There are 3 ways to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Uyuni (UYU) UIO - UYU

$578 - $1,798

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Aguas Verdes
  2. Take the bus from Aguas Verdes to Chacalluta
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Oruro
  4. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

Drive  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Drive from Quito to Salar de Uyuni 2359.9 miles

$180 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni is to drive which costs $180 - $260 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which costs $550 - $1,800 and takes 12 h 17 min.

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The distance between Quito and Salar de Uyuni is 2562 km. The road distance is 3775.8 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 21 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 17 min to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 17 h 5 min and has two stopovers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Salar de Uyuni is 3776 km. It takes approximately 2 days 5 h to drive from Quito to Salar de Uyuni.

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Copa Airlines, Boliviana de Aviación, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and two other airlines offer flights from Quito 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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The best way to get from Quito to Quito Airport is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs $30 - $40.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 1601.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 17 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

LATAM Chile, Amaszonas and four other airlines fly from Quito to Salar de Uyuni hourly.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Bogota, La Paz
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Panama City, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
14 h 37 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Bogota, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
13 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Lima, Cuzco, La Paz
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Bogota, La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
15 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,200
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Panama City, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
13 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Bogota, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
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
Linea de Los Andes
Phone
+57 (2) 641 0936 Colombia / +58 (424) 7017720 / (276) 415 78 01 Venezuela / (212) 762 94 06 Caracas
Email
reservascali@lineasdelosandes.com.co
Website
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Bus from Quito to Aguas Verdes
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $130
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Bus from Aguas Verdes to Chacalluta
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$220 - $290
Schedules at
lineasdelosandes.com.co
Trans Paraiso
Phone
+591 2 5261152 Oruro / 4 4559486 Cochabamba
Bus from Arica to Oruro
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
cochabambabolivia.net

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