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Castro's Aerodrómo Mocopulli, located 20km north of town, has finally connected Chiloé with the rest of the country via commercial flights. LATAM flies from Santiago via Puerto Montt five days a week on a varying schedule in high season (four days in low season).

Bus

Centrally located Castro is the major hub for bus traffic on Chiloé. There are two main bus terminals. The rural station, Terminal de Buses Municipal, has the most services to smaller destinations around the island and some long-distance services. Buses to Mocopulli (CH$800), Dalcahue (CH$800), Chonchi (CH$800), Isla Quinchao (CH$1800) and Tenaún (CH$1600) all leave from here. Queilen Bus and an office representing Cruz del Sur and others also operates out of here to most destinations of importance, including Punta Arenas (daily at 6:20am December to March, Mondays only outside summer).

Buses Ojeda and Union Express offer the most departures to Cucao and Parque Nacional Chiloé on the west coast, with 20 per day between them (CH$200, 7:45am to 8pm). Sit on the right side for the most outstanding views of Lago Cucao. Buses Ojeda also runs a daily trip to Muelle de las Almas (CH$7000 return, 10:30am, 1¾ hours).

The second terminal, the main depot of Cruz del Sur, focuses on transportation to the main Chilote cities, Quellón and Ancud, and long-distance services, including Punta Arenas (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7am).

Starting sample fares and times are as follows:

Ancud

Cost (CH$)

2000

Duration (hr)

Concepción

Cost (CH$)

25,000

Duration (hr)

13

Puerto Montt

Cost (CH$)

6200

Duration (hr)

Quellón

Cost (CH$)

2000

Duration (hr)

2

Quemchi

Cost (CH$)

1500

Duration (hr)

Santiago

Cost (CH$)

31,000

Duration (hr)

16

Temuco

Cost (CH$)

12,000

Duration (hr)

10

Valdivia

Cost (CH$)

9500

Duration (hr)

7

Punta Arenas

Cost (CH$)

50,000

Duration (hr)

36

Boat

Naviera Austral runs ferries to/from Chaitén departing Quellón on Sundays (6:30pm) and Thursdays (5:15am). Seat-only fares cost CH$13,000. Vehicles cost CH$71,000.