• PEN SOL (S/)
  • USD $ US Dollar
  • English
  • Español

Arequipa to Tacna Bus Service

Avg. Bus Duration
Buses depart from
Bus arrives in
Daily Bus Services
Cheapest Bus
6 hrs 0 mins
PEN 50

Arequipa to Tacna Bus Distance

Earliest Bus
Last Bus
Bus Companies

Arequipa to Tacna Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Hallpa 14:30 22:30 6 hrs 0 mins

Arequipa to Tacna Bus

The route from Arequipa to Tacna is at a distance of 229 mi (369 km) that take to go across by bus approximately 5 hours. The bus company that cover the route is Oltursa, providing bus tickets at s/ 29 and s/ 45, depending on the choice of service by the passenger. The buses leave at 6:30 a.m. from the Terrapuerto Internacional of Arequipa direction to the terminal of Tacna. The weather in Tacna is dry and the annual average temperature is 65,4 °F (18,6 °C). The city registers a rainy season from June to August.

Top Bus Operator Images



    • Terrapuerto Arequipa


    • Terminal Terrestre Tacna

    Why book a Arequipa to Tacna bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Arequipa to Tacna. Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

    Buses from Tacna to Arequipa

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Arequipa to Tacna and you are looking for a return trip, you can buy them easily on our platform. We have many bus operators that travel through this route, that departs at different times to give the passengers more options. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your bus tickets from Tacna to Arequipa with redBus. 

    About Arequipa

    The name Arequipa comes from the quechua word “ari-que-pay”, that refers to a legend about the inca Mayta Cápac; in the legend his subjects, impressed by the beauty of the place, asked him to stay and the inca answered: “yes, stay” (ari-que-pay).In the inca period the incas left the Arequipa territory in search of new places to conquer. The official foundation of the city took place in 1540, by the Spanish who arrived there to take advantage of the mines of the area in the colonial period.The city prospered quickly due to its advisable location in the mining transit path, becoming the most important commercial city, and standing out for its loyalty to the Spanish crown.During the republic, Arequipa was the place where concentrated most of the uprisings and social and political conflicts, what (later on time) would deserve its title of “Hero city of the free people of Arequipa”. Nowadays the city of Arequipa is one of the metropolis of higher economic, cultural and touristic importance inside the country.

    About Tacna

    The first Hispanic settlements in Tacna date from 1572. In the pre-Columbian period, the territory was inhabited by different indigenous communities as the uros, lupacas and camanchacos, until the arrival of the inca Túpac Yupanqui, who conquered Tacna, adding the territory to the Incan Empire. During the colonial period there were indigenous uprisings that would cause the reduction of the population by the Spanish soldiers hands. After the independence in 1821, Tacna would be recognized as the “heroic city” for the role of the city and the locals in the achievement of the Peru’s independence. Inside the history, rich of historical events, Tacna passed from being a Peruvian city to taking part of the Chilean territory, as direct result of the Pacific War (war between Peru and Chile); at this war, part of Tacna had to be given. However, in 1929 Tacna joins again Peru, after more than 50 years being in possession of Chile. In Tacna took place the most important events of the 20th century as the “Tacnazo”, coup d’état where the military government of the president Juan Velasco Alvarado was overthrown.


    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Peru?

    You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Peru by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I book a bus from Arequipa to Tacna?

    You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

    Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in , passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Peru. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the “FPX (Peru Online Bank Transfer).

    Are there special offers or discounts in redBus for the route of Arequipa to Tacna?

    In order to make your trip cheaper, redBus offers different discounts, which you can find out here:

    What is the distance between Arequipa and Tacna?

    The distance between the cities is 371 km approximately.

    How long does it take to go from Arequipa to Tacna?

    The trip takes 5 hours approximately.

    How many departures are there from Arequipa to Tacna?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times

    Which bus companies offer the route Arequipa to Tacna?

    You can travel through the following companies: Transportes Cromotex y Oltursa.

    Which bus companies have the most departures for the Arequipa to Tacna?

    Currently, Oltursa has the most daily departure from Arequipa to Tacna.

    From which bus terminals can I travel from Arequipa to Tacna?

    The departure point is the Arequipa bus station located at 130 Arturo Ibañez avenue.

    If my DNI has expired, can I travel?

    Yes, you can travel with your DNI or passport even if it has expired.

    What documents are required for underage people to travel?

    For children, it is necessary to also present a notarial authorization, signed by the parents allowing the trip, with their IDs attached to the document. In case of the decease of any of the parents, or if the child is only recognized by one of them, the consent of the surviving parent will be enough.

    Can I buy open-date tickets in redBus?

    Unfortunately, no. However, you can reschedule the travel date by contacting the bus operator. This feature is limited to just a few companies.

    Do bus operators offer lunch on the route from Arequipa to Tacna?

    As a prevention measure against COVID-19, bus operators do NOT hand lunch to the passengers during the trip, so we recommend you to eat before boarding.

    Tacna Weather

    Tacna´s weather is temperate subtropical and desert. This generates large dust and sand uprisings. With maximum temperatures up to 32 ° C, the average temperature is 18 ° C and a minimum is 8 ° C.

    Tacna Hotels

    In the city of Tacna, there is the Free Zone, the main reason why people usually travel there. This area is where you can buy a wide variety of items at low costs, due to being exempt from taxes. For this reason, Tacna offers a variety of accommodation that adjusts to the needs of its visitors. However, Tacna has a small but beautiful tourist circuit to visit through private tours, which also generates a tourist reception that seeks to know and enjoy new things.

    Restaurantes & Bars in Tacna

    The local gastronomy has as representative dish it's famous Spicy a la Tacneña, as well as they generally offer the stuffed chili Charquicán, rice with duck, the marraqueta bread, among others. Tacna also has the production of liqueurs such as peach liquor, peach wine, fruit macerates, wines, and piscos.

    The most tourist places in Tacna

    ● Tour around the city: You will be able to visit the historical center as houses of illustrious characters, in addition to the Ornamental Pile, the Parabolic Arch, and the Cathedral Church of Tacna, and the Railway Museum.

    ● The Museum of the Defenders of the Alto del Alianza: Located 8 km from the city, it is the site of the battle of Tacna in 1880. There is a monument in homage to the defenders of the homeland and the Museo de Sitio Alto de la Alliance.

    ● Coastal or coastal tour: You can visit stops such as the Burros gorge, the Inka coastal path, the Solar Clock, Punta San Pablo, Grau port, the Ite wetlands, and the Punta Picata petroglyphs.

    Important dates in Tacna

    ● May 26 - Anniversary of the Battle of Alto de la Alianza.

    ● June 20 - Homage to the first cry for freedom launched by Jose Antonio de Zela.

    ● August 28 - Tacna Week. Procession of the Flag. Agricultural, Industrial, and Artisan Fair.

    How to move around Tacna?

    There are 2 options to mobilize in the city of Tacna, the tourist can choose the public bus, commonly regulated by the municipality or taxi, managed by a citizen who provides a service.

    ● Public bus: It is the most popular form of transportation within the city, as well as being very economical. The rate does not usually arise from S / 3 per person. The public bus has different stops where it picks up passengers, so the trip can be a little slow.

    ● Taxi: This is the fastest way of transportation within the city. This means of transport goes straight to the desired destination. You can take one on the streets, calling a company or through an application. The rate here is usually higher, usually exceeding S / 7.

    How to reach Tacna?

    Tacna by bus: You can reach Tacna by land. The trip takes 5 hours approximately.

    Gastronomy in Tacna

    In the city of Tacna, you will try delicious dishes such as:

    - Spicy tacneña.

    - Adobo tacneño.

    - Tacneña casserole.

    Things to buy in Tacna

    The most typical souvenirs that you can buy in Tacna are:

    - Leather bags.

    - Ceramic crafts.

    - Miniatures of the Parabolic Arc.

    Tacna Facts

    Tacna is on the southwestern coast of Peru and has 4 provinces: Tacna, Tarata, Jorge Basadre, and Candarave. Its climate is diverse for having territory in its majority of the coast and a third part is located in the heights of the mountain range. The coast has a dry climate, with temperature variations from 12ºC to 30ºC, while its average temperature is 16.5 ° C. The remarkable feature of the city is its economy. Tacna produces 53.15% of the country's olives and, above all, it owns the Free Zone, which contributes to the economic dynamics of the region.

    Bus operators of the route Arequipa to Tacna

    ● Oltursa

    ● Transportes Cromotex

    In Conclusion:

    Tacna has its charm despite being just another passing city. There are several tourist circuits that you can do, such as the Litoral or the Alto de la Alianza. Tacna is also a Free Zone, and therefore an excellent place to buy different items at low cost, so you can take advantage of your trip and return with excellent gifts for your family.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Arequipa to Tacna?

    Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Tacna, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Peru, just check the list of companies and schedules that appear in the results and get the best rates with the best low-cost prices so that your trip is not only comfortable and enjoyable but also economical. so do not hesitate and buy your ticket at redBus.

    How to get cheap bus tickets from Arequipa to Tacna?

    Do you want to travel to Tacna from Arequipa but it's out of your budget? Don't worry about it. At redBus we have many offers and discounts that you can take advantage of for your vacations, business trips or to visit your family.

    • operator-logo