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Cheap flights to El Calafate (FTE)

Get started finding a cheap flight to El Calafate on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to El Calafate.

Roundtrip prices range from - , and one-ways to El Calafate start as low as .

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to El Calafate (FTE)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to El Calafate. There are airlines flying into FTE: . 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to El Calafate (FTE) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to FTE in and in for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or canceling my flight to El Calafate?
For more information about updating your flight to El Calafate or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to El Calafate that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to El Calafate, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to El Calafate now?
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What is the name of El Calafate's airport?
El Calafate is served by just a single airport, Comandante Armando Tola Intl. Airport (FTE).
How far is FTE from central El Calafate?
Comandante Armando Tola Intl. Airport (FTE) is 10 mi from downtown El Calafate, so expect a reasonable commute into the heart of the city.
What airport is best to fly into El Calafate?
With only one main airport operating in El Calafate, it won’t take very long to find the best flight. You’ll be taking off to FTE, which sits around 10 mi from the center of town.
How many airlines fly to El Calafate?
With 3 airlines flying to El Calafate from 5 airports across the world, your next adventure is only a few clicks away.
Which airlines fly to El Calafate?
Flights into El Calafate are typically operated by Aerolineas Argentinas. The greatest number of flights depart from Buenos Aires, with Aerolineas Argentinas servicing this route the most often.
How many nonstop flights are there to El Calafate?
Flying to a new place is much easier when there aren’t any annoying stopovers to slow you down. If you’re jetting off to El Calafate, the fantastic news is that there are roughly 63 direct flights each week.
Where are the most popular flights to El Calafate departing from?
Travelers frequently jet off from Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and Cordoba airports when heading to El Calafate.
How long is the flight to El Calafate Airport?
If it’s Buenos Aires you’re departing, you’ll be airborne for around 3 hours and 16 minutes before you arrive in El Calafate. Runway to runway from Ushuaia takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes and from Cordoba, the average flight time is 3 hours and 20 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to El Calafate?
If you want to save some cash on your El Calafate vacation, listen up! As every experienced jet-setter will tell you, don’t book at the very last minute. Prices are usually highest just prior to the departure date. Don’t stop there, however. Do some research and see if there is more than one airport at your destination. Ticket prices often differ depending on the airport you use. Make sure you compare fares across airlines too. Last of all, be prepared to lock in your seat quickly if you find a real bargain. It might not be available for too long. With a bit of knowledge and some luck, the ideal airfare can be yours.
How to survive the flight to El Calafate?
Depending on where you’re coming from, your flight to El Calafate could be completely stress-free or it could go on forever. Below are some handy tips that will help you start your next great adventure on a positive note.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • The secret to having a great travel experience is to pack in advance. So, let’s start with the basics: passport, official ID, cash and any vital medications. Next, take on board items that’ll help keep you entertained, like your laptop or a thrilling book. It’s also a wise idea to pack your chargers, a neck pillow and a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Last but not least, be sure to squeeze in toiletry items like a toothbrush, facial wipes and a fresh set of clothes.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Pack all your full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner in your checked luggage. Any liquids in your carry-on suitcase larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) won’t be allowed on. Pointed or sharp objects, like your treasured Swiss Army knife, and dangerous goods which are explosive or flammable, such as spray paint, flares and fireworks, are also prohibited.

What to wear on a flight:

  • Comfort really should be the goal when picking what to wear on your flight. Consider your footwear choice carefully too, as swollen feet and ankles are a common occurrence. Slightly roomy, flat shoes are your best bet.
  • Unfortunately, a risk of long-distance flying is developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clotting condition caused by extended periods of inactivity. To prevent this from happening, make the most of every opportunity to wander around the cabin. Compression tights and socks are another simple way to help reduce this risk.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to El Calafate?
The trick is to be organized before you get to security. That way, you’ll be boarding that plane to El Calafate in next to no time. Follow these helpful tips and get your vacation off to a terrific start:

  • Your travel documents and ID will need to be shown to airport security. Have them easily accessible so you don’t hold up the line.
  • Next up, both you and your hand luggage will be X-rayed. To make the process quick and painless, take off anything that might set the alarms off. Items such as your coat, belt and headphones need to go through the machine.
  • Your electronic devices like laptops and phones will also have to go on a tray for inspection. Don’t worry though, you’ll be back online in no time.
  • Remove all gels and liquids from your carry-on luggage. They often need to be sent through the X-ray scanner separately. Each product should be in a container no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and everything must fit in a single quart-size (one liter), clear zip-lock bag.
  • There’s a good chance you’ll need to take your shoes off to be X-rayed, so wearing slip-on sneakers is always a good idea.
  • Take all prohibited items out of your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp objects like a pocket knife or tools, pack them safely away in your checked suitcase. They won’t be allowed on board and will be confiscated.

Flights to El Calafate information
Destination airport
Comandante Armando Tola Intl.
Destination airport IATA code
Destination city name
El Calafate
Roundtrip price

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