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Juliaca to Puno Bus Service

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Latino Tours 22:40 22:40 6 hrs 10 mins

Travel by Bus from Juliaca to Puno

The road journey from Juliaca to Puno is pleasant and relaxing. At redBus, we work with different bus companies that operate on this route with well-maintained buses and experienced drivers. Although the travel time varies from one bus operator to another because of traffic and climatic conditions, our continuous availability of bus services between Juliaca and Puno reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.



  • Terminal Terrestre De Juliaca


  • Terminal Terrestre Puno

Why book a Juliaca to Puno bus with redBus?

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

Buses from Puno to Juliaca

If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Juliaca to Puno 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 Puno to Juliaca with redBus. 

About Juliaca

The high plain territory where is located the current Juliaca -also known as the “city of winds”- is rich in history and traditions. It was settled more than 4000 years B.C. by tribes mostly dedicated to agriculture and Andean stockbreeding (llama shepherding and guinea pig breeding).Between the years 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. the Pukara culture dominated the high plain region, leaving traces of its presence in Juliaca on the founded archaeologic remains. In the following centuries, the Tiahuanaco, Colla and Inka cultures fought for the hegemony of the high plain. The incas were the ones who prevailed over the other ones in the fight for the Andean supremacy, under the leadership of Pachacutec.With the Spanish arrival, there was a high plain lands distribution, that culminated with the Spanish foundation of the town of Santa Catalina de Juliaca. During the colonial period the city was scenary of indigenous uprisings against the Spanish domination.In the Republic period, after obtained the Independence of Peru, Juliaca was a rural city until the construction of the railway station (1873) that allowed a greater communication and exchange with the most important cities of the Andean south as Cusco or Arequipa, besides making easier the access of Peruvian and foreign visitors.In 1926 was created, by a supreme order, the province of San Roman, what allowed for the ascent of Juliaca to capital.

About Puno

Known as the folklore capital, Puno is located in the Peruvian southeast mountain range at more than 3800 meters above sea level, on the shores of the highest navigable lake in the world that connects Peru and Bolivia. 

In the pre-Hispanic period, Puno was the settlement place of different human groups, who will finish being part of the first settlement of the Pucará culture. During this period, there were built big constructions of pyramidal shape. This kind of monumental architecture was peculiar to the Pucará and Tiahuanaco cultures, which also shared the territory. With the disappearance of the Tiahuanaco, during the 12th and 13th centuries, different kingdoms were born: Kollas, Lupacas, and Pacajes. When the colonial period started, in the 15th century, Puno started its transformation into an inhabited center of commercial exchange, that little by little would be enriched with the multiculturalism of its visitors. This growth continued until half the 18th century because Puno had taken relevance for being a mining settlement and a crossing territory between the most important cities of the region. In 1776 Puno ended being part of the viceroyalty of Peru, starting to being part of the viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, although it integrated again to Peru in 1796. In the Republic period, in the 19th century, the population of Puno was over 6000 residents and the commercial development turned around different activities, as agriculture and textile, between other new industries. The University of San Carlos de Puno was also founded, which motivated a bigger development of the culture, which favored the new urban configuration that the city was taking. Tourism has grown quite a lot in the last years, motivating the construction of an adequate infrastructure to receive the new visitors that each year comes to 300.000 people.

Enjoy the warm and colorful culture filling every corner and dazzling landscapes that Puno has to offer.


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 Juliaca from Puno?

You can visit one of the terminals in Juliaca 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 Juliaca to Puno?

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

What is the distance between Juliaca and Puno?

The distance between Juliaca and Puno is 43 km.

How long does it take to go from Juliaca to Puno?

The trip takes approximately 1 hour.

How many departures are there from Juliaca to Puno?

Currently, there are 3 departures from Juliaca to Puno, by Civa and Excluciva.

Which bus companies offer the route Juliaca to Puno?

You can travel from Abancay to Lima through these companies: Civa and Excluciva

Which bus companies have the most departures for the Juliaca to Puno?

The companies with more departures from Juliaca to Puno are Civa and Excluciva.

From which bus terminals can I travel from Juliaca to Puno?

The Juliaca bus station is the departure point and is located on San Roman street. The companies that leave this terminal are: Civa and Excluciva

Puno Weather

Due to the geographic conditions, Puno's climate is very peculiar. During the winter, temperature varies between -4°C and 14°C, with dry wheater and high risk of frost, so it is recommended to take warming clothing with you. On the other hand, during the summer temperature varies between 5°C and 17°C with heavy rainfall.

Hotels in Puno

As a world-renown touristic destination, Puno has a vast selection of lodging. Many of them offer a unique cultural experience, from the majestic lake Titicaca view suites to the beautiful rooms decorated with original textiles from the region.

▶ Tierra Viva Puno Plaza

- 270 Grau Street, Puno

- Precio: From S/ 273.00 

- Servicios: Simple room, Double room, Triple Room, and Executive Suite. TV. Heating. Room service. Includes breakfast.

▶ Casa Andina Premium Puno

- 1970 Sesqui Centenario Avenue, Puno 

- Prices: From S/ 466.00 

- Services: Simple room, Double room, Triple Room, and Executive Suite. TV. Heating. Room service. Wifi. Minibar. Includes breakfast.

Luz del Titicaca Lodge

- Los Uros floating Island, Lake Titicaca, Puno

- Prices: From S/ 360.00

 - Services: Simple room, Double room, Triple Room, and Executive Suite. TV. Heating. Room service. Lake view and Mountain view suites. Includes breakfast.

▶ Suite Independencia Puno

- 672 Cajamarca avenue, Puno 

- Prices: From S/ 100.00 

- Services: Simple room, Double room, Triple Room, and Executive Suite. TV. Heating. Room service. Wifi. Non-smokers rooms. 24 hours room service. Includes breakfast.

Restaurants in Puno

Puno's gastronomy maintains a legacy in their dishes that went from generation to generation. Nowadays it delights tourists around the world. Enjoy a steamy sancochado to warm yourself from the cold wheater or a fried trucha on one of the Titicaca lake's floating islands.

Mojsa Restaurant

- 365 Lima street, Puno

- Prices: From S/ 20.00

▶ La Table del Inca

- 239 Ancash street, Puno 

- Precio: From S/ 15.00

▶ Alma Bar Restaurante

- 1970 Sesqui Centenario avenue, Hotel Casa Andina Premium Puno, Puno 

- Prices: From S/ 65.00

▶ Café Bar de la Casa del Corregidor

- 576 Deustua street, Puno

- Prices: From S/ 30.00

▶ Restaurante Los Uros

- Steves Island, Titicaca lake, Puno 

- Prices: From S/ 90.00

The most touristic places in Puno

▶ Plaza Major: Located in the heart of the city is the Plaza Major, a place where you could admire the colonial architecture of the Puno Cathedral, also known as San Carlos Borromeo Basilica. The Plaza Major is the stage of the many festivities organized by the town hall, such as the festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria, which is Peru's biggest religious festival.

▶ Titicaca lake: If you are visiting Puno, Titicaca lake is the main attraction. Visit the floating islands and enjoy the traditions of a community that lives in harmony with nature. Or if you love outdoor adventure, you can kayak through the highest navigable lake in the world.

▶ Llachon: Llachon is a Quechua-speaking community located 74 km near Puno's downtown that invites tourists to enjoy their traditions that go from the prehispanic era. Walk around the archeological sites and take home an original Llachon textile ¡Made by yourself!

▶ Carlos Dreyer Museum: Located in the former home of the famous painter, photographer, and collector Carlos Dreyer, you will find a great collection of prehispanic and colonial items from the region and original artwork from the German painter.

Important dates in Puno

▶ February 2nd to 11th - Virgen de la Candelaria Festival: Known as Peru's biggest religious festival. It is celebrated with many activities, filled with dances, music, and unique colors from many Quechua, Aimara, and Half-blooded traditions from the region.

▶ May 3rd - Alasita's festival: Religious festivity that commemorates the finding of the wood log that Jesus Christ was crucified. The main activity is the annual mass, followed by a procession around the city. During the procession, believers take "Alasitas" with them to be blessed by the Sacred Cross. This "Alasitas" represents everyone's desires, hoping these little handcrafts will become real someday.

▶ 24th June - Inti Raymi: It was the most important religious festival from the Inca empire. It celebrates the winter solstice, which marks the beginning of the harvest season. It is a festival filled with colors and joy that surprises every tourist that attends this event.

▶ November 4th - Puno's Anniversary: Puno celebrates its anniversary every November 4th since 1669. It is a celebration filled with parties, parades, fireworks, gastronomical festivals, beauty pageants, and more.

How to move around Puno

To move around Puno without issues, you can choose between these options:

▶ Minibus: This is the most economical option. The price range is from S/2.00 to S/6.00, depending on the distance.

▶ Taxi: If you are with friends or family, this might be as economical as the minibus. The price range goes from S/6.00 to S/.15.00, depending on the distance.

▶ Walk: If it is a short distance, ¡Walking is the best option! You can enjoy the fresh air of the Peruvian high plateau.

How to reach Puno

Puno by bus: The distance between Juliaca and Puno is 43 kilometers, which takes about 1 hour.

Gastronomy in Puno

Some of Puno’s main dishes are:

- El Chairo.

- Pesque de Quinua.

- Sancochado. 

- Chicharrón de alpaca.

- Chupe de Quinua.

- Sopa de Papaliza.

Things to buy in Puno

Some of the souvenirs you can get in Puno are:

 - Handmade crafts.

- Coffee.

- Textiles from Uros Island.

- Totora-made baskets.

- Alasitas dolls.

Puno facts

Puno is located in the southeast of Peru, at 3800 m.a.s.l. Puno has become one of the most important cities for the economic growth of the country. It is also known as the folkloric capital of Peru. Tourism has considerably grown in the last few years, which motivated the government to build proper infrastructure to receive thousands of tourists all year long.

Bus operators of the route Juliaca to Puno

● Excluciva 

● Civa

In conclusion:

Thanks to its beautiful landscapes, colorful festivals, and streets filled with history, Puno is one of the most visited cities in Peru, offering unique experiences for those who want to explore this cheerful city,

Looking for cheap tickets from Juliaca to Puno?

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

Do you want to travel to Puno from Juliaca 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.

Tips for finding cheap tickets on the Juliaca to Puno

Prices go higher on festival seasons, like January en February, so if you are planning to visit Puno on those dates, make sure to buy your tickets in advance.

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