In order to travel by bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama you have to go Avenida Cabrera in Uyuni, where the bus agencies are located. Buses leave every day at 5:30am and 12:30pm. The trip takes you across landscapes of the Bolivian altiplano and the Chilean deserts, and the border is crossed in Ollagüe, where all travelers must get off the bus to clear migration.
Pedro de Atacama is a town in northeastern Chile. Its dramatic surrounding
landscape incorporates desert, salt flats, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs. The
distance between Uyuni and San Pedro de Atacama is of 520 km and the trip by
bus between them takes around 12 hours. It is a very popular route among
tourists who want to travel to Chile after having visited the Uyuni Salt Flats.
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Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama Bus Timetable
Cruz del Norte
TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM UYUNI TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Tickets Bolivia offers one bus travel option for this journey:
Direct trip: There are direct buses from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama. Buses leave from Avenida Cabrera, where the bus agencies are located. The journey takes between 11 and 12 hours. There are two bus companies doing this route every day: Cruz del Norte (bus semi lie-flat) leaves at 5:30am and Trans Salvador (bus semi lie-flat), leaves at 12:30pm. Buses stop in Calama before arriving in San Pedro de Atacama.
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SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN BE OF INTEREST
San Pedro Church: It was constructed during the Spanish colonial period, and is reportedly the second oldest church in Chile. It is made with adobe material and its appearance is characterized as simple and elegant.
Death Valley: Close to San Pedro de Atacama is the Valle de la Muerte, or Death Valley. This sprawling environment, which is just north of the Moon Valley, has rugged and weathered formations, and some huge sand dunes.
Pukara de Quitor: This ancient fortress is located 3 kilometers north of San Pedro de Atacama. It is an archaeological site dating back to pre-Columbian times, carved away in the existing hillside.
Valle de la Luna: Just outside of San Pedro de Atacama is the Valle de la Luna, or Moon Valley in English. It is perhaps the most visited, and widely known of the places in the Atacama Desert. The viewpoints just outside of town are also a great spot to watch sunset. If you don’t have your own car or don’t want to rent a bicycle, you can join a tour.
Laguna Cejar/Laguna Baltinache: The lagoons and ponds around the Atacama Desert are so salty you can float in them. The most popular place to visit is Laguna Cejar, but you can also decide to visit Laguna Baltinache, which is located down a long, dirt road off the main highway between San Pedro de Atacama and Calama.
El Tatio Geysers: The Geysers are located a few hours north from San Pedro de Atacama, at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level. The best time to visit the geysers is just after sunrise. There are many tours to El Tatio geysers from San Pedro de Atacama.
Stargazing: Some of the clearest skies in the world are in Atacama. The altitude coupled with the low density population means there’s almost no light pollution. You can go on a night excursion to watch the sky with a glass of hot wine.
Accommodation: Due to its popularity, accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama is very expensive, even by Chilean standards. But San Pedro de Atacama has a whole range of accommodation options, from budget hostels to mid-range guesthouses, right up to one of the absolute best luxury resorts you can imagine.