There are 7 ways to get from Chile to Bolivia by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Santa Cruz  •  4 h 16 min

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

$369 - $684

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Bus Turbus  •  2 days 6 h

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

$66 - $166

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Fly to Trinidad  •  17 h 53 min

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

$377 - $895

Bus Trans Salvador  •  42 h 57 min

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

$73 - $125

Bus Autobuses Quirquincho  •  46 h 21 min

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

$79 - $150

Bus Pluss Chile  •  2 days 7 h

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

$68 - $145

Drive  •  31 h 2 min

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

$250 - $380

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Chile to Bolivia. However, there are services departing from PA448 - Avenida Matta Esq. / San Diego and arriving at Santa Cruz - Ex Terminal via Santiago Alameda, Calama and Santa Cruz Airport - El Trompillo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 6 h.

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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 42 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Chile to Bolivia, including transfers.

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Chile to Bolivia bus services, operated by Turbus, depart from Santiago Alameda station.

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The best way to get from Chile to Bolivia is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 42 h 57 min.

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There is no direct flight from Iquique Airport to Santa Cruz Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Chile to Bolivia bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, arrive at Santa Cruz de la Sierra station.

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

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Map of how to get from Chile to Bolivia.
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  • Distance: 1096.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Chile and Bolivia?

Amaszonas, LATAM Chile and Boliviana de Aviación fly 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 42 h 57 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Santa Cruz via La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Iquique to Trinidad via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Iquique to Trinidad via Asuncion, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
26 h 55 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Iquique to Santa Cruz via Salta
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Eco Jet
Website
ecojet.bo
Flights from Iquique to Trinidad via La Paz
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Bus operators
Trans Salvador
Phone
+56 58 222 8547
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
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$30 - $65
Premium
$65 - $100
1st Class
$85 - $130
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.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
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$33
Cama
$67
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pullman.cl

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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 29 min and costs .

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