Transportation

Cable Car in La Paz

Mi Teleférico

Designed by Austrian company Doppelmayr, the teleférico has been an apple in the eye of Bolivian politicians for decades. Opposition to the project faded under Morales presidency, and the initial red, green and yell…
Airport in La Paz

El Alto International Airport

On the altiplano 10km via toll-road from the city center. At 4062m, it’s the world’s highest international airport; larger planes need 5km of runway to lift off and must land at twice their sea-level velocity to com…
Bus in La Paz

Main Bus Terminal

This services all domestic destinations south and east of Paz, as well as international destinations. It is a 15-minute uphill walk north of the city center. Fares are relatively uniform among companies. The station…
Bus in La Paz

Villa Fátima Bus Terminal

Services Coroico, Chulumani, Guanay and other Yungas and Amazon destinations. In general, the micros are more expensive with faster and more-direct service, while the buses offer cheaper, longer and more comfortable…
Train in Tiwanaku

Empresa Ferroviaria Andina

Empresa Ferroviaria Andina runs occasional round-trip tourist trains from La Paz’ El Alto to Tiwanaku (1½-hour stop) and on to Guaqui on Lake Titicaca (2½-hour stop). The train departs El Alto on the second Sunday o…
Bus in La Paz

Bolivia Hop

Seamless hop-on–hop-off tourist buses traveling between La Paz, Copacabana, and and stops in Peru such as Puno, Cusco (or alternatively Arequipa), with optional activities along the way.
Airline in La Paz

Transporte Aéreo Militar

Flights to Cobija, Cochabamba, Guayamerín, Riberalta, Rurrenabaque, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Tarija, Trinidad and Yacuiba. Schedules are more erratic than other airlines and planes are older.
Bus in La Paz

Cemetery Bus Terminal

Offers cheap buses to Copacabana, Tiwanaku, Titicaca and Sorata, most of which leave when full. This area is especially hairy at night, and you should watch your bags while boarding.
Bus in La Paz

Diana Tours

Round-trip guided trips to Tiwanaku or Chacaltaya and Valle de la Luna, leaving at 8:30am. Also offers transport to Copacabana, Uyuni, Puno and (occasionally) Rurrenabaque.
Car Rental in La Paz

Budget

Branches at the airport and Camino Real hotel. Watch for unexpected extra expenses, like car washes.