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There are 4 ways to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  11 h 57 min

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

$583 - $1,798

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Bus, Tour  •  4 days 7 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Arequipa
  2. Take the Tour from Arequipa to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Uyuni

$349 - $390

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Oruro
  4. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

$388 - $421

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 11 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Dos Puentes and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Quito, Arequipa, La Paz and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 7 h.

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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 3 days 5 h and costs $380 - $430.

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It takes approximately 11 h 57 min to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Quito to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Quito station.

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The best way to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 11 h 57 min and costs $550 - $1,800. Alternatively, you can bus and Tour, which costs $340 - $390 and takes 4 days 7 h.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 16 h 45 min and has two stopovers.

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

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Map of how to get from Quito to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 1601.5 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 57 min

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

LATAM Chile, Amaszonas and five other airlines fly from Quito to Salar de Uyuni hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Quito to Salar de Uyuni via Quito, Arequipa, La Paz, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 4 days 7 h.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $2,000
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 Lima, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Panama City, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
15 h 53 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,100
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Bogota, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
17 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,100
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, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,200
Flights from Quito to Uyuni via Panama City, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
13 h 28 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 35 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
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
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Tacna
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$285
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$280
Schedules at
facebook.com
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Book at
busesng.cl
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
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Arequipa to La Paz
Ave. Duration
39 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.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
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

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More Questions & Answers

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, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Boliviana de Aviación 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 $13 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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