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There are 7 ways to get from Puno to Salta by plane, bus and ferry, bus, train or car

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Fly from Juliaca  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Juliaca (JUL) to Salta (SLA) JUL - SLA

$277 - $1,109

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Bus Expreso del Sur  •  35 h

  1. Take the bus from Juliaca to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Tarija
  3. Take the bus from Tarija to Salta

$62 - $116

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Bus and ferry to La Paz, fly  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos
  2. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Salta (SLA) LPB - SLA

$248 - $684

Bus Expreso Tarija  •  29 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Juliaca to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Tarija
  3. Take the bus from Tarija to Salta

$84 - $121

Bus, train  •  34 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Juliaca to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro
  3. Take the train from Oruro to Villazón
  4. Take the bus from La Quiaca to San Salvador de Jujuy
  5. Take the bus from San Salvador de Jujuy to Salta

Bus La Veloz Del Norte  •  41 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Juliaca to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to General Güemes

Drive  •  20 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Juliaca to Salta 959.1 miles

$160 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Puno to Salta is to bus which costs $60 - $120 and takes 35 h.

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The quickest way to get from Puno to Salta is to fly which costs $270 - $1,200 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puno to Salta. However, there are services departing from Juliaca and arriving at Salta via La Paz and Tarija. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 13 min.

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The distance between Puno and Salta is 1189 km. The road distance is 1534.6 km.

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The best way to get from Puno to Salta without a car is to bus which takes 29 h 13 min and costs $80 - $130.

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It takes approximately 7 h 10 min to get from Puno to Salta, including transfers.

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Puno to Salta bus services, operated by Nuevo Continente Internacional, depart from Juliaca station.

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The best way to get from Puno to Salta is to fly which takes 7 h 10 min and costs $270 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $80 - $130 and takes 29 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Juliaca Airport to Salta Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 53 min and has one stopover.

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Puno to Salta bus services, operated by Dragon Rojo, arrive at Salta station.

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Map of how to get from Puno to Salta.
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  • Distance: 743 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between Puno, Peru and Salta, Argentina?

LATAM Chile flies from Juliaca to Salta 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Juliaca to Salta via La Paz, Tarija, and Tarija in around 29 h 13 min.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from La Paz to Salta via Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from La Paz to Salta via Cochabamba, Santa Cruz
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $650
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Juliaca to Salta via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Juliaca to Salta via Cuzco, Lima
Ave. Duration
13 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Oruro to Villazón
Ave. Duration
15 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$8 - $11
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$12 - $16
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$16 - $20
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$27 - $35
Bus operators
Sindicato De Transportes Unificada Sorata
Phone
+591 2 2381693
Bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sorataparaisoterrenal.esy.es
Expreso Tarija
Phone
(+591) 70427719 / 2 2282009
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Tarija
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
facebook.com
Flota San Lorenzo
Phone
Santa Cruz: +(591) 3625506
Bus from La Paz to Tarija
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Dragon Rojo
Phone
+591 4 6665014 / 7 7176580
Website
transportedragonrojo.com
Bus from Tarija to Salta
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Tours Juarez
Phone
+591 4 6631961
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Salta
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Tarija
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autotransportes SAMA
Phone
+591 72957145 / 77960800 / 6660443
Email
luisfernandofl@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Tarija
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
facebook.com
El Quiaqueño
Phone
+54 (0388) 4280041 / 4281161
Email
elquiaqueosrl@yahoo.com.ar
Website
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Bus from La Quiaca to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
xn--elquiaqueo-19a.com
Jama Bus
Phone
+54 (0)388 4240110
Bus from La Quiaca to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
terminaldemicros.com.ar
Flecha Bus
Phone
+54 011 4000 5200
Email
atencionalcliente@flechabus.com.ar
Website
flechabus.com.ar
Bus from La Quiaca to San Salvador de Jujuy
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Book at
centraldepasajes.com.ar
Semi Bed
$15 - $23
Suite
$28 - $35
Bed
$16 - $23
Expreso del Sur
Phone
+591 2 2281921 / 4 6636262 /4 6636034
Bus from La Paz to Tarija
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Expreso El Bermejeño
Phone
+591 70584410 / 67371834
Email
bermejeno@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Tarija
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transporte Platinum
Phone
+591 4 6662724 Tarija / 2 2284261 La Paz / 3 3646948 Santa Cruz / 4 71865640 Cochabamba
Bus from La Paz to Tarija
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Juliaca to Puno
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$6 - $12
Regular
$12 - $17
VIP
$13 - $19
La Veloz Del Norte
Phone
+54 9 (387) 4002200
Website
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Bus from Tacna to General Güemes
Ave. Duration
29 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Schedules at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
Book at
lavelozdelnorte.com.ar
2nd Class
$30 - $45
1st Class
$35 - $55

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Salta is 2 h ahead of Puno. It is currently 11:38 PM in Puno and 1:38 AM in Salta.

Yes, the driving distance between Puno to Salta is 1535 km. It takes approximately 20 h 52 min to drive from Puno to Salta.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Juliaca Airport to Salta Airport.

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There are 559+ hotels available in Salta. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Puno to Juliaca Airport is to taxi which takes 6 min and costs $2 - $3.

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