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There are 5 ways to get from Uyuni to Mendoza by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Mendoza (MDZ) UYU - MDZ

$294 - $1,217

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Train, bus  •  37 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Uyuní to Villazón Wara Wara del Sur
  2. Take the bus from La Quiaca to Mendoza Via Mendoza

$35 - $93

3 alternative options

Bus Expreso Norte  •  34 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to La Calera
  3. Take the bus from La Calera to Mendoza

$75 - $132

Bus Turbus  •  37 h 29 min

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

Drive  •  22 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Uyuni to Mendoza 1177.9 miles

$200 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Uyuni to Mendoza is to train and bus which costs $35 - $95 and takes 37 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Uyuni to Mendoza is to fly which costs $290 - $1,300 and takes 8 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Uyuni to Mendoza. However, there are services departing from Uyuni and arriving at Mendoza via Calama and La Calera. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 26 min.

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The distance between Uyuni and Mendoza is 1396 km. The road distance is 1884.6 km.

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The best way to get from Uyuni to Mendoza without a car is to bus which takes 34 h 26 min and costs $75 - $140.

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It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to get from Uyuni to Mendoza, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Uyuni to Mendoza is to fly which takes 8 h 58 min and costs $290 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $140 and takes 34 h 26 min.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Mendoza Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 42 min and has two stopovers.

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Uyuni to Mendoza bus services, operated by Tas-Choapa, arrive at Mendoza station.

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Map of how to get from Uyuni to Mendoza.
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  • Distance: 872.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 58 min

What companies run services between Uyuni, Potosí, Bolivia and Mendoza, Argentina?

Amaszonas, LATAM Chile and Boliviana de Aviación fly from Uyuni to Mendoza twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Uyuni to Mendoza via Calama, Calama, and La Calera in around 34 h 26 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Uyuni to Mendoza via La Paz, Iquique, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 22 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Uyuni to Mendoza via La Paz, Santiago
Ave. Duration
18 h 1 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Uyuni to Mendoza via La Paz, Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
17 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,300
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Uyuní to Villazón
Ave. Duration
9 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $18
Schedules at
fca.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$4 - $6
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$6 - $8
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$8 - $11
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$13 - $18
Bus operators
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Calama to La Calera
Ave. Duration
19 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
expresonorte.cl
Semi Cama
$33
Cama
$67
Tas-Choapa
Phone
+54 261 431-2140
Website
taschoapa.cl
Bus from La Calera to Mendoza
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
taschoapa.cl
El Rapido Internacional
Phone
1-305-677-0535
Email
info@elrapidoint.com.ar
Website
elrapidoint.com.ar
Bus from La Quiaca to Mendoza
Ave. Duration
27 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Schedules at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Book at
elrapidoint.com.ar
Promo Semi Cama
$32 - $37
Semi Cama
$45 - $65
Cama
$55 - $65
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Calama to Santiago Alameda
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $100
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$30 - $65
Premium
$65 - $100
1st Class
$85 - $130

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Mendoza is 1 h ahead of Uyuni. It is currently 5:48 PM in Uyuni and 6:48 PM in Mendoza.

Yes, the driving distance between Uyuni to Mendoza is 1885 km. It takes approximately 22 h 46 min to drive from Uyuni to Mendoza.

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Amaszonas, Boliviana de Aviación and LATAM Chile offer flights from Uyuni Airport to Mendoza Airport.

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There are 680+ hotels available in Mendoza. Prices start at $28 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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