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There are 5 ways to get from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Río Gallegos  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate
  3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$45 - $61

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Bus  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate Pn
  3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$28 - $77

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Bus #2  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales Pa
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate Pn
  3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$40 - $77

Drive  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén 442.7 miles

$70 - $110

Bus, fly  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
  2. Fly from Ushuaia (USH) to El Calafate (FTE) USH - FTE
  3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$143 - $433

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The cheapest way to get from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén is to bus which costs $28 - $80 and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén is to drive which costs $70 - $110 and takes 11 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén. However, there are services departing from Punta Arenas and arriving at El Chaltén via Río Gallegos and El Calafate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h.

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The distance between Punta Arenas and El Chaltén is 447 km. The road distance is 708.3 km.

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The best way to get from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs $45 - $65.

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It takes approximately 12 h to get from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén, including transfers.

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Punta Arenas to El Chaltén bus services, operated by Buses Barria, depart from Punta Arenas station.

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The quickest flight from Ushuaia Airport to El Calafate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 17 min.

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Punta Arenas to El Chaltén bus services, operated by Chalten Travel, arrive at El Chaltén station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Punta Arenas to El Chaltén is 708 km. It takes approximately 11 h 1 min to drive from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén.

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  • Distance: 279.4 miles
  • Duration: 12 h

What companies run services between Punta Arenas, Chile and El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina?

You can take a bus from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén via Río Gallegos and El Calafate in around 12 h.

Airlines
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Ushuaia to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $390
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Ushuaia to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
Bus operators
Buses Barria
Phone
+56 61 263 9157
Email
busesbarria-ghisoni@hotmail.com
Website
busesbarria.cl
Bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busesbarria.cl
Bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
busesbarria.cl
Book at
busesbarria.cl
El Pinguino SRL
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
Bed
$18 - $25
Semi Bed
$16 - $26
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $35
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Bus-Sur
Phone
+56 61 261 4224
Email
info@bussur.com
Website
bussur.com
Bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Schedules at
bussur.com
Bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Schedules at
bussur.com
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

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LATAM Chile and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Ushuaia Airport to El Calafate Airport.

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