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There are 4 ways to get from Copacabana to Desaguadero by bus and ferry, bus or car

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari Copacabana
  2. Take the bus from La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari to Desaguadero

$6

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Bus and ferry, bus via Copacabana  •  7h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
  2. Take the bus from La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari to Desaguadero

$5

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus via Achocalla  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos Copacabana
  2. Take the bus from La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari to Desaguadero

$6

Drive  •  50m

  1. Drive from Copacabana to Desaguadero 34.4 miles

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from Copacabana to Desaguadero is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Copacabana to Desaguadero is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copacabana to Desaguadero. However, there are services departing from Copacabana and arriving at Desaguadero via La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Copacabana and Desaguadero is 45 km. The road distance is 55 km.

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The best way to get from Copacabana to Desaguadero without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 6h 30m and costs $6.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Copacabana to Desaguadero, including transfers.

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Copacabana to Desaguadero bus services, operated by Turismo Manco Kapac, depart from Copacabana station.

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Copacabana to Desaguadero bus services, operated by Transporte Union Ingavi, arrive at Desaguadero station.

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Desaguadero is 1h behind Copacabana. It is currently 12:19 AM in Copacabana and 11:19 PM in Desaguadero.

Yes, the driving distance between Copacabana to Desaguadero is 55 km. It takes approximately 50m to drive from Copacabana to Desaguadero.

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Map of how to get from Copacabana to Desaguadero.
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  • Distance: 27.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Copacabana, La Paz, Bolivia and Desaguadero, Puno, Peru?

There is no direct connection from Copacabana to Desaguadero. However, you can take the bus and ferry to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, take the walk to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, then take the bus to Desaguadero. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Copacabana to Desaguadero via La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos and La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari in around 6h 45m.

Bus operators
Turismo Manco Kapac
Phone
+591 8622234
Bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
altiplanoextreme.com
Transporte Union Ingavi
Phone
+591 2 2380472, +591 2 2380472
Bus from La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari to Desaguadero
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Sindicato De Transportes Unificada Sorata
Phone
+591 2 2381693
Bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sorataparaisoterrenal.esy.es
Transportes 6 de Junio
Phone
+591 22455258 / 22280890
Website
andestransit.com
Bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
andestransit.com

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There are one+ hotels available in Desaguadero. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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