Transportation in Uyuni

Top Transportation in Uyuni, Bolivia

Transportation in Uyuni

Transportation
Traveller rating
Good for
22 places sorted by traveller favourites
  • Things to do ranked using Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, and popularity.
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.


What travellers are saying

  • Ewan
    Hong Kong, China1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would love to share my experiences with Cruz Del Norte from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni because there are not much recent sharing. Before that, please pardon my broken English as my third language.

    The latest thread I can see was like from 7 years ago, where many people have polarised experiences — some said good & some said bad. And there are also some people missing the bus because the bus disappeared from the planned schedule.

    Firstly, I booked my ticket via ticketsbolivia.com with around 40 USD. It is a direct bus operating every day at 3:30am departing from Atacama. The bus stops at Calama, which means you can also take the same bus at Calama (something like 6am).

    Secondly, before the departure day, I went to the departure point and met the lady responsible. I was reassured that the bus comes on time, she also told me my seat number. As I peeked, they have a paper writing down all the reservations made, with the name and all necessary information — so don’t be afraid of the reservation.

    Thirdly, when I was on the bus, the seating plan is like 2-1 with the aisle in the middle. I was sitting with the “1”, and it is spacious. I can lean my couch to almost (i guess) 75 degrees without disturbing the one behind you. Also, it has USB cable for charging. However, the bus doesn’t have wi-fi, so just be careful with this. We obligatorily dropped off 2 times at both the Chilean and Bolivian borders with your luggage for the admin work. Then we (supposedly) directly went to Uyuni. However, things happened in my bus that the bus was broken on the way to Uyuni. We stopped by a middle of nearly nowhere but one restaurant with few drinks available. Of course there’s a toilet as well with 2 Bolivianos.

    Despite the difficulties, I would say the trip was quite good because I was scared by the extreme comments that the driver was rude, the bus was dirty and the toilet did not work. Luckily they didn’t happen to me. The toilet was acceptable, but just do not have fancy expectations other than peeing.

    One thing I would love to remark is that the bus only has locals and Latin Americans, but no Europeans and Asians. So I feel a little frustrated when everyone knows Spanish and I can’t even understand what the driver said. I just followed others anyways.
    Written 16 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • ros zeli
    Moscow, Russia242 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    At the end of the first day we were brought to an unfinished hostel. But after the calls, the manager was taken to another. The next day, the car rushed along the bumps and almost fell apart. The driver tried to put some of his friend in our car. One of us was very very bad. In the jeep on which we rode there was no oxygen mask and no medicine. In the jeep, other travel companies that came to the hostel after us, there was everything and an oxygen mask too. But the driver who drove us said to a colleague that he would give us a little breathing oxygen mask, but for $ 30. Drivers of other companies, like their tourists, tried to help our patient. But this one was absolutely indifferent and was thinking of leaving us !!! If it weren’t for other drivers and tourists, he would certainly have done so. The driver tried to throw us faster to the border in Chile. At the border, he told the officer to say that there are no more buses in Chile, but they can send us to Chile for $ 200. It was a lie and a lie. After 20 minutes, the bus arrived and we drove to Chile for 70 bolivars. In addition, the driver stole our products. He is a dishonest and dishonorable person. Replay Tours is the most terrible company of those that we have seen in our life, if we can afford to have such a disgusting, dirty and mediocre driver and car.
    Written 5 September 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Travelbug291
    Bribie Island, Australia923 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing reflections on the salar and a brilliant orange sunset. The sun creeping slowly below the horizon. Catered to by Hidalgo Tours, nothing to do but sit back sipping a glass of shiraz, nibbling olives, cheese and nuts, and admiring the beauty
    Written 24 January 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Alannah Bennett
    United States1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I booked a private 3day/2night tour and had such a great experience we wanted to extend another night/day! The company was extremely accommodating and sent extra petrol in order to stay another day.

    Our driver Cliver was incredibly kind, fun, calm and knowledgeable. He truly made this trip so special for us.

    He truly listened to what we wanted and customised our trip accordingly. He took us to the most spectacular viewpoints and gave us the time to enjoy the experience. Making this trip one of the best ever!

    Cliver also prepared unique meals catering to our diets needs that were extremely delicious.

    I highly recommend this company!
    Ask for Cliver!
    Thank you!
    Written 9 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Sebastian G
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    WARNING - extremely dangerous driving. I caught an overnight bus from Uyuni to Sucre. The bus driver drove extremely fast the whole way, with tires screeching around some corners. I genuinely felt unsafe and am surprised the bus didn't roll over. I doubt anyone managed to sleep due to being thrown around the whole time.
    Written 5 November 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Izabella I
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an awesome 3-day trip to Salar de Uyuni from San Pedro, all thanks to our driver, David. He knew so much about the area and made the drive super smooth and fun. The salt flats, lagoons, and deserts were incredible, and David made sure we had plenty of time for photos and exploring. He was super friendly and always willing to stop for extra pics. Everything was well-organized and on time. I can't recommend this trip and David enough. It was an unforgettable adventure! And the most important - we felt very safe :)
    Tip: take sorojchi pills/ diamox to avoid altitude sickness. It hit me badly the second day.
    Written 31 May 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Ectoplasm Fantasia
    Birmingham, UK2,696 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I will never forget my time of on the flats.

    It’s an out of body experience - like being in the snow.

    The colours, the vista - sublime.

    It’s fun to take pictures playing with perspective and just being in such an expanse of space. You can go miles without seeing another group.

    Pure perfection.
    Written 19 August 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Michelle T
    Ottawa, Canada53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I first met Renan virtually during the pandemic. I followed him as he showcased highlights of Bolivia on the (now defunct) website, HeyGo. When I was ready to travel internationally again in NOvember 2023, I reached out to Renan to ask for a custom tour. No problem, he said. He took me on a tour of the La Paz General Cemetery as well as the Natitas festival. He then took my husband and I to Lake Titicaca and Sucre. Renan speaks English very well. At all times, he took into consideration the altitude struggles my husband and I endured, keeping a slow pace and bringing along hiking poles for us to use while ascending Isla del Sol. He was also very flexible: while in Sucre, we asked him to take us to the circus, and he arranged it all! When you travel with Renan, know you're in safe hands, as well as with an empathetic guide who has a deep cultural understanding and love for Bolivia.
    Written 6 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • chaliska7
    London, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used Andean Way services for a 3-day private tour: the first day from Atacama to Uyuni, the second day in Salar des Uyuni, and the third day from Uyuni back to Atacama. Overall, we were highly satisfied with the company's services, experiencing excellent service throughout our time in Bolivia.

    Positives:

    We had a private car with a driver and guide. Though the car wasn't brand new, it was comfortable. The driver, despite not speaking English, was exceptionally kind and friendly. Our guide was outstanding, knowledgeable about various subjects, and kept us entertained with intriguing stories about life in Bolivia.
    Each day, we enjoyed lovely home-cooked lunches. Despite an episode where we ran out of gas 2 hours before reaching Uyuni, causing a delay as there were no gas stations nearby, our guide and driver handled the situation very well.

    Minus:

    Our decision not to spend an extra night en route between Atacama and Uyuni proved to be challenging. Opting for a 3-day round trip was a mistake, given the long and difficult journey, including high altitudes and poor road conditions. In hindsight, staying overnight midway on a first day tour and then flying from Uyuni to La Paz on the final day would have been preferable. The journey to Uyuni took 15 hours, which was excessively long for a single day, despite stops to view national wonders. The return trip took 9 hours, even with the shortest route."
    Written 4 March 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
All things to do in Uyuni
Day Trips in Uyuni
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday HomesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire