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There are 6 ways to get from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz by bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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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Bus, train  •  16 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  3. Take the train from Guaqui to El Alto

$67 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  25 h

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Puno Via Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to La Paz Puno / ...

$24 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus, Tour  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Puerto Maldonado to Puno Via Puno
  2. Take the Tour from Puno to La Paz Via La Paz

$304 - $316

Drive  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz 610.1 miles

$85 - $130

Fly from Puerto Maldonado  •  8 h

  1. Fly from Puerto Maldonado (PEM) to La Paz (LPB) PEM - LPB

$254 - $554

Drive to Cobija, fly  •  7 h

  1. Drive from Puerto Maldonado to Cobija
  2. Fly from Cobija (CIJ) to La Paz (LPB) CIJ - LPB

$82 - $187

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The cheapest way to get from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz is to bus which costs $23 - $50 and takes 25 h.

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The quickest way to get from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz is to drive and fly which costs $80 - $190 and takes 7 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz. However, there are services departing from Puerto Maldonado and arriving at La Paz via Puno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 30 min.

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The distance between Puerto Maldonado and La Paz is 449 km. The road distance is 976.2 km.

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The best way to get from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz without a car is to bus and train which takes 16 h 21 min and costs $65 - $120.

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It takes approximately 16 h 21 min to get from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz, including transfers.

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Puerto Maldonado to La Paz bus services, operated by Transportes Reyna, depart from Puerto Maldonado station.

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The best way to get from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz is to bus which takes 25 h and costs $23 - $50. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $250 - $600 and takes 8 h.

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There is no direct flight from Puerto Maldonado Airport to La Paz Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 7 min and has one stopover.

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Puerto Maldonado to La Paz bus services, operated by Rumbo Explora, arrive at La Paz station.

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Map of how to get from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz.
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  • Distance: 280.3 miles
  • Duration: 16 h 21 min

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

You can take a bus from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz via Puno in around 25 h. Alternatively, LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. fly from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz every 4 hours.

Airlines
Eco Jet
Website
ecojet.bo
Flights from Cobija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Flights from Cobija to La Paz via Trinidad
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $260
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz via Lima
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz via Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz via Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Flights from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz via Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $550
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from Cobija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Flights from Cobija to La Paz via Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Guaqui to El Alto
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$1 - $2
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$2 - $3
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$3 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$5 - $7
Bus operators
Rumbo Explora
Phone
+51 989 643208
Email
rumboexplora@gmail.com
Website
titicaca.cruises
Bus and ferry from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$293
Schedules at
titicaca.cruises
Book at
titicaca.cruises
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Tour Peru
Phone
951677194
Email
reservas@tourperu.com.pe
Website
tourperu.com.pe
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo

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Yes, the driving distance between Puerto Maldonado to La Paz is 976 km. It takes approximately 15 h 29 min to drive from Puerto Maldonado to La Paz.

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Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and LATAM Chile offer flights from Puerto Maldonado Airport to La Paz Airport.

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There are 241+ hotels available in La Paz. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Puerto Maldonado to Puerto Maldonado Airport is to taxi which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $4.

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