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

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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Fly  •  2 h 58 min

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

$121 - $391

Cheapest option

Bus Cruz del Norte  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
  2. Take the bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
  3. Take the bus from Oruro to Uyuni

$11 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus Flota Panamericana  •  10 h 9 min

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

$14 - $40

Bus, train  •  12 h 26 min

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

$61 - $86

Drive  •  7 h 38 min

  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 $11 - $14 and takes 13 h 59 min.

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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 2 h 58 min.

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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 10 h 9 min.

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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 10 h 9 min and costs $14 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min 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 2 h 58 min and costs $120 - $400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $40 and takes 10 h 9 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 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: 2 h 58 min

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 4 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 8 h. Six other operators also service this route.

Airlines
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
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Oruro to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $19
Schedules at
fca.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
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Oruro to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Illimani
Phone
+591 2 2282025/ 76789423/ Potosí: +(591)2-6243343
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
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
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book 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
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
uyunibus.com
Predilecto Tours
Todo Turismo
Phone
+(591) 2228 7038
Email
atencionalcliente@todoturismosrl.com
Website
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
Transporte Aroma
Phone
(+591) 2281894
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Andino
Phone
+(591) 22282155
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Trans Aroma
Phone
+591 2 2281894
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Naser
Phone
+591 2 2280861
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Atlas
Phone
+531 2 2284899
Website
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Azul
Phone
+591 5254060
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo

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