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There are 6 ways to get from Iquique to Uyuni by bus, train, 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  •  13 h 11 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 Frontera del Norte  •  14 h 17 min

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

$11 - $35

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Bus, train  •  16 h 18 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

Bus Pullman Jet Nort SRL  •  25 h

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

Drive  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Iquique to Uyuni 297.3 miles

$45 - $75

Fly  •  10 h 22 min

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

$528 - $1,131

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The cheapest way to get from Iquique to Uyuni is to bus which costs $11 - $35 and takes 14 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iquique to Uyuni is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 8 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Iquique to Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Iquique and arriving at Uyuni via La Tirana and Calama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 11 min.

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The distance between Iquique and Uyuni is 347 km. The road distance is 475.6 km.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 13 h 11 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 11 min to get from Iquique to Uyuni, including transfers.

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Iquique to Uyuni bus services, operated by Pullman Chacón, depart from Iquique station.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Uyuni is to bus which takes 13 h 11 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $500 - $1,200 and takes 10 h 22 min.

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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 Uyuni bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from Iquique to Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 216.7 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 11 min

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

You can take a bus from Iquique to Uyuni via La Tirana, La Tirana, Calama, and Calama in around 13 h 11 min. Alternatively, Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación fly from Iquique to Uyuni once daily.

Airlines
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
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
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
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
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 Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
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Yes, the driving distance between Iquique to Uyuni is 476 km. It takes approximately 8 h 43 min to drive from Iquique to Uyuni.

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

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There are 37+ hotels available in Uyuni. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Iquique to Iquique Airport is to Colectivo which takes 2 h and costs $20.

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