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4.2 out of 5 stars
User reviews from travellers who booked a bus ticket from El Calafate to Puerto Natales
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The guys on the bus were great and helpful with all the border issues. The guy at the booth on the other hand was very grumpy and didn’t seem to care to help us at all (a number of non Spanish speakers). We were all pretty lucky that there was one tourist who was fluent that helped the rest of us or we may never have left.
For some reason the bus stopped for about a half hour in the middle of nowhere and the driver got out and talked to some guy on a van. No explanation was given. The bus departed over an hour late from el Calafate. It was scheduled to arrive in puerto Natales at 5:45 pm and arrived close to 8:00. The staff on the bus were less than helpful. Only after standing on line at Chilean customs f for some time did the staff tell us that we were supposed to bro g all of our carry on bags with is to customs so everyone had to go back on the bus to get their backpacks etc
We were nearly 2 Hours Late for no reason. We left on time in el Calafate and stopped for 30 minutes at a gas station. The border Control in argentina and chile took forever. We were so late, that we could not get our rental car. We had to Book a hotel in Puerto Natales because we could not drive to our hotel in Torres del Paine. We also had to pay the night for the hotel in Torres del Paine.
All ok, I just do not understand why we did the Esperanza Detour. It added A LOT of time to the trip. Also, the Customs form could have been distibuted to the passengers before the border, to save time. Also, more earlier stops for bathroom would be useful.
There was no soap inside the bus bathroom, nor hand sanitizer. It's not okay or responsible with Coronavirus to not offer a way to wash hands. That bus is full of international people in a confined space. Your company is being negligent.
This was the only bus company we used during our Patagonia trip that didn’t provide a smooth and pleasant experience. We arrived more than an hour late and the driver was blasting loud music for the entire ride.
This was pretty uneventful which is the way I like traveling from place to place to be. Departure and arrival were close enough to on time. I loved that the windows were clean because the scenery was beautiful.
Bus was late due to border crossing. Staff was friendly and professional and the bis was clean and comfortable. In fact, the bathroom on this particular bus was the cleanest I have encountered in South America of any bus.
Generally satisfied. I didn't like approach of the employees who told us day before departure, that we need printed ticket. We were able to find hotel /not one where we stayed/ where we printed tickets and next day I saw many people, who came just with electronic tickets and it was not a problem!!
All good, apart from late departure hence late arrival. We just made it to the airport as we had to catch the flight. The flight was delayed as well so not a problem. The two staff on bus are extremely professional and helpful.
It was a good bus trip. There were 2 drivers and one of them helped up with the border crossings which was very good. Unfortunately border control coming into Chile took a long time which is why our bus was late.
Compared to other bus journeys in Argentina and Brazil this was a lovely journey. Initial confusion about having to pay a ridiculously minor tax charge before getting on the bus and the normal extra charges for printing tickets for those unorganised people (me) aside the journey went well. The seats were comfortable, the bus was clean especially the toilet and the driver was smooth. The transfer into Chile was easy and I always assume a slightly late bus which isn’t ideal but comes with the territory. Overall a good journey.
nice bus - excellent staff - they worked really hard handling luggage, immigration and guests - they were VERY organized in getting everyone sorted. They also slowed for big bumps to make the bus better
The bus was extremely uncomfortable, with customers in front reclining their seats so that we had no legroom whatsoever. The air conditioning wasn’t switched on until we arrived at the Chilean border so the entire inside of the bus was steamed up with condensation making it impossible to see out the window. I am 4 months pregnant and this made me feel quite uncomfortable and ill. The toilet had no soap or running water to wash hands after use. To top it all off the bus was late.
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Frequently asked questions on the trip El Calafate - Puerto Natales
How do I get from El Calafate to Puerto Natales without a car?
The best way to travel from El Calafate to Puerto Natales is by bus. The bus trip is an affordable, safe and convenient way to travel between the two cities, and you can sit back and relax as someone else does the driving for you. Alternatively, you can also use carpooling services.
How long is the bus ride from El Calafate to Puerto Natales?
The average travel time between El Calafate and Puerto Natales is around 5h, although the fastest bus will take about 5h. This is the time it takes to travel the 97 miles that separates the two cities.
How far is El Calafate from Puerto Natales?
The distance between the two cities is 97 miles
How many buses travel between El Calafate and Puerto Natales daily?
On average, there is one bus per day on this route, offered by Bus-Sur, Marga. The number of buses from El Calafate to Puerto Natales can change depending on the day of the week. Simplify your bus trip from El Calafate to Puerto Natales by comparing and selecting the bus that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.
At what time does the first and last bus depart from El Calafate to Puerto Natales?
The first bus leaves at 08:00 and the last one at 16:30. For a hassle-free trip, try to be at the station early to check in and get the best seat.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales?
Buses travelling between El Calafate and Puerto Natales leave from Terminal de Ómnibus de El Calafate and arrive at Terminal Rodoviario Puerto Natales.
What is the cheapest way to go from El Calafate to Puerto Natales?
The cheapest way to travel from El Calafate to Puerto Natales is by taking a bus. The lowest price for the bus on this route is £30.
How much does a bus ticket from El Calafate to Puerto Natales cost?
The average bus ticket price from El Calafate to Puerto Natales is £32. In the last 30 days, the prices ranged from £30 to £49, so it's advisable to do your research before booking.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: the best time to book this trip is usually 7 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from El Calafate to Puerto Natales costs around £32 for departures 7 days prior.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from El Calafate to Puerto Natales, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 7 days in advance.
By doing so, you can expect to save around 6% on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
Usually Marga will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save £0.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between El Calafate and Puerto Natales!
From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you’re bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from El Calafate to Puerto Natales.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from El Calafate to Puerto Natales will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from El Calafate to Puerto Natales while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.
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