How to get to Patagonia via Plane
Reaching Patagonia isn’t that simple. The destination point depends for how long you are in Patagonia. Traveling from a to b can be time-consuming. So how to get to Patagonia via Plane?
The first thing you have to do is decide which trek you want to do and how long are you going to be in Patagonia. So planning your trip to the end of the world is super essential otherwise you will sit on the bus or car and see the landscape passing by, without really hiking or trekking at all.
Which Trek do you want to hike?
Our goal was to hike the W trek (O trek) and the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. So we picked Punta Arenas as our destination airport.
How to reach Patagonia via Airplane
There are two possibilities you can reach Patagonia from Chile or Argentina.
If you choose Argentina you first have to fly to Buenos Aires than change the airport (Approximately 1 hour from Ezeiza to the Areoparque Jorge Newbery(National Airport) From here you have the possibility to fly to north Patagonia (Bariloche (Lake District)) or middle Patagonia (Trelew(Atlantic coast)) or the south (El Calafate(National Park Los Glaciares)).
The other option is to Chile over Santiago de Chile. From here you can fly to north Patagonia (Puerto Montt (Lake District)) or middle Patagonia (Balmaceda(Atlantic coast)) or the south (Punta Arenas (Torres del Paine)).
Argentina (Buenas Aires)
Buenos Aires – Bariloche (Lake District)
Buenos Aires – Trelew (Atlantic Coast)
Buenos Aires – El Calafate (National Parc Los Glaciares
Chile (Santiago de Chile)
Santiago de Chile – Puerto Montt (Lake District)
Santiago de Chile – Bariloche (Coyhaique)
Santiago de Chile – Punta Arenas (Torres del Paine)
Do I need a Visa for Chile or Argentina
If you are a European citizen, you don’t need a visa for Chile or Argentina. Same goes for a valid US or Canadian passport. You do not need a visa to enter Argentina or Chile for visits of up to 90 days for tourism or business. (If you are from Greece you are just allowed to stay in Chile for 60 days without a visa)
Passport Valid Your Passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
Entrance Fees There aren’t any entrance fees for European, Japanese, UK citizens, US or Canadian citizens at the moment (Oct. 2018)
Australians are required to pay a reciprocity fee.
The fee for Australians is $117/ €104
Mexicans are required to pay a reciprocity fee.
The fee for Mexicans is $23/ €20
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