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Getting To and Away From Villamontes

Buses To and Away From Villamontes:



Buses run daily to Santa Cruz, Yacuiba and Tarija.



To Yacuiba: Buses and shared from Villamontes to the border town of Yacuiba run throughout the day. The trip lasts around 2 - 4 hours and costs approximatey $4.



To Tarija: The ride to Tarija is long, bumpy and windy, but the scenery—namely the Pilcomayo River and Canyon is worth the trip.



To Santa Cruz: Overnight buses leave Villamontes for Santa Cruz between 5 and 7 p.m. The ride lasts 12 to 16 hours. There is one bus that leaves during the day en route from Yacuiba. Although you can hop on the bus in Villamontes, it is actually less expensive to start at Yacuiba, as the necessary reservation fee in Villamontes costs a hefty $8! That means that while travelers making the trip from Yacuiba to Santa Cruz will pay $10.50, those setting off from Villamontes will end up paying $18.50 in total.





Villamontes By Train:



The journey by train to Yacuiba lasts two hours. The trip to Santa Cruz takes 10. You can get to the train station via taxi ($0.40/person).





Villamontes Flights:



The nearest airport to Villamontes is located in Yacuiba. From Yacuiba, frequent cabs leave for Villamontes. TAM ( and offers frequent flights between Santa Cruz and Yacuiba.



By Emma Mueller
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry...
19 Nov 2009

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