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There are 2 ways to get from La Paz to Puno by bus or car

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Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from La Paz to Juliaca Sleeper Bus

$13 - $27

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Drive  •  4h 33m

  1. Drive from La Paz to Juliaca 187.2 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from La Paz to Puno is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 4h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from La Paz to Puno is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 4h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from La Paz and arriving at Juliaca. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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The distance between La Paz and Puno is 260 km. The road distance is 299.6 km.

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The best way to get from La Paz to Puno without a car is to bus which takes 7h and costs $13 - $27.

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The bus from La Paz to Juliaca takes 7h including transfers and departs twice daily.

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La Paz to Puno bus services, operated by Nuevo Continente Internacional, depart from La Paz station.

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La Paz to Puno bus services, operated by Nuevo Continente Internacional, arrive at Juliaca station.

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Yes, the driving distance between La Paz to Puno is 300 km. It takes approximately 4h 33m to drive from La Paz to Puno.

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  • Distance: 162.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between La Paz, Bolivia and Puno, Peru?

Nuevo Continente Internacional operates a bus from La Paz to Juliaca twice daily. Tickets cost $13 - $27 and the journey takes 7h.

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