There are 5 ways to get from Arica to Cusco by bus, plane or car

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Bus to Tacna, fly  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  2. Fly from Tacna (TCQ) to Cuzco (CUZ) TCQ - CUZ

$182 - $616

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Bus  •  16 h 4 min

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

$21 - $116

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Bus, bus to Arequipa, fly  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa
  3. Fly from Arequipa (AQP) to Cuzco (CUZ) AQP - CUZ

$112 - $312

Bus via Chivay  •  23 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa
  3. Take the bus from Arequipa to Chivay
  4. Take the bus from Chivay to Cusco

$83 - $124

Drive  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Arica to Cusco 512.2 miles

$85 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Arica to Cusco is to bus which costs $21 - $120 and takes 16 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Arica to Cusco is to bus and fly which costs $180 - $650 and takes 5 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arica to Cusco. However, there are services departing from Arica and arriving at Cusco via Tacna and Arequipa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 4 min.

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The distance between Arica and Cusco is 579 km. The road distance is 819.5 km.

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The best way to get from Arica to Cusco without a car is to bus which takes 16 h 4 min and costs $21 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 43 min to get from Arica to Cusco, including transfers.

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Arica to Cusco bus services, operated by Adsubliata, depart from Arica station.

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There is no direct flight from Tacna Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 25 min and has one stopover.

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Arica to Cusco bus services, operated by Transportes Reyna, arrive at Cusco station.

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Cusco is 1 h behind Arica. It is currently 11:28 PM in Arica and 9:28 PM in Cusco.

Map of how to get from Arica to Cusco.
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  • Distance: 361.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 43 min

What companies run services between Arica, Chile and Cusco, Peru?

You can take a bus from Arica to Cusco via Tacna and Arequipa in around 16 h 4 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Tacna to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Tacna to Cuzco via Lima, Arequipa
Ave. Duration
7 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Arequipa to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Arequipa to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Arequipa to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Bus operators
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 58 226 2495
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
0 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
bus
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Oltursa
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
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oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$22 - $30
Transportes Reyna
Phone
+51 54 429339
Email
transreyna@reyna.com.pe
Website
reyna.com.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
reyna.com.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Chivay
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
reyna.com.pe
Movil Tours
Phone
716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $60
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$21 - $35
Regular
$27 - $40
Suite
$40 - $60
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
peruhop.com
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peruhop.com
4M
Phone
+51 54 452296
Email
informes@4m-expresss.com
Website
busperu4m.com
Bus from Chivay to Cusco
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
busperu4m.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Arica to Cusco is 819 km. It takes approximately 11 h 57 min to drive from Arica to Cusco.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Tacna Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 1375+ hotels available in Cusco. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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