How to get from Buenos Aires, Argentina

  1. First you must take a flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. There are about 16 daily flights from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in high season.
  2. Then, you can take the bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales, there are about 2 Regular line Buses, its about 350 km and the trip takes 4,5 hours including the border documentation.
  3. The next day or if you arrive early, you have to take the Bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine.

IMPORTANT: Due to bus schedules from El Calafate, is probable you won’t be able to connect the same day to Torres del Paine, you must consider doing it the next day. We suggest you to ask in the different Bus companies.

Air Transportation

Company Web site
LAN www.lan.com
AEROLÍNEAS ARGENTINAS www.aerolineas.com.ar

Buses

Referential schedules:

Departure Days Time Important (avaliable from)
Bus Station – El Calafate (Office nº7) Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 08:00hrs October
Bus Station – El Calafate (Office nº7) Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 08:00hrs November
Bus Station – El Calafate Monday, Wednesday & Friday 16:30hrs November

Puerto Natales – El Calafate – Puerto Natales

Bus line Telephone Address Web Site
Buses Zaahj (54-2902) 491631 OFICINA EL CALAFATE: Terminal de El Calafate Bus station – Office #07 www.turismozaahj.co.cl

Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine

Bus Line Telephone Address
Buses María José (+56-61) 241 09 51 http://www.busesmariajose.com/ Av. España Street 1455, Bus Station, Puerto Natales

Arriendo de Vehículos

Company Telephone Web Site
Avis (56-61) 241182 www.avis.cl
Hertz (56-2) 420 5222 www.hertz.cl
Budget (56-2) 362 3200 www.budget.cl
Econorent 600 – 200 0000 www.econorent.net