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

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Bus  •  22 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni La Paz

$25 - $65

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Bus, train  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
  3. Take the bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
  4. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

Drive  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni 660.7 miles

$95 - $140

Fly from Arequipa  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Arequipa (AQP) to Uyuni (UYU) AQP - UYU

$408 - $1,014

Bus to La Paz, fly  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to La Paz
  2. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Uyuni (UYU) LPB - UYU

$154 - $459

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No, there is no direct bus from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Arequipa and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via La Paz and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 9 min.

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The distance between Arequipa and Salar de Uyuni is 649 km. The road distance is 1057.1 km.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 22 h 9 min to get from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by CIVA, depart from Arequipa station.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which takes 22 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 9 h 46 min.

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There is no direct flight from Arequipa Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 59 min and has two stopovers.

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Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Flota Panamericana, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni is 1057 km. It takes approximately 15 h 12 min to drive from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni.

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Peruvian Airlines, Boliviana de Aviación, Amaszonas and LATAM Chile offer flights from Arequipa Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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Map of how to get from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 405.3 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 9 min

What companies run services between Arequipa, Peru and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni via La Paz, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 22 h 9 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile, Amaszonas and five other airlines fly from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni hourly.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
12 h 34 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Cuzco, Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
16 h 3 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,500
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Oruro to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $19
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$4 - $6
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$7 - $9
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$9 - $11
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$15 - $19
Bus operators
CIVA
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Arequipa to La Paz
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $40
Schedules at
howtoperu.com
Regular Semi Bed
$20 - $28
Regular Bed
$25 - $35
Economy
$11 - $15
Premium Semi Bed
$24 - $35
Premium Bed
$29 - $40
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
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
Trans Aroma
Phone
+591 2 2281894
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Naser
Phone
+591 2 2280861
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Atlas
Phone
+531 2 2284899
Website
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Aroma
Phone
(+591) 2281894
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Andino
Phone
+(591) 22282155
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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There are 38+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to Arequipa Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs .

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