There are 4 ways to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Santa Cruz (VVI) to La Paz (LPB) VVI - LPB

$67 - $142

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Bus Trans Copacabana SA  •  18 h

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal to La Paz Santa Cruz de la Sierra

$13 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus Trans Alteño  •  18 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Cochabamba
  2. Take the bus from Cochabamba to La Paz Cochabamba

$27

Drive  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz 546.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz is to bus which costs $27 and takes 18 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz is to fly which costs $65 - $150 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal and arriving at La Paz. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 18 h.

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The distance between Santa Cruz de la Sierra and La Paz is 545 km. The road distance is 875.1 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz without a car is to bus which takes 18 h and costs $13 - $35.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz, including transfers.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz bus services, operated by Trans Copacabana SA, depart from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal station.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz is to fly which takes 3 h 13 min and costs $65 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $13 - $35 and takes 18 h.

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The quickest flight from Santa Cruz Airport to La Paz Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz bus services, operated by Trans Copacabana SA, arrive at La Paz station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz.
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  • Distance: 340.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

What companies run services between Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia and La Paz, Bolivia?

Amaszonas, Boliviana de Aviación and Eco Jet fly from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz hourly. Alternatively, Trans Copacabana SA operates a bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz 4 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $35 and the journey takes 18 h. Five other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Santa Cruz to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Bus operators
Trans Copacabana SA
Website
transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
transcopacabanasa.com.bo
Book at
transcopacabanasa.com.bo
3rd Class
$13 - $18
2nd Class
$19 - $26
Copacabana 1 MEM
Phone
+591 2 2282135 /2 2282368 /4 4250226 /4 4361441
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Cosmos
Phone
+(591) 2 2281938 / Potosí: +(591)2-6245831
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Flota Bolivar
Phone
+591 2 2281973 La Paz / 4 4221819 Cochabamba / 3 3625458 Santa Cruz / 4 6453849 Sucre / 4 6830856 Yacuiba
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal to La Paz Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes El Dorado
Phone
Potosí: +(591)2-6243343, +(591)-22281672
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Cochabamba to La Paz
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sites.google.com
Trans Crucero
Phone
+593 76973424
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal bimodal to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Alteño
Phone
+(591)4234600 - 4258600
Email
info@terbuscbbasa.com.bo
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
sites.google.com
Flota Punata
Phone
+59144256955
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
sites.google.com
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from Cochabamba to La Paz
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Expreso Cochabamba
Phone
Potosí: +(591)-26243362
Website
es-es.facebook.com
Bus from Cochabamba to La Paz
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz is 875 km. It takes approximately 13 h 17 min to drive from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to La Paz.

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Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas offer flights from Santa Cruz Airport to La Paz Airport.

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There are 227+ hotels available in La Paz. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Santa Cruz Airport is to line 135 bus which takes 28 min and costs $1.

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