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Air

Temuco's shiny and modern Aeropuerto de la Araucanía is located near Freire, 20km south of the city. LATAM, Sky Airline (www.skyairline.com) and JetSmart (www.jetsmart.com) service the airport from Santiago.

Bus

Temuco is a major transport hub. Long-haul bus services run from the Terminal Rodoviario, located at the northern approach to town. Closer to the centro, the Terminal de Buses Rurales serves local and regional destinations. Companies have ticket offices around downtown.

Bus companies serving main cities located along the Panamericana include TurBus and Buses ETM, both of which offer frequent services to Santiago. TurBus also services Valparaíso/Viña del Mar. Cruz del Sur, which is also set up at Manuel Montt 290, serves the island of Chiloé.

For Parque Nacional Conguillío's three entrances, Nar-Bus leaves from its own terminal to Melipeuco. From the Terminal de Buses Rurales, Vogabus runs to Cherquenco, from where it's a 17km walk or hitchhike to the ski lodge at Los Paraguas; and Buses Curacautín Express heads off for Curacautín. Buses JAC, with its own terminal, offers the most frequent service to Villarrica and Pucón, plus services to Santiago, Lican Ray and Coñaripe. Buses Bio Bio operates services to Los Angeles and Concepción, as well as Chillán and Lonquimay.

For Argentina, Igi Llaima/Nar-Bus heads to San Martín de Los Andes and Neuquén daily, and Via Bariloche heads to Neuquén. Andesmar, based at the Rodoviario, offers the only departure for Bariloche from Temuco, otherwise you'll need to get to Osorno.

Temuco Bus Services

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

Bariloche (Ar)

Bus Company

Andesmar

Cost (CH$)

28,000

Time (hr)

8

Frequency (daily)

1 Tue, Thu & Sat

Castro (Chiloé)

Bus Company

Cruz del Sur

Cost (CH$)

12,000

Time (hr)

9

Frequency (daily)

10

Cherquenco (for Los Paraguas)

Bus Company

Vogabus

Cost (CH$)

1400

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

6

Chillán

Bus Company

Buses Bio Bio

Cost (CH$)

8500

Time (hr)

4

Frequency (daily)

2 Mon-Fri

Concepción

Bus Company

Buses Bio Bio

Cost (CH$)

8500

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

17

Coñaripe

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

3000

Time (hr)

2

Frequency (daily)

1 (evening)

Curacautín

Bus Company

Buses Curacautín Express

Cost (CH$)

1500

Time (hr)

2

Frequency (daily)

every 30 mins, fewer Sat, 3 Sun

Lican Ray

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

3800

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

1 (evening)

Lonquimay

Bus Company

Buses Bio Bio

Cost (CH$)

4300

Time (hr)

3

Frequency (daily)

5

Los Angeles

Bus Company

Buses Bio Bio

Cost (CH$)

4900

Time (hr)

3

Frequency (daily)

17

Melipeuco

Bus Company

Nar-Bus

Cost (CH$)

1900

Time (hr)

2

Frequency (daily)

8 Mon-Sat, 5 Sun

Neuquén (Ar)

Bus Company

Igi Llaima/Nar-Bus

Cost (CH$)

19,000

Time (hr)

9

Frequency (daily)

2

Bus Company

Via Bariloche

Cost (CH$)

Time (hr)

8

Frequency (daily)

1

Osorno

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

5500

Time (hr)

4

Frequency (daily)

14

Pucón

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

2900

Time (hr)

2

Frequency (daily)

every 20 mins

Puerto Montt

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

6500

Time (hr)

5

Frequency (daily)

2

San Martín de Los Andes (Ar)

Bus Company

Igi Llaima/Nar-Bus

Cost (CH$)

14,000

Time (hr)

6

Frequency (daily)

2

Santiago

Bus Company

TurBus, Buses ETM, Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

12,000

Time (hr)

9

Frequency (daily)

every 20 mins

Valdivia

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

4000

Time (hr)

3

Frequency (daily)

10

Valparaíso/Viña del Mar

Bus Company

TurBus

Cost (CH$)

19,000

Time (hr)

10

Frequency (daily)

10

Villarrica

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

2000

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

every 10 mins