There are 4 ways to get from Arica to Salar de Uyuni by bus, car or plane

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Bus Trans Lujan SRL  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Uyuní

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Bus Flota Panamericana  •  21 h 9 min

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

$26 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  10 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Arica to Salar de Uyuni 435.8 miles

$70 - $110

Bus, fly  •  12 h 27 min

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

$155 - $433

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Arica to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Arica and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Oruro and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 17 min.

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The distance between Arica and Salar de Uyuni is 404 km. The road distance is 697.3 km.

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The best way to get from Arica to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 20 h 17 min to get from Arica to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Arica to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Trans Lujan SRL, depart from Arica station.

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The quickest flight from La Paz Airport to Uyuni Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Arica to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Buses Enmanuel, arrive at Uyuní station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Arica to Salar de Uyuni is 697 km. It takes approximately 10 h 39 min to drive from Arica to Salar de Uyuni.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Arica to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 252.3 miles
  • Duration: 20 h 17 min

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

You can take a bus from Arica to Salar de Uyuni via Oruro, Uyuní, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 20 h 17 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
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 La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Bus operators
Trans Lujan SRL
Phone
+591 4 4553910 Cochabamba / +591 2 25258523 Oruro / +56 57 232 6955 Calama
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to Oruro
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Paraiso
Phone
+591 2 5261152 Oruro / 4 4559486 Cochabamba
Bus from Arica to Oruro
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
cochabambabolivia.net
Buses Enmanuel
Phone
+591 2 5277777
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Cali Internacional
Phone
+56 58 226 1068
Bus from Arica to La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Chilebus Internacional SA
Email
chilebus@chilebus.com.br
Website
chilebus.xpg.com.br
Bus from Arica to La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
chilebus.xpg.com.br
Pullman Ayca Internacional
Phone
(+56) 58 224 8465
Email
pullmanayca@hotmail.com
Website
pullmanayca.cl
Bus from Arica to La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$73
Schedules at
facebook.com
Nordic Buss
Phone
+597 2285487 / 78990269
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus Fer
Phone
+59 17 940 7111
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from Arica to La Paz
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
facebook.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
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
+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
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

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