How to travel from Bariloche to El Chaltén, Argentina

The distance between Bariloche and El Chaltén is around 1,264km (786 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 25m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Bariloche to El Chaltén by plane, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Plane and Bus

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) to El Calafate (FTE) then take the bus to El Chaltén.

  • Duration5h 25m
  • Flight time1h 45m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 36,295($285)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Bus

Take the bus to El Chaltén.

  • Duration19h 15m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 3,950($31)
Operated by

Chalten Travel

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1 similiar route

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Drive

Drive to El Chaltén.

  • Duration21h 10m
  • Distance1,441km (895 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Bariloche and El Chaltén

There are several options for getting from Bariloche to El Chaltén by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around ARS 3,950 ($31) and will take around 19h 15m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 5h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 36,295 ($285).

The distance between Bariloche and El Chaltén is around 1,264km (786 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 919km (571 miles)

It takes around 5h 25m to get from Bariloche and El Chaltén by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 21h 10m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Bariloche to El Chaltén is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 25m and will set you back approx ARS 36,295 ($285).

The cheapest way to travel between Bariloche and El Chaltén, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 3,950 ($31) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Bariloche and El Chaltén. We recommend that you fly from San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) to El Calafate (FTE) then take the bus to El Chaltén. instead which will take 5h 25m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Bariloche and El Chaltén. It typically takes around 19h 15m and departs once daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Bariloche and El Chaltén with no changeovers required. The bus runs once daily and takes 19h 15m.

Chalten Travel, Marga Taqsa and Via Bariloche run regular bus services between Bariloche and El Chaltén. Buses run once daily and take around 19h 15m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Bariloche to El Chaltén. We recommend that you fly from San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) to El Calafate (FTE) then take the bus to El Chaltén. instead which will take 5h 25m.

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 Bariloche and El Chaltén. The distance is around 1,441km (895 miles) by road and it will take around 21h 10m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Bariloche to El Chaltén is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 5h 25m and will usually cost around ARS 36,295 ($285).

How do I get from Bariloche to El Chaltén

Compare travel optionsbetween Bariloche and El Chaltén

Transport options from Bariloche to El Chaltén
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus
5h 25m
ARS 36,295($285)
5 times a day1,264km (786 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
19h 15m
ARS 3,950($31)
once daily1,444km (897 miles)
Bus via El Hoyo1 day 3h
ARS 18,720($145)
once daily1,609km (1,000 miles)
Drive
21h 10m
ARS 19,865($155)
on demand1,441km (895 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