There are 8 ways to get from Santiago to El Chaltén by plane, bus, shuttle, car, car ferry or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to El Calafate, bus  •  12 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to El Calafate (FTE) SCL - FTE
  2. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$233 - $1,163

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Bus  •  38 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Bariloche Santiago-Bariloche
  2. Take the bus from Bariloche to El Chaltén Via El Chaltén

$78 - $129

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Fly to Puerto Natales, bus  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Puerto Natales (PNT) SCL - PNT
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
  3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$137 - $1,006

Fly to Balmaceda, drive, car ferry, bus  •  21 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Balmaceda (BBA) SCL - BBA
  2. Drive from Balmaceda to Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez
  3. Take the car ferry from Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez to Chile Chico
  4. Take the bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén

$123 - $354

Fly to Rio Gallegos, bus  •  16 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Rio Gallegos (RGL) SCL - RGL
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate
  3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$274 - $979

Train, bus, drive  •  34 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Estación Central - Alameda to Chillan
  2. Take the bus from Chillán to Los Ángeles
  3. Take the bus from Los Ángeles to Osorno
  4. Take the bus from Osorno to Futaleufú
  5. Drive from Futaleufú to Esquel
  6. Take the bus from Esquel to El Chaltén

$130 - $192

Bus via Osorno  •  36 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago - Alameda Terminal to Osorno
  2. Take the bus from Osorno to San Carlos de Bariloche
  3. Take the bus from Bariloche to El Chaltén

$80 - $150

Drive  •  33 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Santiago to El Chaltén 1633.4 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago to El Chaltén is to bus which costs $75 - $130 and takes 38 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago to El Chaltén is to fly and bus which costs $230 - $1,200 and takes 12 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago to El Chaltén. However, there are services departing from PA448 - Avenida Matta Esq. / San Diego and arriving at El Chaltén via Santiago - Alameda Terminal, Osorno and Bariloche. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 6 min.

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The distance between Santiago and El Chaltén is 1775 km. The road distance is 2613.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago to El Chaltén without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 6 min and costs $80 - $150.

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It takes approximately 12 h 46 min to get from Santiago to El Chaltén, including transfers.

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Santiago to El Chaltén bus services, operated by Turbus, depart from Santiago - Alameda Terminal station.

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There is no direct flight from Santiago Airport to El Calafate Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Santiago to El Chaltén bus services, operated by Chalten Travel, arrive at El Chaltén station.

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El Chaltén is 1 h ahead of Santiago. It is currently 3:39 PM in Santiago and 3:39 PM in El Chaltén.

Map of how to get from Santiago to El Chaltén.
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  • Distance: 1109.1 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 46 min

What companies run services between Santiago, Chile and El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina?

You can take a bus from Santiago to El Chaltén via PI345 - Parada 2 /, Santiago - Alameda Terminal, Osorno, San Carlos de Bariloche, and Bariloche in around 36 h 6 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda via Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Punta Arenas, Mount Pleasant
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Mendoza, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Cordoba, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda via Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Train operators
Tren Central
Phone
+56 22 585 5000
Email
contacto@trencentral.cl
Website
trencentral.cl
Train from Estación Central - Alameda to Chillan
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
trencentral.cl
Salon
$18
Preferente
$34
Bus operators
Chalten Travel
Phone
2962493022
Email
contacto@chaltentravel.com
Website
chaltentravel.com
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
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chaltentravel.com
Bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Bus from Esquel to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Bus from Bariloche to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
18 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Turismo Zaahj
Phone
+56 61 241 2260
Email
zaahj@entelchile.net
Website
turismozaahj.co.cl
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $35
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Shuttle from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $140
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Caltur
Phone
2902491386
Website
caltur.com.ar
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
caltur.com.ar
Bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
caltur.com.ar
Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
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taqsa.com.ar
2nd Class
$10 - $14
1st Class
$10 - $15
EME Bus
Website
emebus.cl
Bus from Chillán to Los Ángeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Schedules at
emebus.cl
Semi Bed
$14 - $19
Bed
$24 - $30
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Los Ángeles to Osorno
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Buses TransAustral LTDA
Phone
+56 67 223 2067
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Osorno to Futaleufú
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago - Alameda Terminal to Osorno
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $65
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$20 - $40
Premium
$40 - $65
1st Class
$50 - $75
Andesmar
Ferry operators
Somarco
Phone
+56 67 224 7400
Website
barcazas.cl
Car ferry from Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez to Chile Chico
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
barcazas.cl

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago to El Chaltén is 2614 km. It takes approximately 33 h 27 min to drive from Santiago to El Chaltén.

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LATAM Chile and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Santiago Airport to El Calafate Airport.

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There are 85+ hotels available in El Chaltén. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Santiago Airport is to Colectivo which takes 30 min and costs $10 - $45.

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