In order to travel by bus from Santa Cruz to Oruro, you must take the bus at the bimodal terminal on Avenida Montes. Buses arrive in Oruro at the new bus terminal on Calle Gregorio Reynolds.
There are daily departures by bus between the two cities.
Oruro is famous for its Carnival, lavish
costumes and parades. Outside Carnival season, there are some worthwhile
museums to visit in the city and plenty to see in the surrounding area. The bus
trip between the cities of Santa Cruz and Oruro lasts around 17 hours, covering
687 kilometers through a paved highway that crosses valleys and the Bolivian tropics.
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Santa Cruz to Oruro Bus Timetable
Trans Copacabana S.A.
TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM SANTA CRUZ TO ORURO
Tickets Bolivia offers one bus travel option for this journey:
Direct trip: You can travel directly from Santa Cruz to Oruro. The journey takes about 17 hours. Buses leave at 6:00pm and arrive at 11:00am the next day. The bus company offering this service is: Trans Copacabana S.A. (lie-flat buses). Before boarding the bus there is small fee charged by the terminal that you must buy, called Uso de Terminal and which costs 2.5 Bs.
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SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN BE OF INTEREST
Carnival of Oruro: The Carnival of Oruro is an annual festival held in Oruro. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bolivia.
Virgen del Socavon: The Sanctuary of the Virgin of Socavon (Virgin of the Mines) was built in 1781. Here locals worship the Virgin, patron saint of the miners. The sanctuary also has religious art museum and can be accessed by cable car in the weekends.
The Obrajes Hot Springs: About 20 kilometers east of the city there is an important area of thermal waters which is quickly becoming known among tourists and Bolivians. Locals believe its waters have curative qualities and you can find accommodation there.
The Capachos Hot Springs: Located 12 kilometers from Oruro, it has hot springs too, along with individual baths and covered pools.
Food: Try charquekan, the Oruro specialty dish of dried llama meat served with fresh cheese, beans, corn and spicy sauce.
Accommodation: Book ahead if you are planning to visit Oruro during the Carnival as hotels and hostels will fill up very quickly.