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

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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Bus via La Tirana  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to La Tirana
  2. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

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Bus  •  16 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama

$11 - $19

3 alternative options

Bus via Ollagüe  •  23 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Ollagüe
  3. Take the bus from Ollagüe to Uyuni

$23 - $42

Drive  •  8 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni 280 miles

$45 - $70

Fly  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Uyuni (UYU) IQQ - UYU

$584 - $1,142

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The cheapest way to get from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $11 - $19 and takes 16 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 8 h 12 min.

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The distance between Iquique and Salar de Uyuni is 330 km. The road distance is 448 km.

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It takes approximately 15 h 20 min to get from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Iquique and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via La Tirana, Calama and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 20 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 206 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 20 min

What companies run services between Iquique, Chile and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni via La Tirana, La Tirana, Calama, Calama, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 15 h 20 min. Alternatively, Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación fly from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni 6 times a week.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Bus operators
Pullman Chacón
Phone
+56 57 276 3934
Bus from Iquique to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Transportes Santa Angela
Phone
+56 57 274 1309
Email
contacto@santaangela.cl
Website
santaangela.cl
Bus from Iquique to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
santaangela.cl
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 57 2573929
Email
kennybus_adm@hotmail.es
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from La Tirana to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+56 (55) 2316664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Iquique to Calama
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Calama to Ollagüe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Ollagüe to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo

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