Terminal Internacional de Buses, one of Arica's two main bus terminals and next door to Terminal Rodoviario de Arica, handles international and some regional destinations. The area is notorious for petty thievery, s…
Aeropuerto El Loa is 7km south of Calama. Private cabs charge CH$5700; minibus transfers cost CH$3500 per person to drop you at your hotel. Taxis (CH$28,000 to CH$40,000) will drive tourists to San Pedro de Atacama …
This airport is 18km north of Arica, near the Peruvian border. Santiago-bound passengers should sit on the left side of the plane for awesome views of the Andes and the interminable brownness of the Atacama Desert.
LATAM has several flights a day to Santiago (from CH$90,000, 2½ hours). It also has two weekly flights to Salta, Argentina (around CH$155,000, 1½ hours). Prices are cheaper the further ahead you book.
Catch any bus bound for Mejillones and disembark at the junction of La Portada to reach Monumento Natural La Portada (CH$1800, ½ hour). The bus station is 1½ blocks southeast of the plaza.
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).
Sky has flights to Santiago (around CH$101,000), Antofagasta (from CH$61,400) and Iquique (CH$23,000). It also flies to La Paz, Bolivia (CH$88,200 round-trip).
Trains to Tacna (CH$3200, 1½ hours) depart at 10am and 8:30pm every day. Remember to set your clock forward: there's a two-hour time difference in Peru.
LATAM has several daily flights to Santiago (from CH$50,000, two hours), as well as one weekly direct flight to La Serena (from CH$30,000, 1½ hours).
Tour Magic has regular bus service three times a day between the San Pedro bus terminal and the airport (per person CH$8000, 1½ hours).