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There are 6 ways to get from Calama to Potosí by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus Cruz del Norte  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni San Pedro / ...
  2. Take the bus from Uyuni to Potosi

$22 - $41

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Bus, train  •  15 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Ollagüe
  2. Take the train from Avaroa to Uyuní
  3. Take the bus from Uyuni to Potosi

$19 - $30

4 alternative options

Bus Trans Salvador  •  17 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni San Pedro
  2. Take the bus from Uyuní to Potosi Bus Terminal

Bus via Potosi Bus Terminal  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni San Pedro / ...
  2. Take the bus from Uyuní to Potosi Bus Terminal

Drive  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Potosí 367.5 miles

$60 - $90

Bus, fly  •  21 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  2. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Sucre (SRE) UYU - SRE
  3. Take the bus from Sucre to Potosí

$134 - $359

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Potosí is to bus and train which costs $19 - $30 and takes 15 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Potosí is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 13 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calama to Potosí. However, there are services departing from Calama and arriving at Potosi via Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 30 min.

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The distance between Calama and Potosí is 459 km. The road distance is 588 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Potosí without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 30 min and costs $22 - $45.

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It takes approximately 15 h 30 min to get from Calama to Potosí, including transfers.

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Calama to Potosí bus services, operated by Cruz del Norte, depart from Calama station.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Sucre Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Calama to Potosí bus services, operated by Expreso 11 de Julio, arrive at Potosi station.

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Potosí is 1 h behind Calama. It is currently 9:46 AM in Calama and 8:46 AM in Potosí.

Map of how to get from Calama to Potosí.
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  • Distance: 286.6 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 30 min

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

You can take a bus from Calama to Potosí via Uyuni in around 15 h 30 min.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via La Paz, Tarija
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via La Paz
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Train from Avaroa to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$2 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$4 - $5
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$5 - $7
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Calama to Ollagüe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.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
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuni to Potosi
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Todo Turismo
Phone
+(591) 2228 7038
Email
atencionalcliente@todoturismosrl.com
Website
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from Uyuní to Potosi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Potosí is 588 km. It takes approximately 13 h 30 min to drive from Calama to Potosí.

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

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There are 25+ hotels available in Potosí. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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