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There are 5 ways to get from Puerto Montt to El Chaltén by car, bus, ferry, plane, car ferry or shuttle

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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Drive, bus  •  25 h 53 min

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

$100 - $152

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Ferry, drive  •  38 h 13 min

  1. Take the ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Chacabuco
  2. Drive from Puerto Chacabuco to El Chaltén

$175 - $290

Bus to San Carlos de Bariloche, fly to El Calafate, bus  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche
  2. Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) to El Calafate (FTE) BRC - FTE
  3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$208 - $845

Fly Puerto Montt to Balmaceda, drive, car ferry, bus  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Montt (PMC) to Balmaceda (BBA) PMC - BBA
  2. Drive from Balmaceda to Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez
  3. Take the car ferry from Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez to Chile Chico
  4. Take the bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén

$135 - $334

Fly Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales, bus  •  24 h 52 min

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

$459 - $1,696

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Montt to El Chaltén is to drive and bus which costs $100 - $160 and takes 25 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Montt to El Chaltén is to bus and fly which costs $200 - $850 and takes 14 h 36 min.

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The distance between Puerto Montt and El Chaltén is 874 km.

It takes approximately 25 h 53 min to get from Puerto Montt to El Chaltén, 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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El Chaltén is 1 h ahead of Puerto Montt. It is currently 2:50 PM in Puerto Montt and 2:50 PM in El Chaltén.

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

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There are 94+ hotels available in El Chaltén. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Montt to El Chaltén.
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  • Distance: 546.2 miles
  • Duration: 25 h 53 min

What companies run services between Puerto Montt, Chile and El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina?

There is no direct connection from Puerto Montt to El Chaltén. However, you can take the bus to Caleta La Arena, take the drive to Lago Puelo, take the bus to El Bolsón, then take the bus to El Chaltén. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Puerto Montt, take the ferry to Puerto Chacabuco, then take the drive to El Chaltén.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Balmaceda
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales via Santiago
Ave. Duration
15 h 12 min
When
Friday 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
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Balmaceda
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $240
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
Bus operators
Chalten Travel
Phone
2962493022
Email
contacto@chaltentravel.com
Website
chaltentravel.com
Bus from El Bolsón to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Via Bariloche
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Puerto Montt to Bariloche
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Executive
$13 - $19
Suite
$19 - $22
Semi Cama
$17
Cama
$20
Turismo Zaahj
Phone
+56 61 241 2260
Email
zaahj@entelchile.net
Website
turismozaahj.co.cl
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $35
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Shuttle from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $140
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Caltur
Phone
2902491386
Website
caltur.com.ar
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
caltur.com.ar
Bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
caltur.com.ar
Ferry operators
Navimag Ferries
Website
navimag.com
Ferry from Puerto Montt to Puerto Chacabuco
Ave. Duration
23 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Schedules at
navimag.com
Cabin AAA
$133
Cabin BB
$96
Cabin CC
$75
Somarco
Phone
+56 67 224 7400
Website
barcazas.cl
Car ferry from Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez to Chile Chico
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
barcazas.cl

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