Getting There & Away
Buses Atacama 2000 has regular departures to Calama (from CH$3000, three daily), where you can connect to its Uyuni bus. Buses Frontera del Norte goes to Calama (five daily) as well as Arica (from CH$18,000) and Iquique (CH$15,000), departing at 9:45pm every night.
Tur Bus has hourly buses to Calama (CH$3000 to CH$4000), from where you can connect to all major destinations in Chile.
Andesmar serves Salta and Jujuy, Argentina, leaving at 8am on Wednesday and Sunday (from CH$30,000, 12 hours with border time). Pullman Bus departs at 9:30am on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for similar prices. Géminis also goes to Salta (CH$32,000, 12 hours) on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 9:30am.
Several agencies in town offer transfer services to Calama airport including Tour Magic, which has regular bus service three times a day from the bus terminal to the airport (per person CH$8000, 1½ hours).