How to get to Puerto Guadal
 
 
By Bus
By Car
By Air
By Sea
 
 

Puerto Guadal
is located in Chilean Patagonia, on the southern shore route of General Carrera lake (Aysén region).

This route connects
Carretera Austral
(cruce El Maitén junction )
with Argentinian Ruta 40
(via Chile Chico - Los Antiguos border crossing).

   
   

This Eco Hostel
is located 1,5 Km from
Puerto Guadal, on the road Camino Laguna La Manga
( at the exit of the village towards Chile Chico)

 

Driving times to
Puerto Guadal from:
Coyhaique
6 h
Puerto Tranquilo
1 1/2 h
Cochrane
1 1/2 h
Chile Chico
2 1/2 h
   
¨One of the best places to stay in Northern Patagonia¨ - Lonely Planet -
 
 
 
How to get to Puerto Guadal
 
By Bus
By Car
By Air
By Sea
 
By Car
 

Roads from Coyhaique to the south are gravel, except Coyhaique - Cerro Castillo-Puerto Ibáñez where is paved. They are narrow roads, sometimes with a lot of
holes where driving speed is around 50 km/h. It is not  recommended to drive
when it gets dark because there are no light signals. 
The indicated times do not include stops: you should add extra time for taking photos, lunching or even for repairing a puncture.Consider enough time to drive to your destination in order to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes of Patagonia.

Due to roadworks, the Carretera Austral is closed in Cerro Castillo
Monday to Friday from 14:00 to 18:00 h.
Driving times to
Puerto Guadal from:
Coyhaique
6 h
Puerto Tranquilo
1 1/2 h
Cochrane
1 1/2 h
Chile Chico
2 1/2 h
 
By Air
 

The closest airport is Balmaceda (Coyhaique).
LAN and SKY Airlines have daily flights from Santiago, Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.
Also DAP Aerovías flies weekly from Punta Arenas.
There is not bus Balmaceda-Puerto Guadal.
You must take a bus from Balmaceda Airport to Coyhaique city (50 minutes).
From Coyhaique to Puerto Guadal  check: Bus Schedules

 
By Sea
 
Closest harbour from the North: Puerto Chacabuco. Ferries sail from P. Montt, P. Natales and Quellón (Chiloé).
From Puerto Chacabuco to Coyhaique take a direct bus.
From Coyhaique to Puerto Guadal check: Bus Schedules
Ferries
: NAVIMAG (67-223 33 06), NAVIERA AUSTRAL (67-224 61 13).
 
 
 
By Bus
 
SCHEDULES to Puerto Guadal
From:
DEPARTURES From Puerto Guadal
    Chile Chico
    Coyhaique
    Puerto Tranquilo
    Cochrane
   
    Puerto Natales
   
Driving times to
Puerto Guadal from:
Coyhaique
6 h
Puerto Tranquilo
1 1/2 h
Cochrane
1 1/2 h
Chile Chico
2 1/2 h
   

 

 

 
* Services may vary day or time, you should check it and book tickets in advance.
 
FROM CHILE CHICO
 
Daily 10:00 h.
Bus Martín Pescador: Departures from 479 O´Higgins St.
Cel: (9) 9786 5285
Phone: 67 -241 10 33

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 16:00 h.
Bus Eca: Departures in front of Supermercado Eca,
in O’Higgins St.
Phones 67 - 243 12 24
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 h.
Bus Marfer: Departures from 182 Pedro A. González St.
Ticket office: 657 O´Higgins St.
Cel: (9) 7756 8234 / (9) 9645 3621
Monday and Thursday 16:00 h.
Bus Seguel: Departures from Supermercado Sur, 394
O’Higgins St.
Cel: (9)8473 8731
Phones: 67 - 243 12 14 / 67 - 224 52 37

Tuesday and Friday 11:00 h.
Bus Costa Carrera: Departures from 253 Manuel Rodríguez St.
Cel: (9)8739 2544





Tip: Get off the bus at the junction with Camino Laguna La Manga (500 m. before Puerto Guadal village).
Follow the 1,5 km uphill road and you will find us.

 
FROM COYHAIQUE

DIRECT BUS Coyhaique - Puerto Guadal:

Tuesday and Friday 10:00 h.
Bus ECA: Ticket office at 79 Alejandro Gutiérrez St.,
on the corner with 21 de Mayo St.
Phones 67 - 252 85 77 / 67 - 243 12 24

Tip: Get off the bus at the exit of the village towards Chile Chico. Walk 500 m. until the junction with Camino Laguna La Manga. Follow the 1,5 km uphill road and you will find us.

BUS & PICK- UP

BUS Coyhaique - Cruce El Maitén:
Every day: Departures from Coyhaique around 8:00 - 9:30 h.
Several companies: Don Carlos, Sao Paulo, Acuario 13, Aguilas Patagónicas

PICK- UP Cruce el Maitén - Eco Hostel Destino No Turístico:
Buses running Carretera Austral (Coyhaique - Cochrane) drop passengers at El Maitén junction
(10 km before Puerto Guadal ) around 15:00 h. We can pick you up there ( see Pick- Up service below)

BUS & FERRY vía Lago General Carrera

Every day: Combination Bus & Ferry & Bus

Bus Coyhaique - Puerto Ibáñez:
Bus Acuña: 308 Moraleda St. corner St. Carrera.
Phones: 67 - 225 15 79 / 67 - 241 18 04
Bus Carolina: Phones: 67 - 221 90 09 / (9)8952 1529

Ferry Puerto Ibáñez - Chile Chico:
Ferry SOMARCO Coyhaique office: 736, 1st ,Bilbao St.

Bus Chile Chico - Puerto Guadal check Bus Schedules


DAYS
FERRY FROM
TIME
MONDAY
CHILE CHICO
08:00
PUERTO IBAÑEZ
19:00
TUESDAY
CHILE CHICO
08:00
WEDNESDAY
PUERTO IBAÑEZ
10:00
CHILE CHICO
16:00
PUERTO IBAÑEZ
19:00
THURSDAY
CHILE CHICO
08:00
PUERTO IBAÑEZ
20:00
FRIDAY
CHILE CHICO
17:00
PUERTO IBAÑEZ
20:00
SATURDAY
CHILE CHICO
09:00
PUERTO IBAÑEZ
12:00
SUNDAY
CHILE CHICO
15:00
PUERTO IBAÑEZ
18:00
 
FROM PUERTO TRANQUILO

DIRECT BUS P. Tranquilo - Puerto Guadal:

Daily 17:00 h.
Bus Martín Pescador:
Departures from Costanera
(lakeshore road)
Cel: (9)9786 5285
Phone: 67 -241 10 33
Tuesday and Friday 15:00 h.
Bus ECA:
Departures from Costanera
(lakeshore road)
Phones 67 - 243 12 24
67 - 252 85 77
Wednesday and Sunday 14:00 h
Bus Costa Carrera :
Departures from Costanera
(lakeshore road)
Cel: (9)8739 2544

Tip: Tell to the driver you get off the bus at the junction with Camino Laguna La Manga
(at the exit of the village towards Chile Chico). Follow the 1,5 km uphill road and you will find us.

BUS & PICK-UP

BUS Puerto Tranquilo - Cruce El Maitén:
Every day : Departures from Puerto Tranquilo around 14:00-15:00 h. aprox.
Several companies: Don Carlos, Sao Paulo, Acuario 13, Aguilas Patagónicas.

PICK- UP Cruce el Maitén - Eco Hostel Destino No Turístico:
Buses running Carretera Austral (Coyhaique - Cochrane) stop in Puerto Tranquilo and pass by El Maitén junction (10 km. before Puerto Guadal) one hour later. We can pick you up there (see Pick- Up service below).

 
FROM COCHRANE

DIRECT BUS Cochrane - Puerto Guadal:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 15:00 h.
Bus Marfer: Departures from Vialidad, O´Higgins St.
Cel: (9)7756 8234 / (9)9645 3621

Tip: Get off the bus at the junction with Camino Laguna La Manga (at the exit of the village towards Chile Chico).
Follow the 1,5 km uphill road and you will find us.

BUS & PICK- UP

BUS Cochrane - Cruce El Maitén:
Every day: Departures from Cochrane around 7:00 - 8:00 h.
Several companies: Don Carlos, Sao Paulo, Acuario 13, Aguilas Patagónicas.

PICK- UP Cruce el Maitén - Eco Hostel Destino No Turístico:
Buses running Carretera Austral (Cochrane-Coyhaique) pass by El Maitén junction (10 km before Puerto Guadal)
around 10:00 h. We can pick you up there ( see Pick- Up service below ).

 
FROM ARGENTINA

The closest border is Los Antiguos - Chile Chico
  1. Buses to Los Antiguos from: El Calafate, El Chaltén, Perito Moreno, Esquel, Bariloche, Caleta Olivia y Comodoro Rivadavia. Check www.taqsa.com.ar , www.chaltentravel.com , www.caltur.com.ar and Cooperativa Sportman .
  2. Daily buses Los Antiguos - Chile Chico. Several companies: Bus Acuña, Bus Vargas, Bus Martín Pescador.
  3. Bus Chile Chico - Puerto Guada check Bus Schedules

    Tip: Also you can cross the border El Chaltén - Villa OHiggins (Carretera Austral South). This is 2-3 days trekking.
    Not suitable for vehicles. Bus Villa OHiggins - Cochrane and Bus Cochrane - Puerto Guadal (check Bus Schedules).
 
FROM PUERTO NATALES

DIRECT BUS Puerto Natales - Chile Chico

Friday 13: 30 h
Buses Becker, ticket office n º 2 - 2nd floor, Rodoviario de Puerto Natales

Bus Chile Chico to Puerto Guadal: check Bus Schedules

 


PICK-UP SERVICE

FROM Cruce El Maitén TO Eco Hostel Destino No Turístico (PUERTO GUADAL) :

No bus?
We can pick up or drop you at Cruce el Maitén (at the junction with Carretera Austral)
Price: 5.000 pesos per person.
FREE (one way) if you stay 3 nights.

You must tell us in advance where your bus comes from (company name) and your arrival time to Cruce El Maitén junction. We will send you a confirmation to say if it is possible to pick you up or not.

 

 
 

Bus Departures From Puerto Guadal
* Services may vary day or time, you should check it and book tickets in advance.

To Chile Chico Direct bus  Every day
To Coyhaique Direct bus Wednesday and Sunday
To Coyhaique With Pick-Up service to Cruce El Maitén Every day
To Cochrane Direct bus Monday, Wednesday and Friday
To Cochrane With Pick-Up service to Cruce El Maitén Every day
To Puerto Tranquilo Direct bus Every day
 
ECO-TIP - When you travel by bus, you are reducing your holidays`s carbon footprint
and you are supporting local economy.
 
 
BUS TICKET OFFICES
Services may vary day or time, you should check it and book tickets in advance too.
 
COMPANY
PHONES
DESTINATIONS
ADDRESS
BUS ECA
67-243 12 24
Chile Chico - Puerto Guadal
In front of Supermercado Eca,
O'Higgins St., Chile Chico
BUS ECA 67-252 85 77 Coyhaique - Puerto Guadal 79 Alejandro Gutiérrez St. corner 21 de Mayo St., Coyhaique
BUS SEGUEL (9)8473 8731
Chile Chico - Puerto Guadal Supermercado Sur, 394 O'Higgins St., Chile Chico
BUS MARFER (9)7756 8234
(9)9645 3621
Chile Chico - Puerto Guadal - Cochrane 182 Pedro A. González St., Chile Chico
BUS  COSTA CARRERA (9)8739 2544 P. Tranquilo - Puerto Guadal - Chile Chico 253 Manuel Rodríguez St. , Chile Chico
BUS  MARTIN PESCADOR (9)9786 5285
67-241 10 33
P. Tranquilo - Puerto Guadal - Chile Chico 479 O´Higgins St. , Chile Chico
BUS ACUARIO 13 67-224 07 60
67-252 21 43
Coyhaique - Cochrane Bus Terminal, Coyhaique
BUS SAO PAULO 67-225 57 26 Coyhaique - Cochrane Bus Terminal, Coyhaique
BUS DON CARLOS 67-223 19 81 Coyhaique - Cochrane 63 Subteniente Cruz St., Coyhaique
BUS AGUILAS PATAGONICAS 67-221 12 88
67-252 20 20
Coyhaique - Cochrane
In front of Bus Terminal, Coyhaique
BUS ACUÑA 67-225 15 79
67-241 18 04
Coyhaique - Puerto Ibáñez - Chile Chico 308 Moraleda St. corner Carrera St., Coyhaique
BUS CAROLINA 67-221 90 09
(9)8952 1529
Coyhaique - Puerto Ibáñez - Chile Chico Coyhaique
 


TIPS BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL TO PUERTO GUADAL

  • Travel with cash. There are no ATMs in Puerto Guadal.
    ATMs for all cards only in Coyhaique. In Cochrane and Chile Chico only Mastercard is accepted.
    If you come from Argentina, don´t forget to change Argentinian money in Chile Chico.

  • In Puerto Guadal there are several services: mobile phone coverage (Entel company), supermarkets, restaurants, gas station and free Internet at the public Library.

  • We are located in an uphill road, 1,5 km from the village... that´s why when you arrive you will be rewarded with wonderful views of the lake and the mountains.

  • Autumn in Patagonia. It may be cold or raining, but it is the most beautiful season for coming: landscape turns to red, yellow, orange and purple… and the snow-capped mountains became even more white.