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

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Fly to Uyuni  •  11 h 3 min

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

$560 - $4,201

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Bus Pluss Chile  •  32 h 45 min

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

$43 - $106

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Fly to Calama, bus  •  15 h 6 min

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

$85 - $545

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 - $130

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 - $171

Bus Pullman Bus  •  38 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Illapel
  2. Take the bus from Illapel to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni

$71 - $123

Drive  •  27 h 18 min

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

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) is to bus which costs $40 - $110 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 11 h 3 min.

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

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The best way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) without a car is to bus which takes 31 h 28 min and costs $45 - $130.

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It takes approximately 11 h 3 min to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station), including transfers.

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Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) bus services, operated by Turbus, depart from Santiago Alameda station.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) is to fly which takes 11 h 3 min and costs $550 - $4,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 31 h 28 min.

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There is no direct flight from Santiago Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 59 min and has one stopover.

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Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) bus services, operated by Trans Salvador, arrive at Uyuni station.

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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: 11 h 3 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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
7 h 59 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Iquique, La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Lima, La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $1,700
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Lima, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,800
Flights from Santiago to Uyuni via Santa Cruz, La Paz
Ave. Duration
16 h 29 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,600
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
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
Cruz del Norte
Phone
+56 (9) 82248119
Email
ventas@turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Website
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Calama to Ollagüe
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
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
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
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 - $65
Premium
$65 - $100
1st Class
$85 - $130
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
$50
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$52
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Santiago - San Borja to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$33
Cama
$67
Bus from Santiago to Illapel
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Santiago to Calama
Ave. Duration
22 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Illapel to Calama
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
pullman.cl

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Yes, the driving distance between Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station) is 1982 km. It takes approximately 27 h 18 min to drive from Santiago to Salar de Uyuni (Station).

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LATAM Chile and Amaszonas offer flights from Santiago Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Salar de Uyuni (Station). Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Santiago Airport is to Colectivo which takes 30 min and costs $10 - $45.

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