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There are 6 ways to get from Salta to La Serena by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 49 min

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

$429 - $1,210

Cheapest option

Bus El Rapido Internacional  •  34 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Güemes to San Juan Via Mendoza
  2. Take the bus from San Juan to La Serena San Juan

$29 - $153

4 alternative options

Bus Turbus  •  26 h 8 min

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

$84 - $109

Bus Expreso Norte  •  27 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Antofagasta Salta - Antofagasta
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to La Serena Valparaíso - Calama / ...

$59 - $119

Bus Andesmar  •  31 h 50 min

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

$29 - $139

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 - $6000 and takes 34 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to La Serena is to fly which costs $15000 - $45000 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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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 8 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 8 min and costs $3000 - $4000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Salta to La Serena, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Salta to La Serena is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $15000 - $45000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3000 - $4000 and takes 26 h 8 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salta Airport to La Serena Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 4 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Salta to La Serena.
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  • Distance: 506.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

LATAM Chile, Aerolíneas Argentinas and two other airlines fly from Salta to La Serena twice daily. 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 8 min.

Airlines
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Salta to La Serena via Mendoza
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Salta to La Serena via Cordoba, Mendoza
Ave. Duration
7 h 49 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,300
Flights from Salta to La Serena via Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,300
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Salta to La Serena via Iquique, Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Bus operators
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to La Serena
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$25 - $50
Premium
$50 - $75
1st Class
$65 - $95
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Salta to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $75
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to La Serena
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to La Serena
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to La Serena
Ave. Duration
11 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Andesmar
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Salta to San Juan
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
$40 - $65
Suite
$60 - $75
Bed
$55 - $80
El Rapido Internacional
Phone
1-305-677-0535
Email
info@elrapidoint.com.ar
Website
elrapidoint.com.ar
Bus from Güemes to San Juan
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $70
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Book at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Promo Semi Cama
$23 - $27
Semi Cama
$30 - $45
Cama
$40 - $46

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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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Amaszonas, Aerolíneas Argentinas, JetSMART and LATAM Chile offer flights from Salta Airport to La Serena Airport.

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There are 1769+ hotels available in La Serena. Prices start at $57 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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