Getting there & away
Futaleufú has no gas station, but the small grocery store on Sargento Aldea usually has some gas - sold by the wine jug. Transportes Sebastián (721-288; Piloto Carmona 381) goes to Chaitén at 7:30am daily except Sunday, stopping at Villa Santa Lucía, Puerto Cárdenas and Termas El Amarillo. Cuchichi (Sargento Aldea) goes to Puerto Montt via Argentina at 8am on Tuesday and Thursday (US$31, 13 hours).
Transportes Cordillera (721-249; Prat 262), in front of the plaza, goes to the Argentine border (US$2.50) at 9am and 6pm Monday and Friday, but other companies make more frequent trips during the high season. Note that the Futaleufú border post (8am-8pm) is far quicker and more efficient than the crossing at Palena, opposite the Argentine border town of Carrenleufú.