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Bus Santiago to La Serena: Trip Overview

Daily Buses
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Trip Reviews for Santiago - La Serena

3.7 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Santiago to La Serena

Ratings and Reviews (30)

Jan V.March 12, 2020 | 

No one speaks english but the do try to help

Bertoglio M.February 29, 2020 | 

Late arriving

Marco André A.January 25, 2020 | 

Bus showed up an hour late without functioning AC. An hour into the trip the bus broke down and we had to wait two hours for a replacement, we were a total of 4 hours late to our destination. Never again.

Andre C.November 10, 2019 | 

It was a bit dirty

Chiara B.September 15, 2019 | 

The service was great

Moo-young C.July 7, 2019 | 

Except 30 min late departure, everything is good to me.

Cynthia C.July 5, 2019 | 

Very clean, the seats were comfy and they had a heater for the cold weather

Michael Y.July 4, 2019 | 

I actually missed the Pullman bus because a young guy directed me to the wrong platform in the Santiago rush hour on Monday morning, but a brilliant young black Pullman guy got me on the Class bus.

Paola Z.July 4, 2019 | 

Very good and comfortable

Robin B.June 30, 2019 | 

Pullman Bus had very comfortable seats, and being given blankets was also a nice touch. Very good value for money and I would have no hesitation in using them again for long distance trips.

Adam S.June 1, 2019 | 

The best company I have ever seen. Really comfortable seats and pillows. I have problems with sleeping in buses but now I had decent rest. I recommend

Heather M.May 9, 2019 | 

Very nice staff. Helpful. Just wish they served a sandwich /meal for such a long ride.

Pia O.April 5, 2019 | 

No paper, no water in toilet

Robert L.February 17, 2019 | 

The staff were very unhelpful and the security is none existent. My bag wasn’t stolen with 400,000 pesos worth of cash and electronics inside by a man who walked onto the Bus without a ticket I have to cut my travels short now because i lost so much because of bad security and I didn’t even take the bus because my passport was stolen meaning I cannot continue my travels around South America. I would never recommend expreso Norte because of this. I am still in Santiago and have to pay for a hostel. I feel I should be compensated for my losses. Horrific service.

Schirin B.February 6, 2019 | 

It was okay

Humberto D.January 18, 2019 | 

Todo en orden

Kadri O.December 26, 2018 | 

Everything was nice in general, but for so ling trip i thing providing plugs to charge mobile devices is a must.

Bennian Y.November 1, 2018 | 

Good trip

Victoria Jane C.October 27, 2018 | 

The bus was old and quite dirty and smelt horrible!

Donnald O.August 16, 2018 | 

Enjoyable and scenic.

Stefano S.June 20, 2018 | 

my bus was canceled, there was no information about it, I did not get refund for the ticket

Sam C.February 24, 2018 | 

Toilet didn't work fully, but was a comfortable ride. All in all good!

Anthony A.February 5, 2018 | 

The staff did not assist us at the bus when boarding the bus driver ignored us and consequently a stranger who we thought was staff helped us on the bus placed and shoved our bag under our first class seat and with an accomplise outside the bus who was distracting us at the window by banging on it The other took our bag and robbed us right on this bus We were asked to take our other bags already under the bus off before police arrived and we waited for police... we did not make the trip and are still in process trying to get our passport...much work to cancel cards also.. yes it appears they were professionals but bathe staff and bus driver should have been more alert... or perhaps he is sharing our camera , much money and all my medication for my heart! We are out thousands or dollars because of them.. and much heart and many brain sorry

Anthony A.February 4, 2018 | 

We were rubbed on the first class of the bus before we even started the trip

Brittany R.January 31, 2018 | 

Nice staff, good ride without any issues.

Andrew C.January 31, 2018 | 

The bus really smelt of toilet and the air conditioner was broken. There was a window that the staff were not happy for us to open.

Karen D.November 8, 2017 | 

It was a Richtur bus which didn't have La Sarena written in the window. very confusing.

Donald S.June 20, 2017 | 

Buss stop at every little town , very slow trip , will nonot take that line again

Rasmus I.April 14, 2017 | 

Ventilation didn't work, so it was too hot the entire trip. Some people's seatbelt didn't work. They let beggars on the bus to beg for money...

Matthew O.March 7, 2017 | 

While we were riding, there were an odd series of noises, noises that I presume were the audio of a film, coming from the speakers above the seats. The noises were quite annoying and went on for some time before the attendant came to stop them.

Santiago to La Serena Buses

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Bus Companies

Bus service from Santiago to La Serena are provided by Pullman Bus, Andimar Vip, Golden Cielo, Buses Paravias, Cikbus Elité, Condor Bus, Paravias, Cormar Bus, Expreso Norte, Pullman San Andres, Fichtur VIP, Serena Mar, Los Corsarios, Buses Ciktur and Covalle Bus.

Stations & Stops

Buses leaving from Santiago to La Serena will depart from Terminal Sur, Terrapuerto Los Heroes, San Borja, Pajaritos, Omnium, Terminal ETM, Cruce Colon, Antonio Bellet, Arturo Alessandri or Bellavista.

A bus ride to La Serena will drop you off at Terminal de Buses La Serena, Amunátegui, La Serena, La Serena (Chile), Rotonda La Serena or terminal de buses covalle bus.

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses22
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Minimum Price$14
Average Ticket Price$25
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus companies on this routePullman Bus, Buses Andimar, Golden Cielo, Buses Paravias, Cikbus Elité, Condor Bus, Buses Paravias, Cormar Bus, Tacc Expreso Norte, Pullman San Andres, Fichtur VIP, Serena Mar, Los Corsarios, Serena Mar, Ciktur Elité, Serena Mar, Covalle Bus, Pullman San Andres

Santiago to La Serena Route Map

Santiago to La Serena Route Map

Frequently asked questions on the trip Santiago - La Serena

How much does a bus ticket from Santiago to La Serena cost?

The cheapest average bus price from Santiago to La Serena is $25. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Santiago to La Serena is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

How long is the bus ride from Santiago to La Serena?

The average travel time between Santiago and La Serena is around 6h 45m, although the fastest bus will take about 5h 50m.This is the time it takes to travel the 398 km that separates the two cities.

How many daily bus connections are there between Santiago and La Serena?

The number of buses from Santiago to La Serena can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 22 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Santiago to La Serena by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.

Which bus companies travel from Santiago to La Serena?

When taking the bus from Santiago to La Serena, you can travel comfortably and safely with Pullman Bus, Andimar Vip, Golden Cielo.

What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Santiago to La Serena?

Buses travelling between Santiago and La Serena leave from Terminal Sur or Terrapuerto Los Heroes and arrive at Terminal de Buses La Serena, Amunátegui, La Serena.

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