There are 3 ways to get from Calama to Salar de Uyuni by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama / ...

$11 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Ollagüe San Pedro
  2. Take the train from Avaroa to Uyuní

$55 - $76

Drive  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Salar de Uyuni 258.9 miles

$40 - $65

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No, there is no direct bus from Calama to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Calama and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 39 min.

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The distance between Calama and Salar de Uyuni is 312 km. The road distance is 414.2 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 39 min to get from Calama to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Calama to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, depart from Calama station.

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Calama to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Salar de Uyuni is 414 km. It takes approximately 10 h 15 min to drive from Calama to Salar de Uyuni.

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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 Calama to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 194.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 39 min

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

Trans Salvador operates a bus from Calama to Salar de Uyuni once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $19 and the journey takes 7 h 30 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Calama to Ollagüe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once 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

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