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

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Bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Calama Salta

$42

2 alternative options

Drive  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Salta to Calama 435.9 miles

$75 - $110

Fly  •  8 h 12 min

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

$343 - $1,314

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The cheapest way to get from Salta to Calama is to bus which costs $1604 and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to Calama is to fly which costs $13000 - $50000 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salta and arriving at Calama. Services depart six times a week. The journey takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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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 10 min and costs $1604.

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The bus from Salta to Calama takes 12 h 10 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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

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The best way to get from Salta to Calama is to bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs $1604. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $13000 - $50000 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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  • Distance: 276 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 10 min

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

Geminis operates a bus from Salta to Calama 3 times a week. Tickets cost $42 and the journey takes 12 h 10 min. Andesmar also services this route 3 times a week. Alternatively, LATAM Chile, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Sky Airline fly from Salta to Calama 5 times a day.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Salta to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 29 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Salta to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from Salta to Calama via Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Salta to Calama via Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 6 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Salta to Calama via Cordoba, Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Bus operators
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to Calama
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Schedules at
andesmar.com
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andesmar.com
Economy
$19 - $28
Executive
$22 - $35
Suite
$31 - $36
Semi Cama
$29
Cama
$37

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