Experience – Train Cemetery – Uyuni, Bolivia.
- Address: Train Cemetery – Uyuni, Bolivia (Google Maps)
- Hours: All Day
- Recommended Time: 1 hour
- How to Arrive: By car
- Distance from Uyuni: 2.7 km / 1.6 miles
- Entrance Fee: No
- Ideal Month(s): November – March
The Train Cemetery is one Uyuni’s main tourist attractions. The train graveyard is a collection of rusty steam locomotives and railcars that date back to the 19th century. The town previously served as a distribution hub for the trains carrying minerals on their way to the Pacific Ocean ports. Plans were made to build a large network of trains based in Uyuni, but the project was abandoned due to a combination of technical difficulties and tension with neighboring countries.
Today the trains sit decaying along rusted tracks about 3km southwest of Uyuni. The Train Cemetery is a walkable distance from the city center, but it’s best to visit the trains in the evening or early morning when the buses full of tourists are nowhere to be seen.