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There are 10 ways to get from Santiago to El Chaltén by plane, bus, car, car ferry, train or bus and ferry

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Fly Santiago to El Calafate, bus  •  13h 5m

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

$234 - $1,166

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Bus  •  38h 15m

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

$79 - $130

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Bus to Mendoza, fly to El Calafate, bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago Sur to Mendoza
  2. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to El Calafate (FTE) MDZ - FTE
  3. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$287 - $879

Fly Santiago to Puerto Natales, bus  •  15h 8m

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

$138 - $893

Fly Santiago to Balmaceda, drive, car ferry, bus  •  19h 28m

  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 - $353

Fly Santiago to Rio Gallegos, bus  •  16h 57m

  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

$281 - $992

Fly Santiago to Punta Arenas, bus  •  18h 58m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Punta Arenas (PUQ) SCL - PUQ
  2. Take the bus from Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
  4. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$101 - $570

Train, bus  •  36h 18m

  1. Take the train from Estación Central - Alameda to Chillan
  2. Take the bus from Chillán to Osorno
  3. Take the bus from Osorno to San Carlos de Bariloche
  4. Take the bus from Bariloche to El Chaltén

$88 - $141

Bus, bus and ferry  •  44h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Puerto Varas
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Puerto Varas to San Carlos Bariloche
  3. Take the bus from Bariloche to El Chaltén

$370 - $390

Drive  •  33h 27m

  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 38h 15m.

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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 13h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago to El Chaltén. However, there are services departing from Santiago and arriving at El Chaltén via Bariloche. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38h 15m.

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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 train and bus which takes 36h 18m and costs $85 - $150.

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It takes approximately 13h 5m to get from Santiago to El Chaltén, including transfers.

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Santiago to El Chaltén bus services, operated by Andesmar, depart from Santiago station.

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There is no direct flight from Santiago Airport to El Calafate Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 15m 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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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago to El Chaltén is 2614 km. It takes approximately 33h 27m to drive from Santiago to El Chaltén.

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Map of how to get from Santiago to El Chaltén.
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  • Distance: 1109.1 miles
  • Duration: 13h 5m

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

You can take a bus from Santiago to El Chaltén via Bariloche in around 38h 15m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
10h 17m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Santiago to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$750 - $1,600
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda via Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
6h 23m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Punta Arenas, Mount Pleasant
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
8h 32m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
9h 3m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Cordoba, Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery
Ave. Duration
9h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda via La Araucanía
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas via Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
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
4h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
trencentral.cl
Salon
$17
Preferente
$33
Bus operators
Caltur
Phone
2902491386
Website
caltur.com.ar
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
caltur.com.ar
Bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
caltur.com.ar
Chalten Travel
Phone
2962493022
Email
contacto@chaltentravel.com
Website
chaltentravel.com
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Bus from Bariloche to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $25
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Bus from Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $12
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
Bed
$18 - $25
Semi Bed
$16 - $26
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Chillán to Osorno
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Book at
pasajebus.com
2nd Class
$11 - $24
Premium
$28 - $40
1st Class
$29 - $45
E.T.M.
Phone
+56 65 229 0100
Email
contacto@busesetm.cl
Website
etm.cl
Bus from Santiago to Puerto Varas
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
etm.cl
LS Travel Group
Phone
+ 56 65 223 2424
Email
contacto@lstravel.cl
Website
triptopatagonia.travel
Bus and ferry from Puerto Varas to San Carlos Bariloche
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$280
Schedules at
lstravelgroup.travel
Ferry operators
Somarco
Phone
+56 67 224 7400
Website
barcazas.cl
Car ferry from Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez to Chile Chico
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
barcazas.cl

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

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There are 107+ hotels available in El Chaltén. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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

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