Entry points to the Los Lagos Region
The Los Lagos region is connected to the rest of the country by sea, land, and air. You can access and visit its main destinations and cities by using the following means of transport.
The region has enabled modern airports for domestic flights. In the city of Osorno, the Cañal Bajo Carlos Hott Siebert Airport receives daily flights; flights to Puerto Montt arrive daily at El Tepual International Airport, and in Castro, the Moncopulli Airport has 4 flights a week. All airports have transfer, taxi, and car rental services. Aerodromes also operate in the towns of Ancud, Ayacara, Chaitén, Cochamó, Contao, Futaleufú, Hualaihué, Llanada Grande, Palena, Peulla, Puelo, Puerto Montt (La Paloma) and Quellón.
From Santiago, there are daily buses to the cities of Osorno, Puerto Montt, Castro and Quellón (to Puerto Montt, they take approximately 11 to 13 hours). Some companies stop off in the cities of Frutillar, Puerto Varas, and Ancud. All these cities have local companies operating with trips to smaller towns in the interior. From and to the cities of Osorno and Puerto Montt, bus services travel to the cities of San Carlos de Bariloche and Punta Arenas with a stretch through Argentina.
From Santiago and other cities In the country, the Los Lagos region is accessed by Ruta 5 Sur, a divided highway to Pargua, whose milestone zero is the city of Quellón (1281km). There is a turnpike on the road close to the city of Purranque and towards Pargua. The Isla Grande de Chiloé is crossed through the Chacao Channel on ferries, whose journey from Pargua to Chacao takes approximately 30 minutes. To access the Carretera Austral (Ruta 7), the Pumalín Park and the towns of Chaitén, Futaleufú and Palena, there are transfers in barges from Hornopirén, whichh is called the Bimodal Route. All provincial capital cities except Chaiten have car rental services.