There are 6 ways to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Calama  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Calama (CJC) to Cuzco (CUZ) CJC - CUZ

$400 - $1,501

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Bus via Arequipa  •  26 h 43 min

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

$37 - $162

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Bus to Antofagasta, fly  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta
  2. Fly from Antofagasta (ANF) to Cuzco (CUZ) ANF - CUZ

$330 - $1,032

Bus Trans Salvador  •  32 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Cusco

$80 - $97

Bus, train  •  38 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
  2. Take the bus from Calama to La Paz
  3. Take the bus from La Paz to Puno
  4. Take the train from Puno to Cusco - Wanchaq

$238 - $3,155

Drive  •  21 h 59 min

  1. Drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco 948.6 miles

$150 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco is to bus which costs $35 - $170 and takes 26 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco is to fly which costs $400 - $1,500 and takes 10 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco. However, there are services departing from San Pedro de Atacama and arriving at Cusco via Arica, Tacna and Arequipa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 43 min.

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The distance between San Pedro de Atacama and Cusco is 1117 km. The road distance is 1517.8 km.

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The best way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco without a car is to bus which takes 26 h 43 min and costs $35 - $170.

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It takes approximately 10 h 7 min to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco, including transfers.

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San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco bus services, operated by Turbus, depart from San Pedro de Atacama station.

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The best way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco is to fly which takes 10 h 7 min and costs $400 - $1,500. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $170 and takes 26 h 43 min.

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There is no direct flight from Calama Airport to Cuzco Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 37 min and has one stopover.

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San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco bus services, operated by Transportes Reyna, arrive at Cusco station.

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Map of how to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco.
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  • Distance: 698.1 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 7 min

What companies run services between San Pedro de Atacama, Chile and Cusco, Peru?

LATAM Chile and Sky Airline fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco via Arica, Tacna, and Arequipa in around 26 h 43 min.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Calama to Cuzco via Santiago
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Calama to Cuzco via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
9 h 44 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,600
Flights from Antofagasta to Cuzco via Lima
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Antofagasta to Cuzco via Santiago
Ave. Duration
6 h 38 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Antofagasta to Cuzco via Santiago, Lima
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
Flights from Antofagasta to Cuzco via Concepcion, Santiago
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,100
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $3,100
Schedules at
perurail.com
Book at
pax1.perurail.com
VIP
$210 - $3,100
Regular
$330 - $460
Bus operators
Turbus
Phone
+56 22 822 7500
Email
atencion_clientes@turbus.cl
Website
turbus.cl
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Antofagasta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $29
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$7 - $17
Premium
$20 - $29
1st Class
$18 - $26
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica
Ave. Duration
9 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $50
Schedules at
turbus.cl
2nd Class
$15 - $35
Premium
$35 - $50
1st Class
$35 - $60
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
$25
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
Bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
recorrido.cl
bus
Bus from Arica to Tacna
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Oltursa
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
$22 - $30
Movil Tours
Phone
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
$18 - $60
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$21 - $35
Regular
$28 - $40
Suite
$40 - $60
Peru Hop
Phone
+51 1 2422140
Email
info@peruhop.com
Bus from Arequipa to Cusco
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
peruhop.com
Book at
peruhop.com
Trans Salvador
Phone
+56 58 222 8547
Email
central@trans-salvador.com
Website
trans-salvador.com
Bus from Calama to La Paz
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$23 - $35
Premium
$30 - $40
Bus from La Paz to Cusco
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Schedules at
trans-salvador.com
Book at
ticketsbolivia.com.bo
Semi Bed
$17 - $23
Premium
$23 - $29
Transporte Internacional Litoral
Phone
+591 2 2281920
Email
buslitoral@hotmail.com
Website
litoral-miramar.com
Bus from La Paz to Cusco
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from La Paz to Puno
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
facebook.com

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Cusco is 1 h behind San Pedro de Atacama. It is currently 4:10 AM in San Pedro de Atacama and 2:10 AM in Cusco.

Yes, the driving distance between San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco is 1518 km. It takes approximately 21 h 59 min to drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Cusco.

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Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Calama Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 1375+ hotels available in Cusco. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 25 min and costs $18 - $100.

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