There are 5 ways to get from La Paz to 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 31 min

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

$85 - $343

Cheapest option

Bus Cruz del Norte  •  11 h 50 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  •  8 h

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

$14 - $40

Bus, train  •  11 h 55 min

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

$16 - $31

Drive  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Drive from La Paz to Uyuni 336.6 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from La Paz to Uyuni is to bus which costs $11 - $14 and takes 11 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from La Paz to Uyuni is to fly which costs $80 - $350 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Paz and arriving at Uyuni. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 8 h.

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The distance between La Paz and Uyuni is 462 km. The road distance is 538.6 km.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 8 h and costs $14 - $40.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from La Paz to Uyuni, including transfers.

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La Paz to 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 Uyuni is to fly which takes 2 h 31 min and costs $80 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $40 and takes 8 h.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between La Paz to Uyuni is 539 km. It takes approximately 7 h 47 min to drive from La Paz to Uyuni.

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

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Map of how to get from La Paz to Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 288.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación fly from La Paz to Uyuni 4 times a day. Alternatively, Flota Panamericana operates a bus from La Paz to 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 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
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
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
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
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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
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

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