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Aeropuerto Pichoy is situated 32km northeast from Valdivia on Ruta 5. LATAM has one flight per day from Santiago. JetSmart (www.jetsmart.com) and Sky Airline (www.skyairline.com) also serve the airport.

Bus

Valdivia's centrally located Terminal Valdivia, along the northeast side of the costanera at Anfión Muñoz, is one of southern Chile's most modern and organized. Leave your luggage at the custodia de equipaje (CH$2000; 7am to 11pm).

Ticket offices are located in the terminal's Zones B and C. Frequent buses head to destinations on or near the Panamericana between Puerto Montt and Santiago, especially with TurBus, Pullman Bus and Cruz del Sur, the latter with the most frequent services to Chiloé. For Viña del Mar/Valparaíso, TurBus heads out three times daily.

Regional bus carriers include Buses Pirihueico to Panguipulli; Bus Futrono to Futrono; and Buses JAC to Villarrica, Pucón and Temuco. Officeless Ruta 5 goes to Lago Ranco once daily.

Andesmar goes to Bariloche (Argentina) direct at 8:15am daily; a few other bus services also leave from Osorno. For San Martín de los Andes, you'll need to go to Villarica. To get to Neuquén, head to Osorno.

Valdivia 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$)

23,000

Time (hr)

7

Frequency (daily)

1

Castro (Chiloé)

Bus Company

Cruz del Sur

Cost (CH$)

9300

Time (hr)

7

Frequency (daily)

10

Futrono

Bus Company

Bus Futrono

Cost (CH$)

2800

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

every 20 mins

Lago Ranco

Bus Company

Ruta 5

Cost (CH$)

3100

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

1

Osorno

Bus Company

Cruz del Sur

Cost (CH$)

4000

Time (hr)

2

Frequency (daily)

10

Panguipulli

Bus Company

Buses Pirihueico

Cost (CH$)

3300

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

14

Pucón

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

4700

Time (hr)

3

Frequency (daily)

4

Puerto Montt

Bus Company

Cruz del Sur, Pullman Bus, Turbus

Cost (CH$)

5000

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

10

Santiago

Bus Company

Cruz del Sur, Pullman Bus, TurBus

Cost (CH$)

20,600

Time (hr)

12

Frequency (daily)

10

Temuco

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

3800

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

2

Valparaíso/Viña del Mar

Bus Company

Turbus

Cost (CH$)

27,400

Time (hr)

13

Frequency (daily)

3

Villarrica

Bus Company

Buses JAC

Cost (CH$)

4500

Time (hr)

Frequency (daily)

3