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Lima to Puno Bus Service

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26 hrs 15 mins
PEN 130.00

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Guardianes Del Cosmos 08:45 17:00 10 hrs 30 mins

Lima to Puno Bus

The distance from Lima to Puno is 938 mi (1510 km) and on the highway the trip can take 22 hours (it may be a lot, but you have many places to visit during the itinerary). The terrestrial transport company that covers the tour of this route, so requested by travellers, is Civa. The company offers tickets for the bus Lima - Puno from s/.110 to s/.140, depending on the services proposed on the bus. Buses leave at 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. from the terminals of South and Centre Lima, destination the main Terminal Terrestre of Puno, next to the Titicaca lake. The climate in Puno is distinguised by being cold and very humid, although it has some hot areas. Bring warm clothes, the highest temperature is not over 57°F (14°C), and it can drop to 37°F (3°C) at night (even degrees under 32°F/0°C on winter days).



  • La Victoria
  • Terminal Atocongo
  • Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte


  • La Victoria
  • Terminal Atocongo
  • Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte

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    Why book a Lima to Puno bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Lima 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 Lima

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

    About Lima

    "The City of Kings", as Lima is known, was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro and became the center of Spanish power in Peru, during the colonial period.The urban planning of Lima is one of the colonial models in South America. Lima is known for its social, economical and cultural growth and stands out as the cultural center of Latin America; besides that, Lima is the home of San Marcos National University, the most ancient from America, founded in 1551.Lima is famous for being the viceroyalty capital of Peru and one of the cities most important of South America in the spanish regime period; after its independance in 1821 the city became the republic's capital. Before this period, the Baroque and Neoclassical style took the power on the streets, impregnating those architectural styles in the main constructions. The capital counts a high variety of tourist attractions that combine history and modernity, as you can see on the Historical Center. Another strong point of Lima is the food, there are many restaurants from the 3 Peruvian regions where you can live a complete gastronomical experience, given that the population is multicultural and mostly migrant. Live Peru from one of its corners, and enjoy tasting the culture that Peru offers you!

    About Puno

    On 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 of 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, on the 15th century, Puno started its transformation into a 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.On the Republic period, on the 19th century, the population of Puno was over the 6000 residents and the commercial development turned around different activities, as the agriculture and the textile, between other new industries. The University San Carlos de Puno was also founded, what motivated a bigger development of the culture, what favoured the new urban configuration that the city was taking.Nowadays Puno is a relevant city for the economic growth of the country, besides being considered the cultural capital of Peru. The tourism has grown quite a lot the last years, motivating the construction of an adequate infrastructure to receive the new visitors that each year come to 300.000 people.


    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 Lima to Puno?

    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 Lima to Puno?

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

    What is the distance between Lima and Puno?

    The distance between the cities is 1510 km approximately.

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

    The trip takes 22 hours approximately.

    How many departures are there from Lima to Puno?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times

    Which bus companies offer the route Lima to Puno?

    You can travel through the following companies: Civa, Excluciva, and Peruhops.

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

    Civa has the most daily departures from Lima to Puno.

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

    There are many departure points in Lima where you can board your bus to Puno, like La Victoria and Javier Prado.

    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 Lima to Puno?

    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.

    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 & Bars 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 tourist 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: You can reach Puno by land. The trip takes 22 hours approximately.

    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 Lima to Puno

    ● Excluciva

    ● Civa

    ● Peruhop

    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 Lima 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 Lima to Puno?

    Do you want to travel to Puno from Lima 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.

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Lima to Puno route

    To ease the impact of COVID-19, every passenger should:

    • Not forget the Declaracion Jurada! Without this document, you won't be able to access the bus. You can download it through these links:

    For passengers

    For passengers over 65

    For passengers under 14

    • Always wear your mask. Also, carry a spare one in case of emergency, and hand sanitizer.
    • Take only the necessary luggage.

    You will find more information here.

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