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El Calafate Airport

General information

El Calafate Airport in the southwest of the province of Santa Cruz is the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. It is a fantastic place in the deep south of Patagonia, consisting of high mountains, forests, steppes, glaciers (Viedma Glacier, Upsala Glacier, Perito Moreno Glacier) and lakes (Lago Viedma, Lago Argentina). It is one of the most beautiful places in Patagonia to enjoy nature and go hiking. Popular destinations near the airport include El Calafate near the Perito Moreno glacier and El Chaltén near the Fitz Roy mountain. London Supply owns the airport.


Where is El Calafate Airport situated?

The airport is located in the south of Argentina, east of El Calafate. Lago Argentina and the streets road 11 and Ruta 40 are near the airport.

How many terminals does El Calafate Airport have?

El Calafate Airport consists of a small terminal of two floors. On the ground floor you will find 14 check-in desks on the right and the Arrivals hall on the left. In the public part of the terminal you will also find shops, bars, desks of rental car providers and an ATM. Via the security check in the middle of the terminal you will reach the first floor, where the Departures hall (7 boarding gates) is located.

Airport Map



The distance from El Calafate Airport to the centre of El Calafate is 21 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of El Calafate.

From FTE Airport to El Calafate City centre by Car
21 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at El Calafate Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from El Calafate Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of El Calafate is about ARS 1200.-. Book your taxi at El Calafate Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From FTE Airport to El Calafate City centre by Taxi
21 km
20 min
ARS 1200.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At El Calafate Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Avis, Budget, Sixt, Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

El Calafate Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at El Calafate Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at El Calafate Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at El Calafate Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to El Calafate Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at El Calafate Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Aerolíneas Argentinas
  • JetSMART


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near El Calafate Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Terraza Coirones Hotel, El Calafate

With a quiet location overlooking Lake Argentino, 3 kilometres from the centre of El Calafate, this hotel showcases Patagonia's wonderful landscape and sense of openness.


Hostería Los Gnomos, El Calafate

Only 600 metres from Calafate’s comercial centre, Hostería Los Gnomos offers rooms and self-catering apartments with free WiFi access and views of the hills. Free parking is provided.

Hotels in El Calafate

Looking for the best hotels in El Calafate? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Kalken Hotel by MH, El Calafate

Hotel Kalken is located in the heart of El Calafate, only 1 km from Argentina Lake. Ecological Reserve Laguna Nimez is 1.6 km away. Rooms feature WiFi access and a TV. All rooms offer individual heating and feature a classic and bright décor.


Mirador del Lago Hotel, El Calafate

Set in a charming building facing the Argentino Lake, Mirador del Lago Hotel offers rooms with stylish décor, and breakfast, 300 metres from the city centre. It features a lounge with a fireplace overlooking the lake.


Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate, El Calafate

Situated near El Calafate's Libertador Avenue, this 4-star boutique hotel boasts spacious accommodation with free WiFi access and great views of the El Calafate Hill and the Argentino Lake. The property features a spa, a heated pool and a sauna.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near El Calafate Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier, Boat Cruise & Glaciarium

Witness the Perito Moreno Glacier in the Los Glaciares National Park from all angles as you navigate a network of boardwalks. Get up close to this impressive river of ice on a boat tour.


El Calafate: Perito Moreno Glacier Trekking Tour and Cruise

Hike with crampons on the Perito Moreno Glacier on this incredible Patagonian adventure. Explore a forest on foot and stroll along a series of walkways. Appreciate the magnificent ice mass from new angles during a boat cruise in front of the glacier.

Tour & transport

El Chalten: Laguna de los Tres Trekking Tour

Join a trekking tour to Laguna de Los Tres, one of the most iconic hikes in Patagonia. Be amazed by spectacular views of Mount Fitz Roy towering above the lake.


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