There are 5 ways to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  13 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Calama Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama / ...

$17 - $42

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Bus, train  •  15 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Ollagüe
  3. Take the train from Avaroa to Uyuní

$61 - $99

Bus via Paihuano / Av. Pedro Aguirre Cerda  •  15 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Calama Antofagasta / ...
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama / ...

$19 - $38

Drive  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni 393.5 miles

$65 - $95

Bus, fly  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Iquique - Esmeralda
  2. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Uyuni (UYU) IQQ - UYU

$583 - $1,229

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The cheapest way to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $19 - $40 and takes 15 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 12 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Antofagasta and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Calama and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 38 min.

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The distance between Antofagasta and Salar de Uyuni is 511 km. The road distance is 629.6 km.

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The best way to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 38 min and costs $16 - $45.

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It takes approximately 13 h 38 min to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Turbus, depart from Antofagasta station.

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There is no direct flight from Iquique Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni is 630 km. It takes approximately 12 h 37 min to drive from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni.

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  • Distance: 319.6 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 38 min

What companies run services between Antofagasta, Chile and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni via Calama, Calama, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 13 h 38 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Avaroa to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$2 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$4 - $5
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$5 - $7
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $24
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$5 - $13
Premium
$16 - $24
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus from Antofagasta to Iquique - Esmeralda
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$9 - $21
Premium
$24 - $35
1st Class
$23 - $35
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl

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Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas offer flights from Iquique Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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