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There are 6 ways to get from Buenos Aires to Uyuni by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Uyuni  •  12 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) to Uyuni (UYU) AEP - UYU

$563 - $1,716

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Bus, train  •  36 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Retiro to La Quiaca Buenos Aires
  2. Take the train from Villazón to Uyuní Expreso del Sur / ...

$45 - $90

4 alternative options

Fly to Sucre, bus  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) to Sucre (SRE) AEP - SRE
  2. Take the bus from Sucre to Potosí
  3. Take the bus from Potosi to Uyuni

$300 - $688

Fly to Calama, bus  •  19 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery (AEP) to Calama (CJC) AEP - CJC
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

$215 - $954

Bus  •  35 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Retiro to Escobar
  2. Take the bus from Escobar to Villazón
  3. Take the bus from Villazón to Uyuni

$80 - $83

Drive  •  23 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Buenos Aires to Uyuni 1358.8 miles

$230 - $340

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The cheapest way to get from Buenos Aires to Uyuni is to bus and train which costs $1600 - $3300 and takes 36 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Buenos Aires to Uyuni is to fly which costs $20000 - $65000 and takes 12 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Buenos Aires to Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Retiro and arriving at Uyuni via Escobar and Villazón. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 54 min.

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The distance between Buenos Aires and Uyuni is 1778 km. The road distance is 2174 km.

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The best way to get from Buenos Aires to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 35 h 54 min and costs $2900 - $3100.

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It takes approximately 12 h 56 min to get from Buenos Aires to Uyuni, including transfers.

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Buenos Aires to Uyuni bus services, operated by El Rosarino, depart from Retiro station.

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The best way to get from Buenos Aires to Uyuni is to fly which takes 12 h 56 min and costs $20000 - $65000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $2900 - $3100 and takes 35 h 54 min.

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There is no direct flight from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 16 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Buenos Aires to Uyuni bus services, operated by Autotransportes Tupiza, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from Buenos Aires to Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 1111.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 56 min

What companies run services between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia?

Aerolíneas Argentinas, Amaszonas and two other airlines fly from Buenos Aires to Uyuni 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Buenos Aires to Uyuni via Escobar and Villazón in around 35 h 54 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Calama via Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Calama via Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Calama via Neuquen, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 29 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Calama via Tucuman, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 28 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Uyuni via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Sucre via Sao Paulo, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $650
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Sucre via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Sucre via Santa Cruz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Sucre via Santiago, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
14 h 16 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Sucre via Santiago, La Paz
Ave. Duration
14 h 21 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Uyuni via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Uyuni via Santiago, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
15 h 41 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Sucre via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery to Sucre via Asuncion, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Villazón to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$4 - $6
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$6 - $8
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$8 - $11
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$13 - $18
Bus operators
Trans Emperador
Phone
+591 68660423
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
busesbolivia.wordpress.com
Trans 6 de Octubre
Phone
+591 79576765
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transtin Dil Rey
Phone
+591 4 6452518
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Linea Sindical Flota Villa Imperial
Phone
+(591)-2-6243373
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
potosy.com.bo
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Potosi to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
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
Rapido Tata
Website
rapidotata.com.ar
Bus from Retiro to Belén de Escobar
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
rapidotata.com.ar
Transamericano
Phone
+5646413682
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Escobar to Villazón
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$72
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Villazón to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
La Veloz Del Norte

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More Questions & Answers

Uyuni is 1 h behind Buenos Aires. It is currently 11:13 AM in Buenos Aires and 10:13 AM in Uyuni.

Yes, the driving distance between Buenos Aires to Uyuni is 2174 km. It takes approximately 23 h 54 min to drive from Buenos Aires to Uyuni.

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LATAM Chile, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación offer flights from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Uyuni. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs $150.

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