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

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Bus Autotransportes Tupiza  •  12 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuni to Villazón
  2. Take the bus from La Quiaca to Tilcara Via Salta

$11 - $18

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Bus via Atocha  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Uyuní to Atocha
  2. Take the bus from Atocha to Villazón
  3. Take the bus from La Quiaca to Tilcara

$9 - $25

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  13 h 54 min

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

$10 - $28

Drive  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Uyuni to Tilcara 318.3 miles

$55 - $80

Fly to Salta, bus  •  19 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Salta (SLA) UYU - SLA
  2. Take the bus from Salta to Tilcara

$320 - $728

Fly to Tarija, bus  •  14 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Tarija (TJA) UYU - TJA
  2. Take the bus from Tarija to Villazón
  3. Take the bus from La Quiaca to Tilcara

$130 - $391

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Uyuni to Tilcara is to bus which costs $8 - $25 and takes 12 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Uyuni to Tilcara is to drive which costs $55 - $80 and takes 6 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Uyuni to Tilcara. However, there are services departing from Uyuni and arriving at Tilcara via La Quiaca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 27 min.

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The distance between Uyuni and Tilcara is 376 km. The road distance is 509.3 km.

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The best way to get from Uyuni to Tilcara without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 27 min and costs $11 - $18.

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It takes approximately 12 h 27 min to get from Uyuni to Tilcara, including transfers.

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Uyuni to Tilcara bus services, operated by Autotransportes Tupiza, depart from Uyuni station.

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There is no direct flight from Uyuni Airport to Salta Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 30 min and has two stopovers.

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Uyuni to Tilcara bus services, operated by Flecha Bus, arrive at Tilcara station.

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Tilcara is 1 h ahead of Uyuni. It is currently 4:15 PM in Uyuni and 5:15 PM in Tilcara.

Map of how to get from Uyuni to Tilcara.
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  • Distance: 235.2 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Uyuni to Tilcara via Villazón and La Quiaca in around 12 h 27 min.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Uyuni to Salta via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
14 h 32 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Uyuni to Tarija via La Paz
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Uyuni to Tarija via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $240
Flights from Uyuni to Tarija via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Flights from Uyuni to Tarija via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
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
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuni to Villazón
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from La Quiaca to Tilcara
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Economy
$5 - $9
Executive
$7 - $9
Suite
$8 - $10
Buses Enmanuel
Phone
+591 2 5277777
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuní to Atocha
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
facebook.com
Quechisla
Phone
+591 73858000 Atocha / 74243875 Tupiza
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Atocha to Villazón
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
El Quiaqueño
Phone
+54 (0388) 4280041 / 4281161
Email
elquiaqueosrl@yahoo.com.ar
Website
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Bus from La Quiaca to Tilcara
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Balut
Phone
+54 0810-888-2258
Email
info@baluthermanos.com.ar
Website
balutsrl.com.ar
Bus from La Quiaca to Tilcara
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $21
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$5 - $8
Suite
$8 - $10
Bus from Salta to Tilcara
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
balutsrl.com.ar
Book at
balutsrl.com.ar
Semi Cama
$5 - $8
Suite
$8 - $10
Trans Narvaez
Phone
+591 68705241 Tarija / 72987032 Santa Cruz
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Villazón
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autotransportes SAMA
Phone
+591 72957145 / 77960800 / 6660443
Email
luisfernandofl@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Villazón
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso Tarija
Phone
(+591) 70427719 / 2 2282009
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Villazón
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Uyuni to Tilcara is 509 km. It takes approximately 6 h 37 min to drive from Uyuni to Tilcara.

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

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There are 147+ hotels available in Tilcara. Prices start at $30 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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