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There are 6 ways to get from Salta to Cusco by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Salta (SLA) to Cuzco (CUZ) SLA - CUZ

$556 - $1,409

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Bus #2  •  44 h

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Tarija
  2. Take the bus from Tarija to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Cusco

$68 - $118

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Bus via Tarija  •  37 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Tarija
  2. Take the bus from Tarija to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Juliaca
  4. Take the bus from Juliaca to Cusco

$95 - $155

Bus  •  38 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama
  2. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Tacna
  4. Take the bus from Tacna to Arequipa
  5. Take the bus from Arequipa to Cusco

$89 - $191

Bus, train  •  41 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Salta to Tarija
  2. Take the bus from Tarija to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Puno
  4. Take the train from Puno to Cusco - Wanchaq

$292 - $3,204

Drive  •  25 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Salta to Cusco 1176.1 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Salta to Cusco is to bus which costs $2500 - $4400 and takes 44 h.

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The quickest way to get from Salta to Cusco is to fly which costs $20000 - $55000 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salta to Cusco. However, there are services departing from Salta and arriving at Cusco via Tarija, La Paz and Juliaca. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 43 min.

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The distance between Salta and Cusco is 1428 km. The road distance is 1881.8 km.

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The best way to get from Salta to Cusco without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 43 min and costs $3400 - $6000.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Salta to Cusco, including transfers.

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Salta to Cusco bus services, operated by Dragon Rojo, depart from Salta station.

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The best way to get from Salta to Cusco is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs $20000 - $55000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3400 - $6000 and takes 37 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Salta Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 47 min and has one stopover.

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Salta to Cusco bus services, operated by Cruz Del Sur, arrive at Cusco station.

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Map of how to get from Salta to Cusco.
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  • Distance: 892.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Salta, Argentina and Cusco, Peru?

LATAM Chile flies from Salta to Cusco 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salta to Cusco via Tarija, Tarija, La Paz, and Juliaca in around 37 h 43 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Salta to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Salta to Cuzco via Lima, Juliaca
Ave. Duration
9 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Flights from Salta to Cuzco via Lima, Arequipa
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,000
Train operators
PeruRail
Phone
51-84-581414
Email
reservas@perurail.com
Website
perurail.com
Train from Puno to Cusco - Wanchaq
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$210 - $3,100
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $3,100
Regular
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Dragon Rojo
Phone
+591 4 6665014 / 7 7176580
Website
transportedragonrojo.com
Bus from Salta to Tarija
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
facebook.com
Trans Tours Juarez
Phone
+591 4 6631961
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Salta to Tarija
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso Tarija
Phone
(+591) 70427719 / 2 2282009
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$42
Schedules at
facebook.com
Flota San Lorenzo
Phone
Santa Cruz: +(591) 3625506
Bus from Tarija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Cruz Del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Juliaca to Cusco
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Regular in Advance
$11 - $18
Regular
$19 - $26
VIP
$22 - $35
Frontera del Norte
Phone
+56 065-280 999 / 9 6633 7480
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Book at
busesng.cl
Flores Hermanos
Phone
+51 1 4800725
Email
floresruta@floreshnos.com
Website
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
floreshnos.pe
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Oltursa
Phone
+511 708 5000
Website
oltursa.pe
Bus from Tacna to Arequipa
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Book at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$30 - $50
Bed
$14 - $19
VIP
$21 - $30
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $50
Schedules at
oltursa.pe
Double VIP
$35 - $50
Bed
$16 - $22
VIP
$24 - $35
Movil Tours
Phone
+51 1 716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $18
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Semi bed
$1 - $2
Economy
$1 - $2
Bed
$1 - $3
Transzela
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Cusco
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso San Roque
Phone
+59146635753
Website
ozvpipo29.wixsite.com
Bus from Tarija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ozvpipo29.wixsite.com
Expreso del Sur
Phone
+591 2 2281921 / 4 6636262 /4 6636034
Bus from Tarija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
mi.lapaz.bo
Autotransportes SAMA
Phone
+591 72957145 / 77960800 / 6660443
Email
luisfernandofl@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
facebook.com
Expreso El Bermejeño
Phone
+591 70584410 / 67371834
Email
bermejeno@hotmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Tarija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transporte Platinum
Phone
+591 4 6662724 Tarija / 2 2284261 La Paz / 3 3646948 Santa Cruz / 4 71865640 Cochabamba
Bus from Tarija to La Paz
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
facebook.com
Transportes 6 de Junio
Phone
+591 22455258 / 22280890
Website
andestransit.com
Bus from La Paz to Cusco
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
andestransit.com
Green Toad Bus
Phone
+55 21 39420003
Email
info@greentoadbus.com
Website
greentoadbus.com
Bus from La Paz to Cusco
Ave. Duration
8 days 7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
greentoadbus.com

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Cusco is 2 h behind Salta. It is currently 8:24 AM in Salta and 6:24 AM in Cusco.

Yes, the driving distance between Salta to Cusco is 1882 km. It takes approximately 25 h 52 min to drive from Salta to Cusco.

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LATAM Chile offers flights from Salta Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 1396+ hotels available in Cusco. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Salta to Salta Airport is to taxi which takes 10 min and costs $150 - $190.

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