Bolivia by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

​A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Bolivia.

Here you will find information for Bolivia about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.


Useful Information

Population: 11.79 million

Currency: Bolivian boliviano

Language: Spanish

Capital: Sucre, La Paz

Country Code: +591

Time Zone: Bolivia Time (BOT)

Train Companies

Most of the trains in Bolivia are operated by two companies, the Andina S.A. Railway Company (FCASA) and the Eastern Railway Company S.A. (FCOSA).

Bolivia Rail Map


Train Tickets

Buy your train and bus tickets for Bolivia online at TicketsBolivia.com

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes available for Bolivia.


Expreso del Sur offers direct train services between Villazon and Oruru.

Classes and Amenities:

  • Executive Class
    • Reclining chairs
    • Air conditioner
    • Snacks on board
    • TV
    • Toilets
    • Pillows and blanket
  • Salon Class
    • Reclining chairs
    • Heating system
    • TV
    • Toilets

Wara Wara Del Sur is a night train connecting Ouru and Villazon.

Classes and Amenities:

  • Executive Class
  • Salon Class
  • Popular Class
  • Dining wagon
  • Toilets

Expreso Oriental connects Santa Cruz Puerto Quijarro.

  • Pullman reclining seats
  • Restaurant and snack wagon
  • Air-conditioned
  • TV and reading lights
  • Toilets



Frequently Travelled Routes In Bolivia


From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
La Paz to Uyuni 12:48 2 Train & Bus
Uyuni to Villazon 13:52 1 Train & Bus
Villazon to Ouruo 13:00 -18:00  Direct Train
Sucre to Potosi 5:30 Direct Train
Santa Cruz to Yacuiba 16:35 Direct Train
Santa Cruz to Quijarro 13:00 Direct Train



From > To
Duration (h) Changes Transport
La Paz to Puno, Peru 6:00 Direct Bus
Santa Cruz to San Pedro, Argentina 22:30 2 Train & Bus
Uyuni to Antofagasta, Chile 13:28 1 Bus


Bolivia travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • La Paz
  • Santa Cruz
  • Sucre
  • Potosi
  • Uyuni
  • Villazon
  • Oruro

Train Tours in Bolivia

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Best Time To Travel To Bolivia

We suggest visiting Bolivia anytime from May to October due to it being the dry season and shoulder season before and after the wet season. In Bolivia, one can find mountains, the Amazonian rainforest, and huge salt flats. During the dry season, the sun shines and the skies are blue; however, this is the country’s winter and temperatures in the salt flats can dip below freezing at night, as well as in the mountains. The Amazon is a pleasant temperature and with minimal rain.

The dry season is often preferred to travel during in Bolivia however, when the salt flats flood from the excess rain during the wet season, it offers an amazing mirror effect. Take your chances for the picture-perfect Salar de Uyuni, but keep in mind the country’s transport and infrastructure may be canceled, flooded, or blocked by landslides. Maybe even plan your trip around Carnival or Semana Santa (Holy Week)!


  • Dry Season: June to September
  • Wet Season: November to March

Accommodation In Bolivia


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Guidebooks For Bolivia

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