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There are 4 ways to get from La Paz to Calama by bus, car or plane

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Bus  •  14 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Calama La Paz

$25 - $45

3 alternative options

Drive  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Drive from La Paz to Calama 616.5 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Uyuni, bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Uyuni (UYU) LPB - UYU
  2. Take the bus from Uyuni to Calama

$100 - $377

Fly to Calama  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Calama (CJC) LPB - CJC

$420 - $1,610

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The cheapest way to get from La Paz to Calama is to bus which costs $25 - $45 and takes 14 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Paz to Calama is to fly which costs $420 - $1,700 and takes 10 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Paz and arriving at Calama. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 14 h 30 min.

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The distance between La Paz and Calama is 668 km. The road distance is 986.5 km.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Calama without a car is to bus which takes 14 h 30 min and costs $25 - $45.

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The bus from La Paz to Calama takes 14 h 30 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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La Paz to Calama bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, depart from La Paz station.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Calama is to bus which takes 14 h 30 min and costs $25 - $45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $420 - $1,700 and takes 10 h 16 min.

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The quickest flight from La Paz Airport to Uyuni Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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La Paz to Calama bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, arrive at Calama station.

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  • Distance: 417.5 miles
  • Duration: 14 h 30 min

What companies run services between La Paz, Bolivia and Calama, Chile?

Trans Salvador operates a bus from La Paz to Calama once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 14 h 30 min. Alternatively, LATAM Chile and Amaszonas fly from La Paz to Calama 3 times a day.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
11 h 6 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Iquique, Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
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Yes, the driving distance between La Paz to Calama is 986 km. It takes approximately 14 h 1 min to drive from La Paz to Calama.

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

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There are 73+ hotels available in Calama. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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The best way to get from La Paz to La Paz Airport is to line 212 bus which takes 39 min and costs $1.

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