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Getting Around Argentine Patagonia

Biggest bit of advice for traveling in Argentina, avoid using the ATMs (think $30 max withdrawals with $6 in fees), take cash with you (and in many cases exchange at restaurants and other business who sometimes offer a much better exchange rate than the official rate)

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten is the easiest and least expensive option. The journey takes approximately three hours to complete and tickets cost USD 20 each way or USD 29* round trip. Buses leave from the main terminal in El Calafate,  located on Julio Argentino Roca, heading to the walkable village of El Chalten:

Avoid going hungry on your journey by bringing snacks and water with you on board. Empanadas and quiches are great for long journeys and are sold everywhere, often in many different flavors and meats.

The most luxurious and relaxing option, private shuttle transfers are also, unsurprisingly, more expensive than the regular bus.

Tickets for a one-way journey typically start around USD 37* per person; however, prices vary depending on the services booked.

Pick-up can be arranged directly at the airport or from your accommodation in El Calafate.

Semi-private transfers between El Calafate Airport and El Chalten run every two hours from the arrival of the first flight. Upon arrival at El Calafate Airport, proceed to the airport hall to meet your driver and begin your adventure.

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