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Explore Bolivia by train and enjoy a secure and comfortable trip with permanent on board attention.

The FCA (Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A.) is the only railway company transporting passengers in the Bolivian Andean Region.

The rails cover about 850 kilometers in the Andes region up to the border with Argentina, where the trains are divided into two lines:

  • Expreso del Sur
  • Wara Wara del Sur

You are invited to travel by the beautiful natural wonders of the Bolivian highlands, where you will appreciate incredible landscapes, and experience really impressive and unique tourist places.

Train Line Route Departure
Expreso del Sur Oruro-Villazon Tue-Fri
Expreso del Sur Villazon-Oruro Wed-Sat
Wara Wara del Sur Oruro-Villazon Wed-Sun
Wara Wara del Sur Villazon-Oruro Mon-Thu
Turistico El Alto – Guaqui 2nd. Sun. of the month
Turistico Guaqui – El Alto 2nd. Sun. of the month
Local Uyuni – Avaroa Mon-Thu
Local Avaroa – Uyuni Mon-Thu
Bus-Carril Cochabamba-Aiquile Tue-Thu-Sat
Bus-Carril Aiquile-Cochabamba Wed-Fri-Sun
Bus-Carril Sucre-Potosi Mon-Wed-Fri
Bus-Carril Potosi-Sucre Tue-Thu-Sat

Facilities on board

WARA WARA DEL SUR

This train line has night departures and stops in all the intermediate stations. Wara Wara del Sur offers to its passengers a comfortable journey while traveling in the Bolivian highlands. There is a dinning wagon with a national and international menu on board.

Wara Wara del Sur offers the following service classes: Executive, Salon and Popular.

Executive Class Features:

  • Reclining chairs semi bed
  • Heating system
  • Videos (TV de 29")
  • Background Music
  • Carpeted floors
  • Snack on board
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Individual reading light
  • Fans
  • Automatic Air freshener
  • Personalized attention
  • Fully equipped bathrooms

Salon Class features:

  • Reclining chairs semi bed
  • Heating system
  • Videos (TV de 21")
  • Background Music
  • Vinyl floors
  • Automatic Air freshener
  • Fully equipped bathrooms

Popular Class features:

  • Non reclining chairs, Pullman style
  • Heating
  • Vinyl floors
  • Fully equipped bathrooms

EXPRESO DEL SUR

This train line offers a direct service between Oruro and Villazon, with short stops in the Uyuni-Atocha and Tupiza stations.

Expreso del Sur is characterized by its day departures, excellent schedule to appreciate the beautiful landscapes and a dinning wagon with a national and international menu on board.

Expreso del Sur offers Executive and Salon class services.

Executive Class features:

  • Reclining chairs semi bed
  • Air conditioner and Heating system
  • Centralized video- TV LCD 32"
  • Background music
  • Carpeted floors
  • Snack on board
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Individual reading light
  • Fans
  • Automatic Air freshener
  • Personalized attention
  • Fully equipped bathrooms

Salon Class features:

  • Reclining chairs semi bed
  • Heating system
  • Videos (TV de 21")
  • Background Music
  • Vinyl floors
  • Automatic Air freshener
  • Fully equipped bathrooms

On Board Safety

All the trains are properly equipped to ensure passenger safety along the trip. Also the personnel is properly trained in CPR to assit the passengers immediately in case of necessity.

The trains feature:

  • Signs and information with safety recommendations
  • Educational videos about the right use of the train spaces and equipments to avoid accidents
  • First Aid Kits in each wagon
  • Oxygen tank in case of altitude sickness
  • Wheel chair and stretcher for injure or handicapped passengers
  • Fire Extinguishers located along the trains
  • Antiseptic gel in each wagon

Timetables

Oruro - Uyuni - Oruro

  Expreso del Sur Wara Wara del Sur
To - From Tuesday - Friday Sunday - Wednesday
  Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Oruro - Uyuni 15:30 22:20 19:00 02:20*
  Wednesday - Saturday Monday - Thursday
Uyuni - Oruro 00:05* 07:00* 01:45* 09:10*

Note: (*) Correspondent to the next day

Oruro - Tupiza

  Expreso del Sur Wara Wara del Sur
To - From Tuesday - Friday Sunday - Wednesday
  Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Oruro - Uyuni 15:30 22:20 19:00 02:20*
Uyuni - Atocha 22:40 00:45* 02:50* 05:00*
Atocha - Tupiza 00:55* 04:00* 05:20* 08:35*

Note: (*) Correspondent to the next day

Tupiza - Oruro

  Expreso del Sur Wara Wara del Sur
To - From Tuesday - Friday Sunday - Wednesday
  Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Tupiza - Atocha 18:25 21:35 19:05 22:45
Atocha - Uyuni 21:45 23:50 23:00 01:15*
Uyuni - Oruro 00:05* 07:00* 01:45* 09:10*

Note: (*) Correspondent to the next day

Oruro - Villazon

  Expreso del Sur Wara Wara del Sur
To - From Tuesday - Friday Sunday - Wednesday
  Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Oruro - Uyuni 15:30 22:20 19:00 02:20*
Uyuni - Atocha 22:40 00:45* 02:50* 05:00*
Atocha - Tupiza 00:55* 04:00* 05:20* 08:35*
Tupiza - Villazon 04:10* 07:05* 09:05* 12:05*

Note: (*) Correspondent to the next day

Villazon - Oruro

  Expreso del Sur Wara Wara del Sur
To - From Tuesday - Friday Sunday - Wednesday
  Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
Villazon - Tupiza 15:30 18:15 15:30 18:25
Tupiza - Atocha 18:25 21:35 19:05 22:45
Atocha - Uyuni 21:45 23:50 23:00 01:15*
Uyuni - Oruro 00:05* 07:00* 01:45* 09:10*

Note: (*) Correspondent to the next day

Requirements for booking the train ticket

  • Passport Number
  • Country of Origin
  • Complete Name
  • Date of Travel
  • Arrival and Departure