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

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Bus Dragon Rojo  •  16 h 40 min

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

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Bus Balut  •  16 h 45 min

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

$12 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Palpalá
  2. Take the bus from Palpalá to Humahuaca
  3. Take the bus from Humahuaca to La Quiaca
  4. Take the train from Villazón to Tupiza
  5. Take the bus from Tupiza to Potosí

Drive  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Salta to Potosí 471.3 miles

$80 - $120

Fly  •  19 h 38 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 $470 - $800 and takes 16 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to Potosí is to drive which costs $3200 - $4700 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 Tarija. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 40 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 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 40 min to get from Salta to Potosí, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Salta to Potosí is to bus which takes 16 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $12000 - $26000 and takes 19 h 38 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salta Airport to Potosi Airport. The quickest flight takes 19 h 5 min and has two stopovers.

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Salta to Potosí bus services, operated by Expreso San Roque, 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 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Salta to Potosí via Tarija in around 16 h 40 min. Alternatively, Boliviana de Aviación flies from Salta to Potosí 5 times a day.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Salta to Potosi via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Salta to Potosi via Santa Cruz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Salta to Potosi via Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, La Paz
Ave. Duration
19 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $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 Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Villazón to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$1 - $3
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$2 - $4
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$3 - $5
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$5 - $7
Bus operators
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
Balut
Phone
+54 0810-888-2258
Email
info@baluthermanos.com.ar
Website
balutsrl.com.ar
Bus from Salta to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$9 - $14
Suite
$15 - $18
Bus from Palpalá to Humahuaca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$3 - $5
Suite
$5 - $6
Flota Boqueron
Bus from Villazón to Potosí
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
boliviatravelsite.com
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from Salta to Palpalá
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$3 - $5
Executive
$3 - $5
Suite
$4 - $6
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
terminaldemicros.com.ar
Jama Bus
Phone
+54 (0)388 4240110
Bus from Humahuaca to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
terminaldemicros.com.ar
Expreso Tupiza SRL
Phone
(+591) 2 282153 / 5 972321 / 70469857 Tupiza / 70469858 Villazón
Email
info@expresotupiza.com.bo
Website
expresotupiza.com.bo
Bus from Tupiza to Potosí
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
expresotupiza.com.bo
Book at
andestransit.com

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Potosí is 1 h behind Salta. It is currently 8:22 PM in Salta and 7:22 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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Boliviana de Aviación offers flights from Salta Airport to Potosi Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Potosí. Prices start at $17 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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