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There are 6 ways to get from Puerto Montt to Calama by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Montt (PMC) to Calama (CJC) PMC - CJC

$280 - $647

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Bus #2  •  34 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Montt to Santiago Borja Puerto Montt - Santiago / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santiago - Terminal San Borja to Calama Santiago

$48 - $120

4 alternative options

Bus via San Francisco / Colón  •  33 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Varas to Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama Santiago

$50 - $103

Bus  •  34 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Montt to Santiago Buses ETM / ...
  2. Take the bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama Santiago

$52 - $109

Bus Ciktur  •  36 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Montt to Valparaíso Puerto Montt / ...
  2. Take the bus from Valparaiso to Calama

$76 - $129

Drive  •  26 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Montt to Calama 1622.4 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Montt to Calama is to bus which costs $50 - $110 and takes 33 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Montt to Calama is to fly which costs $280 - $650 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Montt to Calama. However, there are services departing from Puerto Montt and arriving at Calama via Santiago Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 5 min.

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The distance between Puerto Montt and Calama is 2147 km. The road distance is 2595.8 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Montt to Calama without a car is to bus which takes 33 h 55 min and costs $50 - $110.

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It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to get from Puerto Montt to Calama, including transfers.

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Puerto Montt to Calama bus services, operated by E.T.M., depart from Puerto Montt station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Montt to Calama is to fly which takes 7 h 27 min and costs $280 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $110 and takes 33 h 55 min.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Montt Airport to Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 33 min and has one stopover.

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Puerto Montt to Calama bus services, operated by Turbus, arrive at Calama station.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Montt to Calama.
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  • Distance: 1342 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 27 min

What companies run services between Puerto Montt, Chile and Calama, Chile?

LATAM Chile, Sky Airline and JetSMART fly from Puerto Montt to Calama every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Puerto Montt to Calama via San Francisco / Colón, Puerto Varas, Santiago, La Moneda, San Alberto Hurtado, and Santiago Alameda in around 33 h 55 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Flights from Puerto Montt to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $650
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Bus operators
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$65 - $100
1st Class
$85 - $130
2nd Class
$30 - $65
Bus from Puerto Montt to Santiago - Alameda Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$45 - $70
1st Class
$55 - $80
2nd Class
$22 - $45
Bus from Santiago - Terminal San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$65 - $100
1st Class
$85 - $130
2nd Class
$30 - $65
Bus from Puerto Montt to Valparaiso
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$50 - $75
1st Class
$60 - $90
2nd Class
$24 - $50
E.T.M.
Phone
+56 65 229 0100
Email
contacto@busesetm.cl
Website
etm.cl
Bus from Puerto Montt to Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
etm.cl
Thae Bus
Website
thaebus.cl
Bus from Puerto Montt to Santiago - Terminal Sur
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
thaebus.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Puerto Montt to Santiago Sur
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Semi Cama
$32
Semi Cama w/Internet Discount
$29
Salón Cama
$45
Salón Cama w/Internet Discount
$41
Bus from Puerto Montt to Santiago Borja
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Semi Cama
$32
Semi Cama w/Internet Discount
$29
Salón Cama
$45
Salón Cama w/Internet Discount
$41
Bus from Puerto Montt to Valparaiso
Ave. Duration
13 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Semi Cama
$27
Semi Cama w/Internet Discount
$25
Salón Cama
$39
Salón Cama w/Internet Discount
$36
Buses Fierro
Website
busesfierro.cl
Bus from Puerto Montt to Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
busesfierro.cl
Buses Los Libertadores
Bus Norte
Phone
+56 6004015151
Email
servicioalcliente@busnortechile.cl
Website
busnortechile.cl
Bus from Puerto Montt to Valparaíso
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Schedules at
busnortechile.cl
Semi Cama
$37
Cama Suite
$56
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Valparaiso to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
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altanetpasajes.cl

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Montt to Calama is 2596 km. It takes approximately 26 h 35 min to drive from Puerto Montt to Calama.

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JetSMART, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Puerto Montt Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Calama. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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