How to get from Chile to Bolivia

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 Iquique to Santa Cruz  •  4 h 41 min

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

$370 - $686

Cheapest option

Bus via Teniente Luis Uribe / Sotomayor  •  43 h 16 min

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

$72 - $132

9 alternative options

Fly Iquique to Trinidad  •  14 h 33 min

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

$370 - $886

Fly Iquique to Cochabamba  •  3 h 51 min

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

$280 - $636

Fly Santiago to Santa Cruz  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Santa Cruz (VVI) SCL - VVI

$185 - $667

Fly Iquique to La Paz, bus  •  5 h 47 min

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

$153 - $949

Bus  •  45 h 22 min

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

$87 - $147

Bus, train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Aduana Chile
  2. Take the bus from Parada Caracoles to Mendoza
  3. Take the bus from Mendoza to Salvador Mazza
  4. Take the train from Yacuiba to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal

$136 - $219

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

$87 - $147

Bus Ciktur  •  2 days 9 h

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

$91 - $126

Drive  •  31 h 2 min

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

$250 - $380

What companies run services between Chile and Bolivia?

Amaszonas and LATAM Chile fly from Iquique to Santa Cruz de la Sierra 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago to Santa Cruz de la Sierra via PA13 - Bascuñán Guerrero Esq. / Toesca, Santiago, Antofagasta, Teniente Luis Uribe / Sotomayor, Paihuano / Av. Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Antofagasta, and Santa Cruz in around 43 h 16 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Santa Cruz via La Paz
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Iquique to Trinidad via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,200
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Iquique to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Iquique to Trinidad via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Iquique to Cochabamba via La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $600
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Iquique to Santa Cruz via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 28 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,700
Flights from Santiago to Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Eco Jet
Website
ecojet.bo
Flights from Iquique to Trinidad via La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $850
Train operators
Ferroviaria Oriental S.A
Phone
(+591) 3 3387000
Website
fo.com.bo
Train from Yacuiba to Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
fo.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus operators
Transporte Aroma
Phone
(+591) 2281894
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Ramos Cholele
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 - $80
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 - $70
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
Every 4 hours
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
$54
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
$54
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
COITRAM
Phone
+54261 431-1999
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Santiago to Aduana Chile
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
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
$50 - $100
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Promo Semi Cama
$50 - $60
Semi Cama
$70 - $95
Cama
$85 - $100
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
$55
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chile and Bolivia is 1755 km. The road distance is 2491 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chile to Bolivia is to bus which costs $70 - $140 and takes 43 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Chile to Bolivia is to fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs $280 - $650.

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, Calama and Santa Cruz Airport - El Trompillo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9 h.

It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Chile to Bolivia, including transfers.