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Bus company to take going from Bariloche to Pto Montt

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Bus company to take going from Bariloche to Pto Montt

Any Recommendations on which bus company to take going from Bariloche to Pto Montt that is the most comfortable. on the Bariloche formum viaBariloche is recommended but it leaves very early (7:30). Would prefer something a bit later. Tas Choope (spelling?) leaves at 9 which I would prefer. I'm looking for the bus company that may have the most comfortable seats, so would go at 7:30 if viaBariloche has more comfortable seats.

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1. Re: Bus company to take going from Bariloche to Pto Montt

They are all very similar. I have taken most of them and cannot remember any company standing out. Except in the summer you are unlikely to get a ViaBariloche bus but one of its assocoate companies, maybe El Valle. Tas Choapa is the Turbus associate. I would just choose a bus which leaves at a time convenient to you.

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2. Re: Bus company to take going from Bariloche to Pto Montt

Thank you. That's good to know...wE can sleep a bit later!

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3. Re: Bus company to take going from Bariloche to Pto Montt

Make sure you know which "andén" - parking bay - your bus will be in so you can find it easily. Now to the journey: The assistant on the bus collects up everyone's documents, so don't panic. He has to make a list with all names and document numbers before the bus gets to the border and present everything at the official passport control. Your passport will be returned safely to you. You have to get out at Argentine customs for passport control etc. and then again for Chilean customs. While you are inside doing your paperwork on the Chilean side, the luggage will be taken off the bus and you send it through a scanner. Do not bring any fresh food through Chilean customs and, if you have any doubts about what food you can bring in, ask an inspector before putting your luggage through the scanner. There is always someone around to put the luggage back on the bus for you and they will come on after to see if people will tip them a few coins for this. Unless it is high season, the entire process takes about one hour.

The scenery on the trip is very beautiful. If you are going to Puerto Varas rather than all the way to Puerto Montt, you can give that as your destination and get out there.

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