There are 10 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.

Recommended option

Fly Santiago to El Calafate, bus  •  12 h 39 min

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

$235 - $1,178

Cheapest option

Bus, Marga  •  44 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Llanquihue
  2. Take the bus from Llanquihue to Bariloche
  3. Take the Marga from Bariloche to El Hoyo
  4. Take the Marga from El Hoyo to El Chaltén

$93 - $169

8 alternative options

Fly Santiago to Puerto Natales, bus  •  12 h 31 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

$139 - $1,019

Fly Santiago to Balmaceda, drive, car ferry, Marga  •  20 h 16 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 Marga from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén

$124 - $362

Fly Santiago to Rio Gallegos, bus  •  16 h 16 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

$281 - $1,002

Fly Santiago to Punta Arenas, bus  •  16 h 42 min

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

$113 - $697

Bus, bus to Mendoza, fly to El Calafate  •  17 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago - San Borja to La Calera
  2. Take the bus from La Calera to Mendoza
  3. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to El Calafate (FTE) MDZ - FTE
  4. Take the bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén

$333 - $939

Train, bus, drive  •  34 h 5 min

  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 Futaleufú
  4. Drive from Futaleufú to Esquel
  5. Take the bus from Esquel to El Chaltén

$129 - $204

Bus  •  39 h 15 min

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

$118 - $199

Drive  •  33 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Santiago to El Chaltén 1633.4 miles

$280 - $410

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 39 h 15 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,400
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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Balmaceda via Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $850
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Punta Arenas, Mount Pleasant
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Cordoba, Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas via Concepcion
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas via Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas via Puerto Natales
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Website
aerolineas.com.ar
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to El Calafate via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to Rio Gallegos via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Cordoba
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Cordoba, Trelew
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Ushuaia
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via Cordoba, Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
Flights from Mendoza to El Calafate via San Carlos de Bariloche
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $900
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 Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas via Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Punta Arenas via Puerto Montt
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Train operators
Tren Central
Website
trencentral.cl
Train from Estación Central - Alameda to Chillan
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
trencentral.cl
Salon
$19
Preferente
$36
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
$19 - $29
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
$65 - $90
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
$75 - $110
Schedules at
chaltentravel.com
Book at
chaltentravel.com
Turismo Zaahj
Phone
(56) 61-2412260
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
$2 - $35
Schedules at
turismozaahj.co.cl
Shuttle from Puerto Natales to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$2 - $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
$25
Schedules at
caltur.com.ar
Bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
caltur.com.ar
Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from El Calafate to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus from Los Antiguos to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
2nd Class
$29 - $45
1st Class
$30 - $45
Bus from Río Gallegos to El Calafate
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
2nd Class
$15 - $21
1st Class
$15 - $22
Bus from Esquel to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
2nd Class
$45 - $65
1st Class
$45 - $65
Bus from Bariloche to El Hoyo
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
2nd Class
$9 - $14
1st Class
$9 - $14
Bus from El Hoyo to El Chaltén
Ave. Duration
20 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
2nd Class
$55 - $80
1st Class
$55 - $80
Expreso Norte
Tas-Choapa
Phone
+54 261 431-2140
Website
taschoapa.cl
Bus from La Calera to Mendoza
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
taschoapa.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Chillán to Osorno
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Buses Línea Azul
Phone
+56 42 222 6095
Website
buseslineaazul.cl
Bus from Chillán to Osorno
Ave. Duration
7 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
buseslineaazul.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
$40
Schedules at
facebook.com
Andesmar
Empresas Cruz Del Sur
Phone
(65) 436410
Email
gerencia@busescruzdelsur.cl
Website
webcds.cl
Bus from Santiago to Llanquihue
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
webcds.cl
Pullman
$21
Bus from Llanquihue to Bariloche
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $29
Schedules at
webcds.cl
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Santiago and El Chaltén is 1775 km. The road distance is 2614 km.

The cheapest way to get from Santiago to El Chaltén is to bus and Marga which costs $90 - $170 and takes 44 h.

The quickest way to get from Santiago to El Chaltén is to fly and bus which takes 12 h 31 min and costs $130 - $1,100.

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 39 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 12 h 39 min to get from Santiago to El Chaltén, including transfers.