INTERACTIVE GUIDE TO CROSS-BORDER ROUTES

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Please read: We've set up this guide for those specifically interested in bus routes that cross an international border. AndesTransit is not able to offer any legal or immigration advice, nor provide favors just to satisfy a legal or immigration requirement. We just sell tickets or reservations for the providers of the transport.
Note: Due to COVID-19, some of the routes below are not available at the moment but are currently accepting reservations for trips in early January.

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Routes from Argentina

Bariloche, Argentina - Osorno, Chile
Description: 5 hour trip through stunning Patagonia.  However, the trip may be suspended during winter in the southern hemisphere.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=0Ejy735f4p4F%2f1uIKTq4Yg%3d%3d

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Montevideo, Uruguay
Description: Served by both ferry (fastest) to go across the bay, or by bus (cheapest) to go around the bay. Many departures and options for comfort.

Refundable? Depends on the carrier. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=WEtRTtSSZ0MZztI3BH%2fAAg%3d%3d

Mendoza, Argentina - Santiago, Chile
Description: Most popular and frequented border crossing, taking just a few hours, and lots of departures.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=4f7pJ3HiYutYkbRleyusdA%3d%3d



Neuquen, Argentina - Temuco, Chile
Description: Best kept secret of cross-border rotues, offering a more relaxed and back-door crossing compared to the route from Mendoza to Santiago.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=Pw%2b6q1Zg0sjMHlmyHPtYHw%3d%3d


Rio Gallegos - Puerto Natales, Chile
Description: A cross-border option that will take you directly to Chile's most popular national park: Torres del Paine.

Refundable? Non-refundable.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=JyeaPnSxb3ZK%2bOin%2bRWCbA%3d%3d

Resistencia, Argentina - Asuncion, Paraguay
Description: Goes from the very north of Argentina to Paraguay's capital.  Departures not consistently available throughout the year.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=6b2sSSwkhOG7DOCjxnLBhg%3d%3d


Routes from Bolivia

Copacabana, Bolivia - Puno, Peru
Description: 3 hour trip around Lake Titicaca, arriving on the Peru side.  

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=1LBElT5Fb44yMkSmupQfgQ%3d%3d#

La Paz, Bolivia - Arica, Chile
Description: Highly frequented 8 hour route through the desert to the northernmost city of Chile. The other option is to go from La Paz - Iquique, Chile.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=1Dmwrrjiq0L8hfKDBprB%2bw%3d%3d

Oruro, Bolivia - Calama, Chile
Description: For the more adventurous, this rural route goes over the high deserts (hot and cold) to the mining capital of Chile, where you can transfer to the much sought San Pedro de Atacames.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=BIqJuXfdpHD02PytnMoXsg%3d%3d

Santa Cruz, Bolivia - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description: A long ride, but the only legitimate option going east out of Bolivia.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=urHOwvSrSwY5gS0Oumiy4w%3d%3d




Routes from Brazil

Brazil is notoriously fickle and bureaucratic with cross-border routes. Some days routes are available, and the next day they are not.

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil - Asuncion, Paraguay
Description: 5 hour trip that goes to the capital of Paraguay. 

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=%2fcLOzTRtjxLaudGFjsKcNw%3d%3d


Routes from Chile

Arica, Chile - La Paz, Bolivia
Description: Highly frequented 8 hour route through the desert to the capital of Bolivia. You can also start the trip from Iquique, Chile.  (No bus or train routes exist from Arica across the border to Peru. They are only available from Santiago).

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=UW2dyF5gJ37XNZVGBai7VQ%3d%3d

Calama, Chile - Oruro, Bolivia
Description: For the more adventurous, this rural route goes over the high deserts (hot and cold) from the mining capital of Chile (near the more popular San Pedro de Atacames), to the popular Uyuni salt desert area of Bolivia.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=TGcgOnqMP7WKtZYvUrAiZg%3d%3d

Osorno, Chile - Bariloche, Argentina
Description: 5 hour trip through stunning Patagonia. However, the trip may be suspended during winter in the southern hemisphere.

Refundable? Depends on the carrier. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=tnbv3Ya0VoGi4FM9l8GZRA%3d%3d

Puerto Montt, Chile - Bariloche, Argentina
Description: 7 hour trip through stunning Patagonia. One of the cheapest option to cross a border in Latin America, yet one of the most scenic.

Refundable? Depends on the carrier. Check policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=1JSgFmkqFBW%2fVLUUjqovwA%3d%3d

Puerto Natales, Chile - Rio Gallegos, Argentina
Description: Discover Argentina's most emblematic train route now turned into a museum of its history and development in the province of Santa Cruz.

Refundable? Depends on the carrier. Check policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=Tkp92vPaozA4q%2blRBz3ViQ%3d%3d

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile - Salta, Argentina
Description: Fantastic 12 hour trip between two iconic cities.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=8U0owmxxuosuRxm5DmSJ4w%3d%3d

Temuco, Chile - Allen, Argentina (near Neuquen)
Description: Fantastic 12 hour trip between two iconic cities.

Description: Best kept secret of cross-border rotues, offering a more relaxed and back-door crossing compared to the route from Santiago to Mendoza.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=uwYDKxRCVtQH0RD7vUBAUw%3d%3d

Routes from Colombia

Colombia closed its borders in March 2020 due to COVID-19. However, an option has become available for those interested in traveling to Ecuador. Review our new guide here.

Direct bus trips to Peru are also suspended. If you want information in Spanish, read here.

Routes from Ecuador

Guayaquil, Ecuador - Mancora, Peru
Description: Departures twice daily most days of the week.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met for one carrier, but the cheaper carrier is non-refundable.
See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=R5pM7QE%2fI0wCz6MhEZ1qfQ%3d%3d

Guayaquil, Ecuador - Lima, Peru
Description: Start your journey in Ecuador and connect to one most vibrant capitals in South America. Different budget options that adapt to your travel plans.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met for one carrier, but the cheaper carrier is non-refundable.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=R5pM7QE%2fI0yiicF8aK1TEQ%3d%3d


Guayaquil, Ecuador - Cali or Bogota, Colombia
Description: Weekly departures on Thursdays, includes assistance at the border-crossing, wifi on board and meals (optional).

Refundable? Non-refundable.

Trips to Cali: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=R5pM7QE%2fI0xj30Ijw77Sdw%3d%3d

Trips to Bogota: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=R5pM7QE%2fI0xgV2%2bJbAW1cw%3d%3d



Quito, Ecuador - Cali, Colombia
Description: 20 hours trip from the capital of Ecuador to Cali, the salsa capital of the world! NOTE: THIS ROUTE INVOLVES TWO FORMS OF TRANSPORTATION, A PRIVATE SHUTTLE OPERATED BY A THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTOR TO THE COLOMBIAN SIDE OF THE BORDER, WHERE YOU ARE DROPPED OFF AT THE BUS TERMINAL TO UTILIZE YOUR SECOND TICKET TO CALI.

Refundable? Non-refundable.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=sZbOXUkJMWMUvOk6pFHMGA%3d%3d


Quito, Ecuador - Ipiales, Colombia
Description: VIP service with departures on Thursday mornings every week.

Refundable? Non-refundable.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=sZbOXUkJMWObkbnaB5wABQ%3d%3d


Loja, Ecuador - Piura, Peru
Description: A 8-hours night ride departing right before midgnight.

Refundable? Non-refundable.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=AbXuozGWBT3ZtpZIxqp79w%3d%3d


Loja, Ecuador - Jaen, Peru
Description: A bus trip across the beauties of Vilcabamba and other small towns in the lower Andes, the perfect opportunity to cross a beautifaul and slow-paced border

Refundable? Non-refundable.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=AbXuozGWBT3ZtpZIxqp79w%3d%3d


Montanita, Ecuador - Mancora, Peru
Description: Let the party continue from Ecuador's most popular beach town to Peru's top destination for surfers and tan-lovers.

Refundable? Non-refundable.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=fnc%2fpSC1IPHgWCQpkIckAw%3d%3d


Routes from Peru

Mancora, Peru - Guayaquil, Ecuador
Description: Departures twice daily most days of the week.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met for one carrier, but the cheaper carrier is non-refundable.
See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=f7LDnHd88dWclfpmfH2uoA%3d%3d

Puno, Peru - Copacabana, Bolivia
Description: 3 hour trip around Lake Titicaca, arriving on the Bolivia side.

Refundable? Partial refunds are granted when conditions are met. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=2FpKgotJr8WeLdJfRkWSVw%3d%3d

Routes from Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description: Served by both ferry (fastest) to go across the bay, or by bus (cheapest) to go around the bay. Many departures and options for comfort.

Refundable? Depends on the carrier. See specific policies during order process on andestransit.com.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=rZGQtrR6FrbLgB5FB3sY%2bw%3d%3d

Routes across borders in Central America

Panama City, Panama - San Jose, Costa Rica
Description: Departures twice daily.

Refundable? No.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=HM5CE29Y0uUTcxwrmvyfyg%3d%3d

San Jose, Costa Rica - Panama City, Panama
Description: Departures twice daily.

Refundable? No.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=t1dGWKp9oWzWJXmgE7apLQ%3d%3d

San Jose, Costa Rica - Bocas del Toro, Panama
Description: One departure daily.

Refundable? No.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=t1dGWKp9oWxK8VyG7i58Rw%3d%3d

San Jose, Costa Rica - Managua, Nicaragua
Description: Several departure daily.

Refundable? No.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=t1dGWKp9oWyYQQtN9rBahg%3d%3d

Managua, Nicaragua - San Jose, Costa Rica
Description: Departures twice daily.

Refundable? No.

Link to schedules: https://andestransit.com/Search?q=oSSdkKq2jd4DTKSUCcgqbQ%3d%3d

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