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.

Recommended option

Bus, train via San Salvador de Jujuy  •  17 h 2 min

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

$20 - $43

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  19 h 25 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

$18 - $35

5 alternative options

Bus Balut, train  •  19 h 5 min

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

$18 - $43

Bus Flecha Bus  •  19 h 35 min

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

$24 - $34

Bus Andesmar  •  22 h 1 min

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

$37 - $107

Drive  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Salta to Salar de Uyuni 461 miles

$75 - $120

Fly  •  6 h 50 min

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

$407 - $859

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni is to bus and train which costs $490 - $1000 and takes 19 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 6 h 50 min and costs $11000 - $25000.

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The distance between Salta and Salar de Uyuni is 522 km. The road distance is 738 km.

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It takes approximately 17 h 2 min to get from Salta to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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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 35 min.

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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 35 min. Alternatively, Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas fly from Salta to Salar de Uyuni once daily.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Salta to Uyuni via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Salta to Uyuni via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$440 - $950
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
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$6 - $8
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$4 - $6
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$13 - $18
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$8 - $10
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
$4 - $8
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$4 - $7
Executive
$5 - $7
Suite
$6 - $8
Bus from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$4 - $7
Executive
$5 - $7
Suite
$6 - $8
Bus from Salta to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$15 - $22
Executive
$19 - $22
Suite
$23 - $26
El Quiaqueño
Phone
+54 (0388) 4280041 / 4281161
Email
elquiaqueosrl@yahoo.com.ar
Website
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to La Quiaca
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
terminaldemicros.com.ar
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
$12 - $25
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$13 - $20
Suite
$21 - $25
Bus from Salta to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$3 - $6
Suite
$6 - $8
Predilecto Tours
Phone
+591-2281779
Email
predilectobus@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Villazón to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
boliviatravelsite.com
Andesmar
Phone
1-786-2337639
Email
gestionesatc@andesmar.com.ar
Website
andesmar.com
Bus from Salta to Calama
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $90
Schedules at
andesmar.com
Book at
andesmar.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Executive
$30 - $45
Suite
$40 - $50
Semi Cama
$74
Cama
$89
Atacama 2000
Phone
+56 (55) 2316664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com

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