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There are 8 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama by plane, shuttle, bus or car

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

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Fly to Calama, shuttle  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Calama (CJC) GIG - CJC
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

$499 - $1,319

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Bus via Posadas  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Posadas
  2. Take the bus from Posadas to San Miguel de Tucumán
  3. Take the bus from San Miguel de Tucuman to Salta
  4. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

$145 - $234

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Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  16 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Antofagasta (ANF) GIG - ANF
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama

$468 - $1,329

Fly to Salta, bus  •  22 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Salta (SLA) GIG - SLA
  2. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama

$406 - $1,138

Bus  •  2 days 14 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Santiago Alameda to San Pedro de Atacama Santiago

$167 - $297

Bus Green Toad Bus  •  5 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Ciudad del Este
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Iguazú to San Pedro de Atacama Via San Pedro de Atacama

$155 - $501

Bus Green Toad Bus #2  •  5 days 8 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio to Foz do Iguaçu Rio de Janeiro – Novo Rio / ...
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Iguazú to San Pedro de Atacama Via San Pedro de Atacama

$154 - $535

Drive  •  40 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama 2046.1 miles

$340 - $500

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs R$ 500 - R$ 900 and takes 2 days 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly and shuttle which costs R$ 1800 - R$ 4900 and takes 12 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama. However, there are services departing from Rio de Janeiro and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama via PA16 - Parada 2 / and Santiago Alameda. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 14 h.

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The distance between Rio de Janeiro and San Pedro de Atacama is 2559 km. The road distance is 3273.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 14 h and costs R$ 600 - R$ 1100.

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It takes approximately 12 h 48 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.

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Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by JBL Turismo, depart from Rio de Janeiro station.

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There is no direct flight from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport to Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Turbus, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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San Pedro de Atacama is 1 h behind Rio de Janeiro. It is currently 2:36 AM in Rio de Janeiro and 1:36 AM in San Pedro de Atacama.

Map of how to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 1599.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 48 min

What companies run services between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile?

You can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama via Santiago, PA16 - Parada 2 /, PI345 - Parada 2 /, and Santiago Alameda in around 2 days 14 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Montevideo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 53 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 3 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 3 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
10 h 39 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Montevideo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Lima
Ave. Duration
9 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Rosario
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Rosario
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Gol Transportes Aéreos
Website
voegol.com.br
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,300
Bus operators
Transfer Pampa
Phone
(+56 9) 5226 0722 / 5226 0720
Email
reservas@transferpampa.cl
Website
transferpampa.cl
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $28
1st Class
$17 - $25
Bus from Santiago Alameda to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
21 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $100
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$35 - $70
Premium
$70 - $100
1st Class
$90 - $140
Green Toad Bus
Phone
+55 21 39420003
Email
info@greentoadbus.com
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
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greentoadbus.com
Bus from Puerto Iguazú to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 days 2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
Book at
greentoadbus.com
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Executive
$20 - $29
Suite
$28 - $33
Semi Cama
$31
Cama
$39
Bus from San Miguel de Tucuman to Salta
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Executive
$11 - $16
Suite
$17 - $20
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblturismo.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago
Ave. Duration
39 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$130 - $170
LEITO
$160 - $200
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Posadas
Ave. Duration
29 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$75 - $95
LEITO
$100 - $130
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Posadas to San Miguel de Tucumán
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$30 - $50
Executive
$40 - $50
Suite
$49 - $55
Bus from Tucumán to Salta
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $15
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$9 - $13
Executive
$11 - $13
Suite
$13 - $15
La Veloz Del Norte
Fono Bus
Chevallier
Phone
+54 0810-222-5216
Email
atencionalcliente@nuevachevallier.com
Website
nuevachevallier.com
Bus from San Miguel de Tucumán to Salta
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
nuevachevallier.com
Book at
nuevachevallier.com
SemiCama
$9 - $12
Cama
$12 - $16
Suite
$12 - $15
Pluma
Phone
08000 950 836
Email
sac@pluma.com.br
Website
pluma.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Ciudad del Este
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pluma.com.br

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Yes, the driving distance between Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama is 3274 km. It takes approximately 40 h 58 min to drive from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 244+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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