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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  •  14h 30m

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

$25 - $45

3 alternative options

Drive  •  14h 1m

  1. Drive from La Paz to Calama 616.5 miles

$100 - $150

Fly to Uyuni, bus  •  11h 26m

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

$100 - $377

Fly to Calama  •  9h 10m

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

$419 - $1,616

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

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The quickest way to get from La Paz to Calama is to fly which costs $410 - $1,700 and takes 9h 10m.

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

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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 14h 30m and costs $25 - $45.

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The bus from La Paz to Calama takes 14h 30m 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 14h 30m and costs $25 - $45. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $410 - $1,700 and takes 9h 10m.

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The quickest flight from La Paz Airport to Uyuni Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from La Paz to Calama.
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  • Distance: 417.5 miles
  • Duration: 14h 30m

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 14h 30m. Alternatively, LATAM Chile flies from La Paz to Calama twice daily.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
10h 21m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10h 44m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1h
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 14h 1m to drive from La Paz to Calama.

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

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There are 67+ hotels available in Calama. Prices start at $31 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 39m and costs $1.

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