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

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Fly  •  12 h 49 min

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

$355 - $1,004

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 Expreso Internacional Ormeño  •  2 days 23 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

Questions & Answers

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 49 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 2 days 23 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 49 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 49 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 30 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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  • Distance: 1601.5 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 49 min

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

Boliviana de Aviación, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and three 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, Quito, 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
14 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Bogota, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
18 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Lima, Guayaquil
Ave. Duration
19 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Cuzco, Bogota
Ave. Duration
14 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,000
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Lima
Ave. Duration
15 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Uyuni to Quito via La Paz, Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Bus operators
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
Bus from Uyuní to Oruro
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
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
bus
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3

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