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

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Fly to Juliaca, bus  •  9 h 6 min

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

$331 - $861

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Bus  •  2 days 11 h

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

$102 - $226

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Fly to Arequipa, train  •  11 h 25 min

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

$496 - $3,942

Bus, train  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Quito to Arequipa Via Cucuta / ...
  2. Take the train from Arequipa to Puno Via Cusco

$490 - $3,080

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 $100 - $230 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 9 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Quito to Puno. However, there are services departing from San Diego and arriving at Puno via Quito, Lima Javier Prado 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 and train which takes 2 days 9 h and costs $490 - $3,100.

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It takes approximately 9 h 6 min to get from Quito to Puno, including transfers.

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Quito to Puno bus services, operated by Cruz del Sur, depart from Quito station.

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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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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: 9 h 6 min

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

You can take a bus from Quito to Puno via Quito, Lima Javier Prado, Lima Paseo de la República, and Lima in around 2 days 11 h.

Airlines
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 Arequipa via Lima
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
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
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
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pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $2,800
Regular
$300 - $420
Bus operators
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Juliaca to Puno
Ave. Duration
50 min
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
Bus from Quito to Lima Javier Prado
Ave. Duration
34 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
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
CIVA
Phone
+51 (1) 418-1111
Email
callcenter@turismociva.com
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Lima to Puno
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $45
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Book at
civa.com.pe
Bed Regular
$2 - $4
Economy
$1 - $3
Semi Bed
$2 - $3
Bed Premium
$3 - $4
Suite
$3 - $5

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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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There are 177+ 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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