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There are 7 ways to get from Cusco to Potosí 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 to Sucre, bus  •  8h 37m

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Sucre (SRE) CUZ - SRE
  2. Take the bus from Sucre to Potosí

$1,220 - $4,828

Cheapest option

Bus Transporte Internacional Litoral  •  22h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to La Paz Cusco / ...
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to PotosÍ La Paz

$38 - $131

5 alternative options

Fly to Uyuni, bus  •  10h 7m

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

$272 - $675

Bus via Juliaca  •  21h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Juliaca
  2. Take the bus from Juliaca to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to PotosÍ

$45 - $98

Bus  •  26h

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Copacabana
  2. Take the bus from Copacabana to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Potosí

Train, bus  •  27h 35m

  1. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  3. Take the bus from Desaguadero to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
  4. Take the bus from La Paz to PotosÍ

$249 - $3,104

Drive  •  17h 3m

  1. Drive from Cusco to Potosí 732.1 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Potosí is to bus which costs $35 - $140 and takes 22h.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Potosí is to fly and bus which costs $1,200 - $4,900 and takes 8h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco to Potosí. However, there are services departing from Cusco and arriving at PotosÍ via Juliaca and La Paz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 40m.

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The distance between Cusco and Potosí is 945 km. The road distance is 1171.3 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Potosí without a car is to bus which takes 21h 40m and costs $40 - $100.

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It takes approximately 8h 37m to get from Cusco to Potosí, including transfers.

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Cusco to Potosí bus services, operated by Cruz Del Sur, depart from Cusco station.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Sucre Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 40m and has two stopovers.

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Cusco to Potosí bus services, operated by Cooperativa 10 de Noviembre, arrive at PotosÍ station.

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Potosí is 1h ahead of Cusco. It is currently 10:40 AM in Cusco and 11:40 AM in Potosí.

Map of how to get from Cusco to Potosí.
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  • Distance: 590.4 miles
  • Duration: 8h 37m

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and Potosí, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Cusco to Potosí via Juliaca and La Paz in around 21h 40m.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Cuzco to Sucre via La Paz, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $450
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
7h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $600
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Cuzco to Sucre via La Paz, Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Cuzco to Sucre via La Paz, Tarija
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $330
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
Ave. Duration
10h 19m
Frequency
4 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 Emperador
Phone
+591 68660423
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
busesbolivia.wordpress.com
Trans 6 de Octubre
Phone
+591 79576765
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transtin Dil Rey
Phone
+591 4 6452518
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Linea Sindical Flota Villa Imperial
Phone
+(591)-2-6243373
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
potosy.com.bo
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuni to Potosi
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Juliaca
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$11 - $18
Regular
$19 - $26
VIP
$22 - $35
Nuevo Continente Internacional
Phone
(+591) 2-2283842 / (+591)2-2285191
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Juliaca to La Paz
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Puno to Desaguadero
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Cooperativa 10 de Noviembre
Phone
+593 98 050 1402
Email
josecarva_28@hotmail.es
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to PotosÍ
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa De Transportes El Dorado
Phone
+(593)03-28302, +(593)2141020
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz, Bolivia to PotosÍ
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Cosmos
Phone
+(591) 2 2281938 / Potosí: +(591)2-6245831
Bus from La Paz to Potosí
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Imperial Potosí
Phone
Potosí: +(591)2-6243378
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to PotosÍ
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
facebook.com
Expreso Cochabamba
Phone
Potosí: +(591)-26243362
Website
es-es.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to PotosÍ
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Kanoo Tours
Website
kanootours.com
Bus from La Paz to Potosi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
kanootours.com
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
facebook.com
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Cusco to La Paz
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Peru Tour Bus
Phone
0051 84 632307
Email
reservas@perutourbus.com
Website
perutourbus.com
Bus from Cusco to Copacabana
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
perutourbus.com
Book at
perutourbus.com
Trans Universo
Phone
La Paz +(591)73541750/ Potosí: +(591)-26245828
Bus from La Paz to Potosí
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transporte Union Ingavi
Phone
+591 2 2380472
Bus from Desaguadero to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Potosí is 1171 km. It takes approximately 17h 3m to drive from Cusco to Potosí.

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Peruvian Airlines, Boliviana de Aviación and Amaszonas offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Sucre Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Potosí. Prices start at $20 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 $2 - $4.

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