There are 7 ways to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Uyuni  •  19 h 14 min

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Uyuni (UYU) FTE - UYU

$603 - $1,804

Cheapest option

Bus Tramat  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to Córdoba
  3. Take the bus from Córdoba to Potosí
  4. Take the bus from Potosi to Uyuni

$219 - $418

5 alternative options

Fly to Calama, bus  •  19 h 4 min

  1. Fly from El Calafate (FTE) to Calama (CJC) FTE - CJC
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

$385 - $1,324

Bus via Bariloche  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Bariloche
  2. Take the bus from Bariloche to Santiago
  3. Take the bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
  4. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

$225 - $352

Bus, train  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Río Gallegos
  2. Take the bus from Río Gallegos to San Salvador de Jujuy
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to La Quiaca
  4. Take the train from Villazón to Uyuní

$287 - $508

Marga, bus, train  •  3 days 7 h

  1. Take the Marga from El Calafate to Esquel
  2. Take the bus from Esquel to San salvador de Jujuy
  3. Take the bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to La Quiaca
  4. Take the train from Villazón to Uyuní

$259 - $415

Drive  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Drive from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) 2719.6 miles

$470 - $700

What companies run services between El Calafate, Argentina and Uyuni Airport (UYU), Bolivia?

Aerolíneas Argentinas, Boliviana de Aviación and two other airlines fly from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) via Bariloche, Santiago, Santiago - San Borja, Calama, Calama, and Uyuni in around 3 days 2 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
13 h 56 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
15 h 36 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santiago
Ave. Duration
14 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Ushuaia, Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 41 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Montevideo, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,500
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 53 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Asuncion, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
23 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Cordoba, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
30 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Cordoba, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via San Carlos de Bariloche, Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
28 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
25 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newburg, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Villazón to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $16
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus operators
Atacama 2000
Phone
+56 (55) 2316664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Andesmar
Phone
1-786-2337639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Bariloche to Santiago
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Executive
$70 - $100
Suite
$95 - $110
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$58
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Taqsa
Phone
+54 800-333-1188
Email
info@taqsa.com.ar
Website
taqsa.com.ar
Bus from El Calafate to Río Gallegos
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$19 - $27
Bus from El Calafate to Esquel
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
2nd Class
$70 - $100
1st Class
$70 - $100
Tramat
Phone
0810-122-8907
Email
info@tramatsa.com.ar
Website
tramatweb.com
Bus from Río Gallegos to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
2 days 6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Schedules at
tramatweb.com
Book at
tramatweb.com
Semi Bed
$240 - $370
Bed
$320 - $450
Bus from Río Gallegos to Córdoba
Ave. Duration
39 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Schedules at
tramatweb.com
Book at
tramatweb.com
Semi Bed
$180 - $270
Bed
$230 - $330
El Quiaqueño
Phone
+54 (0388) 4280041 / 4281161
Email
elquiaqueosrl@yahoo.com.ar
Website
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
terminaldemicros.com.ar
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Potosi to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Viatac
Website
viatac.com.ar
Bus from Esquel to San salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
41 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $280
Schedules at
viatac.com.ar
Book at
viatac.com.ar
Semi Bed
$160 - $240
Bed
$190 - $280

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU)?

The distance between El Calafate and Uyuni Airport (UYU) is 3357 km. The road distance is 4351 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU)?

The cheapest way to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) is to bus which costs $4500 - $7500 and takes 3 days 2 h.

What is the fastest way to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU)?

The quickest way to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) is to fly and bus which takes 19 h 4 min and costs $7500 - $27000.

How long does it take to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU)?

It takes approximately 19 h 14 min to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU), including transfers.