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There are 5 ways to get from Calama to Cochabamba by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  18h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Calama to La Tirana
  2. Take the bus from La Tirana to Iquique
  3. Take the bus from Iquique to Cochabamba

$40 - $41

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Bus via Uyuni  •  20h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Via Uyuni
  2. Take the bus from Uyuni to Cochabamba Uyuni

Bus #2  •  23h

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Cochabamba Calama

$64

Drive  •  13h 53m

  1. Drive from Calama to Cochabamba 614 miles

$100 - $150

Bus, fly  •  13h

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  2. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Cochabamba (CBB) UYU - CBB

$121 - $279

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Cochabamba is to bus which costs $40 - $42 and takes 18h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Cochabamba is to bus and fly which costs $120 - $280 and takes 13h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calama and arriving at Cochabamba. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 23h.

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The distance between Calama and Cochabamba is 633 km. The road distance is 982.4 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Cochabamba without a car is to bus which takes 18h 26m and costs $40 - $42.

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It takes approximately 18h 26m to get from Calama to Cochabamba, including transfers.

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Calama to Cochabamba bus services, operated by Kenny Bus, depart from Calama station.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Cochabamba Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Calama to Cochabamba bus services, operated by Trans Lujan SRL, arrive at Cochabamba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Cochabamba is 982 km. It takes approximately 13h 53m to drive from Calama to Cochabamba.

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  • Distance: 395.8 miles
  • Duration: 18h 26m

What companies run services between Calama, Chile and Cochabamba, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Calama to Cochabamba via La Tirana, La Tirana, Iquique, and Iquique in around 18h 26m.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Uyuni to Cochabamba via La Paz
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Uyuni to Cochabamba via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Bus operators
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from Calama to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Kenny Bus
Pullman Chacón
Phone
+56 57 276 3934
Bus from La Tirana to Iquique
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Transportes Santa Angela
Phone
+56 57 274 1309
Email
contacto@santaangela.cl
Website
santaangela.cl
Bus from La Tirana to Iquique
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
santaangela.cl
Trans Lujan SRL
Phone
+591 4 4553910 Cochabamba / +591 2 25258523 Oruro / +56 57 232 6955 Calama
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Iquique to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
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voyhoy.com
Trans Omar
Phone
+591 (02) 2281785 / 591 2 - 02693-2553
Email
buses@transomar.com
Website
transomar.com
Bus from Uyuni to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transomar.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo

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

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