There are 6 ways to get from Cusco to Puno by plane, bus, train, taxi or car

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Fly, bus  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Juliaca (JUL) CUZ - JUL
  2. Take the bus from Juliaca to Puno

$107 - $229

Cheapest option

Tour  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the Tour from Cusco to Puno Cusco / ...

$30 - $95

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Juliaca Via Cusco / ...
  2. Take the bus from Juliaca to Puno Via Puerto Maldonado / ...

Train  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno Titicaca train / ...

$200 - $3,100

Taxi  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take a taxi from Cusco to Puno 243.4 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Cusco to Puno 243.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Cusco to Puno is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 5 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cusco to Puno is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $230 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cusco and arriving at Puno. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cusco - Wanchaq and arriving at Puno. Services depart four times a week. The journey takes approximately 10 h 19 min.

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The distance between Cusco and Puno is 332 km. The road distance is 389.5 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Puno without a car is to Tour which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $30 - $95.

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It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Cusco to Puno, including transfers.

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Cusco to Puno bus services, operated by Turismo Mer, depart from Cusco station.

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Cusco to Puno train services, operated by PeruRail, depart from Cusco - Wanchaq station.

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The best way to get from Cusco to Puno is to Tour which takes 6 h 40 min and costs $30 - $95. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $200 - $3,100 and takes 10 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to Puno.
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  • Distance: 207.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 55 min

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and Puno, Peru?

Turismo Mer operates a bus from Cusco to Puno 3 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min. Eight other operators also service this route. Alternatively, PeruRail operates a train from Cusco to Puno 4 times a week. Tickets cost $200 - $3,100 and the journey takes 10 h 19 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuzco to Juliaca
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Cuzco to Juliaca
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
Ave. Duration
10 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $3,100
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $3,100
Regular
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
0801-11111
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Juliaca to Puno
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $22
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$7 - $11
Regular
$13 - $19
VIP
$15 - $22
Bus from Cusco to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$12 - $19
Regular
$21 - $30
VIP
$25 - $35
Turismo Mer
Website
turismomer.com
Bus from Cusco to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
turismomer.com
Book at
redbus.pe
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Cusco to Puno
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $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 Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
perutourbus.com
Book at
perutourbus.com
Machu Picchu Tour
Phone
0051 971569997
Email
tourinperu@outlook.com
Website
machupicchu-tours-peru.com
Bus from Cusco to Puno
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
machupicchu-tours-peru.com
Transportes 6 de Junio
Phone
+591 22455258 / 22280890
Website
andestransit.com
Bus from Cusco to Puno
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Inka Express
Phone
0051 084 247887
Email
reservascusco@inkaexpress.com
Website
inkaexpress.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Puno
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
inkaexpress.com.pe
Book at
inkaexpress.com.pe
Transportes Reyna
Other operators
Taxi from Cusco to Puno
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Rapi Taxi
Phone
+51 84 270-606
Website
perupaginas.com
Taxi O´Qarina
Phone
+51 84 255-000
Website
empresasperu.org
Aló Cusco
Phone
+51 84 222-222
Website
alocusco.blogspot.com

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The quickest flight from Cuzco Airport to Juliaca Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Cusco to Puno bus services, operated by Turismo Mer, arrive at Puno station.

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Cusco to Puno train services, operated by PeruRail, arrive at Puno station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to Puno is 390 km. It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to drive from Cusco to Puno.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile offer flights from Cuzco Airport to Juliaca Airport.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Puno. Prices start at $13 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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