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Pucon by bus

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Pucon by bus

I am planning my trip during the high season in December. I want to take advantage of the bus system (I read that it is a good value) getting around the Lakes District.

Should I book in advance?

My itinerary is: Puerto Montt - Pucon (stay for a few days) - Temuco (catch flight back to Santiago).

Please advise on web sites to book reservations and any other relevant tips.

Santiago, Chile
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1. Re: Pucon by bus

December is not yet that crowded and you should be able to book your buses a couple of days in advance for long distance buses. There are many bus lines doing the routes from Santiago to the south and back and many smaller companies moving between destinations there. Many of them do not have websites. JAC goes most places in the area with several buses a day and does have a website:


You cannot book buses online in Chile with a foreign issued credit card. For shorter distances, Puerto Montt to Pucon for instance, people just buy the ticket at the bus station a day before or even the same day.

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