"Information about Torres del Paine and Patagonia (Chile and Argentina)"
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How to Get There

By Car
From Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales by Route 9, a 250 km paved road, then from Puerto Natales you will have to take the Route 9 and depending on which entrance of the park you want to go, there are two options:

  • Cerro Castillo route: continuing route 9, paved until Cerro Castillo, the by a non-paved road until Sarmiento Entrance or Laguna Amarga Entrance.
  • Patrimonial Milodón route: from route 9 you have to take Y-290 road, of 80 km non paved until Serrano Entrance. It is considered as a scenic route, since it has lots of lookout points of the Paine Massif and different lakes.

It is advisable to enter by one route and get out through the other.

By Bus
During High Season in Torres del Paine National Park (October- April) there are many bus companies who make regular trips from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine, through Cerro Castillo Route. They stop in different parts of the park, finishing at the Administration of Torres del Paine National Park.

These are the schedules during High Season:

Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park Torres del Paine National Park to Puerto Natales
Morning Afternoon Morning Afternoon
Puerto Natales 07:30 14:30 Administration 13:00 18:00
Laguna Amarga 09:45 16:30 Pudeto 13:30 19:00
Pudeto 10:45 17:30 Laguna Amarga 14:30 19:45
Administration 11:45 18:00 Puerto Natales 17:00 22:0

By Boat
From Puerto Natales is possible to take a vessel that sales from the Ultima Esperanza Fjord, passing by Balmaceda Glacier and Serrano Glacier, afterwards you will disembark at the estuary of Serrano River and you will go in a Zodiac up river to get to finally get to Torres del Paine National Park. It can be made in both directions.

By Plane
At Punta Arenas is the Carlos Ibañez del Campo Airport, at 20 km north from Punta Arenas, authorized buses and transfer drive to Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.

The following airlines fly:
LAN
Aerolineas SKY

Puerto Natales has Teniente Julio Gallardo Aerodrome, during High Season Aerolíneas SKY fly regularly to Puerto Natales, but you need to check availability.