Arequipa to Puno

Arequipa to Puno

Arequipa to Puno Schedule

Arequipa to Puno Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lima Tours Minivan 06:15 - 11:45$ 80.83
Transzela Sleeper 21:00 - 04:00$ 22.77
Transzela Sleeper 22:00 - 05:00$ 22.77

Transportation from Arequipa to Puno

  • Buses
    $ 23
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

How to get from Arequipa to Puno

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 80.83 if you go by Van; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere USD 22.77.

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.

Van is the fastest way to travel between Arequipa and Puno. Van will bring you to your destination in 5h 30m. 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 22.77 if you opt for a Transzela bus and as expensive as USD 80.83 if you buy a Lima Tours Van 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 ?

  • 1 from Arequipa to Puno starting from 22:00 Arequipa Bus Station until 22:00 Arequipa Bus Station
  • 1 from Arequipa to Puno starting from 06:15 Arequipa Transfer until 06:15 Arequipa 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



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

Lima Tours

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+Train remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 49% chosen Bus+Train
  • 36% opted for a bus
  • 15% took a van