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There are 5 ways to get from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Uyuni (UYU) CUZ - UYU

$267 - $671

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Bus  •  21h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to La Paz Cusco
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni La Paz

$38 - $108

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Bus via Oruro  •  26h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro
  3. Take the bus from Oruro to Uyuni

$38 - $73

Train, bus  •  28h 57m

  1. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  3. Take the bus from Tiwanaku to La Paz
  4. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro
  5. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

Drive  •  16h 55m

  1. Drive from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni 721.7 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni is to bus via Oruro which costs $35 - $75 and takes 26h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which costs $260 - $700 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Cusco and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via La Paz, Oruro and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 51m.

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The distance between Cusco and Salar de Uyuni is 923 km. The road distance is 1154.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 21h 37m and costs $35 - $110.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Cusco to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Transporte Internacional Litoral, depart from Cusco station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 5h 48m and costs $260 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $110 and takes 21h 37m.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h and has one stopover.

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Cusco to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Cruz del Norte, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 576.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

Amaszonas, LATAM Chile and Peruvian Airlines fly from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni via La Paz, Uyuni, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 21h 37m.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Train from Oruro to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $19
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.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
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
facebook.com
Nuevo Continente Internacional
Phone
(+591) 2-2283842 / (+591)2-2285191
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Puno to Desaguadero
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Todo Turismo
Phone
+(591) 2228 7038
Email
atencionalcliente@todoturismosrl.com
Website
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from Tiwanaku to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
Trans Illimani
Phone
La Paz: +(591)77790564, +(591)63012818 / Potosí: +(591)2-6243343
Email
reservas@transillimani.com
Website
transillimani.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Flota Panamericana
Phone
+591 2 2285657 / 77201755
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Oruro to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Panasur
Phone
+591-73280859/ Whatsapp: +591-68073062
Email
info@uyunipanasur.com
Website
uyunipanasur.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
uyunibus.com
Trans Omar
Phone
+591 (02) 2281785 / 591 2 - 02693-2553
Email
buses@transomar.com
Website
transomar.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
transomar.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Predilecto Tours
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 Naser
Phone
+591 2 2280861
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Transporte Aroma
Phone
(+591) 2281894
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Flota Urus
Phone
+591 2285556
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transportes Fenix
Phone
+591 2 24491160 / 4 4491160
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Atlas
Phone
+531 2 2284899
Website
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transporte Andino
Phone
+(591) 22282155
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Jumbo Bus Bolivia
Phone
+591 2 2281832 / 2281726
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
sites.google.com
Trans Del Sur 20 de Mayo
Phone
+591 79382299
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Salar de Uyuni is 1155 km. It takes approximately 16h 55m to drive from Cusco to Salar de Uyuni.

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LATAM Chile and Amaszonas offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Cuzco Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs $6 - $8.

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