Chaiten/How to get there


Private Transfer

Chaiten is located 204 km south from Puerto Montt on the Carretera Austral. To  Chaiten is possible to arrive by private transfer, bus, car or ferry from Puerto Montt, Hornopiren, Quellon, Coyhaique, Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Cisnes.

 

From Puerto Montt

From Puerto Montt to Hornopiren are 109 km along the Carretera Austral, totally asphalted, in the middle of the way you have to board a ferry in Caleta La Arena and make 30 minutes of navigation to cross the estuary of Reloncaví, arriving to Caleta Puelche, and again by route 7 and then less50 km to reach Hornopiren.

From Hornopiren sail year-round ferries to Caleta Leptepu, navigation by barge to Caleta Leptepu lasts + - 4 hours sailing. From here we continue the way along the Carretera Austral  to Fjord Largo for 10 km, board the Tehuelche barge and sail for 30 minutes until Caleta Gonzalo, once disembarked again by the Carretera Austral + - 60 km and to Chaiten.

 

Puerto Montt to Hornopiren and Chaiten

.Puerto Montt - Caleta Arena (Road + - 56km)

.Caleta Arena - Caleta Puelche (Maritimo + - 30 minutes)

.Caleta Puelche - Hornopiren (Road + - 53 kiometros)

.Hornopiren - Caleta Puelche (Road + - 53 kiometros)

.Caleta Puelche - Caleta Arena (Maritimo + - 30 minutes)

.Caleta Arena -Puerto Montt (Road+ - 56 km)

 

Chaiten to Hornopiren

From Chaiten you will travel the 60 km to Caleta Gonzalo, you board the Tehuelche barge, 30 minutes sailing and you will land in Fjord Largo and from here we travel 10 kilometers by land to Caleta Leptepu where we board the Barge, we sail + - 4 hours arriving at Hornopiren.


.Chaitén - Caleta Gonzalo (Road + - 60 km of gravel)

.Calta Gonzalo - Fjord Largo (Maritimo 30 minutes navigation)

.Fiordo Largo - Caleta Leptepu (Road 10 km gravel)

.Caleta Leptepu -Hornopirén (Maritimo + - 4 hours)

 

Chaiten to Coyhaique
.Distance: + - 420 km along the shortest route
.Duration: + - 8 hours
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.Chaitén to Futaleufú
.Distance: + - 150 km along the shortest route
.Duration: + - 3.5 hours
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Chaitén to La Junta
.Distance: + - 144 km along the shortest route
.Duration: + - 3 hours
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Chaiten to Palena
.Distance: + - 145 km along the shortest route
.Duration: + - 3 hours
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Bus

From the Bus Terminal of Puerto Montt daily services depart daily in the Bimodal system (Bus + Ferry) towards Hornopirén and Chaiten

 

 .The trip from Puerto Montt to Hornopiren is + - 3 hours which includes a 30 minute navigation through the Estuary of Reloncaví.

 

.The trip from Hornopiren to Chaiten in the bimodal system (Bus + Ferry) has a duration of + - 7 hours including navigation.

 

.From Chaiten to Hornopiren in a bimodal system (Bus + Ferry) with daily frequencies to Hornopiren and Puerto Montt.

 

.The trip to Hornopiren from Chaiten is + - 7 hours and to Puerto Montt + - 10 hours, including navigation.

 

 

Puerto Montt to Honopiren

.Puerto Montt - Caleta Arena (Road + - 56km)
.Caleta Arena - Caleta Puelche (Navigation + - 30 minutes)
.Caleta Puelche - Hornopiren (Road + - 53 kiometros)

 

 

Hornopiren to Chaiten

.Hornopirén- Caleta Leptepu (Navigation + - 4 hours)
.Calta Leptepu- Long Fjord (Road 10 km  gravel)
.Fiordo Largo- Caleta Gonzalo (Navigation 30 minutes navigation)
.Calta Gonzalo-Chaitén (Road + - 60 km of gravel)

 

 

Chaiten a Hornopiren

.Chaitén - Caleta Gonzalo (Road + - 60 km of gravel)
.Calta Gonzalo - Fjord Largo (Navigation 30 minutes navigation)
.Fiordo Largo - Caleta Leptepu (Road 10 km gravel)
.Caleta Leptepu -Hornopirén (Navigation + - 4 hours)

 

 

Hornopiren to Puerto Montt

.Hornopiren - Caleta Puelche (Road + - 53 kiometros)
.Puelche Cove - Caleta Arena (Navigation + - 30 minutes)
.Caleta Arena -Puerto Montt (Road + - 56km)

 

 

Buses Chaiten to Coyhaique, Puyuhuapi and La Junta

 

Chaiten to Coyhaique
.Departures: Wednesday and Sunday
.Departure time: + - 11.30 hours
.Duration: + - 9 hours
.Place of departure. O'Higgins 67 - Chaiten
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.Chaitén a Futaleufú
.Departures: Every day.
.Departure time: 12:00 and 16:00 hours
.Duration: + - 5 hours
.Place of departure. O'Higgins 67 - Chaiten
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Buses Chaitén to La Junta
.Departures: Monday and Friday
.Departure time + - 16:00 hours
.Duration: + - 3 hours
.Connection to Puyuhuapi and Coyhaique the following day

 

Bus Chaitén to Palena.
.Departures: Todos los días.
.Departures time: 12:00 y 16.00 horas
.Lasts: + - 4 horas
.Departures place. O'Higgins 67 - Chaiten

 

Ferry

From Chaiten there are ferry connections to Puerto Montt and Quellon in Chiloe twice a week. From Quellon in  Chiloe island departs ferries to Puerto Chacabuco and Puerto Cisnes twice a week.

 

 There are occasional services to other destinations, especially some ships from Puerto Montt that stop in Chaitén towards Puerto Natales and Punta Arenas.

 

 

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