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There are 9 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.

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Fly to Santa Cruz  •  4h 1m

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

$368 - $683

Cheapest option

Bus Autobuses Quirquincho  •  46h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Cordoba Via Bogota
  2. Take the bus from Córdoba to Santa Cruz - Terminal Bimodal

$54 - $140

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Fly to Cochabamba  •  4h 56m

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

$278 - $633

Fly to Trinidad  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Trinidad (TDD) IQQ - TDD

$376 - $894

Fly to La Paz, bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to La Paz (LPB) IQQ - LPB
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro

$184 - $989

Bus Trans Salvador  •  42h 57m

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

$73 - $125

Bus Viatac  •  47h 6m

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

$66 - $179

Bus Pluss Chile  •  2 days 7h

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

$68 - $140

Drive  •  31h 2m

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

$250 - $380

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The cheapest way to get from Chile to Bolivia is to bus which costs $70 - $130 and takes 42h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Chile to Bolivia is to fly which costs $360 - $700 and takes 4h 1m.

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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, General Güemes and Santa Cruz Airport - El Trompillo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 6m.

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

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The best way to get from Chile to Bolivia without a car is to bus which takes 42h 57m and costs $70 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Chile to Bolivia, including transfers.

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Chile to Bolivia bus services, operated by Cata International, depart from Santiago station.

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The best way to get from Chile to Bolivia is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs $360 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $130 and takes 42h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Iquique Airport to Santa Cruz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Chile to Bolivia bus services, operated by La Veloz Del Norte, arrive at Santa Cruz de la Sierra station.

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Map of how to get from Chile to Bolivia.
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  • Distance: 1096.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Chile and Bolivia?

Amaszonas, LATAM Chile and Boliviana de Aviación fly from Iquique to Santa Cruz de la Sierra twice 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 42h 57m.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Santa Cruz via La Paz
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Iquique to Trinidad via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Iquique to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Iquique to Santa Cruz via Salta
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via La Paz
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via La Paz, Sucre
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $800
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via Salta, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $700
Eco Jet
Website
ecojet.bo
Flights from Iquique to Trinidad via La Paz
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Bus operators
Trans Aroma
Phone
+591 2 2281894
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Salvador
Phone
+56 58 222 8547
Email
central@trans-salvador.com
Website
trans-salvador.com
Bus from Antofagasta to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$40 - $55
Premium
$55 - $70
Bus from Calama to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
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
Viatac
Website
viatac.com.ar
Bus from Mendoza to General Güemes
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Schedules at
viatac.com.ar
Book at
viatac.com.ar
Semi Bed
$40 - $60
Bed
$45 - $75
El Rapido Internacional
Phone
1-305-677-0535
Email
info@elrapidoint.com.ar
Website
elrapidoint.com.ar
Bus from Mendoza to Güemes
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Book at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Promo Semi Cama
$26 - $30
Semi Cama
$35 - $50
Cama
$45 - $55
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Mendoza to General Güemes
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
$60 - $90
Suite
$85 - $110
Bed
$75 - $110
La Veloz Del Norte
Phone
+54 9 (387) 4002200
Website
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Bus from General Güemes to Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Ave. Duration
17h 41m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Schedules at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Book at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$26 - $40
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
20h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$33
Cama
$67
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
22h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl

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

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LATAM Chile, Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas offer flights from Iquique Airport to Santa Cruz Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Bolivia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chile to Iquique Airport is to taxi which takes 29m and costs $27 - $33.

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