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driving from valparaiso to Pucon

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driving from valparaiso to Pucon

How many hours driving is Valparaiso to Pucon? We have heard everything from 10 to 15 hours. Also how may hours driving is Santiago to Pucon? thanks!

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1. Re: driving from valparaiso to Pucon

It is 900 kilometres on good highways. So, normally, it would take between 10 to 12 hours, allowing for a break for a meal. However, a bridge collapsed in the earthquake and is not yet rebuilt, you will see why, when you get to the Rio Claro. So it could take longer as the highway is reduced to two lanes at that point.

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2. Re: driving from valparaiso to Pucon

Hello,

Just adding to the otherwise very complete response of Toid, there is practically no difference in leaving from Valparaíso or leaving from Santiago.

I have the personal experience of getting to Pucón in around 10 hours, but of course, you have to add 1 hour or so for some breaks and the short detour caused by the earthquake damage.

Please remember to take around USD 40 for highway tolls in Chilean money. For snacks and coffee you can pay with your credit card or take make out of the ATM machines.

Regards,

Jdelapaz

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3. Re: driving from valparaiso to Pucon

And though you didn't ask, I want to say, the last couple of hours from Temuco to Pucon are absolutely gorgeous.

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4. Re: driving from valparaiso to Pucon

last year we left our hotel in the suburbs of Santiago at 6 30 am, and pulled into our driveway in llifen at about 4:30pm, Llifen is further than Pucon by at least an hour. We had a nice relaxed trip with several stops along the way.

5. Re: driving from valparaiso to Pucon

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