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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, Asian House features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The bed and breakfast offers a continental or American breakfast.


Hostal Nichkito, Uyuni

Set in Uyuni, Hostal Nichkito features a shared lounge and terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.


Hotel Kachi de Uyuni, Uyuni

Hotel Kachi de Uyuni is set in Uyuni and features a restaurant, a bar and a shared lounge. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a kettle.

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

Almudena Suites Uyuni in Uyuni has a bar and a shared lounge. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The hotel features family rooms.


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 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!


La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & Isla Incahuasi 5-Day Bus Tour

Explore the stunning La Paz region with a 5-day, guided sightseeing tour on a full-service sleeper bus. Visit the Uyuni Salt Flats, Isla Incahuasi, Red Lagoon, and Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve.

Tour & transport

From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats Luxury Tour

See the amazing salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni on a day trip from La Paz. Get bird's eye views on the short flight to Uyuni, encounter the animals of the Andes at Tunupa Volcano and more.


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.


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