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Air

Antofagasta's Aeropuerto Cerro Moreno is 25km north of the city. Private taxis cost CH$15,000; try calling Gran Via.

LATAM has several daily flights to Santiago (from CH$60,000, two hours), as well as one weekly direct flight to La Serena (from CH$40,000, 1½ hours, Sunday), and one weekly direct flight to Lima, Peru (CH$460,000, three hours, Saturday).

Sky flies to Santiago (daily from CH$60,000, two hours) and La Serena (from CH$58,000), plus one weekly flight to Concepción (from CH$60,000, 2¼ hours, Friday).

Bolivian airline Amaszonas (www.amaszonas.com) flies to Copiapó (CH$65,000, one hour), as well as to Iquique (CH$55,000, 45 minutes), from where you can connect to onward flights to Cochabamba, Bolivia or Asunción, Paraguay.

Bus

Terminal de Buses Cardenal Carlos Oviedo serves most intercity destinations. It's about 4km north of the center (reachable by bus No 111, 103, 119 or 108). Here you'll find operators like Condor/Flota Barrios. A few major long-distance bus companies, including Tur Bus and Pullman Bus, still operate also out of their own terminals near downtown. To reach the Monumento Natural La Portada take a Megatur bus, located 1½ blocks southeast of the plaza.

Nearly all northbound services now use coastal Ruta 1, via Tocopilla, en route to Iquique and Arica.

Arica

Cost (CH$)

12,000

Duration (hr)

9

Calama

Cost (CH$)

5000

Duration (hr)

3

Copiapó

Cost (CH$)

10,000

Duration (hr)

9

Iquique

Cost (CH$)

10,000

Duration (hr)

6

La Serena

Cost (CH$)

15,000

Duration (hr)

12

Santiago

Cost (CH$)

23,000

Duration (hr)

18