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There are 8 ways to get from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande by bus, plane or car

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Bus to Rio Gallegos, fly to Porto Alegre, bus  •  28h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
  2. Fly from Rio Gallegos (RGL) to Porto Alegre (POA) RGL - POA
  3. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande

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Bus  •  2 days 20h

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to Córdoba
  3. Take the bus from Córdoba to Porto Alegre
  4. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande

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Bus to Rio Gallegos, fly to Pelotas  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
  2. Fly from Rio Gallegos (RGL) to Pelotas (PET) RGL - PET

Fly Punta Arenas to Porto Alegre, bus  •  19h 21m

  1. Fly from Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Porto Alegre (POA) PUQ - POA
  2. Take the bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande

Fly Punta Arenas to Pelotas  •  28h 3m

  1. Fly from Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Pelotas (PET) PUQ - PET

Bus via Rawson  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to Rawson
  3. Take the bus from Rawson to Retiro
  4. Take the bus from Retiro to Montevideo - Tres Cruces
  5. Take the bus from Montevideo to Pelotas

Bus via Choele Choel  •  3 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to Choele Choel
  3. Take the bus from Choele Choel to Retiro
  4. Take the bus from Retiro to Montevideo - Tres Cruces
  5. Take the bus from Montevideo to Pelotas

Drive  •  44h 56m

  1. Drive from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande 3773.9 km

Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Pelotas (PET) flights

The flight time between Punta Arenas (PUQ) and Pelotas (PET) is around 23h 52m and covers a distance of around 2796 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14h 24m. The fastest flight normally takes 23h 14m. Services are operated by LATAM Chile, Azul, Sky Airline and others. Typically 15 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
9h 28m
Layover time:
14h 24m
Total time:
23h 52m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
23h 14m
Flight distance:
2796 km
Flights per week:
15
Cheapest price:
R$ 996
Carbon emissions:
566 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
11:15
Last flight departs at:
12:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Punta Arenas (PUQ) to Pelotas (PET) flight schedules

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Allowed for: All visitors arriving by air. Brazil land borders are closed to non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into Brazil from Chile

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior to boarding
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
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Considerations leaving from Chile

Chileans and permanent residents require a Mobility Pass that certifies the traveller has been fully vaccinated

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Brazil from Chile.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Rio Grande is 136.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Rio Grande is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Rio Grande is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 136.

Yes, entry into Chile from Brazil is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande is to bus via Choele Choel which costs $140 - $220 and takes 3 days 5h.

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The fastest way to get from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande is to fly and bus. Taking this option will cost $190 - $700 and takes 19h 21m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande. However, there are services departing from Punta Arenas and arriving at Rio Grande via Río Gallegos, Rawson, Retiro, Montevideo and Pelotas. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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The distance between Punta Arenas and Rio Grande is 2789 km. The road distance is 3773.9 km.

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The best way to get from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande without a car is to bus via Rawson which takes 2 days 15h and costs $140 - $260.

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It takes approximately 28h 39m to get from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande, including transfers.

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Punta Arenas to Rio Grande bus services, operated by Buses Barria, depart from Punta Arenas station.

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The best way to get from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande is to fly which takes 28h 3m and costs $190 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus via Rawson, which costs $140 - $260 and takes 2 days 15h.

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There is no direct flight from Rio Gallegos Airport to Porto Alegre Airport. The quickest flight takes 21h 20m and has one stopover.

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Punta Arenas to Rio Grande bus services, operated by EGA, arrive at Pelotas station.

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Map of how to get from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande.
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  • Distance: 2789.4 km
  • Duration: 28h 39m

What companies run services between Punta Arenas, Chile and Rio Grande, Brazil?

LATAM Chile, Azul and three other airlines fly from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande via Río Gallegos, Rawson, Retiro, Montevideo, and Pelotas in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Pelotas via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 3100
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Pelotas via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Curitiba, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1200 - R$ 3700
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Pelotas via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1300 - R$ 4100
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Pelotas via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3500
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Pelotas via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Recife, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1800 - R$ 6000
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Pelotas via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R$ 1400 - R$ 4400
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Pelotas via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Salvador, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
40h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1900 - R$ 6000
Flights from Punta Arenas to Pelotas via Santiago, Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
23h 54m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 4200
Flights from Punta Arenas to Pelotas via Puerto Montt, Santiago, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
23h 14m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 2500
Flights from Punta Arenas to Pelotas via Santiago, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 950 - R$ 2400
Flights from Punta Arenas to Pelotas via Santiago, Foz do Iguacu, Curitiba, Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 3800
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Porto Alegre via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Rio De Janeiro-Galeao
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1200 - R$ 3800
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Porto Alegre via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Salvador
Ave. Duration
23h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1600 - R$ 4900
Flights from Punta Arenas to Porto Alegre via Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 1000 - R$ 3600
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Porto Alegre via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
19h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 1100 - R$ 3500
Flights from Punta Arenas to Porto Alegre via Santiago, Sao Paulo
Ave. Duration
15h 19m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
R$ 900 - R$ 3600
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Rio Gallegos to Porto Alegre via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
R$ 850 - R$ 2700
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
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 38
Schedules at
busesbarria.cl
Marga Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from Punta Arenas to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 28 - R$ 45
Schedules at
taqsa.com.ar
Bed
R$ 30 - R$ 45
Semi Bed
R$ 28 - R$ 45
Planalto
Phone
+55 55 3220-7470
Email
contato@planalto.com.br
Website
planalto.com.br
Bus from Porto Alegre to Rio Grande
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
R$ 92
Schedules at
planalto.com.br
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planalto.com.br
Tramat
Phone
0810-122-8907
Email
info@tramatsa.com.ar
Website
tramatweb.com
Bus from Río Gallegos to Rawson
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
tramatweb.com
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tramatweb.com
Bus from Río Gallegos to Cordoba
Ave. Duration
39h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 779
Schedules at
tramatweb.com
Book at
tramatweb.com
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Río Gallegos to Rawson
Ave. Duration
23h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 150 - R$ 240
Website
Andesmar
Semi-Bed
R$ 150 - R$ 240
Bed
R$ 200 - R$ 270
Bus from Río Gallegos to Choele Choel
Ave. Duration
33h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 230 - R$ 420
Website
Andesmar
Semi-Bed
R$ 230 - R$ 350
Bed
R$ 300 - R$ 390
Condor Estrella
Phone
+54 (11) 4644-3516
Email
retiro@condorestrella.com.ar
Website
condorestrella.com.ar
Bus from Rawson to Retiro
Ave. Duration
20h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 240 - R$ 600
Schedules at
condorestrella.com.ar
Semi Bed
R$ 240 - R$ 270
Bed
R$ 240 - R$ 310
Cauvi
Phone
+54 11 4314-4930 / 4314-6999 / 4301-3663
Email
cauvibue@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Retiro to Montevideo - Tres Cruces
Ave. Duration
7h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 151
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
EGA
Phone
+(598) 2-4025164
Website
ega.com.uy
Bus from Buenos Aires Retiro to Montevideo
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 190 - R$ 310
Schedules at
ega.com.uy
Book at
ecommerce.sittnet.net
Bed
R$ 330 - R$ 460
Regular
R$ 240 - R$ 310
Bus from Montevideo to Pelotas
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 250 - R$ 310
Schedules at
ega.com.uy
Book at
ecommerce.sittnet.net
Bed
R$ 330 - R$ 460
Regular
R$ 250 - R$ 310
Pullman General Belgrano
Email
pgb@gralbelgrano.com.ar
Website
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Bus from Buenos Aires to Montevideo - Terminal Tres Cruces
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 90 - R$ 160
Schedules at
gralbelgrano.com.ar
Semi Bed
R$ 90 - R$ 120
Bed
R$ 100 - R$ 140
TTL - Transporte Turismo
Viatac
Website
viatac.com.ar
Bus from Río Gallegos to Córdoba
Ave. Duration
36h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R$ 410 - R$ 900
Schedules at
viatac.com.ar
Semi bed
R$ 410 - R$ 650
Bed
R$ 480 - R$ 750
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 0810 222-5202 // +54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Córdoba to Porto Alegre
Ave. Duration
19h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
R$ 130 - R$ 330
Schedules at
flechabus.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
R$ 130 - R$ 190
Suite
R$ 170 - R$ 220
Bed
R$ 170 - R$ 230
Chevallier
Phone
+54 0810-222-5216
Email
atencionalcliente@nuevachevallier.com
Website
nuevachevallier.com
Bus from Choele Choel to Retiro
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
R$ 160 - R$ 220
Schedules at
nuevachevallier.com
Bed
R$ 170 - R$ 220
Semi Bed
R$ 160 - R$ 200

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Yes, the driving distance between Punta Arenas to Rio Grande is 3774 km. It takes approximately 44h 56m to drive from Punta Arenas to Rio Grande.

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LATAM Chile, Gol Transportes Aéreos and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Rio Gallegos Airport to Porto Alegre Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Rio Grande. Prices start at R$ 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Punta Arenas to Punta Arenas Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $2 - $3.

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