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Cusco to Arequipa Bus Service

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10 hrs 47 mins
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Cusco to Arequipa Bus Distance

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Cusco to Arequipa Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Jean Buss 19:00 20:30 11 hrs 0 mins
Transzela 06:30 21:30 1 hrs 0 mins
Turismo J Nazareno 19:00 19:00 12 hrs 0 mins
Destinos 20:00 20:00 11 hrs 0 mins
Real del Sur 20:30 20:30 10 hrs 0 mins

Cusco to Arequipa Bus

The travel from the mystic city of Cusco to the white city of Arequipa is at 301 mi (485 km) of distance and it takes about 10 hours by land. The main transportation companies that cover this route Cusco - Arequipa are: Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa, Movil Tours and Civa. They provide bus tickets from 7:00 a.m. throughout the day untill 8:45 p.m. You can find bus tickets from s/. 40 if you choose the cheapest service, to s/. 110 if you look for more comfort for your trip. The terminals in Cusco are located in the outskirts of the central area of the city. In Arequipa the buses will arrive to the Terrapuerto Internacional and surroundings. The climate in Arequipa can be dry, temperate or semi-dry, depending on the season, with sunny days most of the year and rainy season at the begining of the year.

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    Why book a Cusco to Arequipa bus with redBus?

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

    Buses from Arequipa to Cusco

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Cusco to Arequipa 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 Arequipa to Cusco with redBus. 

    About Cusco

    Cusco or Cuzco (both graphical symbols are acceptable according to the RAE, Real Academy of the Spanish language) is the main destination that you can get to know on your trips through Peru. Learn more about it in this section.The legend tells that Cusco was founded by 2 ancestral patriarchs, who, due to the design of the deity Sun, emerged from the Titicaca lake with the mission of putting in order the Andean men’s life. They would be the beginning of the vast Incan Empire, which as time goes by would reach its maximum glory consolidating as a powerful State. In 1911 the American explorer Hiram Bingham would refind the incan citadel to the world’s eyes with the discovery of Machu Picchu. From that day the growth of Cusco has been exponential, turning to be one of the most visited worldwide tourist destinations and favourite place for national and foreign tourists to “discover” the beauty of the Machu Picchu citadel on its travel to Cusco.

    About Arequipa

    Arequipa, also called La Ciudad Blanca, is a place with a lot of history. In addition, it is also an important industrial and commercial center of Peru. Each place in this place is full of charm and each gastronomic dish will make you want to stay in this place forever.


    How can I buy my bus ticket online in Perú?

    You can purchase a ticket for the bus of your choice to any destination in Perú by logging in to the official redBus site which is This website is easy to use and you can buy your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I buy a bus ticket from Cusco from Arequipa?

    You can visit one of the terminals in Cusco and visit the counter of the bus company of your choice, wait your turn in the attention queue, select the seat you want and buy your ticket. But if you prefer to avoid all that, you can simply enter and buy your bus ticket online in just 5 minutes and with the comfort of your home or office.

    Should I print my bus ticket before boarding?

    Yes, you must print it out before boarding, remember that all passengers will have to print their bus ticket that was sent to their email in PDF format and then be exchanged for a physical ticket at the counter of the bus company with which you are going to make the trip.

    Can I reschedule my trip after buying my ticket?

    Yes, you can, but this feature is limited to only a few bus companies in Perú. Please contact the bus company of your choice if you need to make any changes.

    How can I pay for my bus fare on the redBus Web site?

    At redBus we have several payment methods that we offer our customers. The most common for most of them are credit cards but you can check all of them on the home page of the site

    Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Cusco to Arequipa?

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

    What is the distance between Cusco and Arequipa?

    The distance is 629 km.

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

    Approximately the trip takes 8 hours and 15 minutes.

    How many departures are there from Cusco to Arequipa?

    There is a variety of departures

    Which bus companies offer the route Cusco to Arequipa?

    You can travel through the following companies: Oltursa, Cromotex, Excluciva, Movil Bus, Civa, Romeliza and Turismo Puma.

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

    The departures depends on the season.

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

    The Cusco Terminal is the bus departure point and is located at Avenida Vía de Evitamiento # 429, Cusco. The companies that leave this terminal are: Oltursa, Cromotex, Excluciva, Movil Bus, Civa, Romeliza and Turismo Puma.

    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 Cusco to Arequipa?

    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.

    Arequipa Weather

    Arequipa has an arid temperate climate, with an average temperature of about 14.5 ° C, if the temperature rises it does not exceed 25 ° C. It has wet periods that occur between the months of December to March. On winter days the temperature can drop to 6 ° C.

    Hotels in Arequipa

    Arequipa has a huge variety of hotels, from very luxurious to inexpensive backpacker-type options. You can visit this beautiful city with your partner, family or friends, you will find accommodation for all tastes and all pockets.

    ● Mint Hotel

    - C12 San Isidro Urbanization, Arequipa 

    - Price: From S/ 178.00 

    - Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, and triple rooms. Wifi. Backyard. Includes breakfast.

    ● La Cuesta Cayma Hotel

    - 208 Cayma avenue, Arequipa

    - Price: From S/ 132.00 

    - Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, a junior suite, and a presidential suite. Free Wifi. Minibar. Balcony. City view rooms. Hydromassage bathtub. Includes breakfast.

    ● Palla Boutique Hotel

    - 350 Bolognesi bridge, Arequipa

    - Price: From S/ 258.00 

    - Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, double deluxe rooms, junior suite, and presidential suite. 24 reception. Room service. Interior yard view rooms. Soundproof rooms. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurants & Bars in Arequipa

    La ciudad blanca has endless delicacies when it comes to gastronomy, if you visit its restaurants you can stop trying some dishes such as: Chupe de camarones, Rocoto rellenos, Solterito, Arequipeño Adobo and Ocopa.

    ● Alma Bar Restaurante

    - 403 Ugarte street, Arequipa 

    - Prices: From S/ 36.00 

    ● Sol de Mayo restaurant

    - 207 Jerusalen street, Yanahuara

    - Prices: From S/ 40.00 

    ● Chicha by Gastón Acurio

    - 210 Santa Catalina Street, across the Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa 

    - Prices: From S/ 38.00 

    The most tourist places in Arequipa

    ● Misti Volcano: It is one of the most impressive destinations in Arequipa. The Misti volcano measures 5,822 meters and is more than 800 thousand years old. The volcano can be seen from anywhere in Arequipa and you can take a tour (with trekking included) and thus get to know all its majesty.

    ● Santa Catalina Monastery: It is located in the center of the city. This monastery was built in the 16th century and has more than 20 thousand square meters that you can explore from end to end. Every corner is steeped in history and its architecture is worth admiring.

    ● Reserva Nacional de Salinas y Aguada Blanca: In this reserve you can find other volcanoes in Arequipa and also typical animals of the highlands, such as: llamas, alpacas. vicuñas and guanacos.

    ● Mirador de Yanahuara: In the picturesque district of Yanahuara is this beautiful viewpoint, which is one of the most spectacular in Arequipa. It is only a 10-minute walk from the center of Arequipa, so you can walk to it.

    ● Bosque de Piedras Choqolaqa; It looks like a landscape from another planet and is known as Nuevo Arequipa. Legend has it that one day the inhabitants of this place stopped respecting their Apus and as punishment, everything turned to stone.

    Important dates in Arequipa

    ● March to April - Carnivals in Arequipa. In many places in Peru, a few days or weeks of these months are dedicated to celebrating the much-acclaimed carnivals. Arequipa is not far behind, on these dates you can enjoy music, dance and delicious typical dishes of the region.

    ● May 1 to 3 - Traditional Pilgrimage to the Santuario de la Virgen de Chapi: On these dates, many devotees have the custom of making the promise to arrive three consecutive years at the sanctuary of the Virgin.

    ● July 28 to 29 - Fiestas Patrias: The festival is lived throughout the country, in the city of Arequipa events such as parades, regional fairs, and folk concerts are held.

    ● August 15 - Anniversary of Arequipa: Various civic-religious activities are carried out as well as a parade of floats, festivals, burning of castles and/or artificial, among others.

    How to move around Arequipa?

    To transport yourself through the city of Arequipa you can use these means:


    • Public transport: It is the cheapest and the tickets cost on average S / 1.50.

    • Taxi: If the route you will take is short, the passage will be S / 5.00 on average.

    • Car: If you know how to drive, you can choose to rent a car and move around on your own, renting a car costs on average S / 168.00.

    How to reach Arequipa?

    Arequipa by bus: If the starting point is Cusco, the distance is 491.2 km. The approximate travel time is 8 hours and 15 minutes.

    Gastronomy in Arequipa

    The typical dishes of Arequipa are:

    - Chupe de camarones

    - Rocoto relleno

    - Solterito

    - Adobo arequipeño

    - Ocopa

    - Pebre

    Things to buy in Arequipa

    - Copas para anisado

    - Bolsos con tejidos de Caylloma

    - Libreta de apuntes de cuero

    - Cuadros de la ciudad y campiña de Arequipa

    - Nacimiento loncco

    Arequipa Facts

    Arequipa is located in the highlands of Peru. The central part of the city is crossed by the Chili River from north to southwest, which forms a valley, called the Arequipa Valley or Chili Valley. Is protected to the north and east by the Andean cordilleran belt and towards the south and west through the low ranges of hills. From the city, you can see a series of volcanic cones that form snow-capped mountains such as the renowned Misti volcano, in addition to Chachani and Pichu Pich. Its territory is rugged due to the presence of the Andes Mountains.

    Bus operators of the route Cusco to Arequipa

    ● Oltursa

    ● Cromotex

    ● Excluciva

    ● Movil Bus

    ● Civa

    ● Romeliza

    ● Turismo Puma

    In conclusion:

    Arequipa is one of the tourist attractions of Peru that you cannot miss. Every dish and each place will leave you impressed. El Misti and the Mirador de Yanahuara must be the first places you should visit when you visit Arequipa. There is a great variety of lodgings and restaurants with all prices and with impeccable service.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Cusco to Arequipa?

    Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Arequipa, 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 Cusco to Arequipa?

    Do you want to travel to Arequipa from Cusco 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.

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