How to get to Valdivia?
The city of Valdivia is 839 km south of Santiago. There are several ways to get there:
There are flights to Valdivia from Arturo Merino Benitez airport in Santiago. The flight takes 2 hours. Pichoy airport, 32 kms north of Valdivia, offers connections with international flights.
Valdivia can be reached from both north and south via the Ruta 5 Sur or Pan-American Highway. The city is connected to the rest of the country through Ruta 5, with access from the north through San Jose de la Mariquina and Máfil, and from the south through Paillaco where the highway veers away to the north west. The distance to Valdivia is 48 km from the Pan-American Highway.
Buses leave from Santiago South Terminal and the journey takes 12 hours.