How to travel from El Chaltén to Puerto Madryn, Argentina

The distance between El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn is around 1,239km (770 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 5h 35m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from El Chaltén to Puerto Madryn 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 Puerto MadrynEl Chaltén if you're planning a return trip.

🚀 Fastest
1
bus
+
plane
+
bus
+

Bus and Plane

Take the bus to El Calafate then fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Trelew (REL) then take the bus to Puerto Madryn.

  • Duration5h 35m
  • Flight time1h 30m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 36,930($290)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

2
3 x bus
+

Bus

Take the bus to Gobernador Gregores then Puerto Santa Cruz and then to Puerto Madryn.

  • Duration20h 45m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    ARS 8,025($63)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

3 similiar routes

We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

3
car
+

Drive

Drive to Puerto Madryn.

  • Duration18h 30m
  • Distance1,314km (817 miles)
Get turn-by-turn directions

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn

There are several options for getting from El Chaltén to Puerto Madryn by bus, plane and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around ARS 6,365 ($50) and will take around 1 day 8h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take the bus and then fly and arrive in approximately 5h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 36,930 ($290).

The distance between El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn is around 1,239km (770 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,865km (1,780 miles)

It takes around 5h 35m to get from El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn by bus and plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 18h 30m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from El Chaltén to Puerto Madryn is to take the bus and then fly which takes around 5h 35m and will set you back approx ARS 36,930 ($290).

The cheapest way to travel between El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 6,365 ($50) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn. We recommend that you take the bus to El Calafate then fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Trelew (REL) then take the bus to Puerto Madryn. instead which will take 5h 35m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn. It typically takes around 20h 45m and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from El Chaltén to Puerto Madryn. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Gobernador Gregores, Puerto Santa Cruz and Luis Piedrabuena. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 20h 45m.

Chalten Travel, Marga Taqsa, Viatac, Tramat, Buses Becker, Cooperativa Sportman, Andesmar, Via Bariloche, Don Otto, Cooperativa de Trabajo Transportes la Union LTAD and Condor Estrella run regular bus services between El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn. Buses run once daily and take around 20h 45m 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 Puerto Madryn. We recommend that you take the bus to El Calafate then fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Trelew (REL) then take the bus to Puerto Madryn. instead which will take 5h 35m.

The closest major airport to Puerto Madryn is Posadas Airport (PSS) (PSS) which is approximately 86km (53 miles) from Puerto Madryn. Formosa International Airport (FMA) (FMA) and Camba Punta Airport (CNQ) (CNQ) 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 Puerto Madryn. The distance is around 1,314km (817 miles) by road and it will take around 18h 30m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from El Chaltén to Puerto Madryn is to take the bus and then fly which takes, on average, 5h 35m and will usually cost around ARS 36,930 ($290).

How do I get from El Chaltén to Puerto Madryn

Compare travel optionsbetween El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn

Transport options from El Chaltén to Puerto Madryn
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Bus and Plane + 1 similar
5h 35m
ARS 36,930($290)
5 times a day1,239km (770 miles)
Bus to El Calafate, Fly8hrs
ARS 32,980($260)
5 times a day3,387km (2,105 miles)
Bus + 3 similar
20h 45m
ARS 8,025($63)
once daily1,553km (965 miles)
Bus via Bajo Caracoles23h 10m
ARS 13,115($105)
twice daily1,478km (918 miles)
Bus via Tecka1 day 2h
ARS 16,680($130)
once daily1,822km (1,132 miles)
Bus via Perito Moreno1 day 8h
ARS 6,365($50)
once daily1,480km (919 miles)
Drive
18h 30m
ARS 18,085($140)
on demand1,314km (817 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between El Chaltén and Puerto Madryn

Bus companies

Airlines

Airports near Puerto Madryn

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

PSS
Posadas Airport (PSS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
86km (53 miles) from Puerto Madryn
FMA
Formosa International Airport (FMA)
International Airport
Distance
341km (212 miles) from Puerto Madryn
CNQ
Camba Punta Airport (CNQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
361km (224 miles) from Puerto Madryn