Arequipa to Puno

Arequipa to Puno

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Arequipa to Puno Schedule

Arequipa to Puno Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Daytrip Minivan 7pax Any timePEN 1,137
Transzela VIP-Class 05:15 - 11:15PEN 65
Transzela VIP-Class 09:15 - 15:15PEN 65
Transzela VIP-Class 12:30 - 18:30PEN 65
Cruz del Sur Cruzero Evolution 160 22:00 - 04:30PEN 76

Transportation from Arequipa to Puno

Facts about the transport from Arequipa to Puno

Cheapest Transport$13
Fastest Transport5h 12m
Earliest Departure5:15 AM
Latest Departure10:30 PM
Departures per day13
Distance293 kilometers
Transport Companies4M Express, Cruz del Sur, Daytrip, Qhapaq Adventures, Sur Oriente, Tour Peru, Transzela, Transzela

How to get from Arequipa to Puno

Travelling between Arequipa and Puno is possible by Bus, train, van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 380.70 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 12.70.

How long does it take to get from Arequipa to Puno?

It can take you anywhere between 6 and 7 hours to travel between Arequipa and Puno depending on the means of transport you choose.

Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Arequipa and Puno. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 5h 12m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 7h to reach Puno.

How much does it cost to get from Arequipa to Puno?

Travelling between Arequipa and Puno can be as cheap as USD 12.70 if you opt for a Sur Oriente bus and as expensive as USD 380.70 if you buy a Daytrip taxi ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Arequipa and Puno ?

  • 9 from Arequipa to Puno starting from 05:15 Terrapuerto de Arequipa until 22:30 Arequipa Bus Station
  • 1 from Arequipa to Puno starting from 08:00 Terminal Terrestre de Arequipa until 08:00 Terminal Terrestre de Arequipa
  • 3 from Arequipa to Puno starting from 00:00 Arequipa Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Arequipa Hotel Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Arequipa to Puno.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Travelling from Arequipa to Puno overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.

Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.

They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.

Companies operating bus routes between Arequipa and Puno

Cruz del Sur, Sur Oriente, Transzela, Transzela


Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.

Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.

Companies offering charters between Arequipa and Puno



Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Arequipa and Puno, too.

Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.

Companies operating vans between Arequipa and Puno

Qhapaq Adventures

What is the most popular transport to get from Arequipa to Puno?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 55% opted for a bus
  • 43% chosen Bus+Train
  • 2% took a van