How to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni

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Recommended option

Bus, drive, train  •  11 h 42 min

$53 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus Cruz del Norte  •  15 h

$26 - $29

3 alternative options

Bus Trans Omar  •  14 h 9 min

Drive  •  7 h 27 min

  1. 321.6 miles

$24 - $40

Fly  •  4 h 21 min

  1. CBB - UYU

$96 - $252

What companies run services between Cochabamba (State), Bolivia and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

Trans Omar operates a bus from Cochabamba to Salar de Uyuni once daily, and the journey takes 12 h. Alternatively, Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas fly from Cochabamba to Salar de Uyuni 5 times a day.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Cochabamba to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Cochabamba to Uyuni via Tarija, La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Cochabamba to Uyuni via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Cochabamba to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $500
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Oruro to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus operators
Trans Llallagua
Phone
+(591)-79967601
Bus from Cochabamba to Provincia Arque
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Book at
andestransit.com
Trans Omar
Phone
591 (02) 2281785 / 591 2 - 02693-2553
Email
buses@transomar.com
Website
transomar.com
Bus from Cochabamba to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Naser
Phone
+591 2 2280861
Bus from Cochabamba to Oruro
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Nobleza
Phone
+591 4 4551499 Cochabamba /
Bus from Cochabamba to Oruro
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
sites.google.com
Air Bus Coral
Phone
+591 2 5275648
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cochabamba to Oruro
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Azul
Phone
+591 5254060
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Cochabamba to Oruro
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Oruro to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Paraiso
Phone
+591 2 5261152 Oruro / 4 4559486 Cochabamba
Bus from Cochabamba to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
cochabambabolivia.net

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cochabamba (State) and Salar de Uyuni is 366 km. The road distance is 515 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $26 - $29 and takes 15 h.

The quickest way to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 4 h 21 min and costs $95 - $260.

No, there is no direct bus from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Cochabamba and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 11 h 42 min to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.