|Transport||Time (approx. hrs)||Cost (approx. local)||Cost (approx. USD)|
|Bus||25 hours||31,000-35,000 CLP||65-73 USD|
|Plane||2.5 hours||78,000-140,000 CLP||160-290 USD|
Santiago to Iquique by Bus
Time: 25 hours Cost: 31,000-35,000 CLP; 65-73 USD
Buses leave from the main terminal at metro stop Universidad de Santiago on line 1. The price listed is for a semi-cama. A salon cama (full sleeper) will cost about 10,000 CHP more, but may be worth it for such a long trip. There are many companies running frequent services between the two cities.
Santiago to Iquique by Plane
Time: 2.5 hours Cost: 78,000-140,000 CLP; 160-290 USD
LAN has about seven flights per day. Sky Air also runs flights. Iquique’s airport, Aeropuerto Diego Aracena (410-787) is 41 km south of downtown.