Air and land transports
Travel to Bolivia
Travel to Bolivia from the European continent is not always easy. There are very few direct flights, but no transatlantic flight reaches La Paz. It often takes 24 hours of travel to reach a Bolivian destination, after long and tiring stops.
The only cities serving Bolivian airports are Arequipa, Asuncion, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Cuzco, Iquique, Lima, Madrid (the fastest trip from Europe), Miami (less convenient due to US customs formalities and connection time), Panama, Salta, Sao Paulo.
Traveling by train
There are two railway lines connecting Villazon-Uyuni, Oruro (4 times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) and Yacuiba-Santa Cruz (3 times per week). For more information on schedules and prices, please visit the Company website EFA (Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A.)
Traveling by bus
Here are some websites of bus companies:
The table below gives you an idea of bus lines between major cities in Bolivia.
|Route||Frequency||Trip Duration (h)||Distance (km)||Price (US$)|
|La Paz - Oruro||every day
|La Paz - Sucre||every day||14||500||15|
|La Paz-Copacabana||every day
|La Paz - Tiahuanaku||every day||2||60||4|
|La Paz - Potosí||every day||7||550||12|
|La Paz - Cochabamba||every day||6||350||10|
|La Paz - Coroico||every day||4||90||2|
|La Paz - Cuzco||12||625|
|Potosí - Villazón||every day||12||360||11|
|Potosi - Sucre||every day||3||165||4|
|Potosí - Uyuni||every day||8||210||6|
|Potosi - Tupiza||8||300||4|
|Sucre- Cochabamba||every day||12||280||10|
|Sucre - Tarabuco||1||55||1|
|Copacabana - Puno||2.5||130||4|
|Santa Cruz - Yacuiba||every day||10||550||12|
|Santa Cruz - Cochabamba||every day||8||445||10|
|Santa Cruz - Trinidad||8.5||550||4|
|Oruro - Uyuni||7||310||5|
|Villazon - Tupiza||3||85||2|
|Trinidad - Rurrenabaque||14||360||18|
|Bermejo - Tarija||4||165||3|
Note: One can use maps.live.com website to calculate the distance between two cities in Bolivia (attention journey times calculated by this site are not very realistic!).