El Chaltén has been slow to catch up to modern times but now boasts two Link ATMs (as well as cell-phone service and slow internet).

ATMs & Credit Cards

Those coming from El Calafate should bring extra cash in case ATMs are out of money or service.

Banco de Santa Cruz has a LINK-access ATM in the bus terminal. There's another one outside the terminal.

New regulations require lodgings and restaurants to accept credit cards, but it may take some time for local businesses to implement them. There's one gas station at the entrance to town that accepts cash only. Euros and US dollars are widely accepted.


Tourist Information

Municipal Tourist Office Friendly and extremely helpful, with lodging lists and good information on the town and tours. English is spoken.

Park Ranger Office Many daytime buses stop for a short bilingual orientation at this visitor center, just before the bridge over the Río Fitz Roy. Park rangers distribute a map and town directory and do a good job of explaining Parque Nacional Los Glaciares’ ecological issues. Climbing documentaries are shown at 2pm daily – great for rainy days.

Travel Agencies

Chaltén Travel Books airline tickets (flights out of Calafate) and bus travel on RN 40.