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There are 3 ways to get from Puerto Natales to Atacama Desert by bus or plane

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

Recommended option

Bus, fly to Antofagasta, travel  •  13 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas Airport
  2. Fly from Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Antofagasta (ANF) PUQ - ANF
  3. Travel from Antofagasta to Atacama Desert

2 alternative options

Bus, fly to Calama, travel  •  14 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas Airport
  2. Fly from Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Calama (CJC) PUQ - CJC
  3. Travel from Calama to Atacama Desert

Bus, fly to Copiapo, travel  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas Airport
  2. Fly from Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Copiapo (CPO) PUQ - CPO
  3. Travel from Copiapo to Atacama Desert

Questions & Answers

The distance between Puerto Natales and Atacama Desert is 3040 km.

It takes approximately 13 h 26 min to get from Puerto Natales to Atacama Desert, including transfers.

More details

There is no direct flight from Punta Arenas Airport to Antofagasta Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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JetSMART, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Punta Arenas Airport to Antofagasta Airport.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Natales to Atacama Desert.
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  • Distance: 1900.3 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 26 min

What companies run services between Puerto Natales, Chile and Atacama Desert, Antofagasta, Chile?

There is no direct connection from Puerto Natales to Atacama Desert. However, you can take the bus to Punta Arenas Airport, take the walk to Punta Arenas airport, fly to Antofagasta, then take the travel to Atacama Desert. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Punta Arenas Airport, take the walk to Punta Arenas airport, fly to Calama, then take the travel to Atacama Desert.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Punta Arenas to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Punta Arenas to Antofagasta via Puerto Montt, Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Punta Arenas to Antofagasta via Concepcion, Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Punta Arenas to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Punta Arenas to Calama via Puerto Montt, Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Punta Arenas to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Flights from Punta Arenas to Copiapo via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 3 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Punta Arenas to Copiapo via Puerto Montt, Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Punta Arenas to Copiapo via Concepcion, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Punta Arenas to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Punta Arenas to Antofagasta via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
7 h 24 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Punta Arenas to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Punta Arenas to Calama via Santiago, Copiapo
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Punta Arenas to Copiapo via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Punta Arenas to Copiapo via Puerto Montt, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Punta Arenas to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Punta Arenas to Antofagasta via Puerto Montt, Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Punta Arenas to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Punta Arenas to Copiapo via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Punta Arenas to Copiapo via Puerto Montt, Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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