There are 6 ways to get from Calama to Potosí 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  •  12 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama
  2. Take the bus from Uyuni to Potosi

$21 - $28

Cheapest option

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 via Potosi Bus Terminal  •  15 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama
  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 to Potosi  •  19 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  2. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Potosi (POI) UYU - POI

$181 - $401

Bus, fly to Sucre  •  15 h 54 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

$133 - $345

Questions & Answers

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 bus which costs $20 - $28 and takes 12 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 12 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 12 h 30 min and costs $20 - $28.

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It takes approximately 12 h 30 min to get from Calama to Potosí, including transfers.

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Calama to Potosí bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, depart from Calama station.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Potosi Airport. The quickest flight takes 10 h 45 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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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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  • Distance: 286.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 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 12 h 30 min.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Uyuni to Potosi via La Paz
Ave. Duration
14 h 28 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Uyuni to Potosi via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $330
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $230
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via La Paz, Tarija
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from Uyuni to Sucre via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Avaroa to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Schedules at
fca.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
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
$3
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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