There are 6 ways to get from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco 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.

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Fly  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Cuzco (CUZ) UYU - CUZ

$302 - $713

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Bus Transporte Internacional Litoral  •  21 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Cusco

$112 - $124

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Bus via Copacabana  •  25 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuní to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Copacabana
  4. Take the bus from Copacabana to Cusco

Bus, train  •  27 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Puno
  3. Take the train from Puno to Cusco - Wanchaq

$270 - $3,188

Train, bus  •  31 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Uyuní to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Patacamaya
  3. Take the bus from Patacamaya to La Paz
  4. Take the bus from La Paz to Puno
  5. Take the train from Puno to Cusco - Wanchaq

Drive  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco 722 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco is to bus which costs $110 - $130 and takes 21 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco is to fly which costs $300 - $750 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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The distance between Salar de Uyuni and Cusco is 923 km. The road distance is 1155.1 km.

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The best way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco without a car is to bus which takes 21 h 13 min and costs $110 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to get from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco is to fly which takes 3 h 29 min and costs $300 - $750. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $110 - $130 and takes 21 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 49 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Salar de Uyuni to Cusco is 1155 km. It takes approximately 16 h 54 min to drive from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco.

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Amaszonas and Peruvian Airlines offer flights from Uyuni Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 1375+ hotels available in Cusco. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco.
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  • Distance: 576.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 29 min

What companies run services between Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia and Cusco, Peru?

Amaszonas and Peruvian Airlines fly from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salar de Uyuni to Cusco via Uyuni, Oruro, and La Paz in around 21 h 13 min.

Airlines
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Uyuni to Cuzco via La Paz
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $480
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Puno to Cusco - Wanchaq
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $3,100
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $3,100
Regular
$330 - $460
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Uyuní to Oruro
Ave. Duration
7 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times 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
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
$19 - $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 Aroma
Phone
+591 2 2281894
Bus from Oruro to La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Patacamaya to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Naser
Phone
+591 2 2280861
Bus from Oruro to La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Patacamaya to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Transportes Fenix
Phone
+591 2 24491160 / 4 4491160
Bus from Oruro to La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Atlas
Phone
+531 2 2284899
Website
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Oruro to La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Patacamaya to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from Oruro to La Paz
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from Oruro to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from Patacamaya to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Trans Universo
Phone
La Paz +(591)73541750/ Potosí: +(591)-26245828
Bus from Oruro to La Paz
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Del Sur 20 de Mayo
Phone
+591 79382299
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from La Paz to Cusco
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Salvador
Phone
+56 58 222 8547
Email
central@trans-salvador.com
Website
trans-salvador.com
Bus from La Paz to Cusco
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$17 - $23
Premium
$23 - $29
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
Trans Atocha
Phone
+591 2 5270794 Oruro / 68613333 Uyuní
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuní to Oruro
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Sindicato de Transporte 2 de Febrero
Bus from La Paz to Copacabana
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Diana Tours
Phone
+591 2 2317369
Email
info@diana-tours.com
Website
diana-tours.com
Bus from La Paz to Copacabana
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
diana-tours.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
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
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
uyunibus.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 $45 - $60.

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