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Uyuni Airport

General information

Uyuni Airport is a small airport in the southwest of Bolivia, at a high altitude with. It has one terminal and one runway (4,000 metres). The airport was opened in 2011 by former president Evo Morales. Uyuni Airport is popular with tourists who want to visit Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. Before departure, Every traveller must pay an airport fee (Tasa de Aeropuerto) of 11 BOB at the information desk.


Where is Uyuni Airport situated?

The airport is located just northwest of Uyuni and can be reached by car via road 30 (Uyuni – Challapata).

How many terminals does Uyuni Airport have?

The Bolivian airport has a small terminal, consisting of two floors. All facilities are located on the ground floor, Departures is on the right and Arrivals on the left. After the security check you will enter a small area with only two boarding gates.


Airport Map



The distance from Uyuni Airport to the centre of Uyuni is 4 kilometres. By car, it takes 4 minutes to get to the centre of Uyuni.

From UYU Airport to Uyuni City centre by Car
4 km
4 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Uyuni Airport by public transport. Visit the Uyuni Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Uyuni Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Uyuni is about BOB 40.-. Book your taxi at Uyuni Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From UYU Airport to Uyuni City centre by Taxi
4 km
10 min
BOB 40.-

Book a taxi

Airport parking

Uyuni Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Uyuni Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Uyuni Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Uyuni Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Uyuni Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Uyuni Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Amaszonas
  • Boliviana de Aviación


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Uyuni Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Asian House, Uyuni

Situated in Uyuni in the Potosi Region region, with Uyuni Airport nearby, Asian House features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The bed and breakfast offers a continental or American breakfast. Cuadrilla Once is 4.


Hostal Nichkito, Uyuni

Set in Uyuni, within 1.2 km of Uyuni Airport and 3.9 km of Cuadrilla Once, Hostal Nichkito offers accommodation with a shared lounge and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is located...


Hotel Kachi de Uyuni, Uyuni

Set in Uyuni, 2.2 km from Uyuni Airport, Hotel Kachi de Uyuni offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. Located around 4.4 km from Vilapujio, the hotel with free WiFi is also 4.

Hotels in Uyuni

Looking for the best hotels in Uyuni? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Jumari, Uyuni

Featuring free WiFi access and a complimentary buffet breakfast, Hotel Jumari offers accommodations in Uyuni.


Almudena Suites Uyuni, Uyuni

Boasting a bar, shared lounge and views of city, Almudena Suites Uyuni is situated in Uyuni, 1.8 km from Uyuni Airport. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi.


Hotel Julia, Uyuni

Conveniently located a 5-minute drive from Joya Andina Airport, Hotel Julia offers accommodations in Uyuni. Free WiFi access is available and guests are served a complimentary breakfast.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Uyuni Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Uyuni: Salt Flats Highlights Jeep Tour with Lunch

Discover the impressive 12,000-kilometer salt flats of Uyuni on a Jeep tour. Drive on the Salt Flats, see the train cemetery, the town of Colchani, Cactus Island, and the Salt Hotel on your day out.


From Uyuni: Red Lagoon & Uyuni Salt Flats 3-Day Guided Tour

Discover magnificent Uyuni and the surrounding region on a 3-day trip, including transportation, meals, and a local guide. Visit the Uyuni Salt Flats, Red Lagoon, Isla Incahuasi, Colchani, 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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