We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

London
2 posts
Save Topic
Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

Hi All,

My wife and I plan to take a bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza on (hopefully) 28th Jan (this month).

While there are lots of useful posts on this with links to bus companies, having looked online at most of these operators, they all only seem to offer evening bus options > 16:30 from their websites, yet I see talk of people having got the bus during the day.

So I guess my questions are:

1) Do we need to book our bus online as soon as possible

2) Do companies such as AndesMar offer buses from Santiago to Mendoza earlier than their 16:30 option on their websites?

I've tried looking ahead of time to see if it's because they've sold out the earlier tickets, but this appears to be the earliest they offer.

Thanks

David

Santiago, Chile
Destination Expert
for Chile
Level Contributor
10,205 posts
27 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

Previous post:

tripadvisor.com/…45911121

Because of the roadworks there are no day buses from Santiago to Mendoza for the next few months. Take the earliest Andesmar you can book and catch the sunset in the Andes. At the moment that is the best you can do.

Edited: 20 January 2013, 01:28
London
2 posts
Save Reply
2. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

Thanks for the info and sorry for the late reply.

We ended up getting the 11:45PM bus as this got us to Mendoza at a reasonable time in the morning.

Santiago, Chile
Destination Expert
for Chile
Level Contributor
10,205 posts
27 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

Yes, that is also an option in the summer when the border is open 24 hrs.

Vancouver Island...
Level Contributor
283 posts
36 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

I can't seem to find any Andesmar busses running at all between Santiago and Mendoza. All I am seeing is one Cata Internacional bus departing Santiago at 7:30 AM arriving Mendoza at 3:00 PM

Am I looking in the wrong place or using the wrong city names?

Santiago de Chile (Santiago de Chile - Región Metropolitana) to Mendoza (Mendoza - Mendoza)

The Chilean Central...
Destination Expert
for Chile
Level Contributor
1,975 posts
Save Reply
5. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

On the Andesmar site I see 17:00, 21:00, 22:30. Remember you cannot book more than 30 days out.

Vancouver Island...
Level Contributor
283 posts
36 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

I am looking at travelling the middle of March.

Do you think more bus lines might be posted before then?

And are the hours changing on when the highway will be open in March?

We need so that we have our hotel bookings correct.

Thanks

Santiago, Chile
Destination Expert
for Chile
Level Contributor
10,205 posts
27 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

There seems to be some confusion. The road will have work on it until June. While the work is going on The traffic will go from Santiago to Mendoza between 8pm to 7 am. The buses actually leave Santiago before 8 pm so they arrive at the beginning of the road over the Andes when it is time for them to cross.

There are a number of bus companies which do the route between Santiago and Mendoza. Only the Argentine companies can be booked online with a foreign credit card. They can only be booked 30 days ahead, so no schedules or prices are online yet beyond 2 March. It is best to book directly on the Andesmar or Cata website.

Clocks will go back one hour at midnight between the 9th/10th of March.

pasosfronterizos.gov.cl/n930_30-01-2013.html

Vancouver Island...
Level Contributor
283 posts
36 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

SINGLE TICKET Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

Cata Internacional

Sun 17 Mar

07:30 hs. Sun 17 Mar

15:00 hs. Ex Cama Ejecutivo Sin Servicio

07:30 hs.

See Route

12

$260,00

Means of Payment

COMPRAR

Cata Internacional

Internacional

Sun 17 Mar

07:30 hs. Sun 17 Mar

15:00 hs. Sx Semicama Sin Servicio

07:30 hs.

See Route

46

$230,00

Means of Payment

COMPRAR

Dancingmolly

This is the information I got directly from the Cata website for buses from Santiago to Mendoza. The Andesmar website does not list any buses travelling this route. Both sites change from March 1st on.

Edited: 04 February 2013, 03:52
Santiago, Chile
Destination Expert
for Chile
Level Contributor
10,205 posts
27 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

If you put in a date in February, I used 14th Feb, you get 7 buses for Cata and 5 for Andesmar (2 operated by El Rapido). The earliest Cata at 18.00 and the first Andesmar at 17.00. I can change the date until the last day of February. and get the same schedule. The date you want is simply not yet available for booking. Keep checking back on the websites until it appears. There may be schedule changes in March as there is less demand, but each of those companies should have at least 4 buses a day.

Vancouver Island...
Level Contributor
283 posts
36 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Morning bus from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza

Thank you for your help! It's much appreciated :)