There are 7 ways to get from Puno to Calama by bus, 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 via La Tirana  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
  4. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama

Cheapest option

Bus Frontera del Norte  •  18 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Calama

$17 - $29

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Bus Trans Salvador  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to La Paz Direct service / ...
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Calama La Paz

$38 - $71

Drive  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Puno to Calama 644.7 miles

$100 - $160

Bus to La Paz, fly to Uyuni, bus  •  17 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to La Paz
  2. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Uyuni (UYU) LPB - UYU
  3. Take the bus from Uyuni to Calama

$135 - $430

Bus to Juliaca, fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Juliaca
  2. Fly from Juliaca (JUL) to Antofagasta (ANF) JUL - ANF
  3. Take the bus from Antofagasta to Calama

$304 - $1,249

Bus, bus to Arica, fly to Calama  •  17 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Fly from Arica (ARI) to Calama (CJC) ARI - CJC

$138 - $488

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The cheapest way to get from Puno to Calama is to bus which costs $17 - $29 and takes 18 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puno to Calama is to bus and fly which costs $300 - $1,300 and takes 13 h 1 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puno to Calama. However, there are services departing from Puno and arriving at Calama via Tacna, Arica, Pozo Almonte and La Tirana. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 48 min.

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The distance between Puno and Calama is 744 km. The road distance is 1031.6 km.

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The best way to get from Puno to Calama without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 48 min to get from Puno to Calama, including transfers.

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Puno to Calama bus services, operated by Expreso Turismo San Martin Nobleza, depart from Puno 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 Calama bus services, operated by Kenny Bus, arrive at Calama station.

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Calama is 1 h ahead of Puno. It is currently 10:10 PM in Puno and 12:10 AM in Calama.

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  • Distance: 465.3 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 48 min

What companies run services between Puno, Peru and Calama, Chile?

You can take a bus from Puno to Calama via Tacna, Arica, Pozo Almonte, Pozo Almonte, La Tirana, and La Tirana in around 17 h 48 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Juliaca to Antofagasta via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Juliaca to Antofagasta via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago, La Serena
Ave. Duration
9 h 39 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Arica to Calama via Santiago, Concepcion
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Kenny Bus
Phone
+56 22 570 8687
Email
ayuda@pasajebus.com
Website
kennybus.cl
Bus from La Tirana to Calama
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
kennybus.cl
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Atacama 2000
Phone
+ 56 55 31 6664
Bus from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
voyhoy.com
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voyhoy.com
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
0801-11111
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Puno to Juliaca
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $22
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$7 - $11
Regular
$13 - $19
VIP
$15 - $22
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $23
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$5 - $13
Premium
$16 - $23
1st Class
$12 - $18

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Yes, the driving distance between Puno to Calama is 1032 km. It takes approximately 14 h 46 min to drive from Puno to Calama.

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

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There are 79+ hotels available in Calama. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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