From Santiago to Temuco driving through Ruta 5 Sur it is 676 km (420 miles). To get to Curacautín and Lonquimay from Santiago you must go through the city of Victoria, from there to Curacautín there are 56 km (35 miles) and to Lonquimay, 119 km (74 miles) by paved road.
To get to Melipeuco from Temuco towards east, it is 92 km (57 miles) by paved road.
In regular conditions, getting from Santiago to these locations takes around 10 to 11 hours.
There is daily transport leaving from Santiago to these communes taking approximately 10 to 11 hours.