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There are 5 ways to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni by plane or bus

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Fly to Iquique, travel  •  9h 30m

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

Cheapest option

Bus, Tour  •  42h 57m

  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

$358 - $401

3 alternative options

Fly to Calama, bus, travel  •  16h 49m

  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 via Calama  •  44h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago - Terminal San Borja to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  3. Take the Tour from Uyuni to Isla Incahuasi

$370 - $427

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

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Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bolivia

Domestic travel is restricted within Bolivia due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Bolivia

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Last updated: May 12 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni is to bus and Tour which costs $350 - $410 and takes 42h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni is to bus and Tour which costs $350 - $410 and takes 42h 57m.

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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 9h 30m 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 2h 20m.

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

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The best way to get from Santiago to Santiago Airport is to Colectivo which takes 30 min and costs $11 - $23.

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Map of how to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni.
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  • Distance: 1514 km
  • Duration: 9h 30m

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 57m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to Iquique
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $210
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Iquique
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $420
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $150
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Iquique
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $490
Flights from Santiago to Iquique via La Serena
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$30 - $490
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Santiago to Calama via La Serena
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$27 - $140
Bus operators
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
$35 - $55
Schedules 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
$61
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
$35 - $70
Website
Expreso Norte
Semi Cama
$35 - $55
Cama
$55 - $70
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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 - Terminal San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
22h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$30 - $65
Premium
$65 - $95
Cama
$100 - $140

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