The trip by bus from Puerto Quijarro to Santa Cruz takes 8 hours and 13 hours by train. Buses leave every day at 6:00pm and arrive in Santa Cruz at 2:00am. Trains leave every day except for Saturday.
The distance between the cities of Puerto Quijarro and Santa Cruz is 604 kilometers, covering Bolivian tropics and wetlands. Santa Cruz is the most important city in eastern Bolivia, and Puerto Quijarro is a small town at the border with Brazil.
Santa Cruz de la Sierra is a commercial center and the capital city of the Santa Cruz department. Situated on the Pirai River in the tropical lowlands east of the Andes. Founded by the Spanish in the 1500s, today it is a cosmopolitan hub with museums, restaurants, and nightclubs and is now one of the fastest growing cities in the world.
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Puerto Quijarro to Santa Cruz Bus Timetable
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TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM PUERTO QUIJARRO TO SANTA CRUZ
Tickets Bolivia offers several travel options to make this journey:
Direct trip by bus: You can travel directly from Puerto Quijarro to Santa Cruz. It takes about 8 hours, direct buses leave Puerto Quijarro at 6:00pm and arrive in Santa Cruz at around 2:00am the next day. The bus company offering this service is Pionera Trans Bolivia (lie-flat bus).
Direct trip by train: In order to travel from Puerto Quijarro to Santa Cruz by train you have to go to the train station in Avenida Luis Salazar de la Vega. The railway company Ferroviaria Oriental offers this service with two types of trains: Expreso Oriental and Ferrobus. Expreso Oriental has departures Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1:00pm. Ferrobús leaves on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00pm. The journey goes through eastern Bolivia and does three short stops in El Carmen Rivero Tórrez, Roboré and San José de Chiquitos.
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SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN BE OF INTEREST
Santa Cruz Cathedral: An ornate 400 year old cathedral with panoramic views of Santa Cruz from the top of its clock tower. Located inside the cathedral is the Museo de Arte Sacro featuring ancient gold and silver relics.
Nightlife: Santa Cruz has a very vibrant night life, the city center has plenty of clubs and themed bars for party-goers.
Parque Lomas de Arena: This protected park located a few hours from Santa Cruz features 3,000 hectares of soaring dunes perfect for sand boarding.
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses five ecosystems throughout its great expanse, ranging from dense, Amazonian rain forest to wet savanna and dry plateaus.
Amboro National Park: This well preserved nature reserve boasts over 912 species of birds and over 177 mammalian species including the puma and the rare spectacled bear. Featuring beautiful walks, cascading waterfalls, dense vegetation, spectacular landscapes, fascinating archaeology and a great diversity of flora and fauna.
Kaa-Iya National Park: Famous for its jaguar population, it is a must for anyone interested in observing mammals such as giant armadillo, the endangered Chacoan peccary, puma, ocelots and much more.
Jesuit Missions of Chiquitos: Founded in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Jesuit Missions have become over time a popular tourist destination, as six of the missions have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Samaipata: Samaipata is surrounded by stunning landscapes, stylish hangouts, mysterious pre-Incan ruins and peaceful nature walks.
Food: Santa Cruz is a cosmopolitan city with high-end restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as more affordable options.