The best ways to get to Uyuni from La Paz! 2022 updated information on how to get to Uyuni from La Paz. We verify with tables which buses are the best and budgets to travel by plane.
La Paz to Uyuni bus options
All public and tourist buses leave from the bus terminal in the city of La Paz, there are a variety of companies that I can recommend, certainly you can buy your tickets the same day as making the purchase online by adding a collection fee that it’s worth it. I have created a comparative table where you can see all the options and choose which one suits your travel style and budget:
The buses leave from 8 pm to 9:30 pm (whether you are going to Uyuni from La Paz or vice versa). The route usually lasts between 9 and 10 hours, a very popular and cheap option. One more point in favor, the buses are very comfortable, 160 degrees, with 2 floors, clean and reliable (not all of them).
Adding a small commission you can buy your buses well in advance on this page: https://www.ticketsbolivia.com.bo/
Traveling to Uyuni from La Paz by plane
Unfortunately, thanks to COVID-19, flights to Uyuni have been limited, in 2022 you will only be able to travel with Boliviana de Aviación, they only have flights every 3 days and with a stopover in an intermediate city called Cochabamba; This means that the prices are higher than usual and it’s normal if you find the flight full due to high demand. Prices range from $114 to $315 one way, so I recommend making your purchase a couple of months or weeks in advance.
Is there a train to get to Uyuni?
404 Error, the train has stopped operating, however, there are plans to reopen at the end of 2023, information that will be updated soon.
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