How to Get There

  • By Bus

Transit time by bus between El Calafate and El Chalten is of about 2,5 and 3 hours. Please confirm bus schedules and fares in each company since they might change, please find below the latest information available:

ZONA AUSTRAL:

Tel +54 2962 493155
reservas@zonaaustralturismo.com
Price single ride $650
Schedule: 7:30hs AM and 7.30hs PM

TAQSA:
Tel +54 2962 493130
taqsaech@taqsa.com.ar
Price single ride: $450
Schedule: El Calafate to El Chalten 7.30 hs AM
El Chalten – El Calafate 5.30 PM

LAS LENGAS:
laslengaselchalten@yahoo.com.ar
Tel +54 2962 493023
Price single ride:  $650
Schedule: 7:30am and during the whole day their shutles depart from El Calafate Airport (coordinated with flight arrivals) to your lodging in El Chalten

Caltur
terminalchalten@hotmail.com
tel 02962 493 150
Price single ride $ 450
Schedule 8AM , 1PM y 6.30PM

(in both directions to and from El Calafate)

Chalten Travel
infochalten@chaltentravel.com
02962 493 192
Price single ride $ 450
Schedule 8AM , 1PM y 6.30PM

(in both directions to and from El Calafate)
The tickets can always be purchased directly at El Calafate Bus Station and Caltur and Chalten Travel can also be booked in advance at:

www.plataforma10.com

 

From Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales there are dayly buses in high season departing from and to El Calafate with companies Cootra, Zaahj and Always Glaciers. The trip to El Calafate lasts about 5-6 hours and costs 500 pesos single ticket.

  • By Car

From El Calafate: El Chalten is 218 kilómetres away from El Calafate by route 11, renowed route 40 and the last 90 kms by route 23 which is paved from 2010.

 

From Rio Gallegos: We are 468 kms from Rio Gallegos (Santa Cruz capital) through route 5, then route 11 and and the last 90 kms by route 23 which is paved from 2010

  • By Plane:

El Chalten does not have and airport and the nearest one is in El Calafate (with more than 10 dayly frequencies with Aerolineas Argentinas, Latam and LADE). Then you can always take a chance through Rio Gallegos.