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

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Fly  •  2h 53m

  1. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Uyuni (UYU) LPB - UYU

$126 - $391

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Bus Flota Panamericana  •  10h 9m

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

$14 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  11h 59m

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro La Paz
  2. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní Expreso del Sur / ...

$53 - $78

Bus Trans Universo  •  12h 44m

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Challapata La Paz
  2. Take the bus from Challapata to Uyuni La Paz

Drive  •  7h 38m

  1. Drive from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni 326.3 miles

$24 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $14 - $25 and takes 10h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which costs $120 - $400 and takes 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from La Paz and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 9m.

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The distance between La Paz and Salar de Uyuni is 442 km. The road distance is 522 km.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 10h 9m and costs $14 - $25.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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La Paz to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Flota Panamericana, depart from La Paz station.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 2h 53m and costs $120 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $25 and takes 10h 9m.

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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 Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Flota Panamericana, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 276.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

What companies run services between La Paz, Bolivia and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación fly from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni 5 times a day. Alternatively, Flota Panamericana operates a bus from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni once daily. Tickets cost $25 and the journey takes 8h. Six other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Train from Oruro to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $19
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$4 - $6
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$7 - $9
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$9 - $11
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Flota Panamericana
Phone
+591 2 2285657 / 77201755
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Panasur
Phone
+591-73280859/ Whatsapp: +591-68073062
Email
info@uyunipanasur.com
Website
uyunipanasur.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
uyunibus.com
Trans Illimani
Phone
La Paz: +(591)77790564, +(591)63012818 / Potosí: +(591)2-6243343
Email
reservas@transillimani.com
Website
transillimani.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Trans Omar
Phone
+591 (02) 2281785 / 591 2 - 02693-2553
Email
buses@transomar.com
Website
transomar.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
transomar.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Challapata
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transomar.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Challapata to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transomar.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Predilecto Tours
Todo Turismo
Phone
+(591) 2228 7038
Email
atencionalcliente@todoturismosrl.com
Website
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
Trans Aroma
Phone
+591 2 2281894
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Universo
Phone
La Paz +(591)73541750/ Potosí: +(591)-26245828
Bus from La Paz to Challapata
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cosmos
Phone
+(591) 2 2281938 / Potosí: +(591)2-6245831
Bus from La Paz to Challapata
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between La Paz to Salar de Uyuni is 522 km. It takes approximately 7h 38m to drive from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni.

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

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There are 37+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $15 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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