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There are 6 ways to get from Cusco to Uyuni by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  5h 8m

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

$262 - $665

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Bus Transporte Internacional Litoral  •  21h

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

$32 - $116

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Bus via Juliaca  •  20h 40m

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

$39 - $83

Bus via Oruro  •  27h 7m

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

Train, bus  •  29h 34m

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

Drive  •  17h 3m

  1. Drive from Cusco to Uyuni 732.5 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Uyuni is to bus which costs $30 - $120 and takes 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Uyuni is to fly which costs $260 - $700 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco to Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Cusco and arriving at Uyuni via Juliaca and La Paz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 40m.

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The distance between Cusco and Uyuni is 946 km. The road distance is 1172 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 20h 40m and costs $35 - $85.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Cusco to Uyuni, including transfers.

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Cusco to Uyuni bus services, operated by Cruz Del Sur, depart from Cusco station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Uyuni is to fly which takes 5h 8m and costs $260 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 20h 40m.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 35m and has one stopover.

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Cusco to Uyuni bus services, operated by Flota Panamericana, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 591 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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

Amaszonas and Peruvian Airlines fly from Cusco to Uyuni twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cusco to Uyuni via Juliaca and La Paz in around 20h 40m.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $3,100
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $3,100
Regular
$330 - $460
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
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Juliaca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$11 - $18
Regular
$19 - $26
VIP
$22 - $35
Nuevo Continente Internacional
Phone
(+591) 2-2283842 / (+591)2-2285191
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Juliaca to La Paz
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Puno to Desaguadero
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Flota Panamericana
Phone
+591 2 2285657 / 77201755
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules 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
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
uyunibus.com
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 Oruro to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
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
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.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
Todo Turismo
Phone
+(591) 2228 7038
Email
atencionalcliente@todoturismosrl.com
Website
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
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
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Peru Tour Bus
Phone
0051 84 632307
Email
reservas@perutourbus.com
Website
perutourbus.com
Bus from Cusco to Copacabana
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
perutourbus.com
Book at
perutourbus.com
Titicaca Bolivia
Phone
+591-2-2462655 / 76799775
Email
info@titicacabolivia.com
Website
titicacabolivia.com
Bus from Copacabana to La Paz
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Desaguadero to La Paz
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
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 Azul
Phone
+591 5254060
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo

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Uyuni is 1h ahead of Cusco. It is currently 10:10 PM in Cusco and 11:10 PM in Uyuni.

Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Uyuni is 1172 km. It takes approximately 17h 3m to drive from Cusco to Uyuni.

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Peruvian Airlines and Amaszonas offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 35+ hotels available in 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 $2 - $4.

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