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There are 5 ways to get from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz by bus, train or car

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Bus via Santiago  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Valparaíso to Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Santiago to San Fernando
  3. Take the bus from San Fernando to Santa Cruz

$9 - $39

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Valparaíso to Metro Pajaritos
  2. Take the train from Estación Central - Alameda to San Fernando
  3. Take the bus from San Fernando to Santa Cruz

Bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Valparaíso to Curicó Viña

$10 - $19

Bus Condor Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Valparaíso to Rancagua
  2. Take the bus from Rancagua to Santa Cruz

$21 - $44

Drive  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz 180.9 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz is to bus which costs $9 - $19 and takes 7 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz. However, there are services departing from Valparaíso and arriving at Santa Cruz via Santiago and San Fernando. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 34 min.

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The distance between Valparaíso and Santa Cruz is 180 km. The road distance is 289.4 km.

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The best way to get from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 34 min and costs $8 - $40.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz, including transfers.

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Valparaíso to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Turbus, depart from Valparaíso station.

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Valparaíso to Santa Cruz bus services, operated by Buses Nilahue, arrive at Santa Cruz station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Valparaíso to Santa Cruz is 289 km. It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to drive from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Santa Cruz. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz.
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  • Distance: 112.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

What companies run services between Valparaíso, Chile and Santa Cruz, O'Higgins, Chile?

You can take a bus from Valparaíso to Santa Cruz via Santiago and San Fernando in around 5 h 34 min.

Train operators
Tren Central
Phone
+56 22 585 5000
Email
contacto@trencentral.cl
Website
trencentral.cl
Train from Estación Central - Alameda to San Fernando
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
trencentral.cl
Bus operators
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Valparaíso to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $9
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$12 - $18
1st Class
$6 - $10
2nd Class
$3 - $9
Semi Cama
$3
Cama
$5
Bus from Valparaíso to Curicó
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$19 - $28
1st Class
$17 - $25
2nd Class
$7 - $16
Pullman Bus Costa Central
Phone
(+56) 600 200 4700
Email
contacto@pullmancosta.cl
Website
pullmancosta.cl
Bus from Valparaíso to Santiago
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
pullmancosta.cl
Book at
pullmancosta.cl
Bus from Valparaíso to Metro Pajaritos
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
pullmancosta.cl
Book at
pullmancosta.cl
Condor Bus
Phone
+56 22 822 7528
Email
clientescondor@condorbus.cl
Website
condorbus.cl
Bus from Valparaíso to Santiago - Terminal Sur
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
condorbus.cl
Semi Bed
$10 - $14
Suite
$27 - $31
Bus from Valparaíso to Rancagua
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Schedules at
condorbus.cl
Semi Bed
$14 - $20
Suite
$34 - $38
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Valparaiso to Santiago - Sur
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Andimar
Website
andimar.cl
Bus from Santiago to San Fernando
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
andimar.cl
Buses Nilahue
Phone
(562) 776-1139
Email
info@busesnilahue.cl
Website
nilahue.com
Bus from Santiago to San Fernando
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
nilahue.com
Bus from San Fernando to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
nilahue.com
Bus from Rancagua to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
nilahue.com

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