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Transportation In Bolivia
There are many options for Transportation in Bolivia, from bus, taxi, plane, train, or car rental and driving the challenging roadways of Bolivia yourself.
Transportation in Bolivia is cheap if you take the bus from city to city. Although, you should be prepared for a long journey and an uncomfortable ride.
Getting around in Bolivia is an adventure itself. In Bolivia you'll find some of the bumpiest and most poorly maintained roads in South America. Also, during the rainy season many of the roads can be hazardous and be flooded.
Despite the difficulties traveling through the country's varied and stunning landscape is also one of the most enjoyable aspects of a visit to Bolivia.
Most of the tourists and Bolivians use the bus transportation system as the main way of getting around Bolivia. There are many bus companies based at the bus terminals all across the different cities in Bolivia.
You can find daily routes to all the major cities in Bolivia and to other major cities in South America as well.
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Air travel is a great way of avoiding an exhausting overland journey and saving time.
Flights inside Bolivia can be relatively inexpensive compared to other countries, with most domestic flights around Bolivia costing anywhere from $40-$120 and offers great views over the Andes or of the Amazon.
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See Also: Airfare
There is a train in Bolivia, although its network doesn't cover all of Bolivia, it is still a great transport option if you don't want to take a bus. You can find a train in Western Bolivia and also in the Eastern lowlands of Bolivia in the city of Santa Cruz.
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Renting a car in Bolivia is a possibility, but few travelers actually ever do. and may not always be a good idea, especially in the bigger cities where the roads are narrow and traffic is crazy.
Also, it is quite easy to get lost because some roads don't have signs and outside cities or towns, most roads are in poor condition or unpaved, so a four-wheel drive is essential.
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Taxis can be found anywhere at any time in almost any city or town in Bolivia and offer a cheap and safe way to get around.
Taxis in Bolivia don't have meters and most fares tend to be fixed in each city or town, although, there might be the occasional taxi driver that might overcharge a tourists, it is best to ask the price or agree on the fare before you get in.
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