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There are 6 ways to get from Puerto Montt to El Calafate by bus, plane, shuttle, car or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, bus to San Carlos de Bariloche, fly to El Calafate  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Municipal De Buses Puerto Montt to Terminal De Buses Osorno
  2. Take the bus from Osorno to San Carlos de Bariloche
  3. Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) to El Calafate (FTE) BRC - FTE

$195 - $825

Cheapest option

Drive, bus  •  26 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Caleta La Arena to Lago Puelo
  2. Take the bus from El Bolsón to El Calafate Via El Calafate

$105 - $157

4 alternative options

Fly Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales, bus  •  22 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Montt (PMC) to Puerto Natales (PNT) PMC - PNT
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate

$446 - $1,677

Fly Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas, bus  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Montt (PMC) to Punta Arenas (PUQ) PMC - PUQ
  2. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate

$140 - $634

Ferry, bus  •  3 days 0 h

  1. Take the ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate Pn

$599 - $1,080

Drive  •  26 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Montt to El Calafate 1126.4 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Montt to El Calafate is to drive and bus which costs $100 - $160 and takes 26 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Montt to El Calafate is to bus and fly which costs $190 - $850 and takes 11 h 16 min.

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The distance between Puerto Montt and El Calafate is 988 km. The road distance is 1802.3 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Montt to El Calafate without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 3 days 0 h and costs $600 - $1,100.

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It takes approximately 11 h 16 min to get from Puerto Montt to El Calafate, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from San Carlos de Bariloche Airport to El Calafate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Montt to El Calafate is 1802 km. It takes approximately 26 h 4 min to drive from Puerto Montt to El Calafate.

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Aerolíneas Argentinas offers flights from San Carlos de Bariloche Airport to El Calafate Airport.

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There are 188+ hotels available in El Calafate. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Montt to El Calafate.
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  • Distance: 617.2 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 16 min

What companies run services between Puerto Montt, Chile and El Calafate, Argentina?

There is no direct connection from Puerto Montt to El Calafate. However, you can take the bus to Terminal De Buses Osorno, take the walk to Patricio Lynch / Angúlo, take the bus to Los Carrera / Ramón Freire, take the walk to Osorno, take the bus to Bariloche Terminal, take the bus to Bariloche Airport, take the walk to San Carlos de Bariloche airport, fly to El Calafate, then take the taxi to El Calafate. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Gramado / San Bernardo, take the walk to Puerto Varas, take the shuttle to Puerto Montt Airport, take the walk to Puerto Montt airport, fly to Puerto Natales, take the taxi to Puerto Natales, then take the bus to El Calafate.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales via Santiago
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Flights from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales via Punta Arenas, Santiago
Ave. Duration
20 h 43 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,700
Flights from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Bus operators
Thae Bus
Website
thaebus.cl
Bus from Terminal Municipal De Buses Puerto Montt to Terminal De Buses Osorno
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
thaebus.cl
Buses Cruz Del Sur
Website
busescruzdelsur.cl
Bus from Terminal Municipal De Buses Puerto Montt to Terminal De Buses Osorno
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
busescruzdelsur.cl
Via Lago Sur
Phone
+56 9 91444725 / (65) 2233660
Email
boleteria.santiago@lagosur.cl
Website
transporteinforma.cl
Bus from Terminal Municipal De Buses Puerto Montt to Terminal De Buses Osorno
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transporteinforma.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Puerto Montt to Osorno
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Turismo Zaahj
Phone
+56 61 241 2260
Email
zaahj@entelchile.net
Website
turismozaahj.co.cl
Shuttle from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $140
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Cootra Cooperativa de trabajo Río Turbio Ltda
Phone
+56 61 241 2785
Email
contacto@cootra.com.ar
Website
cootra.com.ar
Bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
cootra.com.ar
Ferry operators
Navimag Ferries
Website
navimag.com
Ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
2 days 18 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$550 - $1,100
Schedules at
navimag.com
Cabin AAA
$1,050
Cabin BB
$690
Cabin CC
$585

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