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There are 7 ways to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus, train via Humahuaca  •  17 h 49 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 train from Villazón to Uyuní

$49 - $73

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Bus Balut, train  •  19 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to La Quiaca
  2. Take the train from Villazón to Uyuní Expreso del Sur / ...

$15 - $39

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Bus Balut  •  19 h 10 min

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

$16 - $28

Bus, train via San Salvador de Jujuy  •  19 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy
  2. Take the bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to Humahuaca
  3. Take the bus from Humahuaca to La Quiaca
  4. Take the train from Villazón to Uyuní

Bus Green Toad Bus  •  26 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama San Pedro de Atacama / ...
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni San Pedro - Uyuni

$49 - $66

Drive  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Salta to Salar de Uyuni 461 miles

$75 - $120

Fly  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to Uyuni (UYU) SLA - UYU

$494 - $1,015

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The cheapest way to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $550 - $1100 and takes 19 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which costs $18000 - $38000 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salta to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Salta and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Villazón and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 10 min.

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The distance between Salta and Salar de Uyuni is 522 km. The road distance is 737.6 km.

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The best way to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 10 min and costs $550 - $1100.

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It takes approximately 17 h 49 min to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Salta to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Balut, depart from Salta station.

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The best way to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which takes 19 h 10 min and costs $550 - $1100. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $18000 - $38000 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salta Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 50 min and has two stopovers.

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Salta to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Autotransportes Tupiza, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 326.5 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 49 min

What companies run services between Salta, Argentina and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Salta to Salar de Uyuni via La Quiaca, Villazón, Uyuni, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 19 h 10 min. Alternatively, Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas fly from Salta to Salar de Uyuni twice daily.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Salta to Uyuni via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $950
Flights from Salta to Uyuni via Iquique, La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Salta to Uyuni via Iquique, La Paz
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Salta to Uyuni via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $950
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Villazón to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$4 - $6
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$6 - $8
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$8 - $11
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$13 - $18
Bus operators
Geminis
Phone
(55) 2 892 050 / (55) 2 892 000 / (55) 2 892 04
Email
agencia.calama@geminis.cl
Website
geminis.cl
Bus from Salta to Purmamarca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
geminis.cl
Bus from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
geminis.cl
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
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to Humahuaca
Ave. Duration
2 h
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 Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Evelia
Phone
+54 (0388) 4251771
Email
tallerevelia1@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to Humahuaca
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Green Toad Bus
Phone
+55 21 39420003
Email
info@greentoadbus.com
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
Book at
greentoadbus.com
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $75
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Semi Cama
$75
Semi Cama w/Internet Discount
$68
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $60
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Executive
$20 - $29
Suite
$28 - $33
Semi Cama
$47
Cama
$57

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Yes, the driving distance between Salta to Salar de Uyuni is 738 km. It takes approximately 9 h 20 min to drive from Salta to Salar de Uyuni.

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Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas offer flights from Salta Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $13 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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