There are 5 ways to get from Quito to Puno by plane, bus or car

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Fly to Juliaca, bus  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Juliaca (JUL) UIO - JUL
  2. Take the bus from Juliaca to Puno

$332 - $864

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Bus Linea de Los Andes  •  2 days 11 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Lima Via Lima
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Puno Via Puno

$130 - $307

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Fly to Arequipa, bus  •  14 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Quito (UIO) to Arequipa (AQP) UIO - AQP
  2. Take the bus from Arequipa to Puno

$263 - $828

Bus Cruz del Sur  •  3 days 20 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Lima Javier Prado Via Lima
  2. Take the bus from Lima to Puno Cusco Without the Canyon / ...

$292 - $502

Drive  •  42 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Quito to Puno 1949.6 miles

$280 - $410

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The cheapest way to get from Quito to Puno is to bus which costs $130 - $310 and takes 2 days 11 h.

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The quickest way to get from Quito to Puno is to fly and bus which costs $330 - $900 and takes 10 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Puno. However, there are services departing from La Mascota and arriving at Puno via Quito, Tomas Valle and Lima. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11 h.

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The distance between Quito and Puno is 1971 km. The road distance is 3119.4 km.

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The best way to get from Quito to Puno without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 11 h and costs $130 - $310.

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It takes approximately 10 h 27 min to get from Quito to Puno, including transfers.

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Quito to Puno bus services, operated by Linea de Los Andes, depart from Quito station.

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There is no direct flight from Quito Airport to Juliaca Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 51 min and has one stopover.

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Quito to Puno bus services, operated by CIVA, arrive at Puno station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quito to Puno is 3119 km. It takes approximately 42 h 40 min to drive from Quito to Puno.

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  • Distance: 1231.9 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 27 min

What companies run services between Quito, Ecuador and Puno, Peru?

You can take a bus from Quito to Puno via Terminal Quitumbe, Quito, Lima, Tomas Valle, Estacion central, and Lima in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Lima, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
7 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to Arequipa via Lima
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Quito to Arequipa via Lima, Cuzco
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Lima
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Flights from Quito to Arequipa via Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Flights from Quito to Arequipa via Bogota, Lima
Ave. Duration
11 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Copa Airlines
Website
copaair.com
Flights from Quito to Juliaca via Panama City, Lima
Ave. Duration
12 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,000 - $7,000
Bus operators
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
0801-11111
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Juliaca to Puno
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $22
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$7 - $11
Regular
$13 - $19
VIP
$15 - $22
Bus from Arequipa to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$11 - $17
Regular
$19 - $27
VIP
$23 - $35
Bus from Quito to Lima
Ave. Duration
32 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Quito to Lima Javier Prado
Ave. Duration
34 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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cruzdelsur.com.pe
Peru Tour Bus
Phone
0051 84 632307
Email
reservas@perutourbus.com
Website
perutourbus.com
Bus from Arequipa to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
perutourbus.com
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perutourbus.com
CIVA
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Lima to Puno
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $65
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
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civa.com.pe
Regular Semi Bed
$22 - $35
Regular Bed
$28 - $40
Economy
$18 - $25
Premium Semi Bed
$40 - $60
Premium Bed
$45 - $65
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Lima to Puno
Ave. Duration
2 days 7 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $320
Schedules at
peruhop.com
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peruhop.com

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

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There are 182+ hotels available in Puno. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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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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