There are 6 ways to get from Salta to 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 Balut  •  16 h 45 min

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

$16 - $27

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Bus, train  •  16 h 47 min

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

$15 - $38

4 alternative options

Bus, train via Humahuaca  •  17 h 12 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

Bus Green Toad Bus  •  24 h

  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

$49 - $66

Drive  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Salta to Uyuni 443.9 miles

$75 - $120

Fly  •  7 h 58 min

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

$453 - $967

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No, there is no direct bus from Salta to Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Salta and arriving at Uyuni via Villazón. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 45 min.

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The distance between Salta and Uyuni is 502 km. The road distance is 710.3 km.

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The best way to get from Salta to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 16 h 45 min to get from Salta to Uyuni, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Salta to Uyuni is to bus which takes 16 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs and takes 7 h 58 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 Uyuni bus services, operated by Autotransportes Tupiza, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Uyuni is 1 h behind Salta. It is currently 5:58 PM in Salta and 4:58 PM in Uyuni.

Yes, the driving distance between Salta to Uyuni is 710 km. It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to drive from Salta to Uyuni.

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Map of how to get from Salta to Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 313.8 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Salta to Uyuni via La Quiaca and Villazón in around 16 h 45 min. Alternatively, Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas fly from Salta to Uyuni once 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
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
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
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
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 - $19
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$10 - $15
Suite
$16 - $19
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
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
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
$5 - $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
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 - $27
Executive
$20 - $29
Suite
$28 - $33
Semi Cama
$31
Cama
$39

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

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There are 36+ hotels available in 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 .

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