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There are 4 ways to get from Puerto Montt to Palena by bus, car ferry or car

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Recommended option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Montt to Chaitén Pm
  2. Take the bus from Chaitén to Palena C.Nev

Cheapest option

Bus via Chaitén  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Municipal De Buses Puerto Montt to Chaitén Kemel
  2. Take the bus from Chaitén to Palena

$4

2 alternative options

Car ferry, bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaitén Puerto Montt
  2. Take the bus from Chaitén to Palena C.Nev

Car ferry, drive  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaitén Puerto Montt
  2. Drive from Chaitén to Palena

$41 - $49

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puerto Montt to Palena is to bus which costs $4 and takes 13 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Montt to Palena is to car ferry and drive which costs $40 - $50 and takes 12 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Montt to Palena. However, there are services departing from Puerto Montt and arriving at Palena via Chaitén. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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The distance between Puerto Montt and Palena is 256 km.

The best way to get from Puerto Montt to Palena without a car is to bus which takes 7 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Puerto Montt to Palena, including transfers.

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Puerto Montt to Palena bus services, operated by Kemelbus, depart from Puerto Montt station.

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Puerto Montt to Palena bus services, operated by Cumbres Nevadas, arrive at Palena station.

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There are two+ hotels available in Palena. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Montt to Palena.
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  • Distance: 160.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

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

You can take a bus from Puerto Montt to Palena via Chaitén in around 7 h.

Bus operators
Kemelbus
Phone
+56 65 225 6450
Email
cotizaciones@kemelbus.cl
Website
kemelbus.cl
Bus from Puerto Montt to Chaitén
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
kemelbus.cl
Bus from Terminal Municipal De Buses Puerto Montt to Chaitén
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kemelbus.cl
Cumbres Nevadas
Phone
+56 98 597 6405
Website
transporteinforma.cl
Bus from Chaitén to Palena
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transporteinforma.cl
Buses Cárdenas
Phone
+56 985976405
Bus from Chaitén to Palena
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Ferry operators
Naviera Austral
Website
navieraustral.cl
Car ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaitén
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
navieraustral.cl

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