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.

Daily departure schedule

Last update: June 27, 2024

From El Calafate to El Chaltén

08:00 Caltur Chaltén Travel 08:20

11:00 Chaltén Travel 11:20

15:30 TAQSA 15:50

17:00 Chaltén Travel 17:20

18:00 Caltur 18:20

From El Chaltén to El Calafate

08:00 Caltur Chaltén Travel TAQSA 10:40

11:30 Chaltén Travel 14:10

17:00 Chaltén Travel 19:40

18:00 Caltur 20:40

It's the time at which busses passes at the "Armando Tola" International Airport. Data provided by the transport companies.

One way ticket

AR$ 24.000

Price per person.

Municipal tax

AR$ 2.000

Price per person.
Fee for the Right to use the El Chaltén Bus Terminal. Payment is made at Window 7 starting at 7:00 a.m.

Travel time

3 hours

Estimated time for the 134 miles land route between the El Calafate Bus Terminal and the El Chaltén Bus Terminal.


The buses pick up passengers at the airport when they go from the city of El Calafate to El Chaltén, and drop off passengers when going from El Chaltén to El Calafate.

Bus companies


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


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!

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 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

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