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Transportation to and from La Paz El Alto Airport


What is the distance from La Paz El Alto Airport to the centre of La Paz?

The distance from La Paz El Alto Airport to the main square Plaza Murillo in the city centre is 14 kilometres / 8.7 miles (via Ruta 3). Travel time by car to/from the airport is 30 to 40 minutes.

From LPB Airport to La Paz City centre by Taxi
14 km
35 min
BOB 80.-

Public transport

Bus to La Paz

In front of the terminal is a bus stop where bus line 212 leaves in the direction of La Paz (Centro) via El Alto. This option by public transport is especially popular with the local population, the bus fare is only 5.00 BOB for a single journey. Unfortunately, the minibuses fill up quickly, so you may have to wait a long time for a free seat, even though bus line 212 departs very regularly. You can travel by bus to and from La Paz El Alto Airport between 05:00 hours and 22:00 hours, tickets are available from the bus driver. Travel time to the city centre (Plaza Mayor de San Francisco) is 45 minutes, the final stop is Plaza Isabel La Católica in Sopocachi. It is possible to bring large luggage, but it will be packed not inside, but on top of the minivan.

Public transportation in La Paz
There are many minibuses in La Paz, each with its own number. At the front of the service you will see the bus number with the first stop at the top left and the last stop at the top right. Intermediate stops are listed on the bus window. Unfortunately, the minibus services in La Paz are not known for being very reliable, the bus driver can sometimes decide to deviate from the route. The larger city buses of LaPazBUS and of course the fantastic cable car network Mi Teleférico (3.00 BOB per ride) are a better choice in that regard. A taxi ride in La Paz, for example from the centre where most hotels are located to the big (and beautiful) bus station of La Paz, costs 10 BOB on average.

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La Paz: Tiwanaku Archeological Site Full-Day Tour

Explore Tiwanaku, the most important archaeological site in Bolivia, on this full-day tour from La Paz.


La Paz: Tiwanaku and Puma Punku Private Tour with Lunch

Explore Tiwanaku and visit the ruins of Puma Punku on this private guided tour with lunch. Visit the museums, see the monoliths, and discover sights like the Gate of the Sun and Kalasasaya Temple.


La Paz: Catamaran Cruise on Lake Titicaca

Take a tour from La Paz to visit Lake Titicaca on a catamaran cruise. On board you will have all of the modern services required to make for an unforgettable experience.



La Paz: City Highlights Walking Tour with Cable Car Ride

Learn about the culture of La Paz and El Alto with an insightful walking tour. See landmarks such as San Francisco Church and San Pedro Square, and ride a cable car for panoramic views of both cities.


La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

Depart La Paz to explore Uyuni and San Pedro de Atacama with a 3-day guided trip, including transportation and meals. Visit the Uyuni Salt Flats, Isla Incahuasi, Red Lagoon, Chiguana Desert, and more.


La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats Tour by Bus

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats with collection from your Hotel in La Paz. Take a comfortable night bus to the salt flats, where you will tour the picturesque area with a knowledgeable guide.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

From La Paz: 5-Day Uyuni and Red Lagoon Tour with Bus Ride

Embark on a thorough trip to the natural wonders of Bolivia, such as deserts, geysers, and hot springs. Take an overnight bus from La Paz to explore the Uyuni Salt Flats, the Red Lagoon, and more.

Tour & transport

From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flat Tour & Overnight Roundtrip Bus

Enjoy a full day at Uyuni to get to know the salt flats and surrounding attractions on a guided excursion with meals. Travel conveniently from La Paz by taking 2 overnight buses to Uyuni and back.

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La Paz: Full Day Trip to Copacabana and Isla del Sol

Sail on Lake Titicaca. Visit Copacabana and take a speedboat out to Isla del Sol, considered the birthplace of the Inca legend.


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