There are 4 ways to get from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Río Gallegos  •  11 h 36 min

  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

$30 - $41

3 alternative options

Bus Bus-Sur  •  12 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to El Calafate Pa
  2. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén Via El Chalten / ...

$37 - $57

Drive  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén 442.7 miles

$70 - $110

Bus, fly  •  14 h 36 min

  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

$142 - $430

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The cheapest way to get from Punta Arenas to El Chaltén is to bus which costs $29 - $45 and takes 11 h 36 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 11 h 36 min.

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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 11 h 36 min and costs $29 - $45.

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It takes approximately 11 h 36 min 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: 11 h 36 min

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 11 h 36 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Ushuaia to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,200
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
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
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
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
$9 - $14
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$9 - $14
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

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