HOW TO GET
Different Airlines operate daily. Although they operate during the whole year, in high season, from September to April, the flight frequency increases significantly, operating almost three times more than in Winter.
SERVICE TO EL CHALTÉN AND CHILE
There are companies in El Calafate that provide daily bus services connecting town with El Chaltén and Puerto Natales. These services depart from the Bus Station, with frequencies that vary depending on the season.
Regarding private transfers to Chile, it is important to consider that Visit Patagonia IS NOT ABLE TO PICK UP PASSENGERS IN CHILE. Meetings are always in the border Cancha Carrera (Argentina)/Cerro Castillo (Chile). Thus, passengers are taken from Cancha Carrera to El Calafate and from El Calafate to Cerro Castillo.
Buenos Aires – El Calafate: 2.757 km
El Calafate Airport – El Calafate Civic Center: 23 km
El Calafate – Punta Bandera Port: 46 km
El Calafate – Perito Moreno Glacier: 78 km
El Calafate – Eolo Hotel: 27,5 km
Eolo Hotel –Punta Bandera Port: 24,7 km
Eolo Hotel –Perito Moreno Glacier: 56,5 km
El Calafate –Nibepo Aike Ranch: 56 km
Nibepo Aike Ranch – Perito Moreno Glacier: 69 km
Nibepo Aike Ranch–Punta Bandera Port: 50 km
El Calafate –El Galpón del Glaciar Ranch: 22 km
El Calafate – El Chaltén: 220 km
El Calafate – El Pilar Inn (El Chaltén): 240 km
El Calafate – Del Desierto Lake (El Chaltén): 250 km
El Calafate – La Leona: 110 km
El Calafate –Helsingfors Ranch: 180 km
El Calafate –La Leona Petrified Forest: 125 km
El Calafate – Río Gallegos: 315 km
El Calafate –Cancha Carrera Border: 310 km
El Calafate –Torres del Paine National Park: 420 km
El Calafate – Puerto Natales: 375 km
El Calafate – Punta Arenas: 625 km
So that visitors can enjoy every program, they should bring proper clothing: T-shirt, shirt, sweater, jacket, gloves, hat and, especially, proper footwear to walk over uneven ground (trainers or thick rubber-soaled boots).
It is suggested to bring a small bag, sunscreen, sunglasses and mineral water.
Most activities do not require wearing snow clothing or equipment, as Minitrekking and Big Ice. However, there are elementary items that should be brought, as gloves and proper footwear.
There are rental houses where items of clothing can be provided.
National Park’s entrance tickets and some excursions can only be paid in cash, in Argentine pesos. Likewise, not all shops do accept credit cards. Thus, it is important to take into account that ATMs could run out of money.
Electricity used in the region is 220-volt.
Local phone service works through a cooperative. Thus, pre-paid telephone cards do not work in town.
There are no Exchange houses in El Calafate. Thus, the only available means for exchanging money is the Bank. Most Banks are open from 08:00hs to 13:00hs.