How to travel from Bahía Blanca to El Chaltén, Argentina

The distance between Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén is around 1,967km (1,222 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 7h 60m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Bahía Blanca to El Chaltén by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out El ChalténBahía Blanca if you're planning a return trip.

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Plane and Bus

Fly from Bahia Blanca (BHI) to El Calafate (FTE) then take the bus to El Chaltén.

  • Duration7h 60m
  • Flight time4h 25m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 51,195($400)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Bus via General Conesa

Take the bus to General Conesa, Comandante Luis Piedra Buena then Gobernador Gregores and then to El Chaltén.

  • Duration1 day 7h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 12,735($100)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

2 similiar routes

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Viedma then take the train to San Carlos de Bariloche then take the bus to El Chaltén.

  • Duration1 day 16h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    ARS 9,295($73)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to El Chaltén.

  • Duration1 day 1h
  • Distance1,967km (1,222 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén

There are several options for getting from Bahía Blanca to El Chaltén by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around ARS 4,455 ($35) and will take around 1 day 19h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 7h 60m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 51,195 ($400).

The distance between Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén is around 1,967km (1,222 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,451km (902 miles)

It takes around 7h 60m to get from Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 1h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Bahía Blanca to El Chaltén is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 7h 60m and will set you back approx ARS 51,195 ($400).

The cheapest way to travel between Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 4,455 ($35) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén. We recommend that you fly from Bahia Blanca (BHI) to El Calafate (FTE) then take the bus to El Chaltén. instead which will take 7h 60m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén. It typically takes around 1 day 9h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Bahía Blanca to El Chaltén. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Bariloche. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 9h.

Via Bariloche, Chalten Travel, Marga Taqsa, Andesmar, Viatac, Tramat, Don Otto, Condor Estrella and Cooperativa de Trabajo Transportes la Union LTAD run regular bus services between Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 9h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Bahía Blanca to El Chaltén. We recommend that you fly from Bahia Blanca (BHI) to El Calafate (FTE) then take the bus to El Chaltén. instead which will take 7h 60m.

The closest major airport to El Chaltén is Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE) (FTE) which is approximately 122km (76 miles) from El Chaltén. Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport (RGL) (RGL) and General Enrique Mosconi International Airport (CRD) (CRD) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Bahía Blanca and El Chaltén. The distance is around 1,967km (1,222 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 1h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Bahía Blanca to El Chaltén is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 7h 60m and will usually cost around ARS 51,195 ($400).

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Transport options from Bahía Blanca to El Chaltén
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus + 1 similar
7h 60m
ARS 51,195($400)
5 times a day2,888km (1,794 miles)
Fly to Rio Gallegos (RGL), bus11h 40m
ARS 39,605($310)
twice daily3,195km (1,985 miles)
Bus via General Conesa + 2 similar
1 day 7h
ARS 12,735($100)
once daily2,284km (1,419 miles)
Bus1 day 9h
ARS 10,315($81)
once daily2,417km (1,502 miles)
Bus via Comodoro Rivadavia1 day 19h
ARS 4,455($35)
once daily2,244km (1,395 miles)
Bus and Train
1 day 16h
ARS 9,295($73)
once a week2,555km (1,588 miles)
Drive
1 day 1h
ARS 27,125($215)
on demand1,967km (1,222 miles)

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Airports near El Chaltén

The following major airports near El Chaltén offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Argentina and internationally.

FTE
Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE)
International Airport
Distance
122km (76 miles) from El Chaltén
RGL
Piloto Civil Norberto Fernández International Airport (RGL)
International Airport
Distance
361km (224 miles) from El Chaltén
CRD
General Enrique Mosconi International Airport (CRD)
International Airport
Distance
566km (352 miles) from El Chaltén