There are 6 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.

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Fly to Uyuni  •  14 h 54 min

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

$602 - $1,902

Cheapest option

Bus via Santiago  •  3 days 1 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

$137 - $260

4 alternative options

Fly to Calama, bus  •  20 h 4 min

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

$401 - $1,358

Bus Tramat  •  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 Humahuaca
  4. Take the bus from Humahuaca to La Quiaca
  5. Take the bus from Villazón to Uyuni

Bus, train  •  3 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from El Calafate to Bariloche
  2. Take the bus from San Carlos de Bariloche 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

$161 - $264

Drive  •  2 days 5 h

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

$470 - $700

Questions & Answers

The distance between El Calafate and Uyuni Airport (UYU) is 3357 km. The road distance is 4351.4 km.

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The best way to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 1 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 14 h 54 min to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU), including transfers.

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The best way to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) is to fly which takes 14 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 days 1 h.

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There is no direct flight from El Calafate Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 20 h 35 min and has two stopovers.

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Uyuni Airport (UYU) is 1 h behind El Calafate. It is currently 6:32 AM in El Calafate and 5:32 AM in Uyuni Airport (UYU).

Yes, the driving distance between El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU) is 4351 km. It takes approximately 2 days 5 h to drive from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU).

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Boliviana de Aviación, LATAM Chile, Amaszonas and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from El Calafate Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Uyuni Airport (UYU). Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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The best way to get from El Calafate to El Calafate Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from El Calafate to Uyuni Airport (UYU).
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  • Distance: 2098.3 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 54 min

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) 4 times a day. 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 1 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 36 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 24 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 24 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via Cordoba, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12 h 9 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,300
Flights from El Calafate to Calama via San Carlos de Bariloche, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
22 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Trelew, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Cordoba, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
23 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,000
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via San Carlos de Bariloche, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santiago, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
24 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from El Calafate to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
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
$4 - $18
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$4 - $6
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$6 - $8
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$8 - $10
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$13 - $18
Bus operators
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Andesmar
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
$51
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$33
Cama
$67
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pullman.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
$10 - $15
Schedules at
taqsa.plataforma10.com.ar
Book at
taqsa.com.ar
2nd Class
$10 - $15
1st Class
$10 - $15
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
$130 - $250
Schedules at
tramatweb.com
Book at
tramatweb.com
Semi Bed
$130 - $210
Bed
$180 - $250
Evelia
Phone
+54 (0388) 4251771
Email
tallerevelia1@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to Humahuaca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
El Quiaqueño
Phone
+54 (0388) 4280041 / 4281161
Email
elquiaqueosrl@yahoo.com.ar
Website
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to Humahuaca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Bus from Humahuaca to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Villazón to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Viatac
Website
viatac.com.ar
Bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to San salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
36 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Schedules at
viatac.com.ar
Book at
viatac.com.ar
Semi Bed
$80 - $120
Bed
$95 - $140
Balut
Phone
+54 0810-888-2258
Email
info@baluthermanos.com.ar
Website
balutsrl.com.ar
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$7 - $11
Suite
$11 - $14

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