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There are 6 ways to get from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama by bus, car, bus and ferry, plane, taxi or shuttle

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 via Arica  •  22 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Juliaca 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 San Pedro de Atacama

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Bus Frontera del Norte  •  24 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Juliaca 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

$36 - $99

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Bus Trans Salvador  •  23 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Juliaca to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Calama
  3. Take the bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama

$42 - $79

Drive  •  17 h

  1. Drive from Juliaca to San Pedro de Atacama 733.1 miles

$120 - $180

Bus and ferry to La Paz, fly to Uyuni, bus  •  16 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Copacabana to La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos
  2. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Uyuni (UYU) LPB - UYU
  3. Take the bus from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama

$126 - $404

Taxi, bus, bus to Arica, fly to Calama, shuttle  •  14 h 15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ilave to Puno
  2. Take the bus from Puno to Tacna
  3. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  4. Fly from Arica (ARI) to Calama (CJC) ARI - CJC
  5. Take a shuttle bus from Calama Airport (CJC) to San Pedro de Atacama

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The cheapest way to get from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $35 - $100 and takes 24 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus and ferry and fly and bus which costs $120 - $410 and takes 16 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama. However, there are services departing from Juliaca and arriving at San Pedro de Atacama via Puno, Tacna and Arica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 39 min.

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The distance between Puno and San Pedro de Atacama is 900 km. The road distance is 1172.9 km.

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The best way to get from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 22 h 39 min to get from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from La Paz Airport to Uyuni Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Puno to San Pedro de Atacama bus services, operated by Turbus, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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San Pedro de Atacama is 2 h ahead of Puno. It is currently 7:14 PM in Puno and 9:14 PM in San Pedro de Atacama.

Map of how to get from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Distance: 562.3 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Juliaca to San Pedro de Atacama via Puno, Tacna, and Arica in around 22 h 39 min.

Airlines
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Bus operators
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
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cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$6 - $12
Regular
$12 - $17
VIP
$13 - $19
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
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busesng.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$35 - $55
1st Class
$40 - $60
2nd Class
$16 - $35
Bus from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
turbus.cl
Premium
$11 - $17
1st Class
$5 - $8
2nd Class
$3 - $8
Semi Cama
$5
Salon Cama
$6
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Tacna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
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oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$21 - $30
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
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
Denomades
Phone
+56 9 4918 4204
Email
reservas@denomades.com
Website
denomades.com
Shuttle from Calama Airport (CJC) to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
denomades.com
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denomades.com
Transfer Pampa
Phone
(+56 9) 5226 0722 / 5226 0720
Email
reservas@transferpampa.cl
Website
transferpampa.cl
Shuttle from Calama Airport to San Pedro de Atacama
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
transferpampa.cl
Book at
transferpampa.cl
Other operators
Taxi from Ilave to Puno
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$13 - $16

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Yes, the driving distance between Puno to San Pedro de Atacama is 1173 km. It takes approximately 17 h to drive from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama.

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Amaszonas and Boliviana de Aviación offer flights from La Paz Airport to Uyuni Airport.

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There are 243+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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