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There are 9 ways to get from Calama to Cusco by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Calama  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Calama (CJC) to Cuzco (CUZ) CJC - CUZ

$390 - $1,412

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Bus  •  25 h 24 min

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

$35 - $121

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Bus to Uyuni, fly  •  12 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Uyuni
  2. Fly from Uyuni (UYU) to Cuzco (CUZ) UYU - CUZ

$273 - $698

Bus to Antofagasta, fly  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to Antofagasta
  2. Fly from Antofagasta (ANF) to Cuzco (CUZ) ANF - CUZ

$330 - $1,023

Bus via Calama  •  25 h 54 min

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

$37 - $131

Bus, Tour via La Tirana  •  27 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to La Tirana
  2. Take the bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  4. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa
  5. Take the Tour from Arequipa to Cusco

$82 - $176

Bus, Tour  •  28 h 26 min

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

$96 - $191

Bus, train  •  35 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Calama to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Puno
  3. Take the train from Puno to Cusco - Wanchaq

$245 - $3,150

Drive  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Calama to Cusco 887.6 miles

$140 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Calama to Cusco is to bus which costs $30 - $130 and takes 25 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calama to Cusco is to fly which costs $390 - $1,500 and takes 8 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Calama to Cusco. However, there are services departing from Calama and arriving at Cusco via Arica, Tacna and Arequipa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 24 min.

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The distance between Calama and Cusco is 1044 km. The road distance is 1420.2 km.

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The best way to get from Calama to Cusco without a car is to bus which takes 25 h 24 min and costs $30 - $130.

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It takes approximately 8 h 46 min to get from Calama to Cusco, including transfers.

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Calama to Cusco bus services, operated by Frontera del Norte, depart from Calama station.

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The best way to get from Calama to Cusco is to fly which takes 8 h 46 min and costs $390 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $130 and takes 25 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Calama Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Calama to Cusco.
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  • Distance: 652.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 46 min

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

LATAM Chile and JetSMART fly from Calama to Cusco every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Calama to Cusco via Arica, Tacna, and Arequipa in around 25 h 24 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Calama to Cuzco via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Calama to Cuzco via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Calama to Cuzco via La Serena, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 36 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Antofagasta to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Antofagasta to Cuzco via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Antofagasta to Cuzco via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Antofagasta to Cuzco via Lima, Juliaca
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Uyuni to Cuzco via La Paz
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Uyuni to Cuzco via La Paz
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $480
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Puno to Cusco - Wanchaq
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $3,100
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $3,100
Regular
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Trans Salvador
Phone
+56 58 222 8547
Email
central@trans-salvador.com
Website
trans-salvador.com
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$11 - $16
Premium
$15 - $19
Bus from Calama to La Paz
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$24 - $35
Premium
$30 - $40
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Calama to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
Book at
voyhoy.com
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Pluss Chile
Phone
+56 (2) 26419926
Email
info@plusschile.cl
Website
plusschile.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
plusschile.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Ciktur
Phone
951690977
Email
servicioalcliente@ciktur.cl
Website
ciktur.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ciktur.cl
Book at
altanetpasajes.cl
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from Calama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to Arica
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Book at
busesng.cl
Bus from Pozo Almonte to Arica
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Flores Hermanos
Phone
+51 1 4800725
Email
floresruta@floreshnos.com
Website
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
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
Book at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$21 - $30
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$35 - $50
Bed
$16 - $22
VIP
$24 - $35
Movil Tours
Phone
+51 1 716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$17 - $25
Regular
$22 - $35
Suite
$30 - $45
Transzela
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $180
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Email
ayuda@pasajebus.com
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from Calama to La Tirana
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Cusco is 1 h behind Calama. It is currently 5:17 AM in Calama and 3:17 AM in Cusco.

Yes, the driving distance between Calama to Cusco is 1420 km. It takes approximately 20 h 29 min to drive from Calama to Cusco.

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JetSMART and LATAM Chile offer flights from Calama Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 1366+ hotels available in Cusco. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Calama to Calama Airport is to Colectivo which takes 15 min and costs $9.

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