How to travel from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes, Argentina

The distance between Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes is around 1,489km (925 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 50m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes by plane, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out San Martín de los AndesMar del Plata if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Mar del Plata (MDQ) to Chapelco (CPC).

  • Duration3h 50m
  • Flight time3h 15m
  • Typical cost
    ARS 48,390($380)
Operated by

Aerolíneas Argentinas

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Bus

Take the bus to General Roca and then to San Martín de los Andes.

  • Duration20hrs
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    ARS 8,785($69)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Drive

Drive to San Martín de los Andes.

  • Duration17h 40m
  • Distance1,489km (925 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes

There are several options for getting from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around ARS 8,785 ($69) and will take around 20hrs. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 50m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately ARS 48,390 ($380).

The distance between Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes is around 1,489km (925 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,204km (748 miles)

It takes around 3h 50m to get from Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 17h 40m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes is to fly which takes around 3h 50m and will set you back approx ARS 48,390 ($380).

The cheapest way to travel between Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around ARS 8,785 ($69) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes. We recommend that you fly from Mar del Plata (MDQ) to Chapelco (CPC). instead which will take 3h 50m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes. It typically takes around 20hrs and departs twice a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in General Roca. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 20hrs.

Via Bariloche and Chevallier run regular bus services between Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes. Buses run twice a week and take around 20hrs on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes. Flights depart from Mar del Plata (MDQ) and arrive at Chapelco (CPC) - via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). The flight takes around 3h 15m.

There is no direct flight from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes. There is however a flight that goes via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP). This services will take at least 3h 50m (not including layover time).

The flight from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes typically takes around 3h 15m. Flights depart from Mar del Plata (MDQ) and and arrive into Chapelco (CPC).

The closest major airport to San Martín de los Andes is Aviador Carlos Campos Airport (CPC) (CPC) which is approximately 10km (6 miles) from San Martín de los Andes. San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC) (BRC) and Presidente Perón International Airport (NQN) (NQN) 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 Mar del Plata and San Martín de los Andes. The distance is around 1,489km (925 miles) by road and it will take around 17h 40m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 50m and will usually cost around ARS 48,390 ($380).

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Transport options from Mar del Plata to San Martín de los Andes
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 50m
ARS 48,390($380)
on demand1,697km (1,054 miles)
Bus
20hrs
ARS 8,785($69)
twice a week1,505km (935 miles)
Drive
17h 40m
ARS 20,505($160)
on demand1,489km (925 miles)

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Airports near San Martín de los Andes

The following major airports near San Martín de los Andes offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Argentina and internationally.

CPC
Aviador Carlos Campos Airport (CPC)
Domestic Airport
Distance
10km (6 miles) from San Martín de los Andes
BRC
San Carlos de Bariloche Airport (BRC)
International Airport
Distance
113km (70 miles) from San Martín de los Andes
NQN
Presidente Perón International Airport (NQN)
International Airport
Distance
296km (184 miles) from San Martín de los Andes