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

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Bus via Desaguadero  •  20 h 26 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 Tupiza

$31 - $51

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Bus, train  •  24 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Puno to Desaguadero
  2. Take the bus from Tiwanaku to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
  4. Take the bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
  5. Take the train from Oruro to Tupiza

Bus  •  28 h 30 min

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

$31 - $48

Tour, bus  •  29 h 13 min

  1. Take the Tour from Puno to La Paz
  2. Take the bus from La Paz to Oruro
  3. Take the bus from Oruro to Tupiza

$318 - $322

Drive  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Puno to Tupiza 620.9 miles

$90 - $130

Bus, fly to Uyuni, train  •  14 h 10 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 train from Uyuní to Tupiza

$122 - $409

Bus, fly to Tarija  •  15 h 12 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 Tarija (TJA) LPB - TJA
  4. Take the bus from Tarija to Tupiza

$109 - $215

Bus, fly to Potosi  •  14 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
  4. Take the bus from Potosí to Tupiza

$131 - $331

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The cheapest way to get from Puno to Tupiza is to bus which costs $30 - $50 and takes 28 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Puno to Tupiza is to bus and fly and train which costs $120 - $410 and takes 14 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Puno to Tupiza. However, there are services departing from Puno and arriving at Tupiza via La Paz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 30 min.

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The distance between Puno and Tupiza is 770 km. The road distance is 993.4 km.

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The best way to get from Puno to Tupiza without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 26 min and costs $30 - $55.

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It takes approximately 20 h 26 min to get from Puno to Tupiza, including transfers.

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Puno to Tupiza bus services, operated by Titicaca Bolivia, 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 Tupiza bus services, operated by Expreso Tupiza SRL, arrive at Tupiza station.

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Tupiza is 1 h ahead of Puno. It is currently 6:13 AM in Puno and 7:13 AM in Tupiza.

Map of how to get from Puno to Tupiza.
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  • Distance: 481.3 miles
  • Duration: 20 h 26 min

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

You can take a bus from Puno to Tupiza via Desaguadero, La Paz - Cementerio y Plaza Tomas Katari, Cementerio / Ajayuni, Central / Taypi Uta, and La Paz in around 20 h 26 min.

Airlines
Boliviana de Aviación
Website
boa.bo
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from La Paz to Tarija
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Flights from La Paz to Tarija via Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Flights from La Paz to Potosi via Cochabamba
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Amaszonas
Website
amaszonas.com
Flights from La Paz to Uyuni
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $700
Train operators
Empresa Ferroviaria Andina S.A
Phone
(+591-2) 2184555 / 4566
Website
fca.com.bo
Train from Oruro to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $29
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$7 - $9
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$10 - $13
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$13 - $17
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$23 - $29
Train from Uyuní to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
ferroviaria-andina.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Wara Wara del Sur - Popular
$3 - $4
Wara Wara del Sur - Salon
$4 - $6
Expreso del Sur - Salon
$5 - $7
Wara Wara del Sur - Ejecutivo
$9 - $12
Bus operators
Nuevo Continente Internacional
Phone
(+591) 2-2283842 / (+591)2-2285191
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Puno to Desaguadero
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Tiwanaku to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from Puno to La Paz
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $27
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
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
Expreso Tupiza SRL
Phone
(+591) 2 282153 / 5 972321 / 70469857 Tupiza / 70469858 Villazón
Email
info@expresotupiza.com.bo
Website
expresotupiza.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
expresotupiza.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Expreso Diamante
Phone
+591 71272930 / 2 6244430
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Oruro to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Tarija to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from Potosí to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Del Sur 20 de Mayo
Phone
+591 79382299
Website
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Oruro to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Illimani
Phone
La Paz: +(591)77790564, +(591)63012818 / Potosí: +(591)2-6243343
Email
reservas@transillimani.com
Website
transillimani.com
Bus from La Paz to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
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andestransit.com
Bus from Potosí to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
es-la.facebook.com
Book at
andestransit.com
Transporte El Inca
Phone
+591 71959249
Bus from La Paz to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Todo Turismo
Phone
+(591) 2228 7038
Email
atencionalcliente@todoturismosrl.com
Website
todoturismosrl.com
Bus from Tiwanaku to La Paz
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
todoturismosrl.com
Trans Aroma
Phone
+591 2 2281894
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Naser
Phone
+591 2 2280861
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Atlas
Phone
+531 2 2284899
Website
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transporte Interdepartamental 6 de agosto
Phone
+(591)71520995
Bus from La Paz to Patacamaya
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Aroma
Phone
(+591) 2281894
Website
es-la.facebook.com
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Transporte Andino
Phone
+(591) 22282155
Bus from Patacamaya to Oruro
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
andestransit.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
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
Flota Urus
Phone
+591 2285556
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Transportes Fenix
Phone
+591 2 24491160 / 4 4491160
Bus from La Paz to Oruro
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Trans Tours Juarez
Phone
+591 4 6631961
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com
Autotransportes Tupiza
Phone
+591 68421233 Tupiza / 3 3311649 Santa Cruz / 2 6243044 Potosí
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Potosí to Tupiza
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Puno to Tupiza is 993 km. It takes approximately 14 h 20 min to drive from Puno to Tupiza.

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

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There are 14+ hotels available in Tupiza. Prices start at $10 USD per night.

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