How to travel from El Chaltén to Mar del Plata, Argentina

The distance between El Chaltén and Mar del Plata is around 2,496km (1,551 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 7hrs.

4 routes found

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

👋 Also check out Mar del PlataEl 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 Mar del Plata (MDQ).

  • Duration7hrs
  • Flight time3h 55m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 40,495($320)
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Bus

Take the bus to San Carlos de Bariloche and then to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration1 day 14h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 11,590($90)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

1 similiar route

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Drive

Drive to Mar del Plata.

  • Duration1 day 7h
  • Distance2,496km (1,551 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between El Chaltén and Mar del Plata

There are several options for getting from El Chaltén to Mar del Plata by bus, plane and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around ARS 5,475 ($43) and will take around 2 days 2h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take the bus and then fly and arrive in approximately 7hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 40,495 ($320).

The distance between El Chaltén and Mar del Plata is around 2,496km (1,551 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,757km (1,092 miles)

It takes around 7hrs to get from El Chaltén and Mar del Plata by bus and plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 7h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from El Chaltén to Mar del Plata is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 7hrs and will set you back approx ARS 40,495 ($320).

The cheapest way to travel between El Chaltén and Mar del Plata, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 5,475 ($43) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between El Chaltén and Mar del Plata. We recommend that you take the bus to El Calafate then fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Mar del Plata (MDQ). instead which will take 7hrs.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from El Chaltén and Mar del Plata. It typically takes around 1 day 14h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from El Chaltén to Mar del Plata. 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 14h.

Chalten Travel, Marga Taqsa, Via Bariloche, Cooperativa de Trabajo Transportes la Union LTAD and Don Otto run regular bus services between El Chaltén and Mar del Plata. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 14h 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 Mar del Plata. We recommend that you take the bus to El Calafate then fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Mar del Plata (MDQ). instead which will take 7hrs.

The closest major airport to Mar del Plata is Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ) (MDQ) which is approximately 7km (5 miles) from Mar del Plata. Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE) (EZE) and Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) (AEP) 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 Mar del Plata. The distance is around 2,496km (1,551 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 7h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from El Chaltén to Mar del Plata is to take the bus and then fly which takes, on average, 7hrs and will usually cost around ARS 40,495 ($320).

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Transport options from El Chaltén to Mar del Plata
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus and Plane
7hrs
ARS 40,495($320)
5 times a day2,691km (1,672 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
1 day 14h
ARS 11,590($90)
once daily2,892km (1,797 miles)
Bus via Perito Moreno2 days 2h
ARS 5,475($43)
once daily2,724km (1,692 miles)
Drive
1 day 7h
ARS 34,385($270)
on demand2,496km (1,551 miles)

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Airports near Mar del Plata

The following major airports near Mar del Plata offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Argentina and internationally.

MDQ
Astor Piazzolla International Airport (MDQ)
International Airport
Distance
7km (5 miles) from Mar del Plata
EZE
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
International Airport
Distance
365km (227 miles) from Mar del Plata
AEP
Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP)
International Airport
Distance
391km (243 miles) from Mar del Plata