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

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

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  23 h 22 min

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

$48 - $64

Cheapest option

Bus  •  24 h 39 min

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

$45 - $66

4 alternative options

Bus Peru Hop  •  2 days 5 h

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

Drive  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni 660.7 miles

$95 - $140

Fly from Arequipa  •  10 h 4 min

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

$364 - $956

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

$108 - $364

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $45 - $70 and takes 24 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which costs $360 - $1,000 and takes 10 h 4 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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It takes approximately 23 h 22 min to get from Arequipa to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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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 24 h 39 min.

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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 24 h 39 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 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
11 h 17 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Flights from Arequipa to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 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 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, 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 7 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
6 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times 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
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
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
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
Trans Illimani
Phone
+591 2 2282025/ 76789423/ Potosí: +(591)2-6243343
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
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
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Río Mulatos
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Río Mulatos to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book 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
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
uyunibus.com
Predilecto Tours
Phone
+591-2281779
Email
predilectobus@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
boliviatravelsite.com
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Arequipa to La Paz
Ave. Duration
39 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com

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