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

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Bus  •  10 h 30 min

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

$13 - $35

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  11 h 37 min

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

$10 - $21

1 alternative option

Drive  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Uyuni 238.8 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Uyuni is to bus and train which costs $10 - $21 and takes 11 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Uyuni is to bus which costs $13 - $35 and takes 10 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Calama and arriving at Uyuni. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 30 min.

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The distance between Calama and Uyuni is 310 km. The road distance is 382 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 30 min and costs $13 - $35.

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The bus from Calama to Uyuni takes 10 h 30 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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

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Calama to Uyuni bus services, operated by Cruz del Norte, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Uyuni is 1 h behind Calama. It is currently 12:09 PM in Calama and 11:09 AM in Uyuni.

Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Uyuni is 382 km. It takes approximately 10 h 31 min to drive from Calama to Uyuni.

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  • Distance: 194 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 30 min

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

Cruz del Norte operates a bus from Calama to Uyuni twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 10 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
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
4 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

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