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Arequipa to Cusco
Cusco is 521km from Arequipa. You can travel by bus, train or plane. If travelling overland remember to take plenty of warm clothes with you especially if travelling at night since it can get very cold.
There are several daily flights for Cusco. Departures are in the morning when the weather is usually better (Pilots need good visibility to land in Cusco). The flight time is about 45 minutes. Airline companies operating this route are Lan www.lan.com
There are many daily buses leaving for Cusco. The journey takes about 12 hours (longer in the wet season). Some companies depart in the morning and arrive in Cusco early in the evening while others depart in the evening and arrive in Cusco early in the morning. Buses depart from the main bus station which is a 10 minute taxi ride from the main plaza. Our best advice is to take a taxi down to the bus station the day before you want to travel and book your ticket. This will also give you the opportunity to check out the buses and the various services on offer.
The train no longer operates between Arequipa and Cusco apart from freight traffic and the occasional charter train.
Arequipa to Lima
Lima is 1,010km north of Arequipa. Visitors can travel by bus or domestic flight.
Flight time is approximately 45 minutes. There are several daily flights each way. Airline companies operating this route include Lan www.lan.com
Several buses run daily between Arequipa and Lima. The trip takes about 14 hours and costs US$15-20 depending on company and type of service. Companies operating this route are Ormeno and Cruz del Sur. Many buses depart Arequipa in the evening and arrive in Lima early in the morning. This avoids travelling during the hot temperatures of the day and also saves on one night's accommodation. The condition of the road is very good.
Arequipa to Nasca
Nasca is 623km north of Arequipa.
Several daily buses to Nasca, approximate journey time is 11 hours. Cost depends on company and service but budget for US$10-15. Companies operating this route are Ormeno and Civa.
Arequipa to Puno
Puno is 297km from Arequipa. You can travel by bus, train or plane. If travelling overland remember to take plenty of warm clothes with you especially if travelling at night since it can get very cold.
There are several daily flights for Juliaca (which is the nearest airport to Puno). When you arrive at Juliaca there will be several buses waiting outside the arrivals lounge to take you on the 45 minute ride to Puno. The flight time is about 45 minutes. Airline companies operating this route are Lan www.lan.com
By Bus (local bus)
There are many daily buses leaving for Puno. The journey takes about 5 hours (longer in the wet season). Price are about US$8-10 depending on the service. Most services depart early evening and arrive in Puno early in the morning.
The train no longer operates between Arequipa and Puno apart from freight traffic and the occasional charter train.
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