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

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Fly  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Santa Cruz (VVI) to Uyuni (UYU) VVI - UYU

$156 - $341

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Bus Autotransportes Tupiza  •  24 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Potosí
  2. Take the bus from Potosi to Uyuni

$22 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus Trans Caminante SRL  •  24 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Cruz - Terminal Bimodal to Sucre
  2. Take the bus from Sucre to Uyuni

$28 - $36

Drive  •  15 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni 631.6 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni is to bus which costs $22 - $26 and takes 24 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which costs $150 - $350 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Santa Cruz de la Sierra and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Potosi and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 9 min.

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The distance between Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Salar de Uyuni is 488 km. The road distance is 1010.5 km.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 24 h 9 min and costs $22 - $26.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Autotransportes Tupiza, depart from Santa Cruz de la Sierra station.

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The best way to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni is to fly which takes 3 h 17 min and costs $150 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $26 and takes 24 h 9 min.

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The quickest flight from Santa Cruz Airport to Uyuni Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni bus services, operated by Expreso 11 de Julio, arrive at Uyuni station.

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Map of how to get from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 305.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación fly from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni via Potosí, Potosi, Uyuni, and Salar de Uyuni in around 24 h 9 min.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Santa Cruz to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $350
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Santa Cruz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Bus operators
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Potosí
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Terminal Bimodal to Sucre
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Potosi to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Caminante SRL
Phone
+591 71162388 Santa Cruz / 4 6429385 Sucre
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz - Terminal Bimodal to Sucre
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
facebook.com
El Mexicano
Phone
+591 67640155
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santa Cruz - Terminal Bimodal to Sucre
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
facebook.com
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 to Sucre
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
facebook.com
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Yes, the driving distance between Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni is 1010 km. It takes approximately 15 h 15 min to drive from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Salar de Uyuni.

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Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación offer flights from Santa Cruz 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 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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