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Help! Overnight bus from Santiago to Bariloche

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Help! Overnight bus from Santiago to Bariloche


My friends and I are doing a rafting trip on the Futaleufu river that starts from Bariloche. We were planning on flying into Buenos Aires from the US until we realized that plane tickets to Santiago were so much cheaper than BA. But we need to catch an overnight bus to Bariloche from Santiago. I know there are no direct buses. From what I have heard there are overnight buses from Santiago to either Osorno, Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt. Anyone know which route is the quickest (we don't have much time) and approx. how much travel time it is with bus changes and layovers? Finally, I need a reliable travel agent that find the quickest routes for us and book the tickets. I was having problems with the all-spanish websites of the bus companies that I found who offered such tickets.

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Help! Overnight bus from Santiago to Bariloche


About 13 hours Santiago - Puerto Montt

then an international service from Puerto Montt to bariloche - 7 hours

Turbus leave in the evening and arrive the following morning

Puerto Montt - bariloche with



You should be able to buy all tickets online, using an agency will probably be complicated.

You may also be able to buy the Puerto Montt - Bariloche ticket from Turbus in Santiago when you arrive.

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2. Re: Help! Overnight bus from Santiago to Bariloche

Both Turbus and Cruz del Sur bus companies can sell you a through ticket to Bariloche with a change of bus in Osorno to associated companies. There is an hour or two between buses and you leave for Bariloche around 10:30 am and arrive at about 15:00 pm. Unfortunately you cannot buy Chilean bus tickets online with a foreign credit card. It is currently not a busy season so you should not have trouble getting tickets when you arrive. Just check which bus station your bus is leaving from. You could try the websites jez supplied and see if you can buy tickets online through an Argentine website although you are going in the opposite direction.

Edited: 4:53 pm, September 22, 2010
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