Salar de Uyuni is in quite a remote location, near both the Bolivia-Chile border and the Bolivia-Argentina border. Below are the ways to get there that are most popular among visitors. The length and logistics of your trip will depend on where you’re coming from and where you intend to go afterwards. Consider all of the options below when planning your trip to Salar de Uyuni and pick the one most suitable to your travel plans.
From Peru, the most common and popular option is to start from Uyuni. The cheapest option and the best way to see a diverse range of beautiful places along the way is to travel with Peru Hop, followed by an overnight bus from La Paz.
If you are coming from within Bolivia, the most popular option is to start your tour of the salar from Uyuni. Most people travel from La Paz to Uyuni which usually takes around 8 hours on an overnight bed bus. For more information click below
3 and 4 day tours of Salar de Uyuni operate from San Pedro de Atacama. This is definitely the best option for anyone looking to see Salar de Uyuni from Chile as crossing the border to Uyuni can be a logistical nightmare if you aren’t part of a tour.
For those with time on their side, it is recommded to take the five or nine day tour starting from Salta. Those only looking to do a one or three day tour should start from Uyuni or Tupiza, depending on their travel plans following the salt flats.