There are 7 ways to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) by plane, bus, train or car

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 Uyuni  •  12 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Uyuni (UYU) SCL - UYU

$555 - $4,202

Cheapest option

Bus Turbus  •  31 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama Santiago
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama

$45 - $116

5 alternative options

Fly to Calama, bus  •  15 h 8 min

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

$76 - $521

Bus Pluss Chile  •  32 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni Calama

$62 - $90

Bus, train  •  32 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Ollagüe
  3. Take the train from Avaroa to Uyuní

$89 - $173

Bus Ciktur  •  36 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago - Terminal Alameda to Viña del Mar
  2. Take the bus from Viña del Mar to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

$68 - $92

Drive  •  27 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) 1238.5 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) is to bus which costs $60 - $90 and takes 32 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) is to fly which costs $550 - $4,200 and takes 12 h 39 min.

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The distance between Santiago and Salar de Uyuni (Station) is 1505 km. The road distance is 1981.5 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 12 h 39 min to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station), including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station). However, there are services departing from Santiago Alameda and arriving at Salar de Uyuni via Calama and Uyuni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station).
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  • Distance: 940.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 39 min

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

LATAM Chile, Amaszonas and two other airlines fly from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) via Calama, Calama, and Uyuni in around 31 h 28 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Iquique, La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Cordoba, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
17 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Avaroa to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$2 - $11
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$2 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$4 - $5
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$5 - $7
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Atacama 2000
Phone
+56 (55) 2316664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Turbus
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Santiago Alameda to Calama
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$30 - $70
Premium
$70 - $100
1st Class
$85 - $130
Bus from Santiago - Terminal Alameda to Viña del Mar
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $19
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$3 - $9
Premium
$13 - $19
1st Class
$7 - $11
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$51
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Viña del Mar to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl

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