Information about train tickets in Bolivia, where to purchase them, train fare costs, and train schedules, train routes and more is often outdated in printed travel guides and on websites. In an effort to ensure we don't add to the plethora of outdated online information on train fares, we will not publish fares here, but will point you in the right direction to the most current information available. As Bolivia modernizes its railway systems and passenger services, it is becoming easier to purchase tickets too.
How and Where to Buy Train Tickets
1. You can purchase tickets in person at any of the local train stations in Bolivia. See our page on train stations for the addresses and contact information of ticket sales points in Bolivia. All train stations have train timetables and fares posted.
2. Additionally, for the Western Bolivia railway system, you can purchase train tickets in La Paz and Cochabamba ticket sales offices at the following locations. Most ticket sales offices are closed during the noon siesta hour, and on weekends and holidays.
LA PAZ TRAIN TICKET OFFICE
Sanchez Lima #2199
Almost at the corner of Fernando Guachalla
Sopocachi neighborhood, La Paz, Bolivia
Tel. (591-2) 241-9770
COCHABAMBA TRAIN TICKET OFFICE
Calle Tarata #442
At the Central Station on Plaza San Antonio
Cochabamba, Dept. of Cochabamba, Bolivia
Tel. (591-4)455-6208 or 455-8245
3.) Conveniently, you can now purchase train tickets in Bolivia online using a credit card. The websites of the two railway companies in Bolivia both recommend purchasing online because you can buy your tickets in advance using a credit card and you'll be sure that the fares posted are the most updated, current fares and schedules. You can also find bus schedules, fares, and distances between cities, and you can purchase bus fare online as well. For bus or train tickets go to www.ticketsbolivia.com.