Traveling to Bolivia

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Bolivia Flight Info

Bolivia Flight Info

The main international airports in Bolivia are El Alto (LPB) in La Paz, and Viru-Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz (VVI). Peruvian Airlines now offer flights direct from Lima and Cusco to La Paz. Other carriers with flights into Bolivia include American Airlines, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Gol Airlines, TACA, and TAM. Avianca flies from Bogotá to La Paz.

For Australians and New Zealanders, it can be costly to travel to Bolivia. If you’re coming from Australia or New Zealand, you may consider purchasing an RTW (round-the-world) ticket or fly via Santiago or Buenos Aires. The “Visit South America LAN Airlines Airpass” might be another good option.

From Europe and the UK, you will probably need to go through the US, or a major South American city like Rio de Janeiro or Santiago. Air Europa flies from Madrid to Santa Cruz.

For North Americans, there are only a few US and European airlines offering direct flights to Bolivia which can cause airfare to rise. Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas are major hubs for flights to South America.

Travelers in Latin America can connect to La Paz with LAN Airlines, which has flights from Santiago to La Paz, daily. There are also connecting flights to Iquique. If you’re interested in combining Bolivia with Peru, you can also take a LAN Airlines flight from La Paz to Cuzco, often via Lima, anytime during the week.

Take note that it is more expensive to fly into La Paz than Santa Cruz because of the altitude-related costs. The season where airfare is at its highest is from early June to late August, and from December to February.

Flight delays and cancellations can occur, so you may want to schedule your trip with some buffer days. You can also purchase travel insurance that would cover trip cancellation for any reason and trip delays.


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