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 Uyuni Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Uyuni, Bolivia, with a population just over 10,000 and located in the middle of the desert far from any cities, may initially seem like an odd place to travel to. However, over the past couple decades, Uyuni has emerged as one of South America's top tourist destinations thanks entirely to its proximity to the Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest salt flats in the world. The surreal white landscape framed by crystal blue skies have attracted countless tourists, photographers, and travellers.

Uyuni is served by the Uyuni Airport (officially the Joya Andina Airport), which is small but a convenient option for avoiding the otherwise long bus journey that it takes to get here. Because this is one of Bolivia's most popular destinations, be sure to begin looking for flights well in advance. With Price Alerts from Skyscanner you can stay on top of any discounts on flights to Uyuni.

Flying to or from Uyuni Airport

Uyuni Airport is currently served by three airlines: Amaszonas, Transporte Aereo Militar, and Boliviana de Aviacion. All three airlines provide regular service to La Paz. Amaszonas and Transporte Aereo Militar also both fly to Sucre while Amaszonas operates the only service between Uyuni and Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru.

Transportation Options

The airport is located just to the north Uyuni and t, e drive to the town centre takes just five minutes. There are no rental car agencies at the airport. There's no real point in renting a car anyway, since Uyuni is extremely small and all visits to the salt flats are with a guide. When you leave the terminal building you will see a row of taxis lined up ready to take you into town. If you are here with a tour group then chances are they will pick you up at the airport, and most hotels in Uyuni also offer airport pickup.

Terminal Information

The Uyuni Airport is tiny and there are not a whole lot of amenities here. The building can get quite crowded when planes are preparing to take off or have just landed. Also, you will need to walk to your plane, which can be an extremely cold walk early in the morning or late at night, so dress comfortably. There is a small restaurant at the airport.

What to see and do in Uyuni

While it would be an exaggeration to say that the salt flats are the only thing to see in Uyuni, it is certainly true that they are by far the main attraction. And for good reason. People travel from all over the world to see the seemingly endless expanse of white salt with the lunar-like mountains in the background and the deep blue sky above. There are truly few places on Earth like it. Be sure you get a reputable tour operator, as breakdowns and even drunk drivers have been a problem with some tour companies. Aside from the salt flats, Uyuni also boasts the so-called Train Graveyard, where dozens of old locomotives, some dating to nearly a century, were left to rust after the region's mining companies went bust. There are tons of hotels in Uyuni and Skyscanner can help you find a place to stay during your trip to this beautiful and desolate place.

 
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Longitude:66° 49' 59'' W
Latitude:20° 28' 0'' S
IATA code:UYU
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