There are 5 ways to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa by bus, car or plane

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Bus via La Tirana  •  15 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to La Tirana
  3. Take the bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
  4. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  5. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa

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Bus Turbus  •  17 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica
  2. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa

$28 - $102

3 alternative options

Drive  •  16 h 7 min

  1. Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa 702.6 miles

$110 - $170

Bus to Antofagasta, fly to Arequipa  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta
  2. Fly from Antofagasta (ANF) to Arequipa (AQP) ANF - AQP

$241 - $982

Fly Calama to Arica, bus  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Calama (CJC) to Arica (ARI) CJC - ARI
  2. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa

$236 - $906

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa is to bus which costs $27 - $110 and takes 17 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa is to bus and fly which costs $240 - $1,000 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa. However, there are services departing from San Pedro de Atacama and arriving at Arequipa via Calama, La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, Arica and Tacna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 40 min.

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The distance between San Pedro de Atacama and Arequipa is 804 km. The road distance is 1124.2 km.

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The best way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 15 h 40 min to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa, including transfers.

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San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa bus services, operated by Frontera del Norte, depart from San Pedro de Atacama station.

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There is no direct flight from Antofagasta Airport to Arequipa Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 38 min and has one stopover.

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San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa bus services, operated by Flores Hermanos, arrive at Arequipa station.

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Arequipa is 1 h behind San Pedro de Atacama. It is currently 5:01 AM in San Pedro de Atacama and 3:01 AM in Arequipa.

Yes, the driving distance between San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa is 1124 km. It takes approximately 16 h 7 min to drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Antofagasta Airport to Arequipa Airport.

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Map of how to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa.
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  • Distance: 502.4 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 40 min

What companies run services between San Pedro de Atacama, Chile and Arequipa, Peru?

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa via Calama, Calama, La Tirana, La Tirana, Pozo Almonte, Arica, and Tacna in around 15 h 40 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Lima, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$230 - $950
Flights from Antofagasta to Arequipa via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Calama to Arica via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Calama to Arica via La Serena, Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Calama to Arica via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Bus operators
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Email
ayuda@pasajebus.com
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from Calama to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Fichtur VIP
Phone
+56 (02) 7205232
Website
fichtur.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $26
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$6 - $15
Premium
$18 - $26
1st Class
$15 - $22
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$15 - $35
Premium
$35 - $50
1st Class
$35 - $60
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $29
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $29
1st Class
$18 - $26
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 58 226 2495
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
0 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Oltursa
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Book at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$22 - $30
bus
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3

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