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
12:30 Hs: TAQSA 12:50 Hs
13:30 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 13:50 Hs
18.00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 18:15 Hs
19:30 Hs: TAQSA 19:45 Hs

From El Chaltén to El Calafate

08:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel, TAQSA 10:30 Hs
12:30 Hs: TAQSA 15:00 Hs
13:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 15:40 Hs
18:00 Hs: Cal-Tur, Chaltén Travel 20:40 Hs
19:30 Hs: TAQSA 22:00 Hs

Ticket price

AR$ 2500 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).

* Valid schedules from November 1, 2021. 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 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


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!


Armando Tola International Airport Office N° 1
+54 9 2902 414310

From the airport hall to your hotel in El Chalten. Since 2004, we are the only official transportation company from El Calafate Airport to El Chalten, back to the Airport and the city of El Calafate, and local transfer services. We offer professional, reliable and very comfortable transportation. Whether it is in our Regular Line service to El Chalten’s bus terminal, our Shuttle Bus service with Door-to-Door pickup and drop off to your own accommodation, or our exclusive private-vehicle services to meet your schedule and number of passengers’ needs, we have you covered.

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