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There are 7 ways to get from Uyuni to Iquique by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus via Calama  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to La Tirana
  3. Take the bus from La Tirana to Iquique

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Bus Pullman Jet Nort SRL  •  15 h

  1. Take the bus from Uyuní to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Iquique

$19

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Bus Trans Paraiso  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Oruro
  2. Take the bus from Oruro to Iquique

$27 - $29

Bus  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Calama Uyuni
  2. Take the bus from Calama to Iquique

Train, bus  •  16 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Uyuní to Avaroa
  2. Take the bus from Ollagüe to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to La Tirana
  4. Take the bus from La Tirana to Iquique

Drive  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Uyuni to Iquique 296.2 miles

$45 - $75

Fly  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Iquique (IQQ) UYU - IQQ

$531 - $1,132

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The cheapest way to get from Uyuni to Iquique is to bus which costs $19 and takes 15 h.

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The quickest way to get from Uyuni to Iquique is to fly which costs $500 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Uyuni to Iquique. However, there are services departing from Uyuni and arriving at Iquique via Calama and La Tirana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 54 min.

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The distance between Uyuni and Iquique is 347 km. The road distance is 474 km.

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The best way to get from Uyuni to Iquique without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 54 min to get from Uyuni to Iquique, including transfers.

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Uyuni to Iquique bus services, operated by Cruz del Norte, depart from Uyuni station.

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The best way to get from Uyuni to Iquique is to bus which takes 12 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $500 - $1,200 and takes 6 h 12 min.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Iquique Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Uyuni to Iquique bus services, operated by Pullman Chacón, arrive at Iquique station.

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Map of how to get from Uyuni to Iquique.
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  • Distance: 216.7 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 54 min

What companies run services between Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia and Iquique, Chile?

You can take a bus from Uyuni to Iquique via Calama, Calama, La Tirana, and La Tirana in around 12 h 54 min. Alternatively, Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación fly from Uyuni to Iquique twice daily.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Uyuni to Iquique via La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
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
ferroviaria-andina.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 Uyuni to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Email
ayuda@pasajebus.com
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from Calama to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Pullman Chacón
Phone
+56 57 276 3934
Bus from La Tirana to Iquique
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Transportes Santa Angela
Phone
+56 57 274 1309
Email
contacto@santaangela.cl
Website
santaangela.cl
Bus from La Tirana to Iquique
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
santaangela.cl
Trans Azul
Phone
+591 5254060
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuni to Oruro
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Trans Paraiso
Phone
+591 2 5261152 Oruro / 4 4559486 Cochabamba
Bus from Oruro to Iquique
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
cochabambabolivia.net
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to Iquique
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Buses Enmanuel
Phone
+591 2 5277777
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuní to Oruro
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Pullman Jet Nort SRL
Phone
+591 2 5277355
Website
ticketsbolivia.com
Bus from Oruro to Iquique
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com

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Iquique is 1 h ahead of Uyuni. It is currently 10:18 PM in Uyuni and 11:18 PM in Iquique.

Yes, the driving distance between Uyuni to Iquique is 474 km. It takes approximately 8 h 41 min to drive from Uyuni to Iquique.

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

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There are 498+ hotels available in Iquique. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Uyuni to Uyuni Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs $10 - $13.

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