How to get from Santiago, Chile

  1. First Step: Santiago to Punta Arenas..
    You can get to Torres del Paine by plane, bus or car. From Santiago there are about 3100 kilometres to Punta Arenas. The flight is about 4,15 h.  We recommend you to connect with the Regular Bus from the airport of Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales and then take the bus to Torres del Paine, you must ask this service to the Bus line company (www.busfernandez.com or www.busespacheco.com)
  2. Second step: Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales..
    We recommend you take a bus, verifying first the schedule directly with the Bus Company (254 Km / type of road/Paved). There are about 10 daily frequencies.
  3. Third step: Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine..
    There are just 112 Km. between Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine National Park. You may arrive by Bus or vehicle, there are 2 routes to go to the Park (by car), one of them is 100% unpaved road and the other one and most popular 50% unpaved road and 50% paved.

How to arrive by Bus from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine

Between the 1st of November and March 31st there are two daily frequencies. During mid September, October and April there is only one frequency per day at 7:30 AM (*confirm first departure date).

Departure from Puerto Natales Laguna Amarga (park entrance) Pudeto (catamaran) Administration (final destination) Comments
7:30 9:45 10:45 11:45 Frequency available from mid September to April * confirm first departure date
14:30 16:30 17:30 18:00pm Frequency available from the 1st of November to the 31st of March

Exit

Departure from Administration Pudeto (catamaran) Laguna Amarga (park entrance) Puerto Natales (final destination) Comments
13:00 13:45 15:00 17:00 Frequency available from mid September to April * confirm first departure date
18:15 19:00 19:45 22:00 Frequency available from the 1st of November to the 31st of March

How to arrive by Car to Torres del Paine

There are to routes to go to the Park:

  • The first option is to take the north exit from the city, straight through the paved road to Cerro Castillo, about 54 Km from Puerto Natales. After the crossing point (in Cerro Castillo) you must turn left (through un paved road) until the entrance to the Park (Portería Laguna Amarga).
  • The second option is also taking the north exit from the city, then about 23 Km from Puerto Natales, you turn left taking the unpaved road, and after 1,15 hours you will be arriving to the western entrance to the Park “Portería Río Serrano”.  This route also takes you to la “Cueva del Milodón” about 30 minutes from Puerto Natales.

Transport Companies

Líneas Aéreas

Company Frequency (approximate)  Website
LAN 4 daily frequencies www.lan.com
SKY 1 daily frequencies www.skyairline.cl

Land Transportation (From Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales)

Bus Line Telephone Website
Buses Fernández (+56-61) 221429 www.busesfernandez.com
Buses Pacheco (+56-61) 225527 www.busespacheco.com
Bus – Sur (+56-61) 227145 www.bus-sur.cl

Land Transportation (From Puerto Natales to the Park)

Bus Line Telephone Address
Buses María José (+56-61) 2 410951 http://www.busesmariajose.com/ Av. España 1455, local 8, Estación de Bus (Bus station), Puerto Natales

Car Rental

Company Telephone Website
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

 

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