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From Bariloche (ARG) to Puerto Montt (CHI) by bus

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1. Posted by dsperling (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Could anyone point bus companies that do Bariloche (ARG) - Puerto Montt (CHI) route?

I know "Via Bariloche", but apparently there are no buses available for the route on Wednesdays (when I need it)...

Tks!!!

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

As far as I am aware, the quickest route by far is over water, from Bariloche to Puerto Varas in Chile. Have you considered taking this cruce de lagos?

There are several overland alternatives, but to my knowledge none of them is direct. But it's quite possible that knowledge is outdated; last time I was in the area is now four years ago.

3. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 7y

the Lake crossing is very nice and it is a full day trip.
dont remember about the buses,but last year my brother made it by bus from Puerto Montt to Bariloche(Lake crossing was fully booked)in April

4. Posted by dsperling (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

thanks bentivogli.

Im taking the Cruce from P. Montt to Bariloche, 2 days cruise. But, to come back to P. Montt, I need something faster.

Btw, do u have any info about this Cruce? I found just one agency which charges about USD 230 for this 2-days cruise... overnight in Peulla NOT included.. found a little expensive.... Do u know if one I can book this trip once I'm there in P. Montt? Or is it better to book in advance?

5. Posted by dsperling (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

thanks marlis.

do u or your brother have more specific information about this bus company? names, prices...? thanks!

6. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 7y

as fare I remember the B&B made the reservation for him.
Can not contact him,he is somewhere in Hongkong.........

7. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 7y

Hi dsperling,

As I recall, there are a number of buses that run from Bariloche to Puerto Montt. I just went to the bus station in Bariloche and hopped on the next one out of there. Didnt book in advance.

Try Bus Norte or Pullmann del Sur.

EV

8. Posted by dsperling (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Thanks samsara2.

Any chance you remember what's the earliest bus leaving Bariloche?

Had no success with Bus Norte or Pullmann or any other company. There's simply no information on the net.

Thanks!!!