There are 3 ways to get from Uyuni Airport (UYU) to Calama by 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

Bus  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Calama Uyuni

$24 - $46

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  11 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Uyuní to Avaroa
  2. Take the bus from Ollagüe to Calama Uyuni

$21 - $34

1 alternative option

Drive  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Uyuni Airport (UYU) to Calama 240.2 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The distance between Uyuni Airport (UYU) and Calama is 310 km. The road distance is 384.4 km.

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The best way to get from Uyuni Airport (UYU) to Calama without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to get from Uyuni Airport (UYU) to Calama, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Uyuni Airport (UYU) to Calama is 384 km. It takes approximately 10 h 38 min to drive from Uyuni Airport (UYU) to Calama.

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There are 76+ hotels available in Calama. Prices start at $33 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Uyuni Airport (UYU) to Calama.
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  • Distance: 193.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 7 min

What companies run services between Uyuni Airport (UYU), Bolivia and Calama, Chile?

Cruz del Norte operates a bus from Uyuni Airport (UYU) to Calama once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h.

Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Uyuní to Avaroa
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 Uyuni to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Ollagüe to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
turisticointernacionalcruzdelnorte.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo

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