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1. Posted by siborg (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Are there many ways of getting from buenos aires to santiago overland in June?

Does the weather prevent travel on certain routes?

Thanks

2. Posted by Maktub (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

Numerous Buses run directly to Santiago from BA every day.
The journey takes about 24, and as far as i am aware, it will depend on the snow in the andes at time of crossing as to the roads being passable or not.
My advice, worry about it when u get there!

3. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Andesmar is the bus company that I know that runs from BA - Santiago.

Weather conditions will change frequently in the Andes in Winter so you'll just have to go with what conditions you've got when you're there.

4. Posted by KJ22 (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

We're going to be doing exactly the same journey in August sometime and I know from research it's a fairly well travelled route.

Like Maktub says, there are definately fairly frequent bus between the two cities which takes about 24 hours.

Having typed Buenos Aires to Santiago into google I found a few other forums where people have done exactly the same thing.

Apparently it's nice to break the trip up by stopping in Mendoza for so fine wine and stunning mountain scenery! That's our plan anyway! seeing as the purpose of the overland is to cross the andes it would be a shame to pass through without stretching your legs!

Hope it goes well and if you get the chance, do another blog to let us know if there were any problems!

Kevin

5. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Quoting KJ22

Apparently it's nice to break the trip up by stopping in Mendoza for so fine wine and stunning mountain scenery! That's our plan anyway! seeing as the purpose of the overland is to cross the andes it would be a shame to pass through without stretching your legs!
Kevin

Yes, I have done this and would HIGHLY recommend this stopover;)

6. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 10y

The border between Chile and Argentine could be closed by snow in winter. Usually, it doesn't last more than 3 or 4 days if it happens.
It's a great Idea to take a bus Buenos Aires-Mendoza and then to plan the next step to Santiago. If you want to go inmediately, you can find many buses departing every two hours. If Paso Los Libertadores cross border is closed, then you can spend few days in Mendoza, a beautyful and very cheap city and then go forward.