Bolivia Transportation

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Bolivia Transportation

  • Local Buses

    La Paz Transportation

    The crowded little vans cover the whole city. Each have numbers and a list of destinations. The destinations are not in order, so A to B often becomes A to Z, then T, thorugh R before getting to B then A. Ask in the hotel which number goes to where. You pay between 1 and 3.5 Bol per journey. This is max of about 25p

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  • By plane

    La Paz Transportation

    Fast, dramatic and scenic flight from Santiago to La Paz with one stop at Iquque is what LAN has to offer. I would take it again. The feeling of total devastation by the emotional highlights of watching the SUN rise over the Andes in combination with the thin air at the highest international airport in the world is an experience of two lifetimes.

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  • 4WD vehicle for Uyuni

    To travel across the salt falts of Salar de Uyuni, you will need a 4WD vehicle, such as a Toyota Landcruiser, with a knowledgeable driver, as most of the driving is off-road and sometimes through water. All of the adventure tour groups and agencies provide them.

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  • Uyuni to Potosi

    There are daily services at 10 am and 7pm from Uyuni to Potosi. At least two companes run at these times. We took the 10am one and it cost 30 Bs per person and took 7.5 hours. It's supposed to be six but we had one break down, one wheel change and one delay as a truck in front of us got stuck on a pass and had to wait for help. Delays are common...

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  • Salar Uyuni

    In Uyuni you will find several small travel agencies which offer a 1/2/3 and 4 days trip around the Salar. If you got time it worths to spend the 4 days trip on a big 4x4 Gip. Choosing the best travel agency it's not very easy as there are so many and people will stop you everywhere at all time of the day try to sell you the journey. The route is...

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  • Acrossing the Border From Argentina to...

    To across the border from Argentina to Bolivia it's not hard at all. I took the bus from Salta (north of Argentina) to Villazon which is the first village you find when arrive to Bolivia from this side. The Village is amazing because it will introduce and welcome you very well to all the things are gonna happen in Bolivia in the rest of your...

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  • New Death Road

    They have finally opened the new "Death Road" This road is also called the Yungas Road. It is actually the same route, but the new road is on the other side of the valley. Quality is better, but it still is a slow and dangerous trip. The old road is now primarily used by bicyclist.

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  • Bolivian Travel in General

    Bolivia is a large country (like Texas and California combined) and the logistics of getting around can take large amounts of time. For example, the bus from La Paz to Oruro takes 3 hours and the train from Oruro to Uyuni takes 7 hours. The 4WD trip from Laguna Verde back to Uyuni takes 7 hours. The bus from Uyuni to Potosi (25 Bs.) takes 6 hours...

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  • Gotta get back to Peru today

    So, who ever said Bolivia is dangerous is whack. What a beautiful country. Amazing people, very honest. Bolivianos is cheap. The penuts and chocolate wafers are so tasty.Oh important facts: There are taxis, minibuses, buses, and military vehicles that can transport you around this great country. Getting to the Peru/Bolivian border is a piece of...

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  • Bolivian buses

    Riding on the buses in Bolivia can be a great part of your travel experience. One big plus is that the scenery is fantastic, and the bus is a nice way to enjoy that while getting from point A to point B. The buses are also very cheap. If there is one minus it has to be that the buses will pack in as many people as possible. Even if your bus starts...

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  • Steamer of 1912

    We sailed at night with the MV Yavari. This vessel is a restored steamer with a long history. She was built in Britain and then carefully disassembled into 2766 pieces, each of which had to be carried across the Andes by mule over a period of six years to an altitude of 3000 meter above sealevel. In 1861 she was commissioned by the Peruvian...

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  • Flotas to other departments

    If you are traveling by Flota, you will notice that there are lots of what seems to be unplanned stops. I got nervous about the constant loading and unloading of luggage. My cousin who lost his luggage on a previous trip told me that its good practice to tip the luggage handler to look after your belongings. I tipped 5 Bolivianos before and after...

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  • El Micro

    When at all possible...Walk! its safer! No lie, i got in a cab and the whole inside was refurbished...the steering wheel that used to be on the right handside is now on the left...and the seat was a lawn chair, tied down by wires!! I felt like getting out immeditely but we were off so fast, i just held on and laughed! The Micros are not any better,...

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  • CA PLANE POUR MOI.....

    Pour se deplacer, rien de tel que de demander un petit coup de pouce aux gens du coin... Laurena une geante du salar, m a permi de gagner du temps dans ma traverser du desert....En positionPret?Souffler!Et voila comment on decole.... YAAAHOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!Attention.... Sport a risque.... Ni parachute ni filet.

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  • Uyuni : The jeep - La jeep

    The best mean to travel into the desert, definitely... Try the bycicle if you feel like adventurous !Le meilleur moyen de voyager dans le desert, definitivement.... Essayez avec le velo si vous vous sentez l'ame d'un guerrier !

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  • Trinidad : Avoid the small buses - Pas...

    There are big buses leaving Trinidad : take them, and avoid the small ones, if you want to travel with a bit more confort and without being treated like a sucker by the companies (selling more places than there actually are, giving you a wrong departure time...)Il y a des gros bus qui partent depuis Trinidad. Dans la mesure du possible, prenez les...

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  • bolivian roads

    what can you find after a turn?a roada holeno road at alla doga generic cattlea lamaa cowa sheepa goata cowa llama or other camelidesa kicking donkey (luckyly it slipped)a broken carrompimuellasa police posta dead horse with vulturesan incoming trucka breathtaking view (at least this is not dangerous)I'm sure the more you drive the more you find...

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  • Commerce on the Mamore River

    A riverboat pushing a barge in the early morning on the Mamore River. I was on a floating hotel but I imagine these boats also carry people, as well as goods.

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  • Mamore River Ferries

    The Mamore River is a major tributary of the Amazon River. It starts in central Bolivia and runs north to Brazil. Puerto Las Puentes is a crossing with many ferries. The ferries are pushed by the small boat tied alongside. The ferries are large enough to hold 3-4 cars.

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  • bus around bolivia

    parfait pour economiser une nuit a l'hotel... mais tres desagreable pour dormir.... mais c'est la vie de backpackers..... oubliez pas sur de longues distances dans le pays les routes ne sont pas pavés et le voyage s'avere dur pour le sommeil....sur la photo on veanis juste de partir ...imaginer nous la face en sortant de la apres 7 heures ..... :(...

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  • Typical Bolivian Bus

    The bus from Uyuni to Potosi (25 Bs.) takes 6 hours with only one 30 minute break for lunch and to use the "bathroom;" actually you had to find a bush (hard to do on the Altiplano) or a building if you wanted a little privacy. There may have been a banos but I didn't find it. The sopa in the restaurant was pretty good (2 Bs.).

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  • Flying High

    Probably the best way to arrive in Bolivia is the plane, although you can go by car, bus or even ship (from neighbour countries, of course!). Bolivia has two international airports: El Alto, close to La Paz, and Viru-Viru in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Lloyd Aereo Boliviano is the national airline.Probablemente la mejor forma de llegar a Bolivia sea...

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  • trains

    trains unfortunately has been almost abandoned in bolivia; there's still something around uyuni but it's just a "once upon a time" trip.They speaks a lot about development but they seems to forget that train is still the most effective and compatible medium distance carrier....

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  • Pantanal and the Gran Chaco

    from Corumba in Brazil, long Traintrip first through the Pantanal,then the Gran Chaco, arriving in Bolivia and the sec. biggest City, Santa Cruz de la Sierra. A hustling and bustling City then..Friends picked my up at the Station and told me about the Rat who actually should have been a Guinea Pic.we flew from La Paz back to Brazilfor more info on...

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  • Airport El Alto

    La Paz (El Alto) is the world’s highest airport. It is located 14 km southwest of La Paz city center.It is kind of scary and fascinating at the same time to see the Andes when taking off - what a sight! Due to the altitude, the thin air and the high mountains all around, the planes can not take too much fuel with them, so about 45 minutes later, we...

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  • HIGHWAY in Bolivia... and the rest of...

    We took a plane from Lima, Peru to La Paz. We flew across the snow-capped Andes and the blue Lake Titicaca. The view was breathtaking. La Paz is 3200 m in altitude. We took a taxi from the airport down to the city.In the city La Paz, we could walk around to many places. We then took a bus to Puno, Peru. It was the worst bus trip ever. The 'highway'...

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  • Motorcycle

    In order to conduct epidemiological surveillance in my intervention community, it was necessary for me to learn how to ride a motorcycle. I loved the motorbike, but I had a difficult time dealing with the dogs....who always seemed to attack!

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  • The Bolvian border crossing is...

    There is no better way to enter Bolivia than by bus from Peru. You drive around Lake Titicaca en route and at least stop in Copacabana for an hour even if just on the way to La Paz. You have to get off the bus at the border and go through customs of both Peru and Bolivial It's a fun place to meet up with other backpackers traveling around the two...

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  • Travelling inside the cities

    Take a bus (Micro = the bigger ones = like old US-Schoolbusses) or Trufi ( these little Toyota (most of them) transporters) to almost every place inside cities of Bolivia. The prices you can find in the front window, but it´s always difficult to know which one is the right one. Normally it´s written as well in the front window, but who knows always...

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  • The easiest way to get to...

    The easiest way to get to Bolivia is by plane. There are direct 2 to 4 flights from the USA (Miami) to Santa Cruz every day. You can fly into Santa Cruz from almost all South America countries, Mexico and Panama. There are also direct flights to La Paz from Peru and Chile. There are no direct flights from Europe or Asia to Bolivia. Advise: LAB...

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  • Here's another fun and...

    Here's another fun and interesting way to get around Bolivia : flying the military airline. TAM (Transportes Aero Militares) is highly unreliable and sometimes the planes don't even show up. But sometimes they may be your only choice. If you have time (and a little money) to spare, consider hoping on one of their flights. I flew from the interior...

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  • Public transportation is the...

    Public transportation is the best way to experience Bolivia. This picture was taken while the bus momentarily stopped to let out some passengers.

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  • La Paz-Lake Titi Caca train

    This is the train from Lake Titi Caca to La Paz. It's powered by a diesel engine from a truck (including shifting gears)

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  • I flew to Bolivia from Brazil...

    I flew to Bolivia from Brazil (after the Carnaval). There was some youth agency that gave discounts to students. It was way cheaper than the other agencies. I know of people that payed ~650$ for a flight I payed ~240$. Big difference - so it's worth asking around. There are also many ways arriving through roads from all directions. The...

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  • Rent a car, is the best way to...

    Rent a car, is the best way to see the beautiful Andes Mountains.Alquilar un auto, es la mejor manera de ver los preciosos paisajes de los Andes.

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  • hahaha..by plane, to the...

    hahaha..by plane, to the highest international airport in the world EL Alto. the airport is a lot higher than the city at an amazing 4082 metresTaxis in the city..however the city is best seen by walking, some streets are extremly steep, some cobbled like Jaen st (you could almost be in Spain)If you are not on an organised tour there are express...

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  • Buses from the Peruvian border...

    Buses from the Peruvian border straight to La PazBuses mean you must be patient.. We took 6 buses in Bolivia. 4 broke down & died, never to start again. 1 got stuck in a bog for 3 hours and 1 actually worked!!Add a few hours to any journey time you're told

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  • If you are in USA, Canado or...

    If you are in USA, Canado or Mexico, get in Bolivia with TACA group. They offer you a very good service. El grupo TACA ofrece muy buen servicio y conexiones desde México, Canada y USA. Por lo general tiene la ciudad de Lima como HUB.Travel in Bolivia by plane is expensive. Buses are fine.If you get in La Paz, I strongly suggest you travel by night....

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  • Getting there by air must be...

    Getting there by air must be very comfortable as quick ... but: consider the altitude may be a problem for some. In that case it's better to climb up little by little. I did it by bus coming from Chile, you leave in the morning, you get there in the afternoon. As an advantage if you choose this way, you will be able to appreciate the beauty of two...

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  • Tupisa: Getting here is...

    Tupisa: Getting here is relatively easy, but getting away can take days. The trains don't run every day and neither do the buses.

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  • Ever thought you'd need sea...

    Ever thought you'd need sea sickness tablets for a bus ride? This 'bridge'crosses a section of Lake Titicaca on the road between Copacabana and La Paz.

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  • Travelling up into Bolivia...

    Travelling up into Bolivia from Argentina by road is good.. although buses from the border to Uyuni are not very comfortable. The main advantage is that you become accustomed to the AltitudeDON'T take night buses if you can avoid it, they are crowded and unconfortable. If visiting the jungle (Rurrenebaque) I strongly advise flying from La Paz...

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  • Bus system makes it easy to go...

    Bus system makes it easy to go around. La Paz-Copacabana ca 4,5 h (07.30h-12.00h) Copacabana-Puno (Peru) ca 4 h (13.00h-17.00h)La Paz-Puno Bolivianos 45.--Puno-Cusco ca 7h (08.00h-15.00h)USD 10.--

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  • WHEN GOING OUT ON LAKE...

    WHEN GOING OUT ON LAKE TATICACA, GO DOWN TO THE MARINA AND HIRE A BOAT AND DRIVER. THE ROUND TRIP FARE ISN'T MUCH HIGHER THAN THE FARE ABOARD ONE OF THE BIGGER PASSENGER BOATS, AND YOU CAN GO FASTER, AND RETURN FROM THE ISLAND WHEN YOU PLEASE.

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  • Domestic air services are...

    Domestic air services are provided by LAB (www.labairlines.com), TAM (military airline) and AeroSur (www.angelfire.com/on/aerosur/). Be prepared for delays, cancellations and general unreliability. Bolivia's road network is not good, mainly because of the lack of paved roads. Most long-distance buses depart in the evening and travel through the...

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