Busses to and from El Chaltén

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

El Calafate El Chaltén

Schedules *

From El Calafate to El Chaltén

08:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel, TAQSA 08:20 Hs
11:00 Hs: Chaltén Travel 11:20 Hs
13:00 Hs: TAQSA 13:20 Hs
13:30 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 13:50 Hs
18.00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 18:20 Hs
19:00 Hs: TAQSA 19:20 Hs
21:00 Hs: Chaltén Travel 21:20 Hs

time it passes through the airport.

From El Chaltén to El Calafate

08:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel, TAQSA 10:40 Hs
11:00 Hs: Chaltén Travel 13:40 Hs
12:30 Hs: TAQSA 15:10 Hs
13:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 15:40 Hs
18.00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 20:40 Hs
19:00 Hs: TAQSA 21:40 Hs
19:30 Hs: Chaltén Travel 22:10 Hs

time it passes through the airport.

Ticket price

AR$ 5.400 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

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!


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


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

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.

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