There are 5 ways to get from Mendoza to Uyuni by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Uyuni  •  12 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to Uyuni (UYU) MDZ - UYU

$392 - $1,516

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Bus El Rapido Internacional  •  35 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Mendoza to La Quiaca Via La Quiaca
  2. Take the bus from Villazón to Uyuni

$39 - $81

3 alternative options

Fly to Calama, bus  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Mendoza (MDZ) to Calama (CJC) MDZ - CJC
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

$323 - $748

Bus Pluss Chile  •  37 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Mendoza to Santiago Sur
  2. Take the bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

$42 - $111

Drive  •  22 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Mendoza to Uyuni 1177.7 miles

$200 - $300

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No, there is no direct bus from Mendoza to Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Mendoza and arriving at Uyuni via Villazón. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 37 min.

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The distance between Mendoza and Uyuni is 1396 km. The road distance is 1884.3 km.

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The best way to get from Mendoza to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 35 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 36 min to get from Mendoza to Uyuni, including transfers.

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Mendoza to Uyuni bus services, operated by El Rapido Internacional, depart from Mendoza station.

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The best way to get from Mendoza to Uyuni is to fly which takes 12 h 36 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 35 h 37 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mendoza Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 18 h 20 min and has two stopovers.

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Mendoza to Uyuni bus services, operated by Autotransportes Tupiza, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Uyuni is 1 h behind Mendoza. It is currently 3:33 AM in Mendoza and 2:33 AM in Uyuni.

Yes, the driving distance between Mendoza to Uyuni is 1884 km. It takes approximately 22 h 45 min to drive from Mendoza to Uyuni.

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  • Distance: 872.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 36 min

What companies run services between Mendoza, Argentina and Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia?

Aerolíneas Argentinas, Boliviana de Aviación and two other airlines fly from Mendoza to Uyuni every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mendoza to Uyuni via La Quiaca and Villazón in around 35 h 37 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Mendoza to Uyuni via Santiago, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
Flights from Mendoza to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Mendoza to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Mendoza to Uyuni via Cordoba, Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Mendoza to Uyuni via Santiago, La Paz
Ave. Duration
25 h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,500
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Mendoza to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Mendoza to Uyuni via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Mendoza to Calama via Santiago, Concepcion
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Bus operators
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
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voyhoy.com
El Rapido Internacional
Phone
1-305-677-0535
Email
info@elrapidoint.com.ar
Website
elrapidoint.com.ar
Bus from Mendoza to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Book at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Promo Semi Cama
$32 - $37
Semi Cama
$45 - $65
Cama
$55 - $65
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Villazón to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$33
Cama
$67
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pullman.cl

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LATAM Chile, Boliviana de Aviación, Amaszonas and Aerolíneas Argentinas offer flights from Mendoza Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Uyuni. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mendoza to Mendoza Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs .

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