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Aeródromo Cañal Bajo – Carlos Hott Siebert is 7km east of downtown. LATAM flies once daily to Santiago only on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Airport Tip

There is no public transport to the airport, but any Entre Lagos–bound bus, leaving from Terminal Mercado Municipal, can drop you at the airport entrance, 300m from the terminal (CH$700, 15 minutes). That beats a CH$4200 to CH$4900 Uber!

Bus

Long-distance buses use the main Terminal de Buses de Osorno. Most services going north on the Panamericana start in Puerto Montt, departing about every hour, with mainly overnight service to Santiago. Buses ETM offers the most frequent direct services to the capital; other good options include Pullman Bus, TurBus and Cruz del Sur. There is a small custodia for left luggage (CH$1000-CH$2000; 7:30am to 10:30pm).

For Valparaíso/Viña del Mar, try Bus Norte. Buses JAC has numerous departures for Valdivia and Temuco, plus six departures for Pucón in high season (three otherwise). Ruta 5 goes to Lago Ranco. Cruz del Sur has the most departures south and on to the island of Chiloé.

For Chilean Patagonia, Queilen Bus heads to Coyhaique. For Punta Arenas, try Queilen Bus and Pullman Bus, among others. Buses to Anticura leave from a stop on Colón.

Buses to Bariloche, Argentina, include Bus Norte Internacional, Via Bariloche and Andesmar. All Bariloche-bound buses stop in Villa Angostura, Argentina. Andesmar also heads direct to Neuquén and El Bolsón, Argentina, via Bariloche. For Zapala, Argentina, direct buses leave from Temuco.

Also departing from the main bus terminal are several trips daily to places around Lago Llanquihue at the foot of Volcán Osorno.

Micros (minibuses) for other local and regional destinations leave from the Terminal Mercado Municipal in front of the new Mercado Municipal. Expreso Lago Puyehue goes to Termas Puyehue/Aguas Calientes and Entre Lagos. Buses Río Negro goes to Río Negro, from which you can access Caleta Cóndor (via land).

To get to the Huilliche communities of San Juan de la Costa – Bahía Mansa, Pucatrihue and Maicolpué – minibuses depart the Feria Libre Rahue. To reach the Feria, catch buses 200 (purple) or 300 (white) – local routes change according to colored placard so be sure to catch the correct one!

Osorno Bus Services

Sample travel times and starting fares are as follows. Note that prices fluctuate with the quality of bus, seating classes and season.

Aguas Calientes

Bus Company

Expreso Lago Puyehue

Cost (CH$)

2200

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

24

Ancud

Bus Company

Cruz del Sur

Cost (CH$)

6200

Time (hr)

4

Frequency (daily)

13

Anticura

Bus Company

Buses Carlos

Cost (CH$)

6000

Time (hr)

½

Frequency (daily)

3

Bariloche (Ar)

Bus Company

Andesmar, Bus Norte Internacional, Via Bariloche

Cost (CH$)

17,000

Time (hr)

5

Frequency (daily)

4

Concepción

Bus Company

Buses ETM

Cost (CH$)

17,000

Time (hr)

9

Frequency (daily)

6

Coyhaique

Bus Company

Queilen Bus

Cost (CH$)

40,000

Time (hr)

20

Frequency (daily)

1 Wed

El Bolsón, (Ar, via Bariloche)

Bus Company

Andesmar

Cost (CH$)

23,400

Time (hr)

10

Frequency (daily)

1

Entre Lagos

Bus Company

Buses Río Negro

Cost (CH$)

1200

Time (hr)

1

Frequency (daily)

frequent

Bus Company

Expreso Lago Puyehue

Cost (CH$)

1400

Time (hr)

1

Frequency (daily)

every 10 mins

Lago Ranco

Bus Company

Ruta 5

Cost (CH$)

1500

Time (hr)

2

Frequency (daily)

3

Neuquén (Ar, via Bariloche)

Bus Company

Andesmar

Cost (CH$)

24,000

Time (hr)

12

Frequency (daily)

1 Tue & Fri

Pucón

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

8400

Time (hr)

4

Frequency (daily)

6

Puerto Montt

Bus Company

Cruz del Sur

Cost (CH$)

2000

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

13

Puerto Varas

Bus Company

Cruz del Sur

Cost (CH$)

2000

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

13

Punta Arenas

Bus Company

Pullman Bus, Queilen Bus

Cost (CH$)

35,000

Time (hr)

28

Frequency (daily)

1 Mon & Sat

Río Negro

Bus Company

Buses Río Negro

Cost (CH$)

1200

Time (hr)

¾

Frequency (daily)

every 10 mins

San Juan de la Costa (Bahía Mansa, Pucatrihue & Maicolpué)

Bus Company

Minibus from Feria Libre Rahue

Cost (CH$)

1800

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

every 30 mins

Santiago

Bus Company

Buses ETM (also Cruz del Sur, Pullman Bus, TurBus)

Cost (CH$)

30,000

Time (hr)

12

Frequency (daily)

6

Temuco

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

5500

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

10

Valdivia

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

3600

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

10

Valparaíso/Viña del Mar

Bus Company

Bus Norte

Cost (CH$)

20,000

Time (hr)

14

Frequency (daily)

2

Villa Angostura (Ar)

Bus Company

Andesmar, Bus Norte Internacional, Via Bariloche

Cost (CH$)

17,000

Time (hr)

4

Frequency (daily)

4