In order to travel from Oruro to Villazon by bus you need to go to the bus terminal of Oruro, located on Avenida Circunvalación. Buses arrive at the bus terminal in Villazón, located on Avenida La Paz. The journey in bus takes around 14 hours and buses depart every day. The city of Villazón lies at a distance of 653 km from Oruro. You can make the trip by bus or train, crossing the beautiful landscapes of the Bolivian valleys and altiplano region. Oruro is known for its folkloric carnival listed as one of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. On the other hand, Villazón is one of the most important border crossing points between Argentina and Bolivia.
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Oruro to Villazon Bus Timetable
TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM ORURO TO VILLAZÓN
Tickets Bolivia offers several bus travel options to make this journey:
Direct trip by bus: There is a direct bus from Oruro to Villazón. The journey takes 14 hours and the bus leaves at 6:00pm from the bus terminal on Avenida Circunvalación. Please note that passengers have to pay a small bus terminal fee of 2 Bs (about US$0.30) before boarding the bus. The company doing this route is Trans Azul (semi lie-flat buses).
Direct trip by train: For a more comfortable journey, you can travel by train with Expreso del Sur (Tuesday and Friday, 2:30pm departures) or Wara Wara del Sur (Wednesday and Sunday, 7:00pm departures). The journey takes about 17 hours by train. The train offers a salon class and an executive class.
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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 Argentina.
Museo Etnográfico Mosojñan: In La Quiaca, on the other side of the border, you can visit a museum about 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. Do not forget 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.