There are 7 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama by plane, 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Calama  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao (GIG) to Calama (CJC) GIG - CJC

$401 - $1,311

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 days 7 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

$177 - $497

5 alternative options

Fly to Salta, bus  •  20 h 31 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

$325 - $897

Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  17 h 33 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

$382 - $1,117

Bus via Foz do Iguazú, Brazilian Falls, Brazil  •  2 days 10 h

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

$189 - $520

Bus via Resistencia  •  2 days 17 h

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

$186 - $408

Drive  •  40 h 58 min

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

$340 - $500

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

LATAM Chile, LATAM Brasil and three other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama via Ciudad del Este and Puerto Iguazú in around 2 days 7 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 19 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
15 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santiago
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Lima
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Lima
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Montevideo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Sao Paulo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 46 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,400
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Rosario
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Rosario
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,500
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,100
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,200
Andes Líneas Aéreas
Website
andesonline.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro-Galeao to Salta via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Bus operators
Green Toad Bus
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
Bus from Puerto Iguazú to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
Turbus
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$11 - $16
1st Class
$19 - $27
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
$55 - $80
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguaçu
Ave. Duration
24 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
pluma.com.br
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblturismo.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Posadas
Ave. Duration
30 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$80 - $110
LEITO
$110 - $140
Rio Uruguay
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Posadas to Resistencia
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$18 - $26
Executive
$23 - $27
Suite
$27 - $31
Bus from Resistencia to Salta
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$60 - $95
Executive
$80 - $95
Suite
$95 - $110
El Norte Bis
Phone
+54 342 480 6650
Website
elnortebis.com
Bus from Resistencia to Salta
Ave. Duration
13 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
elnortebis.com
Book at
elnortebis.centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Cama
$65 - $85
Cama
$75 - $90
Andesmar
Phone
1-786-2337639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Executive
$35 - $55
Suite
$50 - $60
Semi Cama
$88
Cama
$105

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama?

The distance between Rio de Janeiro and San Pedro de Atacama is 2559 km. The road distance is 3274 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama?

The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs R$ 600 - R$ 1500 and takes 2 days 17 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama?

The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama is to fly which takes 13 h 5 min and costs R$ 1300 - R$ 4600.

Is there a direct bus between Rio de Janeiro and San Pedro de Atacama?

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 Foz do Iguaçu, Foz do Iguazú, Brazilian Falls, Brazil and Puerto Iguazú. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

How long does it take to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama?

It takes approximately 13 h 5 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.