In order to travel by bus from Villazón to Oruro you must go to the new bus terminal, located on Avenida Tumusla. Buses leave every day at 6:00pm and arrive in Oruro at 8:00am. You can also travel by train from Villazón to Oruro. Trains leave on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 3:30pm. The journey in train takes 16 hours.
distance between the cities of Villazón and Oruro is 730 kilometers, and the
bus trip between the two cities takes around 14 hours. Villazón is a Bolivian
town located on the border with Argentina, just across the Argentinian town of
La Quiaca. This border is the main gateway for tourists who want to visit
Bolivia and Peru coming from Argentina. Oruro is famous for its Carnival,
lavish costumes and elaborate parades. Outside Carnival season, there are some
worthwhile museums to visit in the city and plenty to see in the surrounding
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Villazon to Oruro Bus Timetable
TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM VILLAZON TO ORURO
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Direct trip by bus: There is a direct bus that goes from Villazón to Villazón. The journey takes 14 hours and the bus leaves at 6:00pm from the new bus terminal on Avenida Tumusla. Before boarding the bus you will be asked to pay a small fee called Uso de Terminal, which costs Bs 2 per passenger. Buses arrive at the bus terminal located on Avenida Circunvalación (between Gregorio Reynolds and Campo Jordan). 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 (Wednesday and Saturday, 3:30pm departures) or Wara Wara del Sur (Thursday and Monday and Thursday, 3:30pm departures). The journey takes about 16 hours by train. The train offers a salon class and an executive class.
Travel with stopover: You can travel directly to Potosi, Sucre and Uyuni from Villazón, if you want to visit these cities before going to Oruro.
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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. Its history goes back more than 200 years, and it is an indigenous festival which later merged with Catholic rituals.
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 - Balneario de Obrajes: About 20 kilometers east of the city there is an important area of thermal waters which is quickly becoming known among tourists and Bolivians as the country best medicinal-recreational center. Locals believe its waters have curative qualities and there is accommodation there.
The Capachos Hot Springs – Balneario Capachos: Located 12 kilometers from Oruro, it has hot springs too, along with individual baths and covered pools. The view of the surrounding area is very peaceful and pretty.
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.