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Bus Service Between El Calafate and Chalten

Price and timing of bus service
9 years ago, January 31st 2010 No: 1 Msg: #101917  
Hey Everyone,

Heading to El Calafate in March and want to bus to Chalten for a couple of days. Found a bus service online that costs about $130 US roundtrip. That seemed high to me. Anyone have info on bus services their prices and their schedules?

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9 years ago, January 31st 2010 No: 2 Msg: #101921  
I really cant remember the price of the bus but $130 round trip is crazy. It's a four hour bus journey and I'd say $20 max. There are daily buses as there is a steady flow of travelers heading in both directions. Reply to this

9 years ago, February 8th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #102894  
We were there recently and there was a good deal in the El Calafate bus station that was a bus there and back and 2 nights in a hostel in El Chalten. I can't remember the price but it certainly wasn't $130! That seems an awful lot and you'd be much better off sorting out when you get to Argentina. As above, there are plenty of buses going between the two.

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9 years ago, April 4th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #107947  
I travelled to El Chalten from El Calafate by bus when I was in Argentina in February. I know I didn't pay 130 USD for a round trip! I think it was more near 130 ARPeso (around 30-40 USD) although I'm not sure now how much I exactly paid. That was with Chalten Travel but there could be cheaper journeys elsewhere. Reply to this

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