Busses to and from El Chaltén

Passenger ground transportation service, connecting different destinations in Argentine and Chilean Patagonia.

El Chaltén town is located about 125 mi (200 km) from the El Calafate international airport and can only be accessed by land, traveling along the scenic National Route 40 and Provincial Route 41. All routes are paved and in very good condition, so the trip takes approximately 3 hours.

The daily bus service between El Calafate and El Chaltén operates all year round, with at least two daily frequencies (departure and return) in the morning and afternoon. During the tourist season (from October to April) several additional frequencies are added.

Some transportation companies offer connections to other destinations northward on Route 40 (such as Perito Moreno, Los Antiguos, Bariloche, etc.) or to Chile towards the South (Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, etc.). Ask for further information to any of the bus companies listed below.

El Calafate El Chaltén

Schedules *

From El Calafate to El Chaltén

08:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 08:20 Hs
08:20 Hs: TAQSA 08:40 Hs
10:30 Hs: Chaltén Travel 10:50 Hs
11:00 Hs: Chaltén Travel, TAQSA 11:20 Hs
12:00 Hs: TAQSA 12:20 Hs
13:00 Hs: Caltur 13:20 Hs
14:30 Hs: Chaltén Travel 14:50 Hs
18.00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel, TAQSA 18:20 Hs
time it passes through the airport.

From El Chaltén to El Calafate

03:00 Hs: TAQSA 05:40 Hs
08:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel, TAQSA 10:40 Hs
11:30 Hs: Chaltén Travel 14:10 Hs
12:30 Hs: TAQSA 15:10 Hs
13:00 Hs: Caltur, Chaltén Travel 15:40 Hs
14:30 Hs: Chaltén Travel 17:10 Hs
15:00 Hs: TAQSA 17:40 Hs
18.00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 20:40 Hs
19.00 Hs: TAQSA 21:40 Hs
time it passes through the airport.

Ticket price

AR$ 22.000 one way, from or to El Calafate (or Airport)

The bus goes through the Cte. Armando Tola International Airport.

- Pick up passengers at the airport when going to El Chaltén.
- Drop off passengers at the airport when going to El Calafate.

Total travel time: 3 hours approximately.
Distance between El Calafate and El Chaltén: 133 ml (215 Km).

* Data provided by the transport companies.

Bus companies


Bus Terminal, Stand 3
+54 2062 493150

CALTUR has more than 30 uninterrupted years of experience making known the wonders of Patagonia. Our regular line of special passenger and departure transport connects El Chaltén and El Calafate with buses at different times daily. We also offer regular departures to the Perito Moreno Glacier and tourist services. BUY YOUR TIQUET HERE


Armando Tola International Airport
+54 9 2902 414310

Direct connection between El Calafate Airport and El Chaltén. Door to Door Service. We wait for you in the arrivals hall of the Armando Tola Airport, and we take you directly to the front door of your hotel in El Chaltén. We serve all flights. Shared services (intercity transfers) and private cars. Return from El Chaltén to the airport and to the city of El Calafate. Local transfer services in El Chaltén and El Calafate. We offer professional, reliable and very comfortable transportation. Operating since 2004. BUY YOUR TIQUET HERE

Chaltén Travel

Av. San Martín 724
+54 2902 491833

Chalten Travel is a Patagonian company with more than 20 years of life. We have daily departures from El Calafate to El Chaltén every day at 08hs, 13hs and 18hs, with returns at the same times from 15 November to 15 April. We go daily to Los Antiguos for the mythical Route 40 with connection to Bariloche and austral road (Chile). BUY YOUR TIQUET HERE


Bus Terminal, Stand 2
+54 2062 493130

Direct connection between El Calafate Airport and El Chaltén. Transfer of passengers and parcels. We have several alternatives to take you to all the destinations in Patagonia: El Bolsón, Esquel, Río Gallegos, Perito Moreno, Ushuaia, Los Antiguos, El Chaltén, El Calafate, Comodoro Rivadavia, Cmte. Luis Piedra Buena, Caleta Olivia y Bariloche. New destinations in Chile: Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas from Río Gallegos and Chile Chico - access door to Marble Chapels - from Los Antiguos. Book and pay your ticket online!

More ground transportation options


Vehicle rental without driver in El Chaltén, El Calafate city and airport.

See rent-a-car

Private transfers

Minivans, all terrain vehicles and cars to and from the Airport and other points of interest in Southern Patagonia.

See private transfers