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There are 7 ways to get from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Pullman Bus  •  11 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Varas to Talca Puerto Montt - Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Talca to Curicó

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Bus Empresas Cruz Del Sur  •  12 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Varas to San Fernando

$20 - $31

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Bus Empresas Cruz Del Sur #2  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Varas to San Fernando

$22 - $34

Bus, train  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Varas to Temuco
  2. Take the bus from Temuco to Chillán
  3. Take the train from Chillan to Curico

Drive  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz 549.9 miles

$90 - $140

Fly from Puerto Montt, train, bus  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Puerto Montt (PMC) to Santiago (SCL) PMC - SCL
  2. Take the train from Estación Central - Alameda to San Fernando
  3. Take the bus from San Fernando to Santa Cruz

Bus to Osorno, fly, train  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Varas to Osorno
  2. Fly from Osorno (ZOS) to Santiago (SCL) ZOS - SCL
  3. Take the train from Estación Central - Alameda to San Fernando

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz is to bus which costs $19 - $35 and takes 12 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $90 - $140 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Puerto Varas and arriving at Santa Cruz via Talca and Curicó. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 58 min.

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The distance between Puerto Varas and Santa Cruz is 756 km. The road distance is 879.9 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 58 min to get from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Pullman Bus, depart from Puerto Varas station.

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The quickest flight from Puerto Montt Airport to Santiago Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 37 min.

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Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Buses Talca, Paris & Londres (TPL), arrive at Curicó station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz is 880 km. It takes approximately 8 h 22 min to drive from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz.

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  • Distance: 472.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 58 min

What companies run services between Puerto Varas, Chile and Santa Cruz, O'Higgins, Chile?

You can take a bus from Puerto Varas to Santa Cruz via Talca and Curicó in around 11 h 58 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Osorno to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Osorno to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $210
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Puerto Montt to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Train operators
Tren Central
Phone
+56 22 585 5000
Email
contacto@trencentral.cl
Website
trencentral.cl
Train from Chillan to Curico
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
trencentral.cl
Train from Estación Central - Alameda to San Fernando
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
trencentral.cl
Bus operators
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Puerto Varas to Talca
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Semi Cama
$27
Semi Cama w/Internet Discount
$24
Salón Cama
$38
Salón Cama w/Internet Discount
$35
Bus from Puerto Varas to Osorno
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Buses Talca, Paris & Londres (TPL)
Phone
56 71 2 211010
Email
contacto@tpl.cl
Website
busestalcaparisylondres.cl
Bus from Talca to Curicó
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
busestalcaparisylondres.cl
Empresas Cruz Del Sur
Phone
+56 65 243 6410
Email
gerencia@busescruzdelsur.cl
Website
webcds.cl
Bus from Puerto Varas to San Fernando
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
webcds.cl
Bus from Puerto Varas to Osorno
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
webcds.cl
Pullman
$3
Buses Fierro
Website
busesfierro.cl
Bus from Puerto Varas to Temuco
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
busesfierro.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Temuco to Chillán
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$18 - $26
1st Class
$15 - $22
2nd Class
$6 - $15
Buses Nilahue
Phone
(562) 776-1139
Email
info@busesnilahue.cl
Website
nilahue.com
Bus from San Fernando to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
nilahue.com

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

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There are 58+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt Airport is to shuttle which takes 35 min and costs $31.

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