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There are 3 ways to get from Salta to Calama by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  12 h

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Calama Salta - Antofagasta / ...

$23 - $75

2 alternative options

Drive  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Salta to Calama 435.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to Calama (CJC) SLA - CJC

$402 - $1,520

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The cheapest way to get from Salta to Calama is to bus which costs $800 - $2800 and takes 12 h.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to Calama is to fly which costs $14000 - $60000 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salta and arriving at Calama. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h.

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The distance between Salta and Calama is 442 km. The road distance is 697.4 km.

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The best way to get from Salta to Calama without a car is to bus which takes 12 h and costs $800 - $2800.

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The bus from Salta to Calama takes 12 h including transfers and departs once daily.

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Salta to Calama bus services, operated by Pullman Bus, depart from Salta station.

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The best way to get from Salta to Calama is to bus which takes 12 h and costs $800 - $2800. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $14000 - $60000 and takes 8 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salta Airport to Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 5 min and has two stopovers.

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Salta to Calama bus services, operated by Pullman Bus, arrive at Calama station.

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Map of how to get from Salta to Calama.
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  • Distance: 276 miles
  • Duration: 12 h

What companies run services between Salta, Argentina and Calama, Chile?

Pullman Bus operates a bus from Salta to Calama 3 times a week. Tickets cost $23 - $75 and the journey takes 12 h. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, LATAM Chile, Amaszonas and two other airlines fly from Salta to Calama every 4 hours.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Salta to Calama via Iquique, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 16 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,500
Flights from Salta to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Salta to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Bus operators
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Salta to Calama
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $75
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Semi Cama
$75
Semi Cama w/Internet Discount
$68
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to Calama
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $60
Schedules at
andesmar.com
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andesmar.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Executive
$23 - $35
Suite
$33 - $37
Semi Cama
$47
Cama
$57

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Yes, the driving distance between Salta to Calama is 697 km. It takes approximately 9 h 40 min to drive from Salta to Calama.

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Amaszonas, Aerolíneas Argentinas and LATAM Chile offer flights from Salta Airport to Calama Airport.

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There are 73+ hotels available in Calama. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salta to Salta Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $150 - $190.

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