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There are 6 ways to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni by bus, train, car or plane

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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 - $88

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Bus via Calama  •  18 h 46 min

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

$13 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus  •  17 h 35 min

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

$21 - $54

Drive  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni 393.5 miles

$65 - $95

Bus to Iquique, fly to Uyuni  •  13 h 30 min

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

$588 - $1,215

Fly Antofagasta to Calama, bus  •  19 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Antofagasta (ANF) to Calama (CJC) ANF - CJC
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

$116 - $564

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The cheapest way to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $13 - $35 and takes 18 h 46 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 Teniente Luis Uribe / Sotomayor and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Antofagasta, Calama and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 35 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 17 h 35 min and costs $21 - $55.

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It takes approximately 15 h 8 min to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Pullman Bus, 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 Cruz del Norte, 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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Map of how to get from Antofagasta to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 319.6 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 8 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 Paihuano / Av. Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Antofagasta, Calama, Calama, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 17 h 35 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Antofagasta to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Flights from Antofagasta to Calama via La Serena, Santiago
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Antofagasta to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Antofagasta to Calama via La Serena, Santiago
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Antofagasta to Calama via La Serena
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Antofagasta to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
ferroviaria-andina.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 - $13
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$5 - $13
Premium
$16 - $23
1st Class
$12 - $18
Bus from Antofagasta to Iquique - Esmeralda
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$9 - $20
Premium
$24 - $35
1st Class
$23 - $35
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Calama to Ollagüe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com

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

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There are 38+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Antofagasta to Antofagasta Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs .

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