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There are 7 ways to get from Cusco to Iquique by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5h 30m

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Iquique (IQQ) CUZ - IQQ

$461 - $1,629

Cheapest option

Bus via Arica  •  21h 17m

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

$26 - $112

5 alternative options

Bus  •  21h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Arequipa
  2. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  4. Take the bus from Terminal Rodoviario de Arica to Terminal KennyBus

Bus #2  •  21h 53m

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

$29 - $136

Tour, bus  •  23h 8m

  1. Take the Tour from Cusco to Arequipa
  2. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  4. Take the bus from Arica to Iquique - Tnal.Esmeralda

$83 - $181

Train, bus  •  26h 27m

  1. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to Tacna
  3. Take the train from Tacna to Arica
  4. Take the bus from Arica to Iquique

Drive  •  16h 40m

  1. Drive from Cusco to Iquique 707.1 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Iquique is to bus via Arica which costs $25 - $120 and takes 21h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Iquique is to fly which costs $460 - $1,700 and takes 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco to Iquique. However, there are services departing from Cusco and arriving at Iquique via Arequipa, Tacna, Diego Portales / Terminal Rodoviario and Arica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 17m.

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The distance between Cusco and Iquique is 770 km. The road distance is 1131.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Iquique without a car is to bus via Arica which takes 21h 17m and costs $25 - $120.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Cusco to Iquique, including transfers.

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Cusco to Iquique bus services, operated by Romeliza, depart from Cusco station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Iquique is to fly which takes 5h 30m and costs $460 - $1,700. Alternatively, you can bus via Arica, which costs $25 - $120 and takes 21h 17m.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Iquique Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Cusco to Iquique bus services, operated by Ramos Cholele, arrive at Iquique station.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Iquique.
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  • Distance: 481.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

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

Amaszonas, LATAM Chile and Peruvian Airlines fly from Cusco to Iquique twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cusco to Iquique via Arequipa, Tacna, Arica, Diego Portales / Terminal Rodoviario, Comandante San Martín / 21 de Mayo, and Arica in around 21h 17m.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Cuzco to Iquique via La Paz
Ave. Duration
5h 8m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $900
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuzco to Iquique via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Train operators
Ferrocarril Tacna-Arica
Phone
(+51) 52 611824
Website
facebook.com
Train from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus operators
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$35 - $50
Bed
$16 - $22
VIP
$24 - $35
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
Flores Hermanos
Phone
+51 1 4800725
Email
floresruta@floreshnos.com
Website
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
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floreshnos.pe
Movil Tours
Phone
+51 1 716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Semi bed
$14 - $20
Economy
$13 - $16
Bed
$20 - $28
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
reservas@busesng.cl
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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
$3
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from Terminal Rodoviario de Arica to Terminal KennyBus
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Kenny Bus
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to Iquique
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$7 - $16
Premium
$24 - $35
Cama
$20 - $28
Bus from Arica to Iquique - Tnal.Esmeralda
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Book at
turbus.cl
Semi Cama
$7 - $16
Premium
$24 - $35
Cama
$20 - $28
Expreso Norte
Website
expresonorte.cl
Bus from Terminal Rodoviario de Arica to Terminal Rodoviario de Iquique
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Expreso Norte
Pullman Bus
Phone
+56 600 600 0018
Website
pullmanbus.com
Bus from Arica to Iquique
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
pullmanbus.com
Semi Cama
$10 - $15
Salón Cama
$17 - $24
Atacama VIP
Phone
+56 02 720 5206
Website
avip.cl
Bus from Arica to Iquique
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to Iquique
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com

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More Questions & Answers

Iquique is 1h ahead of Cusco. It is currently 8:04 AM in Cusco and 9:04 AM in Iquique.

Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Iquique is 1131 km. It takes approximately 16h 40m to drive from Cusco to Iquique.

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Peruvian Airlines, Amaszonas and LATAM Chile offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Iquique Airport.

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There are 353+ hotels available in Iquique. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Cuzco Airport is to taxi which takes 5m and costs $6 - $8.

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