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There are 5 ways to get from Cusco to Uyuni by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Uyuni (UYU) CUZ - UYU

$262 - $665

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Bus Transporte Internacional Litoral  •  21 h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to La Paz Cusco / ...
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni La Paz

$32 - $116

3 alternative options

Bus via Juliaca  •  20 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Juliaca
  2. Take the bus from Juliaca to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni

$39 - $83

Bus via Oruro  •  27 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Copacabana
  2. Take the bus from Copacabana to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro
  4. Take the bus from Oruro to Uyuni

Drive  •  17 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Cusco to Uyuni 732.5 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Uyuni is to bus which costs $30 - $120 and takes 21 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Uyuni is to fly which costs $260 - $700 and takes 8 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco to Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Cusco and arriving at Uyuni via Juliaca and La Paz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 40 min.

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The distance between Cusco and Uyuni is 946 km. The road distance is 1172 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 40 min and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 8 h 48 min to get from Cusco to Uyuni, including transfers.

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Cusco to Uyuni bus services, operated by Cruz Del Sur, depart from Cusco station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Uyuni is to fly which takes 8 h 48 min and costs $260 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 20 h 40 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Cusco to Uyuni bus services, operated by Flota Panamericana, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 591 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 48 min

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia?

Amaszonas, Boliviana de Aviación and Peruvian Airlines fly from Cusco to Uyuni 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cusco to Uyuni via Juliaca and La Paz in around 20 h 40 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Bus operators
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Juliaca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$11 - $18
Regular
$19 - $26
VIP
$22 - $35
Flota Panamericana
Phone
+591 2 2285657 / 77201755
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Panasur
Phone
+591-73280859/ Whatsapp: +591-68073062
Email
info@uyunipanasur.com
Website
uyunipanasur.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
uyunibus.com
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Oruro to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Illimani
Phone
La Paz: +(591)77790564, +(591)63012818 / Potosí: +(591)2-6243343
Email
reservas@transillimani.com
Website
transillimani.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Trans Omar
Phone
+591 (02) 2281785 / 591 2 - 02693-2553
Email
buses@transomar.com
Website
transomar.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
transomar.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Predilecto Tours
Todo Turismo
Phone
+(591) 2228 7038
Email
atencionalcliente@todoturismosrl.com
Website
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
facebook.com
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Peru Tour Bus
Phone
0051 84 632307
Email
reservas@perutourbus.com
Website
perutourbus.com
Bus from Cusco to Copacabana
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
perutourbus.com
Book at
perutourbus.com
Transporte Aroma
Phone
(+591) 2281894
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Trans Aroma
Phone
+591 2 2281894
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Naser
Phone
+591 2 2280861
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Flota Urus
Phone
+591 2285556
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transportes Fenix
Phone
+591 2 24491160 / 4 4491160
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Transporte Andino
Phone
+(591) 22282155
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Trans Atlas
Phone
+531 2 2284899
Website
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Azul
Phone
+591 5254060
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo

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More Questions & Answers

Uyuni is 1 h ahead of Cusco. It is currently 1:02 PM in Cusco and 2:02 PM in Uyuni.

Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Uyuni is 1172 km. It takes approximately 17 h 3 min to drive from Cusco to Uyuni.

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Boliviana de Aviación, Peruvian Airlines and Amaszonas offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Uyuni. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Cuzco Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $4.

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