La Paz Cable Car: lines, prices, tickets and schedules

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We know, you have traveled an infinite number of times and when you return home you realize that you have failed to discover much of your destiny. That’s why it’s important to plan your trip and ask many questions to many peolpe. This time you travel to Bolivia, a magical destination with many charming places that you want to know.

Before starting your journey we know that you have prepared yourself. You already know what to see in Bolivia, beyond visiting Uyuni Salt Flats, of course. You know that La Paz is another essential destination (even though it is not the capital of Bolivia), but it is quite possible that you don’t know where to start. It’s a new place and if we knew everything new, it wouldn’t be new anymore.

After this philosophical lesson let’s get to what interests you: we introduce you to the La Paz Cable Car, one of the highest cable cars in the world! La Paz Cable Car has 10 lines that connect the entire city and El Alto, the city nearby. The citizens use it as a regular means of transportation, for paceños it is like the subway for New Yorkers.

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La Paz Cable Car lines

For paceños all the cable car lines are very useful, as you can imagine. They are not few, and there are tastes for all colors, never better said. There is red, yellow, green, blue, orange and purple. The rainbow has ended, but the lines of La Paz Cable Car continue light blue, white, coffee and silver. Now it is.

Cable car La Paz Bolivia lines map

For you who are going to travel and may not have time to know all the routes, we have thought of three lines: red, blue, and yellow. Does this mean that the rest of the lines of La Paz Cable Car are left out? No, it means that first, we introduce you to the red, blue, and yellow lines:

Red cable car

In our view, the red line of La Paz Cable Car is the most spectacular. It passes over the enormous General Cemetery of La Paz, crosses the colorful neighborhood of Chualluma and climbs up to El Alto to cross it. If it’s Thursday or Sunday, you’ll enjoy the views of El Alto’s giant market.

You will also be interested to know that the red cable car brings you closer to the Witches Market where different legends make your hair stand on end. Even closer you get with the purple and light blue lines.

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Yellow cable car

The yellow line of La Paz Cable Car is very interesting and smells good. This line allows you to know Sopocachi neighborhood, where the best restaurants to eat in La Paz are located. On the way, you can also enjoy a good view of the mountains. Sounds good? Tastes better!

Blue cable car

To be honest, the blue line is not the most popular, you won’t even have access with the complete ticket and you will have to buy a separate one (don’t panic because it costs is 3 bolivianos). Then why do we propose it? It crosses El Alto and in its way you will enjoy its most typical and picturesque buildings, the Cholets.

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Although it’s true that the Villa Adela Cholets are the most beautiful and photographed, the blue line of La Paz Cable Car is a cheap and effective option to get to know these famous buildings

Other lines

Once you’ve seen the main lines of La Paz Cable Car, it’s time for us to introduce you to the others:

  • Green line. It goes all over Alto Obrajes, the south of the city. With this line you can see the Esperanza Bridge, the hopegreen color bridge.
  • Orange line. It shares stations with the red and white line. Don’t miss the visit to the Calama market.
  • White line. It is an intense line that takes you to visit the Villaroel and Triangular Square and the Busch Monument. A complete visit!
  • Light blue line. Besides visiting The Witches Market in La Paz, as we have already said, you can walk along Poeta Avenue, it is a good plan!
  • Purple line. The purple line connects La Paz and El Alto perpendicularly. As if that wasn’t enough, it brings you closer to La Paz Witches Market, it’s worth it!
  • Coffee line. It is short and as it connects to the white line it also brings you closer to the Busch Monument.
  • Silver line. This line borders El Alto, it follows the blue line.

La Paz Cable Car schedule

  • Monday to Friday from 06:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday from 07:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.

Prices and tickets

  • The single ticket costs 3 bolivianos (40 euro cents). With this ticket you can travel on a full line but you cannot travel on the others.
  • The ticket for two or more lines costs 5 bolivianos (60 euro cents). This ticket is useful if your intention is to link a line two or more lines.
  • The circular tour ticket costs 11 bolivianos (1 euro and 35 cents). This is undoubtedly the best option because it allows you to use 6 of all its lines (orange, red, silver, yellow, light blue and white). We don’t need to tell you that the trip ends at the same point where it starts, so it’s circular.

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Everything that surprises you from above will do so even more closely. It’s great to use La Paz Cable Car to live the experience, travel long distances and make the most of your time. Remember that the charm of the city is in each of its streets and that the cable car does not replace walking, it is complementary! Do you already know which line will be the first one you take?


Journalist, nomad and adventurer. Paula would never say no to a camping trip and is an expert in setting up a tent in less than 10 seconds.

Besides that, she loves to dance and maybe that's why she loves Latin America so much. One of her best trips was to Argentina, but she has many more destinations behind her, which she talks about in this blog.

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