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There are 6 ways to get from Puno to Salar de Uyuni by bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Bus via Desaguadero  •  17 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  2. Take the bus from Desaguadero to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni

$28 - $54

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Bus, train  •  19 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  2. Take the bus from Tiwanaku to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
  4. Take the bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
  5. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

Bus  •  25 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to La Paz Puno / ...
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni La Paz

$28 - $51

Tour, bus  •  25 h 52 min

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

$316 - $319

Drive  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Puno to Salar de Uyuni 478.8 miles

$65 - $110

Bus, fly  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  2. Take the bus from Desaguadero to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
  3. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Uyuni (UYU) LPB - UYU

$159 - $444

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The cheapest way to get from Puno to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $27 - $55 and takes 25 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puno to Salar de Uyuni is to bus and fly which costs $150 - $450 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puno to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Puno and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via La Paz and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 9 min.

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The distance between Puno and Salar de Uyuni is 592 km. The road distance is 766.1 km.

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The best way to get from Puno to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 6 min and costs $27 - $55.

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It takes approximately 17 h 6 min to get from Puno to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Puno to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Titicaca Bolivia, depart from Puno station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Puno to Salar de Uyuni is 766 km. It takes approximately 11 h 10 min to drive from Puno to Salar de Uyuni.

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Map of how to get from Puno to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 370.1 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 6 min

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

You can take a bus from Puno to Salar de Uyuni via Desaguadero, La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, Cementerio / Ajayuni, Central / Taypi Uta, La Paz, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 17 h 6 min.

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
Nuevo Continente Internacional
Phone
(+591) 2-2283842 / (+591)2-2285191
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Puno to Desaguadero
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Tiwanaku to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transporte Union Ingavi
Phone
+591 2 2380472
Bus from Desaguadero to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
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
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
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
Bus from Tiwanaku to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
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 La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
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 La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
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 La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.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
$5
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
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 Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Tour Peru
Phone
951677194
Email
reservas@tourperu.com.pe
Website
tourperu.com.pe
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Rumbo Explora
Phone
+51 989 643208
Email
rumboexplora@gmail.com
Website
titicaca.cruises
Bus and ferry from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$293
Schedules at
titicaca.cruises
Book at
titicaca.cruises
Flota Urus
Phone
+591 2285556
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transportes Fenix
Phone
+591 2 24491160 / 4 4491160
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.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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Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación offer flights from La Paz Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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