Where is El Chalten located? How to get El Chalten?

From El Calafate to El Chalten map

El Chaltén and Fitz Roy Mount is a must when you visit El Calafate area, more if you´re a nature and trekking lover. You’ll find that El Chaltén is a quaint village situated merely 214 km away from El Calafate, the principal destination in the region. Both are nestled within the province of Santa Cruz in the Argentine Republic, situated in the southern expanse of Patagonia. Typically, travelers arrive at El Calafate International Airport via air, which serves as the closest airport to El Chaltén, a mere 250 km away. Flights originating from Buenos Aires offer direct routes spanning approximately 3 hours, while connections from Ushuaia and Bariloche are also available. The airlines facilitating flights to El Calafate include Aerolíneas Argentinas.

For those opting for a land journey, various bus lines operate between El Calafate and El Chaltén, providing convenient transit options. Alternatively, travelers can also embark on the 214 km drive by car. Additionally, an alternative route involves arriving from Puerto Natales in Chile, traversing via El Calafate—a common path embraced by international tourists seeking to explore the region’s natural wonders.



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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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