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There are 8 ways to get from Puno to Potosí by bus, train, bus and ferry, car or plane

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Bus via Desaguadero  •  15 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  2. Take the bus from Desaguadero to La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to PotosÍ

$34 - $69

7 alternative options

Bus, train  •  17 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  2. Take the train from Tiwanaku to El Alto
  3. Take the bus from La Paz El Alto - Terminal Bus to Potosí

Tour, bus  •  22 h 30 min

  1. Take the Tour from Puno to La Paz Via La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Potosí La Paz

$298

Bus  •  24 h

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

$34 - $66

Drive  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Puno to Potosí 488.8 miles

$70 - $110

Bus, fly to Potosi  •  8 h 58 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 Potosi (POI) LPB - POI

$114 - $314

Bus, fly to Sucre  •  11 h 13 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 Sucre (SRE) LPB - SRE
  4. Take the bus from Sucre to Potosí

$91 - $189

Bus, fly to Uyuni  •  12 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 Potosi

$128 - $406

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The cheapest way to get from Puno to Potosí is to bus which costs $30 - $70 and takes 24 h.

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The quickest way to get from Puno to Potosí is to bus and fly which costs $110 - $320 and takes 8 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puno to Potosí. However, there are services departing from Puno and arriving at Potosí via La Paz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 30 min.

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The distance between Puno and Potosí is 614 km. The road distance is 782 km.

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The best way to get from Puno to Potosí without a car is to bus which takes 15 h 57 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 15 h 57 min to get from Puno to Potosí, including transfers.

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Puno to Potosí bus services, operated by Rumbo Explora, depart from Puno station.

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There is no direct flight from La Paz Airport to Potosi Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h and has one stopover.

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Puno to Potosí bus services, operated by Trans Universo, arrive at Potosí station.

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Potosí is 1 h ahead of Puno. It is currently 5:09 PM in Puno and 6:09 PM in Potosí.

Map of how to get from Puno to Potosí.
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  • Distance: 383.9 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 57 min

What companies run services between Puno, Peru and Potosí, Bolivia?

You can take a bus from Puno to Potosí via Desaguadero, La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, Cementerio / Ajayuni, Central / Taypi Uta, and La Paz in around 15 h 57 min.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from La Paz to Potosi via Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from La Paz to Sucre
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from La Paz to Sucre via Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from La Paz to Sucre via Tarija
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Eco Jet
Website
ecojet.bo
Flights from La Paz to Sucre
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $230
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Tiwanaku to El Alto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$1 - $2
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$2 - $3
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$2 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$4 - $6
Bus operators
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
Cooperativa 10 de Noviembre
Phone
+593 98 050 1402
Email
josecarva_28@hotmail.es
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to PotosÍ
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cooperativa De Transportes El Dorado
Phone
+(593)03-28302, +(593)2141020
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz, Bolivia to PotosÍ
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
andestransit.com
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andestransit.com
Copacabana 1 MEM
Phone
La Paz: +(591)2282135, +(591)69990757/El Alto: +(591) 2823610/ Cochabamba: +(591)4250226, +(591)76768209/ Sucre: +(591)6443131/ Potosí: +(591)6243353
Email
transcopacabana1mem@outlook.com
Website
transcopacabanamem1.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Potosí
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz El Alto - Terminal Bus to Potosí
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cosmos
Phone
+(591) 2 2281938 / Potosí: +(591)2-6245831
Bus from La Paz to Potosí
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Imperial Potosí
Phone
Potosí: +(591)2-6243378
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to PotosÍ
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Book at
facebook.com
Expreso Cochabamba
Phone
Potosí: +(591)-26243362
Website
es-es.facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to PotosÍ
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Kanoo Tours
Website
kanootours.com
Bus from La Paz to Potosi Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
kanootours.com
Rumbo Explora
Phone
+51 989 643208
Email
rumboexplora@gmail.com
Website
titicaca.cruises
Bus and ferry from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$293
Schedules at
titicaca.cruises
Book at
titicaca.cruises
Trans Universo
Phone
La Paz +(591)73541750/ Potosí: +(591)-26245828
Bus from La Paz to Potosí
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
facebook.com
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
Trans Emperador
Phone
+591 68660423
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
busesbolivia.wordpress.com
Trans 6 de Octubre
Phone
+591 79576765
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transtin Dil Rey
Phone
+591 4 6452518
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Linea Sindical Flota Villa Imperial
Phone
+(591)-2-6243373
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Sucre to Potosí
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
potosy.com.bo
Expreso 11 de Julio
Phone
+591 62459036
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Uyuni to Potosi
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo

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Yes, the driving distance between Puno to Potosí is 782 km. It takes approximately 11 h 19 min to drive from Puno to Potosí.

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Boliviana de Aviación offers flights from La Paz Airport to Potosi Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Potosí. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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