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Bus route Sucre to La Paz dangerous by night?

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Bus route Sucre to La Paz dangerous by night?

Hello guys!

I'VE been travelling through South America for a while now and I am freaking out with bus trips in Bolivia because of all the horror stories you read everywhere online. I am in Sucre and about to go to La Paz and I don't know if I should take the night bus because of the drunk drivers, ravines, sleepy drivers etc. Do you know if this is a rational fear? Because if I go by day the bus companies are worse and I have to go through Potosi and oruru. What do you think would be a better option? Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Bus route Sucre to La Paz dangerous by night?

You can fly on BoA for 300-400 Bolivianos and you'll be there in 50 mins, if you can afford it.

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2. Re: Bus route Sucre to La Paz dangerous by night?

Thank you for your answer! I know I can fly but it is triple the price plus the night at a hostel. So my question was really about the safety of the route in question, to see if I really should consider the other option or not...

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3. Re: Bus route Sucre to La Paz dangerous by night?

Lots of people travel by night busses in Bolivia ...

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