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There are 4 ways to get from Arequipa to La Serena by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  8h 58m

  1. Fly from Arequipa (AQP) to La Serena (LSC) AQP - LSC

$308 - $1,209

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Bus  •  27h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to La Serena

$40 - $122

2 alternative options

Bus via Iquique  •  30h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Iquique
  4. Take the bus from Iquique to La Serena

$47 - $121

Drive  •  26h 10m

  1. Drive from Arequipa to La Serena 1268.1 miles

$210 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Arequipa to La Serena is to bus which costs $35 - $130 and takes 27h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Arequipa to La Serena is to fly which costs $300 - $1,300 and takes 8h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arequipa to La Serena. However, there are services departing from Arequipa and arriving at La Serena via Tacna and Arica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 17m.

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The distance between Arequipa and La Serena is 1502 km. The road distance is 2028.9 km.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to La Serena without a car is to bus which takes 27h 17m and costs $35 - $130.

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It takes approximately 8h 58m to get from Arequipa to La Serena, including transfers.

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Arequipa to La Serena bus services, operated by Flores Hermanos, depart from Arequipa station.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to La Serena is to fly which takes 8h 58m and costs $300 - $1,300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $130 and takes 27h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Arequipa Airport to La Serena Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 10m and has two stopovers.

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Arequipa to La Serena bus services, operated by Pullman Bus, arrive at La Serena station.

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Map of how to get from Arequipa to La Serena.
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  • Distance: 938.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 58m

What companies run services between Arequipa, Peru and La Serena, Chile?

LATAM Chile and Peruvian Airlines fly from Arequipa to La Serena every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Arequipa to La Serena via Tacna and Arica in around 27h 17m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Arequipa to La Serena via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Arequipa to La Serena via Lima, Calama
Ave. Duration
10h 51m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Arequipa to La Serena via Lima, Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Arequipa to La Serena via Lima, Antofagasta, Santiago
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Flights from Arequipa to La Serena via Lima, Mendoza, Santiago
Ave. Duration
13h 49m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,300
Bus operators
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
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oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$22 - $30
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
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busesng.cl
Pullman Bus
Phone
+56 600 600 0018
Website
pullmanbus.com
Bus from Arica to La Serena
Ave. Duration
19h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Bus from Iquique to La Serena
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to La Serena
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
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pasajebus.com
2nd Class
$30 - $70
Premium
$70 - $100
1st Class
$90 - $130
Bus from Iquique Rodovario to La Serena
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $55
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pasajebus.com
2nd Class
$28 - $55
Premium
$55 - $85
1st Class
$70 - $110
Pullman Carmelita
Phone
+56 (57) 248 3147
Bus from Arica to La Serena
Ave. Duration
24h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Iquique to La Serena
Ave. Duration
18h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$54
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Buses Evans
Website
busesevans.com
Bus from Iquique to La Serena
Ave. Duration
14h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
busesevans.com

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La Serena is 2h ahead of Arequipa. It is currently 10:07 AM in Arequipa and 12:07 PM in La Serena.

Yes, the driving distance between Arequipa to La Serena is 2029 km. It takes approximately 26h 10m to drive from Arequipa to La Serena.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Arequipa Airport to La Serena Airport.

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There are 2379+ hotels available in La Serena. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Arequipa to Arequipa Airport is to taxi which takes 13m and costs $3 - $4.

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