There are 4 ways to get from Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu to Salar de Uyuni by train, bus or plane

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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Train, bus  •  26 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
  2. Take the bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  3. Take the bus from Cusco to La Paz
  4. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni

$121 - $438

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Train, bus via Oruro  •  29 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
  2. Take the bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  3. Take the bus from Cusco to La Paz
  4. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro
  5. Take the bus from Oruro to Uyuni

$130 - $424

Train, bus via Puno  •  35 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu to Poroy
  2. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
  3. Take the bus from Puno to La Paz
  4. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro
  5. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

$389 - $3,945

Train, bus, fly  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
  2. Take the bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  3. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Uyuni (UYU) CUZ - UYU

$351 - $1,059

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu to Salar de Uyuni is to train and bus which costs $120 - $440 and takes 26 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu to Salar de Uyuni is to train and bus and fly which costs $350 - $1,100 and takes 14 h 5 min.

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The distance between Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu and Salar de Uyuni is 991 km.

The best way to get from Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to train and bus which takes 26 h 59 min and costs $120 - $440.

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It takes approximately 26 h 59 min to get from Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Boliviana de Aviación, Peruvian Airlines and Amaszonas offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 619.2 miles
  • Duration: 26 h 59 min

What companies run services between Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu, Peru and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

There is no direct connection from Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu to Salar de Uyuni. However, you can take the walk to Machu Picchu, take the train to Ollantaytambo, take the walk to Ollantaytambo, take the bus to Cusco, take the bus to La Paz, take the bus to Uyuni, take the Tour to Salar de Uyuni, then take the walk to Salar de Uyuni. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Machupicchu Packer, Machu Picchu to Salar de Uyuni via Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Cusco, La Paz, Oruro, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 29 h 29 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $340
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $340
Regular
$75 - $110
Train from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu to Poroy
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $750
Regular
$110 - $160
Train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $3,100
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $3,100
Regular
$330 - $460
Inca Rail
Phone
+51 84 581860
Email
consultas@incarail.com
Website
incarail.com
Train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$61
Schedules at
incarail.com
Book at
incarail.com
Train from Machu Picchu to Poroy
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95
Schedules at
incarail.com
Book at
incarail.com
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
Real Inka
Inkaq Purinan
Email
info@purinanperu.com
Website
purinanperu.com
Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
purinanperu.com
Book at
purinanperu.com
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes 6 de Junio
Phone
+591 22455258 / 22280890
Website
andestransit.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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
$4
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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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