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You can fly internationally between Sucre and Buenos Aires, Madrid, Salta and São Paulo on BoA.

BoA, Ecojet and Amaszonas offer several flights a day to Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz; Amaszonas also flies to Uyuni (around B$374 one way) daily Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are direct flights on BoA to Tarija several days a week. TAM also serves Sucre, La Paz and Santa Cruz, however, the location of its local office was in flux when we last visited.

The city's new airport named Alcantarí International Airport, located in Yamparáez, 30km south of the city, is still a work in progress. The space feels mostly vacant, with few shops or eateries open, especially for night flights. There is an ATM, but no money exchange. Unlike the old airport, however, it's less vulnerable to bad weather and certainly isn't in danger of being overrun by housing developments. Departure tax is B$11.

The airport is a 40-minute taxi ride (B$50) from the city at night (longer during the day when there's more traffic). Or you can grab a shared one, minimum two people (B$60), from Plaza Tréveris or a micro that leaves when full from a spot near Plaza Camargo (B$8).

Bus & Shared Taxi

The bus terminal is a 3km uphill walk from the center along Av Guiterrez and most easily accessed by micros A or 3 (B$1.50) from along Ravelo, or by taxi (as the micros are too crowded for lots of luggage). You can also walk and get there quicker in midday gridlock. Unless you’re headed for Potosí, it’s wise to book long-distance buses a day in advance in order to reserve a seat. There’s a terminal tax of B$2.50; services include an information kiosk, but no ATM. To save the trip to the bus station, many centrally located travel agents also sell tickets on selected services for a small commission.

There are plans to build a new bus station in the next couple of years.

Take an early evening bus to La Paz, as opposed to an afternoon one, so you don't arrive at an ungodly hour. A new company called El Mexicano (leaves 6pm) is the best for the Santa Cruz route, and Andes Bus to Oruro or Tarija is like flying 1st class on a plane.

If you are headed to Tarija or Villazón, you'll have more luck going to Potosí; the quickest and comfiest (if not the cheapest) way to get there is in a shared taxi (B$50, two hours), which can be arranged through your hotel or by calling direct. Try Super Movil.

For Uyuni, we recommend 6 de Octubre buses (either cama, ie fully reclining, or semi-cama), which leave at 9am and 8pm daily.

Camiri

Cost (B$)

120

Time (hr)

18

Cochabamba

Cost (B$)

80-90

Time (hr)

10

La Paz

Cost (B$)

150-260

Time (hr)

12

Oruro

Cost (B$)

40-70

Time (hr)

7-8

Potosí

Cost (B$)

30-50

Time (hr)

3

Santa Cruz

Cost (B$)

94-105

Time (hr)

12

Uyuni

Cost (B$)

80-90

Time (hr)