50
Semi Bed
$30 - $55
Bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
Bed
$18 - $25
Semi Bed
$16 - $26
Bus from Fitz Roy to Los Antiguos
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
Bed
$24 - $35
Semi Bed
$23 - $40
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Fitz Roy to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Executive
$21 - $30
Suite
$30 - $34
Bus from Fitz Roy to Tres Cerros
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Executive
$6 - $9
Suite
$10 - $12
Bus from Tres Cerros to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Executive
$15 - $21
Suite
$21 - $25
Cooperativa de Trabajo Transportes la Union LTAD
Phone
(0297) 485 - 1134
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Deseado to Caleta Olivia
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Caleta Olivia to Comodoro Rivadavia
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Puerto Deseado to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Estimated price
$45 - $55
La Nueva Ria
Phone
+54 2974 870-776
Website
argentino.com.ar
Remises del Sur las 24 Hs
Phone
+54 2974 872-983
Website
paginasamarillas.com.ar

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LATAM Chile and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Comodoro Rivadavia Airport to El Calafate Airport.

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There are 189+ hotels available in El Calafate. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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