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AIRWAY:

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  • Dap Helicópteros

SEAWAY:

  • Transbordadora Austral Broom
  • Navimag

OVERLAND:

 
ACCESS ROUTES TO MAGALLANES AND CHILEAN ANTARCTIC REGION


Border crossings
MAPA DE LA REGION DE MAGALLANES Y ANTARTICA CHILENA

You can access to Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region either by land, air or sea.

Flights arrive to Patagonia city capital, Punta Arenas from Santiago, Chile's city capital, and Puerto Montt.

By land it is necessary to cross Argentinean territory. There are enabled six border crossings, Monte Aymond, Rio Don Guillermo, Casas Viejas, Dorotea, and San Sebastian and Bellavista at Tierra del Fuego.

By sea, ships travels through Patagonian channels, from Puerto Montt.
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Point of location City or Town.


Punta Arenas | Puerto Natales | Porvenir | Puerto Williams | Puerto Edén



HOW TO GET TO PUNTA ARENAS


AIRWAY

Flights from Santiago, Puerto Montt or Puerto Natales land at Carlos Ibanez del Campo international airport of Punta Arenas, located 20 kms. north of Patagonian capital city. From the airport to downtown Punta Arenas, by Route 9, the north highway, the estimated time is 25 to 30 minutes.


At the airport there are buses, minicabs and taxis that transport passengers to the city or other places as request.


There also are regional flights from Porvenir and Puerto Williams. Connections also exist with the Argentinean cities from Calafate, Río Grande and Ushuaia.


OVERLAND ROUTE

Plaza Muñoz Gamero, Punta Arenas , foto de Vicente Gonzalez




Most of vehicles coming from other Chilean regions or Argentina enter Magallanes using Route 255, Monte Aymond - Punta Arenas, after traveling by Argentinean territory.

There are regular overland transportation companies that run between Punta Arenas and Osorno by this route, in about 36 hours.





HOW TO GET TO PUERTO NATALES

Cueva del Milodón - Puerto Natales - Claudio AlmarzaOVERLAND

The main overland access is by Route 9, Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales. Other choices are border crossings of Casas Viejas, Dorotea and Rio Don Guillermo, open the whole year.

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AIRWAY
There are regular and charter flights from Punta Arenas and Argentinean city El Calafate to Puerto Natales in high season. .

SEAWAY

On a ferry specially equipped to transport passengers, vehicles and cargo is possible to get to Puerto Natales from Puerto Montt. The journey lasts four days and three nights and there is a round trip weekly..


Punta Arenas
| Puerto Natales | Porvenir | Puerto Williams | Puerto Edén


HOW TO GET TO PORVENIR


Porvenir is the capital city of Tierra del Fuego, the second geographic sector of Magallanes Region.


AIRWAY

There is an airline with more than a daily frequency between Punta Arenas and Porvenir. The flight lasts approx. 15 minutes in Twin Otter or Cessna planes, according to the demand..

OVERLAND

Para llegar a Porvenir es necesario cruzar el caudaloso Estrecho de Magallanes a Tierra del Fuego es necesario embarcar en los ferries que zarpan desde Tres Puentes, en la ciudad de Punta Arenas, o en la Primera Angostura, distante 170 kms de Punta Arenas, embarcaciones que tienen acomodaciones tanto para pasajeros como para vehículos.

Listing of transport's companies

SEAWAY

To reach Porvenir, at Tierra del Fuego, it is necessary to cross the Magellan Strait aboard ferries equipped for passengers and vehicles, that sails from Tres Puentes, in Punta Arenas, or from Primera Angostura, 170 km. far from Punta Arenas.
The trip from Tres Puentes lasts 3 hours and there is round trip frequency every day in high season (November to February). From March to October there is no ferry on Thursdays.


Punta Arenas | Puerto Natales | Porvenir | Puerto Williams | Puerto Edén


HOW TO GET TO PUERTO WILLIAMS

Foto tomada por un Pasajero Extranjero
Puerto Williams is the main city of Chilean Antarctic province, the third geographic sector of Magallanes Region.


AIRWAY

There are regular flights from Punta Arenas in high season and three weekly in low season in Twin Otter or Cessna planes.



SEAWAY

Every Wednesday sails from Punta Arenas a ship with passengers and cargo to Puerto Williams that returns on Fridays. The trip lasts 36 hours approx. .

Punta Arenas | Puerto Natales | Porvenir | Puerto Williams | Puerto Edén


HOW TO GET TO PUERTO EDEN

SEAWAY


Puerto Eden can be reached only by seaway aboard the Navimag ferry.

From Puerto Montt, north to south, the journey through the channels lasts 2 days. From Puerto Natales, south to north, the journey lasts only 1 day.

The ferry sails from Puerto Natales on Fridays and from Puerto Montt on Tuesdays.



Punta Arenas | Puerto Natales | Porvenir | Puerto Williams | Puerto Edén

 

Source : SERNATUR XII región .