To travel from Oruro to Arica by bus, you need to divide the trip in two segments, as the direct trip is not available, yet. The best option to make the trip is to travel from Oruro to La Paz first, and then from La Paz a direct bus to Arica.
Oruro is located at 224 km from the city of La Paz, and the trip takes around 3 hours. The buses leave practically every 30 minutes from the bus terminal, and before boarding the bus you need to pay a small fee called "uso de terminal". The buses arrive in La Paz at the bus station, which is located on Peru Av. From there, you can continue the trip to Arica.
The buses from Arica to La Paz leave at 05:30 in the morning and at 12:30 at noon. Arica is located at a distance of 488 km from La Paz, and the trip takes around 8 hours. The buses cross the border at Tambo Quemado, where you have to do migration and customs paperwork. The bus will be waiting for you on the Chilean side to continue the journey, non-stop to Arica.
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