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There are 4 ways to get from Cusco to Colca Canyon by bus, taxi, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Chivay
  2. Take a taxi from Chivay to Colca Canyon

$88 - $93

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cusco to Colca Canyon 353 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Cusco to Colca Canyon 353 miles

$50 - $75

Fly, taxi  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Arequipa (AQP) CUZ - AQP
  2. Take a taxi from Arequipa to Colca Canyon

$153 - $323

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Colca Canyon is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Colca Canyon is to fly and taxi which costs $150 - $330 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Cusco and Colca Canyon is 232 km. The road distance is 564.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Colca Canyon without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 11 h 56 min and costs $85 - $95.

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It takes approximately 11 h 56 min to get from Cusco to Colca Canyon, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Cuzco Airport to Arequipa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Colca Canyon is 565 km. It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to drive from Cusco to Colca Canyon.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Peruvian Airlines and LATAM Chile offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Arequipa Airport.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Colca Canyon. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Cuzco Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Colca Canyon.
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  • Distance: 145.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 56 min

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and Colca Canyon, Peru?

There is no direct connection from Cusco to Colca Canyon. However, you can take the bus to Chivay then take the taxi to Colca Canyon. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Colca Canyon.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuzco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $260
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cuzco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Cuzco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Bus operators
4M
Phone
+51 54 452296
Email
informes@4m-expresss.com
Website
busperu4m.com
Bus from Cusco to Chivay
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65
Schedules at
busperu4m.com
Other operators
Taxi from Chivay to Colca Canyon
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Estimated price
$23 - $28

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