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There are 5 ways to get from Salar de Uyuni to Quito by plane, bus 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.

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Fly  •  12 h 33 min

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

$355 - $1,004

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Bus Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  3 days 17 h

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Puno
  3. Take the bus from Puno to Puerto Maldonado
  4. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Quito

$207 - $518

3 alternative options

Bus Expresos Los Llanos  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Cúcuta to Quito

$485 - $497

Bus Skybus  •  3 days 2 h

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

Drive  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Drive from Salar de Uyuni to Quito 2365.3 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Quito is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Quito is to fly which costs $350 - $1,000 and takes 12 h 33 min.

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The distance between Salar de Uyuni and Quito is 2562 km. The road distance is 3784.5 km.

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The best way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Quito without a car is to bus which takes 3 days 2 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 33 min to get from Salar de Uyuni to Quito, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Quito is to fly which takes 12 h 33 min and costs $350 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $480 - $500 and takes 2 days 3 h.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Quito Airport. The quickest flight takes 17 h 14 min and has two stopovers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salar de Uyuni to Quito is 3784 km. It takes approximately 2 days 5 h to drive from Salar de Uyuni to Quito.

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LATAM Chile, Copa Airlines, Boliviana de Aviación and two other airlines offer flights from Uyuni Airport to Quito Airport.

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There are 826+ hotels available in Quito. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Salar de Uyuni to Quito.
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  • Distance: 1601.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 33 min

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

Boliviana de Aviación, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and five other airlines fly from Salar de Uyuni to Quito hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salar de Uyuni to Quito via Uyuni, Oruro, Arica, Cúcuta, and Terminal Quitumbe in around 2 days 3 h.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Bogota
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Lima
Ave. Duration
17 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Cuzco, Bogota
Ave. Duration
15 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
17 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via Santa Cruz, Bogota
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 14 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Santa Cruz, Panama City
Ave. Duration
13 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Bus operators
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Uyuni to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Uyuni to La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Azul
Phone
+591 5254060
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuni to Oruro
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Lujan SRL
Phone
+591 4 4553910 Cochabamba / +591 2 25258523 Oruro / +56 57 232 6955 Calama
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Arica
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Buses Enmanuel
Phone
+591 2 5277777
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuní to Oruro
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Book at
busesng.cl
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tacna to Quito
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$285
Schedules at
facebook.com
Flota Panamericana
Phone
+591 2 2285657 / 77201755
Bus from Uyuni to La Paz
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 Uyuni to La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
uyunibus.com
Trans Salvador
Phone
+56 58 222 8547
Email
central@trans-salvador.com
Website
trans-salvador.com
Bus from Uyuni to La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$15 - $20
Premium
$20 - $25
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $22
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$8 - $12
Premium
$11 - $14
Trans Illimani
Phone
La Paz: +(591)77790564, +(591)63012818 / Potosí: +(591)2-6243343
Email
reservas@transillimani.com
Website
transillimani.com
Bus from Uyuni to La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Predilecto Tours
Todo Turismo
Phone
+(591) 2228 7038
Email
atencionalcliente@todoturismosrl.com
Website
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from Uyuni to La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
Trans Omar
Phone
+591 (02) 2281785 / 591 2 - 02693-2553
Email
buses@transomar.com
Website
transomar.com
Bus from Uyuni to La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
transomar.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Tour Peru
Phone
951677194
Email
reservas@tourperu.com.pe
Website
tourperu.com.pe
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Milton Tours
Phone
+591 (2) 2368003 / 2353511
Email
agmilton@acelerate.com
Website
hotelmiltonbolivia.com
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Transportes 6 de Junio
Phone
+591 22455258 / 22280890
Website
andestransit.com
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Green Toad Bus
Phone
+55 21 39420003
Email
info@greentoadbus.com
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
4 days 0 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com

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The best way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Uyuni Airport is to taxi which takes 34 min and costs $50 - $60.

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