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How to get to the Torres del Paine National Park

The Torres del Paine National Park is located in Chile's Region XII, between the massif of the Los Andes Mountain Range and the Patagonian steppes, in Ultima Esperanza Province, community of Torres del Paine.

Access Roads
The Torres del Paine National Park is open all year round and is administered by the National Forestry Commission (CONAF),

Its entry gates are about 115 kilometers from Puerto Natales.

The Sarmiento and Laguna Amarga entry gates are open from 8.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.,
all year round.

The most direct route is to travel to Punta Arenas , the largest town from which one can access the Torres del Paine area.
Daily Lan Chile (One World) flights to Punta Arenas , capital of Region XII, from Santiago , capital of Chile.
A 4:15 hour long flight from Santiago , with stopover in Puerto Montt.Punta Arenas ' airport is 20 km. from downtown Punta Arenas and 226 km. from Puerto Natales.

It is about 3100 km. overland from Santiago, or 2300 km. from Puerto Montt. The trip south from Puerto Montt is on the Argentinean side and crosses back into Chile via the Monte Aymond Pass, close to the Argentinean town of Río Gallegos and 192 km. from Punta Arenas.
There are no regularly scheduled buses from Santiago, but there are from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales (see buses); the trip takes more than a day.

Making the trip from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales through the southern channels is another way of getting to know Chile and the natural setting of Chilean Patagonia.

Navimag vessels only sail on Monday, leaving at 2:00 p.m. and arriving in Puerto Natales at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.




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