"Information about Torres del Paine and Patagonia (Chile and Argentina)"
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How to get there

By Car
FROM ARGENTINA
Through the Coast
Take any route to Bahia Blanca and Rio Colorado, to continue from there to West San Antonio. Then, continue along National Route N ° 3 and here there are two options: Continue Route No. 3 to Rio Gallegos, then take Provincial Route No. 5 , then N°40 and finally N°11. All these are paved and in good conditions. The second option is to take Provincial Route N ° 9 and combine it then with N°11. In this case, the section of Route 9 is gravel, which is generally in good condition during the summer,

Through the Cordillera (mountain ranges)
From Bahia Blanca divert towards Rio Colorado on Route 22 to Roca Neuquén, and go down Route 237, along Lago Picún Leufú, continuing to Bariloche and take National Route No. 40, to El Calafate.

FROM CHILE
Through Puerto Natales from the frontier in Dorotea, you have to go to the Argentinian side of Rio Turbio, or cross Cerro Castillo, going to Cancha Carrera. In both cases, you continue through Provincial Route 7, fully paved, to Esperanza, continuing through Provincial Route 5 to find the Provincial Route 11.

From Punta Arenas, cross to Argentina through the path of Integracion Austral to Rio Gallegos and continue along Provincial Route No. 5, then 40 and finally 11.

 

By Bus
FROM BUENOS AIRES
There are several regular services to Rio Gallegos. The section between Buenos Aires and Rio Gallegos takes about 36 hours.

FROM RIO GALLEGOS
There are regular buses from Rio Gallegos to El Calafate, from the bus terminal that goes by Rio Gallegos International Airport takes 4 hours.

FROM PUERTO NATALES
From Puerto Natales there are regular buses arriving in El Calafate in just five hours.

 

By Plane
El Calafate has an international airport, located 22 km from the city. Daily flghts arrive daily from Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Bariloche, and Trelew. There are also flights from Chile, through DAP company.