Read on for more information on flights and buses
Cochabamba does not have an international airport. Travelers from abroad will have to fly to La Paz (LPB) or Santa Cruz (SCZ) and take a domestic flight to Cochabamba (CCB). From both airports, flights leave two or three times a day and cost approximately US$70 – $100 one way. Their duration is less than one hour.
Be advised that those arriving to La Paz from abroad may be affected by the altitude: the city is located approximately 11,000 feet above sea level. Cochabamba is significantly lower.
Buses are another option for domestic travel. Several buses run between Cochabamba and La Paz or Santa Cruz each day, and riders can get schedules and tickets at the bus station. Some of the well-known bus lines are Bolivar, Mopar, TransCopacabana, TransImperial, and El Dorado. A bus ticket to Cochabamba usually costs US$10 – $15. Trips from La Paz to Cochabamba take 7 hours, or Santa Cruz to Cochabamba 12 hours (overnight is possible).
From the airport in Cochabamba, you can either take a taxi or take the “B” bus line downtown to Plaza 14 de Septiembre. Very near the Plaza, by the post office at the corners of Avenida Ayacucho and Avenida Heroinas, you can get a minibus to the main conference site in the nearby town of Tiquipaya.