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1. Posted by wistar (Budding Member, 7 posts) 7 Dec '04 04:14

Is there any public transport between petrohue and puerto montt?

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 7 Dec '04 07:34

There are minibuses the run from Petrohue to Puerto Varas, and then you can grab a bus from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt.

From Frommers: In Puerto Varas, you'll find minibuses at the intersection of San Bernardo and Martínez that go to Ensenada, Petrohué, and Lago Todos los Santos every day at 9:15am, 11am, 2pm, and 4pm. Andina del Sud, Del Salvador 72 (tel. 65/232811), has daily trips to this area as well.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 7 Dec '04 11:01

In the interest of full disclosure, I should also point out that I didn't ever take the minibuses from Petrohue to Puerto Varas (or vice versa). But I was in Puerto Varas and saw the minibuses, so I know they exist.

I did the bus-boat-bus lake cruise across to Bariloche, which was AWESOME if you can afford it.

4. Posted by wistar (Budding Member, 7 posts) 8 Dec '04 02:59

Thanks for the info
We will actually be doingto boat trip from Bariloche to Petrohue and heard that it's an amazing ride!

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru, 2634 posts) 8 Dec '04 06:58

The boat trip is incredible. Lots of great scenery. The mountains are so jagged and remote. It's amazing. Wear a warm coat, though. I was there in January, which is summer, and it was pretty chilly. We got a little snow, even.

If you are doing the tour, you should be able to book the trip right through to Puerto Montt, can't you?

Greg