How to travel from El Chaltén to Bahía Blanca, Argentina

The distance between El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca is around 1,968km (1,223 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 7h 30m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from El Chaltén to Bahía Blanca by bus, plane, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Bahía BlancaEl Chaltén if you're planning a return trip.

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Bus and Plane

Take the bus to El Calafate then fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Bahia Blanca (BHI).

  • Duration7h 30m
  • Flight time4h 20m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 40,880($320)
Operated by

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Bus

Take the bus to San Carlos de Bariloche and then to Bahía Blanca.

  • Duration1 day 8h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 10,315($81)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

2 similiar routes

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to San Carlos de Bariloche then take the train to Viedma then take the bus to Bahía Blanca.

  • Duration1 day 17h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    ARS 9,295($73)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Bahía Blanca.

  • Duration1 day 1h
  • Distance1,968km (1,223 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca

There are several options for getting from El Chaltén to Bahía Blanca by bus, plane, 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 take the bus and then fly and arrive in approximately 7h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 40,880 ($320).

The distance between El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca is around 1,968km (1,223 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,451km (902 miles)

It takes around 7h 30m to get from El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca by bus and plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 1h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from El Chaltén to Bahía Blanca is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 7h 30m and will set you back approx ARS 40,880 ($320).

The cheapest way to travel between El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca, 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 El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca. We recommend that you take the bus to El Calafate then fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Bahia Blanca (BHI). instead which will take 7h 30m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca. It typically takes around 1 day 8h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from El Chaltén to Bahía Blanca. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in San Carlos de Bariloche. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 8h.

Chalten Travel, Marga Taqsa, Via Bariloche, Caltur, Viatac, Tramat, El Valle, Cooperativa de Trabajo Transportes la Union LTAD, Don Otto, Condor Estrella and Andesmar run regular bus services between El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 8h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from El Chaltén to Bahía Blanca. We recommend that you take the bus to El Calafate then fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Bahia Blanca (BHI). instead which will take 7h 30m.

The closest major airport to Bahía Blanca is Comandante Espora Airport (BHI) (BHI) which is approximately 10km (6 miles) from Bahía Blanca. Gobernador Edgardo Castello Airport (VDM) (VDM) and Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ) (MDQ) 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 El Chaltén and Bahía Blanca. The distance is around 1,968km (1,223 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 El Chaltén to Bahía Blanca is to take the bus and then fly which takes, on average, 7h 30m and will usually cost around ARS 40,880 ($320).

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Transport options from El Chaltén to Bahía Blanca
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus and Plane
7h 30m
ARS 40,880($320)
5 times a day2,882km (1,791 miles)
Bus + 2 similar
1 day 8h
ARS 10,315($81)
once daily2,411km (1,498 miles)
Bus via El Calafate1 day 8h
ARS 13,880($110)
once daily2,431km (1,511 miles)
Bus via Perito Moreno1 day 19h
ARS 4,455($35)
once daily2,243km (1,394 miles)
Bus and Train
1 day 17h
ARS 9,295($73)
once a week2,556km (1,588 miles)
Drive
1 day 1h
ARS 27,125($215)
on demand1,968km (1,223 miles)

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Airports near Bahía Blanca

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

BHI
Comandante Espora Airport (BHI)
Domestic Airport
Distance
10km (6 miles) from Bahía Blanca
VDM
Gobernador Edgardo Castello Airport (VDM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
247km (154 miles) from Bahía Blanca
MDQ
Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ)
International Airport
Distance
419km (260 miles) from Bahía Blanca