Dangers & Annoyances

Watch your cash, especially around the train and bus stations. There have been reports of groups of young men pretending to help buy tickets or transfer luggage to a bus, and then taking off with backpacks. If you are robbed, you can get a police report from the Tourist Police at their office in the clock tower.

Internet Access

There are several internet places in town, especially around Plaza Arce. An hour costs between B$4 and B$5. Wi-fi is available in nearly all hostels and hotels, many restaurants and most tour operator offices.


There are several cash machines in town. Several places on Av Potosí between Arce and Bolívar buy Chilean and Argentine pesos.

Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz

Banco Nacional de Bolivia

Banco Unión


Entry & Exit Formalities

Migración Visa extensions only. Get your visas and exit/entry stamps at the border.


Tourist Information

Infotur Well stocked with leaflets on Uyuni and the rest of Bolivia. At research time the office was located in the bus terminal while the office on Avenida Arce was being renovated.

Office of Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa Administrative office for the park in Uyuni. You can buy your park entry (B$150) here if going under your own steam.