There are 8 ways to get from Iquique to Tupiza by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus, train via La Tirana  •  20 h 5 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
  4. Take the train from Uyuní to Tupiza

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Bus, train  •  21 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  3. Take the train from Uyuní to Tupiza

$15 - $44

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Bus Expreso Diamante  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Tupiza

$29 - $33

Bus, train via Avaroa  •  23 h 3 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 Ollagüe
  4. Take the train from Avaroa to Uyuní
  5. Take the train from Uyuní to Tupiza

Bus via Atocha  •  31 h

  1. Take the bus from Iquique to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Atocha
  3. Take the bus from Atocha to Tupiza

Drive  •  11 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Iquique to Tupiza 428.9 miles

$70 - $110

Fly to Uyuni, train  •  17 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Uyuni (UYU) IQQ - UYU
  2. Take the train from Uyuní to Tupiza

$532 - $1,144

Fly to Tarija, bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Iquique (IQQ) to Tarija (TJA) IQQ - TJA
  2. Take the bus from Tarija to Tupiza

$234 - $490

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No, there is no direct bus from Iquique to Tupiza. However, there are services departing from Iquique and arriving at Tupiza via Oruro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h.

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The distance between Iquique and Tupiza is 479 km. The road distance is 686.3 km.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Tupiza without a car is to bus and train which takes 20 h 5 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 20 h 5 min to get from Iquique to Tupiza, including transfers.

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Iquique to Tupiza bus services, operated by Trans Paraiso, depart from Iquique station.

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There is no direct flight from Iquique Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Iquique to Tupiza bus services, operated by Expreso Diamante, arrive at Tupiza station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Iquique to Tupiza is 686 km. It takes approximately 11 h 44 min to drive from Iquique to Tupiza.

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Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas offer flights from Iquique Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 17+ hotels available in Tupiza. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Iquique to Tupiza.
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  • Distance: 299.4 miles
  • Duration: 20 h 5 min

What companies run services between Iquique, Chile and Tupiza, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Iquique to Tupiza via Oruro in around 22 h.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Iquique to Tarija via La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $460
Flights from Iquique to Tarija via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Flights from Iquique to Tarija via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Iquique to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Eco Jet
Website
ecojet.bo
Flights from Iquique to Tarija via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Uyuní to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$3 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$4 - $6
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$5 - $7
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$9 - $12
Train from Avaroa to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$2 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$4 - $5
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$5 - $7
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$8 - $11
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 22 570 8687
Email
ayuda@pasajebus.com
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from La Tirana to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
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
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
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
Trans Paraiso
Phone
+591 2 5261152 Oruro / 4 4559486 Cochabamba
Bus from Iquique to Oruro
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
cochabambabolivia.net
Expreso Diamante
Phone
+591 71272930 / 2 6244430
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Tarija to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Del Sur 20 de Mayo
Phone
+591 79382299
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
facebook.com
Pullman Jet Nort SRL
Phone
+591 2 5277355
Website
ticketsbolivia.com
Bus from Iquique to Oruro
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com
Buses Enmanuel
Phone
+591 2 5277777
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Atocha
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Quechisla
Phone
+591 73858000 Atocha / 74243875 Tupiza
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Atocha to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Atocha to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Tours Juarez
Phone
+591 4 6631961
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com

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