Arrivals, Transfers & Transport


Punta Arenas is situated beside the Magallanes Strait, several thousand kilometres south from Santiago. It is not connected by road through Chile – one has to go via Argentina if driving.

Consequently, the only way to get to Punta Arenas is by flying from Santiago; by ship from Argentina; by road from El Calafate and Puerto Natales; by flight or ferry from Puerto Williams.

Here, below, we list the options:

Flight and Transfer

El Calafate Flights
From Santiago

Flight 4hrs (or 4.5hrs if via Puerto Montt)

Regular flights are operated by a number of airlines from Santiago, international airport.

From Puerto Natales

Puerto Natales Bus From Punta Arenas Experience Chile
Bus, private transfer or rent a car

Either way the journey will take 3hrs.

From Puerto Williams

Puerto Williams Ferry Yaghan Experience Chile

Flight with Dap airlines 40mins


Ferry Yaghan will take 32hrs, therefore overnight in reclining seats.

From Antarctica

Punta Arenas Antarctica 21 Experience Chile

Antarctica 21 (as part of an Antarctica expedition trip)

From El Calafate

Puerto Natales Bus From Punta Arenas Experience Chile
  • Bus to Puerto Natales 6hrs
  • Bus to Punta Arenas 3hrs

From Ushuaia

Punta Arenas Australis Cruise Experience Chile

Australis Cruise Ship


Bus, 12hrs

Note: Experience Chile can arrange any of the above transport options as long as we are also arranging the rest of your itinerary. We do not arrange any of the above services as standalone reservations.

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