There are 6 ways to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni by plane or bus

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

Fly to Iquique, travel  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Iquique (IQQ) SCL - IQQ
  2. Travel from Iquique to Salar de Uyuni

Cheapest option

Bus, Tour via Calama  •  42h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  3. Take the Tour from Uyuni to Isla Incahuasi

$340 - $389

4 alternative options

Fly to Uyuni, travel  •  8h 44m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Uyuni (UYU) SCL - UYU
  2. Travel from Uyuni to Salar de Uyuni

Fly to Calama, bus, travel  •  16h 50m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Calama (CJC) SCL - CJC
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  3. Travel from Salar de Uyuni to Salar de Uyuni

Bus, travel  •  32h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  3. Travel from Uyuni to Salar de Uyuni

Bus, Tour  •  47h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago Alameda to San Pedro de Atacama
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni
  3. Take the Tour from Uyuni to Isla Incahuasi

$369 - $416

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni is to bus and Tour via Calama which costs $340 - $390 and takes 42h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni is to bus and Tour via Calama which costs $340 - $390 and takes 42h 58m.

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The distance between Santiago and Salar de Uyuni is 1514 km.

The best way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni without a car is to bus and travel which takes 32h 4m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Santiago Airport to Iquique Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

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JetSMART, Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Santiago Airport to Iquique Airport.

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What companies run services between Santiago, Chile and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni via Calama, Calama, Uyuni, and Isla Incahuasi in around 42h 58m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to Iquique
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $280
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Flights from Santiago to Calama via La Serena
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Iquique
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$29 - $180
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$18 - $170
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Iquique
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $160
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Iquique, La Paz
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Bus operators
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
22h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
Expreso Norte
Semi Cama
$30 - $45
Cama
$45 - $55
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Nomada Experience
Phone
+591 68622730 - 76116004
Email
info@nomadaexperiences.com
Website
nomadaexperience.com
Bus from Uyuni to Isla Incahuasi
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$300
Schedules at
nomadaexperience.com
Book at
nomadaexperience.com
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago Alameda to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
22h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$28 - $55
Premium
$55 - $80
Cama
$85 - $120

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