There are 5 ways to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salar de Uyuni by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Uyuni  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Uyuni (UYU) SDU - UYU

$533 - $1,161

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro - Novo Rio to Asunción
  2. Take the bus from Asunción to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro
  4. Take the train from Oruro to Uyuní

$152 - $205

3 alternative options

Fly to Potosi, bus  •  28 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont (SDU) to Potosi (POI) SDU - POI
  2. Take the bus from Potosi to Uyuni

$371 - $799

Bus  •  3 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
  2. Take the bus from Buenos Aires- Terminal Retiro to Villazón
  3. Take the bus from Villazón to Uyuni

$167 - $322

Drive  •  42 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Rio de Janeiro to Salar de Uyuni 2133.4 miles

$360 - $550

Questions & Answers

The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Salar de Uyuni is 2474 km. The road distance is 3413 km.

The cheapest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salar de Uyuni is to bus and train which costs R$ 550 - R$ 750 and takes 2 days 19 h.

The quickest way to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 9 h 4 min and costs R$ 1900 - R$ 4300.

No, there is no direct bus from Rio de Janeiro to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Brs 1,4 - Praça Tiradentes and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires- Terminal Retiro, Villazón and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 19 h.

It takes approximately 9 h 4 min to get from Rio de Janeiro to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

What companies run services between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, Boliviana de Aviación and two other airlines fly from Rio de Janeiro to Salar de Uyuni 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rio de Janeiro to Salar de Uyuni via Avenida Francisco Bicalho próximo Rodoviária Novo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires- Terminal Retiro, Villazón, Uyuni, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 3 days 19 h.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Uyuni via Sao Paulo, Cochabamba, La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Uyuni via Sao Paulo, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Potosi via Sao Paulo, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
21 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Potosi via Sao Paulo, Cochabamba, La Paz
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Potosi via Sao Paulo, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $800
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Potosi via Sao Paulo, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
22 h 20 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$380 - $850
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Potosi via Belo Horizonte Confins, Sao Paulo, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
25 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $900
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Potosi via Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
26 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $900
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Potosi via Vitoria, Sao Paulo, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
26 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $900
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Uyuni via Sao Paulo, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
10 h 47 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Uyuni via Sao Paulo, Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 37 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,400
Flights from Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont to Uyuni via Sao Paulo, Cochabamba, La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
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
$15 - $18
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus operators
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Potosi to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Pluma
Pycasu SA
Phone
+(595) 21.557700
Email
pycasu_sa@pycasu.com.py
Website
pycasu.com.py
Bus from Asunción to La Paz
Ave. Duration
24 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
toa.asuncion.gov.py
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
JBL Turismo
Phone
+55 51 3475.4440 / 0800 6484440
Email
contato@jblturismo.com.br
Website
jblturismo.com.br
Bus from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
jblturismo.com.br
Book at
jblturismo.com.br
CONVENCIONAL
$100 - $140
LEITO
$130 - $170
Andesmar
Phone
1-786-2337639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Buenos Aires- Terminal Retiro to Villazón
Ave. Duration
28 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$55 - $85
Executive
$90 - $130
Suite
$110 - $140
Predilecto Tours
Phone
+591-2281779
Email
predilectobus@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Villazón to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
boliviatravelsite.com

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