How far is located Perito Moreno Glacier from Buenos Aires?

Perito Moreno Glacier is a must-see when you visit Patagonia. To access this wonderful natural attraction in Argentine Patagonia, one must go to El Calafate, a city that serves as a base for visits in that area. But, how far is El Calafate located from Buenos Aires?

Distance from Buenos Aires to El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier

The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the southern region of Argentina, specifically in the Los Glaciares National Park in the province of Santa Cruz. Buenos Aires in the other hand is the capital city of Argentina, and it´s situated in the center part of the country.

The distance between Buenos Aires and the Perito Moreno Glacier is approximately 2,800 kilometers (about 1,740 miles) when traveling by air. This distance can vary depending on the mode of transportation and the specific route taken. The most usual way of travel is by air, due to the high distance. It typically takes around 3 to 4 hours by air from Buenos Aires to reach the nearest airport to the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is El Calafate. From El Calafate, visitors can travel by road to reach the glacier.

Map: distance from Buenos Aires to El Calafate

Distance from El Calafate to Perito Moreno Glacier

So, once in El Calafate, how far is the Perito Moreno Glacier located?  The Perito Moreno Glacier is located approximately 80 kilometers (about 50 miles) from El Calafate, which serves as a gateway for visitors to the glacier and other attractions in the region. Traveling from El Calafate to the Perito Moreno Glacier takes about one and a half to two hours by road, depending on the weather and road conditions. Many tour operators in El Calafate offer guided tours to the glacier, making it easily accessible to visitors.

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Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in travel market, as Sales & Marketing Manager in RipioTurismo, Marketing Manager in Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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