Torres del Paine Transfers In & Out,
Private, Public, Shared
Also El Calafate to Puerto Natales or Reverse
Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales or Reverse
What Transport is There for Torres del Paine?
Torres del Paine Transport
There is a public bus that operates twice a day from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine, and back. However, here at ExperienceChile.Org we would suggest that we arrange a private transfer in your Patagonian itinerary in order that you can enjoy a door-to-door service and have more time for trekking and/or sight seeing.
From El Calafate there is a “semi-private” bus service. For example, a bus service that is public, but operated by a private company as a private service. We use this service often for the transfers between El Calafate and Torres del Paine as well as El Calafate to Puerto Natales.
Rent a Car
Having your own car will give you total independence. However, it also has its drawbacks (see our advantages and disadvantages of rent car). Should you want a rental car we will be delighted to arrange it for you, just let us know.
To request a transfer, or rent a car email us…
What are the Transfer Routes for Torres del Paine?
Main Transport Routes in and out of Torres del Paine
Regular Buses and Private Transfers
El Calafate to Torres del Paine – Torres del Paine to El Calafate
And El Calafate to Torres del Paine – Torres del Paine to Puerto Natales
Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine – Torres del Paine to Puerto Natales
And Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine – Torres del Paine to El Calafate
Puerto Natales to el Calafate – El Calafate to Puerto Natales
Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales – Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas
Private Transfer to Anywhere
For those with a higher budget, or for private groups travelling together, a private transfer between cities and / or in to and out of Torres del Paine is by far the better way to go. A private transfer will go at the times you want and take you door to door. To request a transfer, please email us…
Can I rent a car for Torres del Paine?
Rent a Car
For those who wish to have total independence having your own car use is the ultimate winner because you can go where you want, when you want.
Remember that if you want to take the car across the border a permit is required and this requires about a week’s notice.
For more information on car rental, please view Self Drive…
How to Get to Torres del Paine?
The principal entry points to Torres del Paine are:
Arriving to Punta Arenas
Most commercial flights will land at Punta Arenas some 3.000km south from Santiago. Note: There are NO commercial flights from Buenos Aires nor El Calafate to Punta Arenas. The direct flight will take just under 4hrs and the one that stops off at Puerto Montt en-route will take around 4.5hrs.
From the airport you would then either be met by a private transfer service (if you have contracted one with ExperienceChile.Org), take the regular bus from Punta Arenas city centre to Puerto Natales and change to another bus to get to TDP, have asked ExperienceChile.Org to pre-arrange a regular bus pick-up at the airport, or have arranged for your own car rental. Note that a permit is required to take any car across the border in to Argentina.
Coming from El Calafate
You need to fly to El Calafate in Argentina from Buenos Aires or Ushuaia. Here you can stay overnight with an option to go to El Chalten (3hrs away by road) and / or visit Perito Moreno glacier the following day and then the next day come over to TDP. From El Calafate you can take the regular bus across the border (departs 08:00hrs) to Puerto Natales (arrives 13:00hrs approx) and change to the regular bus that then goes to TDP departing around 14:00hrs, or arrange a private transfer service or a car rental. Also from El Calafate ExperienceChile.Org can organise a direct bus transfer to TDP (Laguna Amarga) departing El Calafate at 05:30hrs, which takes 6hrs.
NOTE: No fruit, raw meat, raw vegetables, seeds or cheese is allowed over the border in either direction. If you try to do so you WILL be fined. There is a cafeteria at the Chile border where you can buy snacks as well as at the mini-markets on the W-Trek in TDP.
Navimag operates a commercial ferry ship, which also takes passengers, from Puerto Montt. This ship arrives to Puerto Natales and offers a good-value cruise that passes through the channels and fiords in the area en-route to Puerto Natales (the cruise is available from Puerto Natales too) and ExperienceChile.Org can arrange the reservations. From Puerto Natales you either take the regular bus to TDP, have a pre-arranged private transfer meet you or organise a rent a car.
Locations & Distances Between Them
Punta Arenas to Laguna Amarga in Torres del Paine (TDP) – 370km (5hrs drive)
Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales – 250km (3hrs drive)
Puerto Natales to TDP Laguna Amarga – 120km (2hrs to drive)
Puerto Natales to TDP Rio Serrano (newest route via Milodon-Cave road) – 80km (1hr to drive)
To arrange a transfer, email us…
For Torres del Paine, El Calafate, Puerto natales & Punta Arenas
Bus | Private | Shared
We take away the hassle of you trying to get from one place to the other.