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

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Bus Trans Salvador  •  23 h

  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

$44 - $76

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Bus Turbus  •  23 h 2 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

$19 - $58

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Bus Frontera del Norte  •  23 h 5 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

$46 - $94

Drive  •  17 h

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

$120 - $180

Bus and ferry, 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

$127 - $404

Bus and ferry, fly to Calama  •  13 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 Calama (CJC) LPB - CJC

$452 - $1,728

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus which costs $19 - $60 and takes 23 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puno to San Pedro de Atacama is to bus and ferry and fly which costs $450 - $1,800 and takes 13 h 11 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 La Paz and Calama. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h.

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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 23 h and costs $40 - $80.

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It takes approximately 23 h 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 Nuevo Continente Internacional, 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 Transporte Amanecer, arrive at San Pedro de Atacama station.

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San Pedro de Atacama is 1 h ahead of Puno. It is currently 10:07 AM in Puno and 12:07 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: 23 h

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 La Paz and Calama in around 23 h.

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
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,600
Flights from La Paz to Calama via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 59 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Bus operators
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
Transportes Reyna
Phone
+51 54 429339
Email
transreyna@reyna.com.pe
Website
reyna.com.pe
Bus from Juliaca to Puno
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
reyna.com.pe
Bus from Juliaca to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
reyna.com.pe
bus
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
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 - $55
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$16 - $35
Premium
$35 - $55
1st Class
$40 - $60
Oltursa
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
$22 - $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
$25
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

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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 250+ hotels available in San Pedro de Atacama. Prices start at $39 USD per night.

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