Cruz del Norte bus tickets

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Calama Uyuni La Paz
Uyuni San Pedro de Atacama.
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Cruz del Norte bus offices


Migration at Ollague border

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Cruz del Norte Bus company provides comfortable and economic transportation from Calama to Uyuni.

Start your trip in Calama, Chile, travel to Uyuni town from where you can discover the Majestic Uyuni Salt Flat.

Discover in this section how to travel independently in Bolivia and how to travel on board Cruz del Norte Bolivia bus.

How to book your ticket:

Step 1

Review the updated Cruz del Norte bus timetable.
The timetable includes the route, the bus schedule and the fare.

Step 2

Choose the route and departure of your convenience.
Fill out the form including your full name, passport number and nationality.

Step 3

We will send you a PayPal Invoice that you can pay with your credit/debit card.
Once we reeive the payment, we will issue a Confirmation Voucher that you will use to board the bus.

If you have any questions about the booking procedure or the bus schedule, please feel free to contact us via Whatsapp, Skype or e-mail. We will be glad to assist you.

Cruz del Norte bus schedule and ticket prices

* Final fare. Admin fees and taxes INCLUDED.

NOTE: The timetable is subject to change due to strikes and weather conditions. The bus company takes no responsibility for the delays resulting from these.


  • The described fares are the final fares; they include our admin fee and taxes.
  • You will need to pay a 2.5 BOB usage fee at the La Paz bus station if you are traveling from La Paz to Uyuni.
  • You won't need to pay any additional fees if you are traveling from Uyuni to La Paz or from Uyuni to Calama - San Pedro de Atacama since the buses are departing from Cruz del Norte bus office.

Bus Characteristics

The Cruz del Norte bus company offers tourist transport on the route La Paz - Uyuni - La Paz.

The company connects the beautiful Salar de Uyuni with Chile, traveling daily to the destinations of Calama and San Pedro de Atacama.

La Paz Uyuni La Paz route:

The buses that travel on the route La Paz - Uyuni - La Paz have bed (160º reclining) and semi bed seats, heating, travel blanket, wireless internet and bathroom.

The bus travels directly from La Paz to Uyuni without making stops or transfers.

Uyuni Calama San Pedro de Atacama Uyuni route:

The buses assigned to the route Uyuni - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama - Uyuni route are semi-first generation buses with heating and a bathroom.

Passengers are provided with a travel blanket and a snack on board.

The trip from Uyuni to Calama or San Pedro de Atacama is direct without changing buses at the Ollague border.

Cruz del Norte Bus offices

La Paz office

La Paz Bus Terminal. Office No. 39.

Uyuni office

Arce Ave. and Cabrera St.

Calama office

Frontera del Norte Bus Terminal, Calama Antofagasta St. No. 2046 between Avaroa St. And La Torre St. Office No. 3

San Pedro de Atacama office

San Pedro de Atacama Bus Terminal. Office No. 10

Advantages of travelling with Cruz del Norte bus

Daily departures on all the offered routes.

Advance booking and purchase of your ticket through our website. We provide Confirmation Vouchers for your control.

Security: The Cruz del Norte Bolivia buses have insurance against accidents (SOAT), in compliance with Bolivian traffic laws.

Cruz del Norte buses are equipped with a first-aid kit.

Cruz del Norte bus policies

Before boarding, the passengers need to print out the Confirmation Voucher provided and show it at the ticketing desk along with their identification document. The Cruz del Norte Bolivia agents will handle you the printed ticket to board the bus.

Allowed baggage: 1 piece of 20 kg.

Cancellations: penalties are applied according to the following list:

Modifications have a penalty according to the following list:

All modifications over 48 hrs. before the date of travel have a penalty of 4 USD

Modifications 48 hrs. or less before the date of travel have a penalty of 100% of the total price.

- If the bus company decides not to operate due to external reasons beyond its control, your reservation will be changed without any penalties.

- If the passenger decides not to travel due to external reasons when the company is operating normally, the cancellation penalty will be applied.

Due to external factors beyond the control of the Cruz del Norte company (climatic conditions, road blocks, etc.) the company reserves the right to change the route La Paz/Uyuni/La paz without prior notice. By purchasing Cruz del Norte ticket, you automatically agree to the above conditions.


We recommend reserving your Cruz del Norte ticket in advance.
We are emitting agents of this bus company. We have NO influence on the decisions to cancel departures or the mechanical failures that may happen.

Cruz del Norte bus FAQ

Where does Cruz del Norte Bus Travel??

Cruz del Norte Bus provides daily bus service between La Paz to Uyuni and Uyuni to Calama and San Pedro de Atacama in Chile.

How can I reserve my Cruz del Norte Bus on

You need to fill out the inquiry form indicating the dates and route of the trip. We verify availability and send you a PayPal invoice for the purchase. Once we receive the payment, we will send you a Confirmation Voucher for your control.

You can print out the Confirmation Voucher or show it from your mobile at Cruz del Norte bus ticketing desk before boarding the bus. Cruz del Norte bus agents will provide you the printed ticket to board the bus.

How much time before departure do I need to be at the departure point of the bus? What happens if I am late?

Passengers need to be at Cruz del Norte Bus office 30 minutes before the departure time. In case a passenger is late, he/she will lose her seat and the amount paid for the bus ticket.

I missed the bus. Do I get refund?

Cruz del Norte Bus does not provide any refund.

Can I cancel my reservation and get a reimbursement?

The tickets are reimbursed according to the policies of Cruz del Norte bus company. Cancellations have a penalty according to the following list:

How and when will I get my reimbursement?

The reimbursements will be sent via Paypal to the account of the passenger who made the purchase.

Can I change the date of my reservation?

Modifications have a penalty according to the following:
All modifications over 48 hrs. before before the date of travel have a penalty of 4 USD-
Modifications 48 hrs. or less before the date of travel have a penalty of 100% of the total price.

Can I purchase a Cruz del Norte bus ticket for another person?

Yes, you may buy a ticket for another person and pay via PayPal.

Do I need to pay at the same time as I make my reservation?

Yes, full payment via PayPal is required.

Is smoking and drinking alcohol allowed on the Cruz del Norte bus?

In order to preserve the health and safety of the passengers and drivers, smoking and drinking alcohol is not allowed on the Cruz del Norte Bus.

About migration at Ollague border

The Cruz del Norte Bus travels to the cities of Calama and San Pedro de Atacama via the Ollague border.

During winter months, the road that connects the border at Ollague with Calama and San Pedro de Atacama is sometimes closed due to bad weather and poor road conditions due to snow.

We ask passengers traveling on this route to provide their WhatsApp number so that we can inform you in case of any emergency or road closure

Please find more information about the Ollague border below:

Ollagüe Complex
Name: Ollagüe
Hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Enabled for: All types of vehicles
Height: 3,695 meters above sea level
Nearest locality: Calama
Access Chile Route Name: Route 21 - CH
Coordinates: 21 ° 13'00 "S 68 ° 14'00" W
Provinces: Region of Antofagasta (Chile) and Potosí (Bolivia)

The border crossing of Ollagüe is located at 3,695 meters above sea level. On the Chilean side, it is part of the salar of Ollagüe and the 5868 meters high volcano of the same name. You can reach the municipality of Ollagüe via the CH21 route and after driving for 80 kilometers along route 701 you reach the municipality of Alota. The border crossing is open throughout the year.

See an example affidavit for the Chilean customs.

Information about Chilean border crossings:

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