Has dozens of carriers plying the Panamericana from Santiago north to Arica, including Tur Bus, Pullman Bus and Pullman Carmelita.
Buses to Vicuña (CH$2700, 1½ hours), Ovalle (CH$2700, two hours), Montegrande (CH$4000, two hours) or Pisco Elqui (CH$4000, 2½ hours).
In summer (December to March), Covalle Bus travels to Mendoza (CH$45,000, 12 hours) and San Juan (CH$45,000, 18 hours) via the Libertadores pass every Wednesday and Friday, departing at 11pm.
Sells Pullman bus tickets, though buses depart from the main terminal south of the center.
LATAM flies daily to Santiago (from CH$25,000, one hour) and to Antofagasta (CH$143,200, 1½ hours).
Offers bus service from La Serena to Punta de Choros.
For car hire, try Avis, also at the airport.
Located 5km east of downtown.