There are 8 ways to get from Chile to Bolivia by plane, bus or car

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

Fly to Santa Cruz  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Santa Cruz (VVI) IQQ - VVI

$369 - $684

Cheapest option

Bus El Rapido Internacional  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Mendoza
  2. Take the bus from Mendoza to Salvador Mazza
  3. Take the bus from Salvador Mazza to Santa Cruz de la Sierra

$68 - $186

6 alternative options

Fly to Cochabamba  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Cochabamba (CBB) IQQ - CBB

$279 - $634

Fly to Sucre  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Sucre (SRE) IQQ - SRE

$281 - $650

Bus via Teniente Luis Uribe / Sotomayor  •  43 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Antofagasta
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Santa Cruz

$74 - $125

Bus  •  45 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Antofagasta Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Santa Cruz

$89 - $145

Bus Pluss Chile  •  2 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Santa Cruz de la Sierra

$88 - $145

Drive  •  31 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz de la Sierra 1556.8 miles

$250 - $380

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chile to Bolivia is to bus which costs $70 - $130 and takes 43 h.

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The quickest way to get from Chile to Bolivia is to fly which costs $360 - $700 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Chile and Bolivia is 1755 km. The road distance is 2490.9 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Chile to Bolivia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chile to Bolivia. However, there are services departing from PA69 - Parada / Teatro Caupolicán and arriving at Santa Cruz - Ex Terminal via Santiago, Mendoza, Salvador Mazza and Santa Cruz Airport - El Trompillo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chile to Bolivia is 2491 km. It takes approximately 31 h 2 min to drive from Chile to Bolivia.

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Map of how to get from Chile to Bolivia.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 1096.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Chile and Bolivia?

Amaszonas flies from Iquique to Santa Cruz de la Sierra once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago to Santa Cruz de la Sierra via Estación Central, Santiago, Antofagasta, Teniente Luis Uribe / Sotomayor, Paihuano / Av. Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Antofagasta, and Santa Cruz in around 43 h.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Flights from Iquique to Santa Cruz via La Paz
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Iquique to Sucre via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $600
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,000
Bus operators
Trans Salvador
Phone
591-2-5270280
Email
central@trans-salvador.com
Website
trans-salvador.com
Bus from Antofagasta to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$40 - $55
Premium
$55 - $70
Bus from Calama to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Ave. Duration
31 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$35 - $50
Premium
$50 - $60
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Santiago to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
17 h 57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Santiago to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
17 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Buses Evans
Website
busesevans.com
Bus from Santiago - Terminal San Borja to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
14 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
busesevans.com
Cata International
El Rapido Internacional
Email
info@elrapidoint.com.ar
Website
elrapidoint.com.ar
Bus from Mendoza to Salvador Mazza
Ave. Duration
26 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Promo Semi Cama
$40 - $46
Semi Cama
$60 - $80
Cama
$70 - $85
La Veloz Del Norte
Website
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Bus from Salvador Mazza to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Book at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
2nd Class
$19 - $28
1st Class
$21 - $35

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