How to get to Chaitén?
Chaitén is located 204 km from Puerto Montt and 1,225 km south of Santiago. You can get there:
From Puerto Montt take Ruta 7 towards the Seno de Reloncaví, southbound, where you need to take a ferry from Caleta La Arena to Caleta Puelche and then towards Hornopirén. There you need to take another ferry, a crossing of 5 hours, that takes you to Caleta Gonzalo, 56 km from Chaitén, along Ruta 7.
Contact Puerto Montt airport for flight information, but there is generally at least one flight daily.
There are frequent ferries that go from Puerto Montt to either Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas, that stop in Chaitén. Consult timetables for details.
Several departures daily from the Bus Terminals at Puerto Montt and Hornopirén. Contact terminals for details.