TRIP RECOMMENDATIONS: CARRETERA AUSTRAL
Along the Carretera Austral we find various locations, some larger cities with more services and commerce, and other more rural villages, where we find ATMs or money exchange offices.
Some of the cities in the Carretera Austral where we can find money exchange offices as well as shops and commerce that accept credit cards are in Puerto Montt, Coyhaique and Cochrane.
In the larger cities of the Carretera Austral we find all types of transportation, from buses, taxis, colectivos and even airports such as the Tepual Airport in Puerto Montt and the Balmaceda Airport in Coyhaique.
In some localities there are buses that travel through sections of the Carretera Austral, taking ferries to cross the channels. By car you should take the same route, and also relocate to rural areas where there is no public transportation route.
You can also tour the Route 7 throughr Route 40 in Argentina that allows you to travel through the most important areas of the Carretera Austral.
Apart from this, you can reach the Carretera Austral in boats that navigate from Puerto Montt to Puerto Chacabuco, located 82 kilometers from the city of Coyhaique in the 9th Region of Aysen. This is a full day trip and allows you to see the beauty of the Chilean Patagonia fromanother perspective.
In its 1,247 kilometers, the Carretera Austral goes through two regions of the country and dozens of cities and towns. The country code for Puerto Montt (the starting point of Route 7), is 65 and the area code of Coyhaique and Cochrane is 67.
Remember if you are calling from abroad you must dial the international code of Chile which is 56, then the city code and finally the corresponding telephone number.