Villazón is a small city on the southern border of Bolivia with Argentina, located near the Argentinian town of La Quiaca. In order to travel from Cochabamba to Villazón, it is necessary to divide the trip in two segments: first from Cochabamba to Oruro and then from Oruro to Villazón.
The trip from Oruro to Cochabamba takes around 5 hours, covering a distance of 213 km through a paved highway that crosses the valleys of Cochabamba and the altiplano region. The buses leave from the bus terminal in Cochabamba located on Avenida Ayacucho. Before boarding the bus, you need to pay a small fee of 2,50 bolivianos, called Uso de Terminal. The bus arrives at the bus terminal of Oruro, located on Avenida Gregorio Reynolds.
In order to travel from Oruro to Villazón, you can take a bus or train. The bus leaves from the same bus terminal and takes 13 hours to arrive in Villazón, covering a distance of 749 km. The buses arrive in Villazón at the bus terminal, on Avenida La Paz. If you choose to travel by train, you need to go to the train station on Avenida Velasco Galvarro. The trains from Oruro to Villazón takes around 16 hours.
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Cochabamba to Villazon Bus Timetable
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TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM COCHABAMBA TO VILLAZON
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There are no direct buses from Cochabamba to Villazón. You must first travel from Cochabamba to Oruro. The bus company Trans Azul has different schedules from morning to night.
To continue from Oruro to Villazón, there are two options: Direct bus with Trans Azul (semi lie-flat) or by train with Ferroviaria Andina (lounge or executive).
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SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN BE OF INTEREST
There are not many tourist activities in this small border town, which is mainly used for border crossing to La Quiaca.
Museo Etnográfico Mosojñan: In La Quiaca, you can visit this museum of the indigenous history and culture of the region
Border: Villazón is separated from La Quiaca by an international bridge with Bolivian immigration on one side and the Argentinian on the other. Make sure to go to both countries passport control when you cross the border—it is easy to miss one by mistake.
Food: There are hearty and cheap menus available upstairs at the municipal market, from about 8 Bs. Around the bus terminal in Villazón, there is an abundance of reasonably priced eateries.
Accommodation: There is an abundance of cheap hostels between the bus terminal and the railway station, so accommodation will not be a problem.