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Bus

Most companies use the Terminal de Buses de Talca, 11 blocks east of the Plaza de Armas. Talca, París y Londres has hourly buses to Santiago. So does Buses Linatal, which also has 14 southbound buses to Concepción daily. Buses Línea Azul has hourly buses south to Chillán. Buses Vilches has three daily buses to Vilches Alto, gateway to the Reserva Nacional Altos de Lircay.

Turbus, which uses a separate terminal one block south of the main terminal, has hourly buses to Santiago, three departures for Valparaíso and two evening buses south to Puerto Montt, stopping at Chillán, Los Angeles, Temuco, Osorno and other cities on the Panamericana. Other companies operating with similar services include Pullman del Sur and Pullman Bus.

Chillán

Cost (CH$)

4000

Duration (hr)

Concepción

Cost (CH$)

5,500

Duration (hr)

Osorno

Cost (CH$)

12,000

Duration (hr)

8

Puerto Montt

Cost (CH$)

14,000

Duration (hr)

12

Santiago

Cost (CH$)

5000

Duration (hr)

3

Temuco

Cost (CH$)

8000

Duration (hr)

6

Valparaíso/Viña del Mar

Cost (CH$)

9000

Duration (hr)

6

Vilches

Cost (CH$)

1900

Duration (hr)

2

Train

From the TrenCentral train station there are three trains a day to Santiago (CH$8100, 3½ hours) and south to Chillán (CH$9100, two hours). Check the website for the latest schedules.