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There are 5 ways to get from Salta to Potosí by bus, car or plane

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Bus via Humahuaca  •  16 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Purmamarca
  2. Take the bus from Purmamarca to Humahuaca
  3. Take the bus from Humahuaca to La Quiaca
  4. Take the bus from Villazón to Potosí

$7 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus Dragon Rojo  •  16 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Tarija
  2. Take the bus from Tarija to Potosí

Bus Balut  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to La Quiaca
  2. Take the bus from Villazón to Potosí

$14 - $24

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Salta to Potosí 471.3 miles

$80 - $120

Fly  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to Potosi (POI) SLA - POI

$304 - $645

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The cheapest way to get from Salta to Potosí is to bus which costs $260 - $480 and takes 16 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to Potosí is to drive which costs $2900 - $4300 and takes 9 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salta to Potosí. However, there are services departing from Salta and arriving at Potosí via Purmamarca, Humahuaca and Villazón. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 17 min.

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The distance between Salta and Potosí is 580 km. The road distance is 754 km.

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The best way to get from Salta to Potosí without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 17 min and costs $260 - $480.

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It takes approximately 16 h 17 min to get from Salta to Potosí, including transfers.

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Salta to Potosí bus services, operated by Geminis, depart from Salta station.

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The best way to get from Salta to Potosí is to bus which takes 16 h 17 min and costs $260 - $480. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $11000 - $24000 and takes 12 h 48 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salta Airport to Potosi Airport. The quickest flight takes 18 h 15 min and has two stopovers.

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Salta to Potosí bus services, operated by Autotransportes Tupiza, arrive at Potosí station.

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Map of how to get from Salta to Potosí.
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  • Distance: 362.2 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 17 min

What companies run services between Salta, Argentina and Potosí, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Salta to Potosí via Purmamarca, Humahuaca, La Quiaca, and Villazón in around 16 h 17 min. Alternatively, Boliviana de Aviación and Aerolíneas Argentinas fly from Salta to Potosí 5 times a day.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Salta to Potosi via Santa Cruz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Salta to Potosi via Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Salta to Potosi via Santa Cruz, Tarija, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Salta to Potosi via Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,400
Bus operators
El Quiaqueño
Phone
+54 (0388) 4280041 / 4281161
Email
elquiaqueosrl@yahoo.com.ar
Website
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Bus from Humahuaca to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Villazón to Potosí
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso Diamante
Phone
+591 71272930 / 2 6244430
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Villazón to Potosí
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Dragon Rojo
Phone
+591 4 6665014 / 7 7176580
Website
transportedragonrojo.com
Bus from Salta to Tarija
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Tours Juarez
Phone
+591 4 6631961
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Salta to Tarija
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso San Roque
Phone
+59146635753
Website
ozvpipo29.wixsite.com
Bus from Tarija to Potosí
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ozvpipo29.wixsite.com
Flota Boqueron
Bus from Villazón to Potosí
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
boliviatravelsite.com

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Potosí is 1 h behind Salta. It is currently 12:16 AM in Salta and 11:16 PM in Potosí.

Yes, the driving distance between Salta to Potosí is 754 km. It takes approximately 9 h 30 min to drive from Salta to Potosí.

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Aerolíneas Argentinas and Boliviana de Aviación offer flights from Salta Airport to Potosi Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Potosí. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salta to Salta Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $150 - $190.

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