Puerto Varas/How to get there


Puerto Varas is served by "El Tepual" Airport in Puerto Montt which is located a few kilometers from the city. Two airlines LATAM and Sky operate daily flights to and from Santiago, Balmaceda (to go to Coyhaique) and Punta Arenas; LATAM flies 4 days a week to Castro. Contactwith the airlines LATAM and SKY.



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Airport Transfer

Puerto Varas has not airport. The near aiport is "El Tepual" Airport in Puerto Montt which is located a few kilometers from Puerto Varas, accsesible by travel agencies transfers, in private vehicle or taxis.

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Private Transfer

There are private transfers provided by tourism agencies and operators to move from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt, Valdivia, Valparaiso, Chiloe island, Castro, Ancud, Pucon, and international services to Bariloche Argentina among others. Take into account that they are great distances, private transfers are not the most economical means  to move in Patagonia, But if the most dynamic and comfortable and convenient for groups.


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In Puerto Varas there are two private bus stations: "Turbus" company bus station where several companies operate and "Cruz del Sur"  boths with services to Puerto Montt, Osorno, Pucon, Valdivia, Valparaiso and main destinations in Chile with direct routes to San Carlos de Bariloche or Villa la Angostura by the international crossing to Argentina, directly or via Puerto Montt.

To travel on the Austral Road it is necessary to move to Puerto Montt and here connect with buses to Ancud, Castro, Hornopiren and Chaiten among the main destinations on the Austral road, clarifying that the bsues to the Austral road depart from Puerto Montt early in  the morning at  + - 07.00 AM and you must have early booking in high season as they are sold out in advance and there is a single coampania that is made by Kemer buses.

It is worth to clarify that the last bus that leaves from Puerto Montt to Puerto Varas is at 09:00 P.M.

Puerto Montt bus station link:



Ferry to Carretera Austral


To travel by sea to the Carretera Austral South Route you have to move to Puerto Montt.

From Puerto Montt departs the Ferry route that connects with Carretera Austral highway is ideal for adventurers who are traveling Route 7 by car, truck, motorcycle, motorhome or bike, either on their way or back, by letting them avoid long driving hours in a different route.

The trip lasts 24 hours and passes through Calbuco, the Reloncaví Sound, Gulf of Ancud, Nao Pass and Corcovado Gulf, the Moraleda Channel, the sector ofthe Guaitecas Islands, Puerto Aguirre, Caleta Andrade, and crosses the Aysén Fjord. So while resting and sleeping in our comfortable booths (proper beds, not armchairs), you enjoy an incredible landscape. Our rates include accommodation and meals.


Departures during High Season


.Puerto Montt - Puerto Chacabuco: Thursday and Sunday

.Puerto Chacabuco - Puerto Montt: Tuesday and Friday

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Rent a Car

There are different car rental companies of vehicles without driver in Puerto Varas.


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