How to reach San Pedro
There is different ways to get to San Pedro de Atacama:
- The airlines that fly to Calama (the nearest airport, about 100 km), are Lan Chile and Sky Airline. Flights from Europe arrive here via Santiago de Chile. For long rides transfer from the airport of Calama to San Pedro is included in the price.
- If not, there are many shuttles from the airport, which will take you directly to San Pedro.
- If you come by bus, Tur Bus offers a direct route to San Pedro de Atacama. From Calama you can take a bus from Frontera o Geminis. From Agentina, Geminis and Pullman Bus are the companies that go directly to San Pedro de Atacama. The trip takes around 9 hours.
- There are no commercial direct transportation services from Bolivia to San Pedro. Tourist companies and agencies are the only ones to offer this service.
- If you travel by car, you must keep in mind that the distance between one gas station and another one is considerable.