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

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Bus, train via Humahuaca  •  18 h 51 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 Uyuní

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Bus, train  •  20 h 30 min

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

$15 - $37

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Bus, train #2  •  20 h 33 min

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

$15 - $32

Bus Geminis  •  22 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Calama Salta
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama / ...

$53 - $61

Bus Green Toad Bus  •  26 h 9 min

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

$50 - $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

$489 - $1,015

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The cheapest way to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni is to bus and train which costs $550 - $1200 and takes 20 h 33 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 Calama and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 49 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 22 h 49 min and costs $1900 - $2300.

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It takes approximately 18 h 51 min to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which takes 22 h 49 min and costs $1900 - $2300. 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 Trans Salvador, 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: 18 h 51 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 Calama, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 22 h 49 min. Alternatively, Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas fly from Salta to Salar de Uyuni 6 times a week.

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
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
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
9 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
fca.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 - $10
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$13 - $18
Bus operators
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
$4 - $5
Suite
$4 - $6
Bus from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$3 - $5
Executive
$4 - $5
Suite
$5 - $6
Balut
Phone
+54 0810-888-2258
Email
info@baluthermanos.com.ar
Website
balutsrl.com.ar
Bus from Palpalá to Humahuaca
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$3 - $6
Suite
$5 - $7
Bus from Salta to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$9 - $15
Suite
$16 - $19
Bus from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$2 - $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
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
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
Panamericano de Jujuy
Phone
+54 4254336 / 4254330
Email
contable@panamericanojujuy.com.ar
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Green Toad Bus
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
Andesmar
Phone
1 786 233 7639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Executive
$20 - $28
Suite
$28 - $32
Semi Cama
$30
Cama
$38

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

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There are 39+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni. Prices start at $12 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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