There are 8 ways to get from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama 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 Calama, bus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Calama (CJC) CUZ - CJC
  2. Take the bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama

$325 - $1,215

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Bus via Arica  •  29 h 59 min

  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 San Pedro de Atacama

$54 - $413

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Fly to Uyuni, bus  •  20 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Uyuni (UYU) CUZ - UYU
  2. Take the bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama

$281 - $699

Fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  13 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Cuzco (CUZ) to Antofagasta (ANF) CUZ - ANF
  2. Take the bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama

$330 - $1,031

Bus Trans Salvador  •  29 h 40 min

  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 Calama
  4. Take the bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama

$55 - $109

Train, bus  •  31 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Cusco - Wanchaq to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  4. Take the bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
  5. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama
  6. Take the bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama

Bus via Arica #2  •  35 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cusco to Chivay
  2. Take the bus from Chivay to Arequipa
  3. Take the bus from Arequipa to Tacna
  4. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  5. Take the bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama

$102 - $150

Drive  •  22 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama 949.4 miles

$150 - $230

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No, there is no direct bus from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama. However, there are services departing from Cusco and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama via Juliaca, La Paz and Calama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 40 min.

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The distance between Cusco and San Pedro de Atacama is 1117 km. The road distance is 1519.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 10 h 55 min to get from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.

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Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Cruz Del Sur, depart from Cusco station.

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There is no direct flight from Cuzco Airport to Calama Airport. The quickest flight takes 8 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Transporte Amanecer, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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San Pedro de Atacama is 1 h ahead of Cusco. It is currently 9:19 AM in Cusco and 11:19 AM in San Pedro de Atacama.

Yes, the driving distance between Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama is 1519 km. It takes approximately 22 h 1 min to drive from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Cuzco Airport to Calama Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 698.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 55 min

What companies run services between Cusco, Peru and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile?

You can take a bus from Cusco to San Pedro de Atacama via Juliaca, La Paz, and Calama in around 29 h 40 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Cuzco to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Cuzco to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Flights from Cuzco to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Cuzco to Antofagasta via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Cuzco to Antofagasta via Santiago
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Cuzco to Antofagasta via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 13 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Cuzco to Antofagasta via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
9 h 59 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Cuzco to Uyuni via La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $600
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
Magic Tour
Phone
+56 99 553 4952
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $28
1st Class
$17 - $25
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$16 - $35
Premium
$35 - $55
1st Class
$40 - $60
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
0801-11111
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Juliaca
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$11 - $18
Regular
$20 - $28
VIP
$24 - $35
Transporte Amanecer
Phone
+56 9 82555550 / 55 2 892043
Email
pullman.amanecer10@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Transportes Reyna
Phone
+51 54 429339
Email
transreyna@reyna.com.pe
Website
reyna.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
reyna.com.pe
Bus from Chivay to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
reyna.com.pe
Oltursa
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
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
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Book at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$21 - $30
Flores Hermanos
Phone
+51 1 4800725
Email
floresruta@floreshnos.com
Website
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
Movil Tours
Phone
716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$17 - $25
Regular
$22 - $35
Suite
$30 - $45
Transzela
Green Toad Bus
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from Cusco to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
3 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $310
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com
Book at
greentoadbus.com
bus
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Email
ayuda@pasajebus.com
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from La Tirana to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
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
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
recorrido.cl

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There are 227+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $41 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 .

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