There are 5 ways to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza by bus, train or car

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Bus Trans Salvador, train  •  16 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  3. Take the train from Uyuní to Tupiza

$18 - $35

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Bus Trans Salvador  •  17 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  3. Take the bus from Uyuni to Tupiza

$21 - $29

Bus Cruz del Norte, train  •  19 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni San Pedro
  2. Take the train from Uyuní to Tupiza Wara Wara del Sur

$22 - $44

Bus Cruz del Norte  •  20 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni San Pedro
  2. Take the bus from Uyuní to Tupiza

$23 - $38

Drive  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza 367.4 miles

$60 - $90

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The cheapest way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza is to bus and train which costs $18 - $35 and takes 16 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza is to drive which costs $60 - $90 and takes 8 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza. However, there are services departing from San Pedro de Atacama and arriving at Tupiza via Calama and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 9 min.

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The distance between San Pedro de Atacama and Tupiza is 303 km. The road distance is 587.9 km.

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The best way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza without a car is to bus and train which takes 16 h 54 min and costs $18 - $35.

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It takes approximately 16 h 54 min to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza, including transfers.

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San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza bus services, operated by Frontera del Norte, depart from San Pedro de Atacama station.

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San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza bus services, operated by Predilecto Tours, arrive at Tupiza station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza is 588 km. It takes approximately 8 h 36 min to drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Tupiza. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza.
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  • Distance: 189.5 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 54 min

What companies run services between San Pedro de Atacama, Chile and Tupiza, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Tupiza via Calama, Uyuni, and Uyuni in around 17 h 9 min.

Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Uyuní to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$3 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$4 - $6
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$5 - $7
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
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
Predilecto Tours
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuní to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
facebook.com

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