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Air

Flights go to Balmaceda Airport, 57km south of the city.

LATAM has several daily flights (most leaving in the morning) to Puerto Montt (CH$60,000) and Santiago (CH$180,000) from the Balmaceda airport. Note that rates can be deeply discounted if purchased in-country.

Sky Airline has flights from Santiago that stop at Balmaceda Airport on the way to Punta Arenas.

Aerocord flies small craft to Villa O'Higgins (CH$28,000) on Monday and Thursday at 10am, though services were not running at the time of publication. Charter flights are available to Raúl Marín Balmaceda, Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael and Chile Chico.

Aerovías DAP flies to Balmaceda from Punta Arenas. For tickets, see its website.

Boat

Ferries and cruises to Puerto Montt, Chiloé and Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael leave from Puerto Chacabuco, 78km west of Coyhaique (one hour by bus); the closest regional offices are in Coyhaique.

Navimag Sailing the lovely fjords and islands of Patagonia, the Puerto Chacabuco to Puerto Montt ferry takes 24 hours and goes twice weekly in high season. Cabins range from individual bunks in shared rooms to private doubles. Reserve well in advance if bringing your car.

Somarco Travelers to Chile Chico can purchase ferry tickets online. The ferry crosses Lago General Carrera between Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez and Chile Chico almost daily, saving drivers a lot of time on bad roads. If you're driving, make reservations a week out in summer.

Bus

Buses operate from the bus terminal and separate offices. Schedules change continuously; check with Sernatur for the latest information. Busing in and out of Coyhaique is just about as confusing as getting around the plaza.

Chaitén

Cost (CH$)

15,000

Duration (hr)

9-11

Chile Chico

Cost (CH$)

6000

Duration (hr)

3½ with ferry

Cochrane

Cost (CH$)

14,000

Duration (hr)

7-10

Comodoro Rivadavia (Ar)

Cost (CH$)

28,000

Duration (hr)

8

La Junta

Cost (CH$)

10,000

Duration (hr)

6

Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez

Cost (CH$)

5000

Duration (hr)

Puerto Montt

Cost (CH$)

40,000

Duration (hr)

23

Puyuhuapi

Cost (CH$)

8000

Duration (hr)

5

Villa Cerro Castillo

Cost (CH$)

5000

Duration (hr)

Northbound Buses from Coyhaique

Companies serving destinations north:

Buses Becker Services north to Puyuhuapi, La Junta, Villa Santa Lucía and Chaitén. To Futaleufú (CH$24,000) once per week. Also goes to Puerto Natales (CH$60,000) and Puerto Montt.

Queilen Bus Osorno (CH$40,000), Puerto Montt and Chiloé (CH$45,000) via Argentina.

Transportes Terra Austral To Puyuhuapi and La Junta.

Southbound Buses from Coyhaique

Companies serving destinations south:

Águilas Patagónicas Daily trips to Cochrane at 9:30am, with stops including Puerto Río Tranquilo (CH$10,000) and Puerto Bertrand (CH$13,000).

Buses Acuario 13/Buses Sao Paulo To Cochrane three times per week, stopping in Villa Cerro Castillo (CH$5000) and Puerto Guadal (CH$11,000).

Buses Don Carlos Serves Villa Cerro Castillo, Puerto Río Tranquilo, Puerto Bertrand and Cochrane.

Colectivos Puerto Ibáñez Door-to-door shuttle to Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez (CH$5000, 1¾ hours), for ferry service on to Chile Chico. Or hop on in front of Unimarc.

Transaustral Goes to Río Mayo (five hours, CH$20,000) and Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina (eight hours, CH$28,000), for connections to southern Argentina and Punta Arenas. Leaves Monday and Friday at 9am.