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There are 6 ways to get from Tarija to Uyuni by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus, drive, train  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarija to Yunchará
  2. Drive from Yunchará to Tupiza
  3. Take the train from Tupiza to Uyuní

$12 - $28

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Bus, train  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarija to Tupiza
  2. Take the train from Tupiza to Uyuní Expreso del Sur / ...

$9 - $22

4 alternative options

Bus Trans Emperador  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Tarija to Potosi
  2. Take the bus from Potosi to Uyuni

$22

Bus Trans Tours Juarez  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Tarija to Tupiza
  2. Take the bus from Tupiza to Uyuni

$12 - $16

Drive  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Tarija to Uyuni 336.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Tarija (TJA) to Uyuni (UYU) TJA - UYU

$220 - $445

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The cheapest way to get from Tarija to Uyuni is to bus and train which costs $8 - $23 and takes 12 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tarija to Uyuni is to fly which costs $220 - $450 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tarija to Uyuni. However, there are services departing from Tarija and arriving at Uyuni via Potosi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h.

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The distance between Tarija and Uyuni is 248 km. The road distance is 538.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tarija to Uyuni without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $23.

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It takes approximately 10 h 22 min to get from Tarija to Uyuni, including transfers.

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Tarija to Uyuni bus services, operated by Trans Emperador, depart from Tarija station.

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The best way to get from Tarija to Uyuni is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $23. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $220 - $450 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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There is no direct flight from Tarija Airport to Uyuni Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Tarija to Uyuni bus services, operated by Expreso 11 de Julio, arrive at Uyuni station.

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  • Distance: 155 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 22 min

What companies run services between Tarija, Bolivia and Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Tarija to Uyuni via Potosi in around 11 h. Alternatively, Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas fly from Tarija to Uyuni 4 times a week.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Tarija to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Flights from Tarija to Uyuni via Cochabamba, La Paz
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $430
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Tarija to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $420
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Tupiza to Uyuní
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$3 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$4 - $6
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$5 - $7
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Autotransportes SAMA
Phone
+591 72957145 / 77960800 / 6660443
Email
luisfernandofl@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Yunchará
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso Tarija
Phone
(+591) 70427719 / 2 2282009
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Yunchará
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Trans Emperador
Phone
+591 68660423
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Potosi
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
busesbolivia.wordpress.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 Tours Juarez
Phone
+591 4 6631961
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso Diamante
Phone
+591 71272930 / 2 6244430
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
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Yes, the driving distance between Tarija to Uyuni is 539 km. It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to drive from Tarija to Uyuni.

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Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación offer flights from Tarija Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Uyuni. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Tarija to Tarija Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs $10 - $13.

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