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Best way to travel from Bolivia to Argentina?

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1. Posted by salaman83 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hi all,

I am planning to travel in October from Southern Bolivia (Tarija most probably), across the border into Argentina to Cordoba, Rosario and on to Buenos Aires, but have a question about travelling into and away from Bolivia. As i am initially entering Bolivia from South-East Peru, i understand that border control will ask for proof of an onward ticket out of Bolivia before you gain entry, have you found this on your travels into Bolivia when wanting to travel overland?

Ideally i would like to bus it between Tarija and Cordoba but have found it pretty difficult booking bus tickets online from home. I have looked into LAB airlines for ticket over the border and this would satisfy the requirement, but it seems a bit of a long way round the issue!

If anybody has any advice on the above, like how best to organise travel by bus in this area before i get to the Peruvian/Bolivian border, i'd much appreciate it!

Gracias :)

2. Posted by marcosbk (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

I just arrived in Ecuador,
I am planning on doing the same...

1. To go to Cuzco, and then into Bolivia.
2. According to what I read, from Lago Titicaca there is a bus (12hrs ride) to La Paz, another one from La Paz to Cochabamba (12 hrs) and another one from Cochabamba to Santa Cruz de la Sierra (12 hrs as well).
3. My sister went from Santa Cruz til Mato Grosso (Border with Brazil) by train ... (about a day journey).
4. Once in Brazil I am planning on getting on a bus till GOIAS, PARANA, SANTA CATARINA and RGS (which are the southermost States in Brazil).
5. Once in Porto Alegre (the RGS´s Capìtal), I will purchase a ticket to Buenos Aires (it´s 18 hrs). My brother did that one 3 years ago, and the fare was U$70.00.

6. As my air ticket to return home is from Quito, I am going From Buenos Aires to Mendoza (in the Andes, Border with Chile)...and then to Santiago. I hope I will still be ¨up and running buy then...Lol¨ ... as from Santiago to Lima is a hell of a long way...

7. Frkanly I have no clue how much that costs, but...I will jump into it as got 6 weeks off from Work :d.

So, good luck on yours,
I will be doing this throughout JUNE-2006. Wish me Luck.


3. Posted by Adrock (Budding Member 55 posts) 10y

I did that same route you are talking about by bus and there was no problems. I went in and out of Peru and Boliva twice and never had an issue. And going to Agentina from Bolivia is easy as well. Go by bus it is cheaper and not to bad. Don't worry about the other stuff its really easy and hassel free.

4. Posted by salaman83 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Thanks for the advice Adrock, that's pretty much what i've heard so far about it, i'm thinking i will just organise bus tickets when i'm over there.

Good luck on your travels Marcosbk, i will be arriving in Quito as well and working my way South - hope its all going well so far.


5. Posted by marcosbk (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

I have done it already!

any questions...I am here...