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

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Fly  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Lima (LIM) to Uyuni (UYU) LIM - UYU

$718 - $3,281

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Bus Flores Hermanos  •  36 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Lima Paseo de la República to Desaguadero
  2. Take the bus from Desaguadero to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni

Bus, train  •  37 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Lima Paseo de la República to Desaguadero
  2. Take the train from Guaqui to Viacha
  3. Take the bus from Villa Remedios to Patacamaya
  4. Take the bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
  5. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

Bus Ramos Cholele  •  38 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal de buses Plaza Norte to Arica
  2. Take the bus from Arica to Oruro
  3. Take the bus from Oruro to Uyuní

Drive  •  27 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Lima to Salar de Uyuni 1222 miles

$170 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Lima to Salar de Uyuni is to drive which costs $170 - $260 and takes 27 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lima to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which costs $700 - $3,300 and takes 7 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lima to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Lima Paseo de la República and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Desaguadero, La Paz and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 23 min.

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The distance between Lima and Salar de Uyuni is 1412 km. The road distance is 1955.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lima to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 36 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Lima to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Lima to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Flores Hermanos, depart from Lima Paseo de la República station.

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The best way to get from Lima to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 7 h 26 min and costs $700 - $3,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 36 h 23 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lima Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 12 h 37 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Lima to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 882.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

What companies run services between Lima, Peru and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

LATAM Chile, Amaszonas and three other airlines fly from Lima to Salar de Uyuni hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lima to Salar de Uyuni via Desaguadero, Desaguadero, La Paz, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 36 h 23 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Lima to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Lima to Uyuni via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Lima to Uyuni via Cuzco, La Paz
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,100
Flights from Lima to Uyuni via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
8 h 57 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,500
Flights from Lima to Uyuni via Santiago, La Paz
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Lima to Uyuni via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Guaqui to Viacha
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$1 - $2
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$2 - $3
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$2 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$4 - $6
Train from Oruro to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
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
8 h
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
9 h 30 min
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
10 h
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
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
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
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from Villa Remedios to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Aroma
Phone
(+591) 2281894
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Andino
Phone
+(591) 22282155
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Trans Lujan SRL
Phone
+591 4 4553910 Cochabamba / +591 2 25258523 Oruro / +56 57 232 6955 Calama
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to Oruro
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Paraiso
Phone
+591 2 5261152 Oruro / 4 4559486 Cochabamba
Bus from Arica to Oruro
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
cochabambabolivia.net
Buses Enmanuel
Phone
+591 2 5277777
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Lima to Salar de Uyuni is 1955 km. It takes approximately 27 h 3 min to drive from Lima to Salar de Uyuni.

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Peruvian Airlines, Boliviana de Aviación, LATAM Chile and Amaszonas offer flights from Lima Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 40+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lima to Lima Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs $17 - $22.

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