There are 8 ways to get from Salta to La Serena by plane, bus or car

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Fly to La Serena  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to La Serena (LSC) SLA - LSC

$459 - $1,310

Cheapest option

Bus Andesmar  •  31 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to San Juan Salta-Mendoza
  2. Take the bus from San Juan to La Serena San Juan

$28 - $109

6 alternative options

Fly to Santiago, bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to Santiago (SCL) SLA - SCL
  2. Take the bus from Santiago to La Serena

$296 - $848

Fly to Mendoza, bus  •  15 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to Mendoza (MDZ) SLA - MDZ
  2. Take the bus from Mendoza to La Serena

$199 - $595

Bus Turbus  •  26 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama Via San Pedro de Atacama / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena San Pedro

$55 - $105

Bus Pluss Chile  •  28 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Calama Salta
  2. Take the bus from Calama to La Serena Santiago

$70 - $106

Bus Flecha Bus  •  34 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Media Agua
  2. Take the bus from Media Agua to San Juan
  3. Take the bus from San Juan to La Serena

Drive  •  22 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Salta to La Serena 1119.9 miles

$190 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from Salta to La Serena is to bus which costs $1000 - $4300 and takes 31 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to La Serena is to fly which costs $18000 - $55000 and takes 7 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salta to La Serena. However, there are services departing from Salta and arriving at La Serena via San Pedro de Atacama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 39 min.

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The distance between Salta and La Serena is 810 km. The road distance is 1791.9 km.

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The best way to get from Salta to La Serena without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 39 min and costs $2100 - $4200.

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It takes approximately 7 h to get from Salta to La Serena, including transfers.

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Salta to La Serena bus services, operated by Green Toad Bus, depart from Salta station.

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The best way to get from Salta to La Serena is to fly which takes 7 h and costs $18000 - $55000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2100 - $4200 and takes 26 h 39 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salta Airport to La Serena Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 55 min and has two stopovers.

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Salta to La Serena bus services, operated by Turbus, arrive at La Serena station.

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La Serena is 1 h behind Salta. It is currently 9:23 AM in Salta and 9:23 AM in La Serena.

Yes, the driving distance between Salta to La Serena is 1792 km. It takes approximately 22 h 9 min to drive from Salta to La Serena.

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Map of how to get from Salta to La Serena.
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  • Distance: 506.2 miles
  • Duration: 7 h

What companies run services between Salta, Argentina and La Serena, Chile?

LATAM Chile, Aerolíneas Argentinas and Sky Airline fly from Salta to La Serena 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salta to La Serena via San Pedro de Atacama and San Pedro de Atacama in around 26 h 39 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Salta to La Serena via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Salta to La Serena via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 34 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Salta to Santiago via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Salta to Santiago via Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Salta to Santiago via Mendoza
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Salta to Santiago via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Salta to Santiago via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Salta to Santiago via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Salta to Mendoza
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Salta to Mendoza via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Salta to La Serena via Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
Bus operators
Andimar
Website
andimar.cl
Bus from Santiago to La Serena
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
andimar.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago to La Serena
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$10 - $22
Premium
$26 - $40
1st Class
$26 - $40
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$25 - $50
Premium
$50 - $75
1st Class
$65 - $95
Covalle Bus
Phone
+56 51 221 3127
Bus from Mendoza to La Serena
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Cata International
Phone
0800-122-2282
Email
atencionalcliente@catainternacional.com
Website
catainternacional.com
Bus from Mendoza to La Serena
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $35
Schedules at
catainternacional.com
Promo Semi Cama
$13 - $18
Semi Cama
$19 - $24
Cama
$24 - $27
Suite
$23 - $35
Bus from San Juan to La Serena
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
catainternacional.com
Promo Semi Cama
$16 - $22
Semi Cama
$23 - $29
Cama
$29 - $33
Suite
$29 - $45
Green Toad Bus
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
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
$17 - $40
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Executive
$19 - $27
Suite
$26 - $30
Semi Cama
$28
Cama
$36
Bus from Salta to San Juan
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $65
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Executive
$30 - $50
Suite
$45 - $55
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Calama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
15 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Calama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
14 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$30
Cama
$61
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
14 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Salta to Media Agua
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$30 - $50
Executive
$40 - $50
Suite
$50 - $56

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