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There are 3 ways to get from Quito to Lago Titicaca by plane, bus and ferry, bus or train

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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Fly to Juliaca, travel  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Juliaca (JUL) UIO - JUL
  2. Travel from Juliaca to Lago Titicaca

2 alternative options

Fly to La Paz, bus and ferry, travel  •  10 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to La Paz (LPB) UIO - LPB
  2. Take the bus and ferry from La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos to Copacabana
  3. Travel from Copacabana to Lago Titicaca

Bus, train, travel  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Arequipa
  2. Take the train from Arequipa to Puno
  3. Travel from Puno to Lago Titicaca

Questions & Answers

The distance between Quito and Lago Titicaca is 2000 km.

The best way to get from Quito to Lago Titicaca without a car is to bus and train and travel which takes 2 days 10 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 54 min to get from Quito to Lago Titicaca, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Juliaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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LATAM Chile and Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. offer flights from Quito Airport to Juliaca Airport.

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The best way to get from Quito to Quito Airport is to taxi which takes 37 min and costs $30 - $40.

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Map of how to get from Quito to Lago Titicaca.
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  • Distance: 1250.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 54 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Lago Titicaca, Peru?

There is no direct connection from Quito to Lago Titicaca. However, you can take the taxi to Quito airport, fly to Juliaca, then take the travel to Lago Titicaca. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Quito airport, fly to La Paz, take the taxi to La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos, take the bus and ferry to Copacabana, then take the travel to Lago Titicaca.

Airlines
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Bogota, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to La Paz via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $850
Flights from Quito to La Paz via Bogota
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $900
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to La Paz via Lima
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $900
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Arequipa to Puno
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$210 - $2,800
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $2,800
Regular
$300 - $420
Bus operators
Sindicato De Transportes Unificada Sorata
Phone
+591 2 2381693
Bus and ferry from La Paz - Cementerio y Manuel Bustillos to Copacabana
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
sorataparaisoterrenal.esy.es
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Quito to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
2 days 2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$280
Schedules at
facebook.com

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