There are 5 ways to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni by plane, bus, car or train

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Fly  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Cochabamba (CBB) to Uyuni (UYU) CBB - UYU

$140 - $310

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Bus Cruz del Norte  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Cochabamba to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Uyuni

$25 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus, drive, train  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochabamba to Provincia Arque
  2. Drive from Provincia Arque to Oruro
  3. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

$86 - $114

Bus Trans Omar  •  14 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Cochabamba to Uyuni

Drive  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Cochabamba to Salar de Uyuni 321.6 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $25 - $28 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which costs $140 - $310 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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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.

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The distance between Cochabamba (State) and Salar de Uyuni is 366 km. The road distance is 514.6 km.

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The best way to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Trans Omar, depart from Cochabamba station.

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The best way to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs $140 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 14 h 9 min.

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There is no direct flight from Cochabamba Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Trans Omar, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 229 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 6 min

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

Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas fly from Cochabamba to Salar de Uyuni every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trans Omar operates a bus from Cochabamba to Salar de Uyuni once daily, and the journey takes 12 h.

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 42 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Flights from Cochabamba to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 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
7 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $19
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$4 - $6
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$7 - $9
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$9 - $11
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$15 - $19
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
$4 - $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
$5 - $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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Yes, the driving distance between Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni is 515 km. It takes approximately 7 h 27 min to drive from Cochabamba (State) to Salar de Uyuni.

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Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación offer flights from Cochabamba Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cochabamba (State) to Cochabamba Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $1.

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