The city of Santa Cruz, the largest in the Bolivian low-lands, lies at a distance of 1.271 km from the city of Calama, in the north of Chile. There is no direct bus trip between these cities, so you have to make the bus trip in two parts: first, from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba, and then from Cochabamba to Calama. In total, this trop lasts approx 29 hours.
The buses from Santa Cruz leave every night and arrive in Cochabamba early the next morning. From Cochabamba, the buses to Calama leave at 08:30 in the morning, arriving in Calama at 03:30 the next day. You will cross the border at Pisiga-Colchane.
This trip takes you from the tropical city of Santa Cruz to the valleys, highlands and mountain ranges of Bolivia, and on to the Chilean desert, a fascinating array of contrasting landscapes.
Santa Cruz to Calama Bus Timetable
TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM SANTA CRUZ TO CALAMA
Tickets Bolivia offers the following options for this route:
Trip with a stop-over: There is nodirect route from Santa Cruz to Calama, which is why you must divide the trip in two segments: First, from Santa Cruz to Cochabamba. The bus company Trans Copacabana S.A makes this trip, leving at 20:00 from the bus terminal of Santa Cruz, in lie-flat buses. The bus arrives in Cochabamba at 06:00 the next day. The next part of the trip is from Cochabamba to Calama. The bus company Trans Salvador has buses that leave every day at 08:30 in semi lie-flat buses, arriving in Calama at 03:30 the next day.
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