How to get from El Calafate to Torres del Paine
El Calafate and Torres del Paine.
Two of the most visited destinations are El Calafate and Torres del Paine, many people go by day from one country to another to visit the main attractions of Argentina and Chile.
The city of El Calafate is located in the Patagonia region in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, it is located next to the Argentinian Lake and is named after the Calafate fruit, a small shrub that delivers a very tasty dark red fruit.
El Calafate is one of the three main cities in the province along with Rio Gallegos (the capital city of the province) and Caleta Olivia.
It is located 320 km from the city of Rio Gallegos and 255 km from the Torres del Paine National Park, it is located 274 km from the city of Puerto Natales on the Chilean side.
How to get from El Calafate to Torres del Paine.
To get from El Calafate to Torres del Paine it is only possible to do it by land since there are no direct flights connecting both places.
By Bus to Torres del Paine.
There are companies that travel almost every day in high season from the city of El Calafate to Torres del Paine, the average value of the ticket is 16,000 clp (USD 35 approx).
For this, you must go to the El Calafate bus terminal
The trip lasts about 5 hours depending on the number of people you can find at the Cerro Castillo customs.
(Remember to bring all your immigration documentation).
In Regular Tour to Torres del Paine.
From the city of El Calafate, there are day tours to Torres del Paine, these tours leave from your place of accommodation from 06:00 am. It is a very long but worthwhile tour.
From this point, you still have 1 more hour to reach Laguna Amarga or Porteria Sarmiento, the two main entrances to Torres del Paine.
How to get from El Calafate to Puerto Natales.
The route from both cities is the same as if you were going directly to Torres del Paine but in this case, you must take the regular buses (We can help you with the reservation. Click HERE).
The trip is 5 hours and you will reach the Rodoviario of the city of Puerto Natales, from here a taxi to your Hotel in the urban radius of the city will not cost you more than 2,500 clp, (About 5 USD).