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There are 10 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 37 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

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Bus Ramos Cholele  •  18 h

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

$14 - $26

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Bus Frontera del Norte  •  18 h 9 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

$18 - $21

Bus  •  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 Pozo Almonte
  4. Take the bus from La Tirana to Calama

Bus Trans Salvador  •  29 h 30 min

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

$39 - $71

Drive  •  14 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Puno to Calama 644.7 miles

$100 - $160

Bus, bus to Arica, fly to Calama  •  12 h 29 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

$52 - $317

Bus to Juliaca, fly to Antofagasta, bus  •  13 h 16 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

$307 - $1,233

Bus, bus to La Paz, fly to Uyuni  •  16 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  2. Take the bus from Desaguadero to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
  3. Fly from La Paz (LPB) to Uyuni (UYU) LPB - UYU
  4. Take the bus from Uyuni to Calama

$133 - $430

Bus, bus to Arica, fly to Antofagasta  •  16 h 40 min

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

$57 - $323

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The cheapest way to get from Puno to Calama is to bus which costs $13 - $26 and takes 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Puno to Calama is to bus and fly which costs $50 - $320 and takes 12 h 29 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 37 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 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 37 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 Arica Airport to Calama Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Puno to Calama bus services, operated by Kenny Bus, arrive at Calama station.

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Calama is 2 h ahead of Puno. It is currently 7:01 AM in Puno and 9:01 AM in Calama.

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  • Distance: 465.3 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 37 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 37 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Juliaca to Antofagasta via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Juliaca to Antofagasta via Lima, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 9 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,500
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Arica to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $290
Flights from Arica to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $300
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
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
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
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
4 h
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
3 times a day
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
Pullman Bus
Phone
600 320 3200
Website
pullman.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Bus from Antofagasta to Calama
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
pullman.cl
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$6 - $15
Premium
$18 - $26
1st Class
$15 - $22
Fichtur VIP
Phone
+56 (02) 7205232
Website
fichtur.cl
Bus from Arica to Pozo Almonte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
viajaenbus.cl
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
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Puno to Juliaca
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
Transporte Union Ingavi
Phone
+591 2 2380472
Bus from Desaguadero to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3

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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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JetSMART offers flights from Arica Airport to Calama Airport.

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