Busses to and from El Chaltén

El Calafate El Chaltén

Schedules *

From El Calafate to El Chaltén

08:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel
08:00 Hs: TAQSA ( 08:30 hs)
12:30 Hs: TAQSA ( 12:50 hs)
13:30 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel
16:30 Hs: TAQSA ( 17:30 hs)
18.00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel
21.00 Hs: Chaltén Travel

From El Chaltén to El Calafate

07:30 Hs: Chaltén Travel
08:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, TAQSA
11:00 Hs: Chaltén Travel
12:30 Hs: TAQSA
13:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel
18:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel
19:30 Hs: TAQSA

Ticket price

from AR$ 800 one way

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

Travel distance: 215 km. Duration: 2:45 hours approx. All busses depart and arrive only from the bus terminal of El Calafate and bus terminal of El Chaltén. Data provided by the transport companies.

* Valid schedules for November, 2019.

Bus companies

Las Lengas

Bus Terminal, Office 6
+54 9 2902 414310

Regular bus line to Lago del Desierto (September to Easter). Optional stops at Hostería El Pilar, Río Eléctrico and Estancia Los Huemules. A 4-hour waiting time is included at the lake while hiking to the Huemul Glacier, taking the lake tour or having lunch in the restaurant in Punta Sur (activities are not included in the service). It is a comfortable and economical option to embark and navigate to the North shore of the lake where you can hike to the border milestone of Argentina and Chile.


Bus Terminal, Stand 3
+54 2062 493150

CALTUR has more than 20 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

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

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!

About the bus service

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 2.45 to 3 hours.

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.

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.

Some transport companies also offer connections to other destinations on Route 40, such as Perito Moreno, Los Antiguos, Bariloche, etc.

Private transfers

Another way to get from the airport or different places of interest in the area such as Lago Del Desierto, camping sites nearby, distant headtrails, etc.

Go to private transfers