Central Bolivia Places

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Cochabamba

Getting Here and Around

From La Paz, drive 190 km (118 mi) south to Caracollo, one of the few villages along the way with a gas station, and then head east toward Cochabamba. The drive takes about five hours. By bus, the trip takes closer to seven hours; tickets cost between $10 and $25 USD. To avoid standing in the aisle for the entire journey, book tickets at least a day in advance. Many companies have buses that leave several times a day.

AeroSur flies daily from La Paz and Sucre to Aeropuerto Jorge Wilsterman in Cochabamba. The airport is 10 km (6 mi) from downtown. A taxi into town is about $5 USD.

Built on the traditional grid pattern, the central part of Cochabamba is divided into quadrants beginning at the intersection of Avenida de las HeroĆ­nas and Avenida Ayacucho. Streets are labeled norte (north), sur (south), este (east), and oeste (west). The quadrant is included as an abbreviation in the address; for example, Hotel Aranjuez is located at Calle Buenos Aires E-0563.

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