El Chaltén, trekking capital of Argentina

Province of Santa Cruz • Argentina

Bus service in El Chaltén

El Chaltén is located 215 km from El Calafate town, where the nearest airport is situated. The shuttle is exclusively by land, through paved roads in excellent conditions. Some transport companies also offer connections to other destinations on Route 40, such as Perito Moreno, Los Antiguos, Bariloche, etc.

Here you will find all companies offering daily bus service along with their updated departure schedules. You can also check the state of the routes in the province of Santa Cruz (only in spanish).

The daily bus service between El Calafate and El Chaltén works all year round, with at least two daily frequencies (return) morning and evening. During the tourist season (November to Easter inclusive) a third frequency is added, usually at noon. The journey by bus from El Chalten to or from El Calafate is about 3 hours. Buses that leave from El Chalten to Calafate in the morning schedule (and in high season in the noon frequency) pass through El Calafate International Airport for leaving passengers.

You may also be interested in the Transfer service (Private transport) to various attractions such as Lago del Desierto, Estancias, camping sites outside El Chaltén, or some distant trail headers.


Address: Bus Terminal, Stand 3
Phone: ++54 2062 493150 (DDN: 02962 493150)

Showing El Chaltén for 20 years, offering our regular and special transport service. Daily shuttle between El Chalten and El Calafate. We also offer regular departures to and from Perito Moreno and Los Antiguos on Route 40. Winter office hours: 7:30 to 11:30 and 17:00 to 21:30 pm.


Chaltén Travel

Address: Bus Terminal, Stand 4
Phone: ++54 2962 493392 (DDN: 02962 493392)

Daily buses: El Chaltén - El Calafate and El Chaltén - Bariloche


Address: Bus Terminal, Stand 2
Phone: ++54 2962 493130 (DDN: 02962 493130)

Buses with regular departures (no daily): El Chaltén - El Calafate. National Route 40.

Bus departures schedule

From El Calafate to El Chaltén
Frequency: every day
Timetable: 07:30 hs (TAQSA), 08:00 hs (CalTur y Chalten Travel), 13:00 hs (CalTur y Chalten Travel), 16:30 hs (TAQSA), 18:00 hs (Chalten Travel y CalTur).

From El Chaltén to El Calafate
Frequency: every day
Timetable: 07:30 (ChaltenTravel), 08:00 hs (CalTur), 11:00 hs (TAQSA), 13:00 hs (CalTur y Chalten Travel), 18:00 hs. (Chalten Travel y CalTur) y 19:30 hs (Taqsa).

Duration: 3 hours each way.
Data supplied by the respective bus companies.

State of routes

From early June to mid-September, some routes can accumulate snow or ice. Here you can see the Report of transitability on National Routes (spanish) provided by Provincial General Highway Administration.



by Miguel A. Alonso

It includes maps of all trails, color photograph and the possibility of extending and updating the content using QR codes.