From Santiago de Chile:
The straightest and fastest way to get to Punta Arenas, city with the nearest airport to Torres del Paine National Park, is by air, a 3,100 kilometers flight that separates this city of the Chilean capital.
With LATAM (https://www.latam.com/), the nonstop flight takes approximately 3 hours and a half; the direct one, with a stopover in Puerto Montt, takes 4 hours 45 minutes. Sky Airlines (http://www.skyairline.cl/) offers a similar service, but with less frequency.
From Punta Arenas Airport you must continue the journey by bus or rented vehicle to Puerto Natales city and from there to Torres del Paine Park. For more details, please see our ground transportation section.
From Buenos Aires there are no direct flights to Punta Arenas, so the fastest way to get to Torres del Paine National Park is taking a plane from Argentina’s capital to the city of El Calafate and then move by bus or rental car to Puerto Natales, a 350- kilometers journey that can take 4.5 hours approximately. When you reach that city consider at least 80 kilometers more to reach the nearest gate of Torres del Paine (2 hour trip). For more details, please see our ground transportation section.
From Santiago to Puerto Montt:
Transportation by bus or rented car from the capital to Puerto Montt to later connect with the city of Puerto Natales.
From Puerto Montt:
From Puerto Montt to the south the trip takes place on the Argentine side and crosses to Chile through Paso Monte Aymond (Paso Integración Austral) near the argentinian city of Rio Gallegos, 192 km from Punta Arenas.
From Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales:
Transportation by bus or rented vehicle to travel the 254 kilometers journey from this city to Puerto Natales.
From Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine Park:
To reach the park from the city, you will find two routes that can be explored by bus or car.
- From Puerto Natales, take Route 9 which links to the Sarmiento (112 kilometers) and Laguna Amarga (129 kilometers) entrances of Torres del Paine Park.
- From Puerto Natales, take Route Y-290 which connects with the Serrano entrance in Torres del Paine Park (80 kilometers).
From the city of El Calafate, travel by bus or rented vehicle to the city of Puerto Natales, a 350 kilometers journey that can take 4 hours and a half. Consider a stop at Don Guillermo border access (Cerro Castillo) for entrance proceedings.
When you reach that city considered at least 80 kilometers more to reach the Serrano entrance, the nearest of Torres del Paine (2 hour trip).
The route Puerto Montt – Puerto Natales can be traveled by sea on a journey of nearly three days.
By boat, you can reach Torres del Paine park through Rio Serrano. To do this, you must navigate the fiord of Ultima Esperanza to the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers and then trace this river.