PUERTO NATALES, CHILE
Puerto Natales is located on the seafront on the eastern shore of the Señoret Channel and opposite the Patagonian Andes. It is the starting point for exploring the beautiful natural scenery of the surrounding area, including the Torres del Paine National Park, the Milodon Cave Natural Monument, and the Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. Puerto Natales is the capital of Ultima Esperanza province and is part of Chilean Patagonia.
How to get to Puerto Natales
Puerto Natales is 247 kilometers from Punta Arenas, and the gateway to the Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks. The city lies 2,373 km to the south of Santiago.
By sea to Puerto Natales:
Navimag Ferries sail from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales and vice versa, making this the best way to reach or leave Torres del Paine National Park, accompanied by the spectacular scenery of Chilean Patagonia.
By air to Puerto Natales:
Arrival by air is generally to the airport in Punta Arenas from where there is a road connection to Puerto Natales. Puerto Natales does have a small airport of its own. We suggest you enquire about flights from Santiago, Puerto Montt, or Punta Arenas.
By land to Puerto Natales:
By road it is a 247 km journey northwards from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales along Route 9. There are four regular bus lines that travel from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales. Another alternative is to cross over from Argentina.