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Travel by Bus from Mollendo to Arequipa

The road journey from Mollendo to Arequipa 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 Mollendo and Arequipa reduces uncertainty and offers convenience for travelers.

Why book a Mollendo to Arequipa bus with redBus?

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

About Mollendo

Mollendo is a city in de Arequipa Department. It is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, and at 85km from the city of Arequipa. This city has the most important por of the south of Peru: Matarani. Its principal touristic attractive are the many beaches on the coast.

About Arequipa

The name Arequipa comes from the Quechua word “ari-que-pay”, which 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”. Known as the "White City", Arequipa is one of the metropolis of higher economic, cultural, and tourist importance inside the country.


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 Mollendo from Arequipa?

You can visit one of the terminals in Mollendo 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 Mollendo to Arequipa?

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

What is the distance between Mollendo and Arequipa?

The distance between Mollendo and Arequipa is 124.3 km.

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

The trip to Arequipa from Mollendo takes about 3 hours.

How many departures are there from Mollendo to Arequipa?

You will find many departures at different times on Red Bus.

Which bus companies offer the route Mollendo to Arequipa?

You will find many departures with different bus operators on redBus.

Which bus companies offer the route Mollendo to Arequipa?

The number of departures changes every season.

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

The departure point is the Mollendo bus station, located at 15A, Mollendo 04416.

Arequipa climate

Arequipa has a temperate climate, which can reach a temperature of 22 ° C. Summer is usually quite comfortable with cloudy wheater. Several tourists agree that the best time of the year to travel to Arequipa is between the months of April and December, since in these months the temperature raises and sun shines the most.

Hotels in Arequipa

Arequipa has a very strong hotel system that functions all year long. The wide variety between 5-star hotels and hostels for backpackers or backpackers, makes Arequipa a place where you can find all something for all tastes and possibilities.

▶ Katari Hotel

- 126-128 Portal de La Municipalidad, Arequipa 

- Price: From S/ 358.00 

- Services: It has doble rooms, doble deluxe rooms, junior suite and presidential suite. Free Wifi. Free parking. Bar. Room service. 24 hours reception. Includes breakfast.

▶ 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, junior suite and presidential suite. Free Wifi. Minibar. Balcony. City view rooms. Hydro massage 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.

▶ World Backpackers (Backpacker)

- 214 O HIGGINS passageway, Arequipa 

- Price: From S/ 57.00 

- Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, triple rooms and shared-bathroom rooms. Non-smoker áreas. Free Wifi. 24 reception. Includes breakfast.

Restaurants in Arequipa

Arequipa's cuisine stands out for its typical dishes such as Chupe de Camarones, Solterito, and Rocoto Relleno. Around the plaza and on the pedestrian street, you can find a wide variety of places to taste these and other flavors of the city.

▶ 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 

▶ Tipika Touristic Restaurant

- 407 Luna Pizarro avenue, Arequipa

- Prices: From S/ 70.00

▶ Hatunpa

- 207-208 Ugarte Street, Arequipa. 

- Prices: From S/ 18.00

The most touristic places in Arequipa

▶ Misti volcano: The Misti volcano is one of the most amazing places to visit in Arequipa. Standing at more than 5.800 meters, you can see it from every point in the city, but we recommend touring (trekking) and explore this majestic volcano.

▶ San Camilo Market: The San Camilo market is located on Arequipa's downtown, between San Camilo, Peru, Pierola, and Alto de Luna streets. With more than 80 years of history, this colorful market is the ideal place to take home fruits, vegetables, souvenirs, and more.

▶ Arequipa's Plaza Major: Located in the heart of Arequipa, this is the most important and biggest plaza in the city. Here you will find amazing architectural places like the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and Nuestra Señora de la Merced Church. 

Important dates in Arequipa

▶ February 26th - Arequipa's Carnival: Carnivals are Peru's biggest events, visited by many tourists, including Arequipa. This 6-day festivity characterizes by colorful characters and water games, and parades filled with music and dances. 

▶ March 24th - Holy Week: One of the most important religious events. Many believers gather in mass to commemorate the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  

▶ May 1st - Virgen de Chapi: It is a very popular religious celebration in Arequipa. In fact, it has been a tradition for the last 3 centuries, since her statue was found on the mountains. To this day, people gather in a procession to the Polabaya district, where is located her church.

▶ August 7th - Spanish establishment anniversary in Arequipa: Celebration that lasts 8 days, celebrating the establishment of the city by Spanish. These days are filled with happiness, pageants, and parades. The most popular one is the Forge Iron contest."

How to move around Arequipa

There are 2 options to move around the city of Arequipa, tourists can opt for public buses, commonly regulated by the municipality or taxi, managed by citizens who provides the service.

▶ Public bus: It is the most popular transportation within the city, as well as being the lowest priced. The rate does not usually rise from S / 3 per person. Public buses has different stops where they pick up passengers, so the trip can be a little slow.

▶ Taxi: This is the fastest way of transportation within the city. Taxis goes straight to the desired destination. You can take one on the streets, calling a company or through an app. The price depends on the destination.

How to reach Arequipa

The distance between Mollendo and Arequipa is 124.3 km. The trip takes approximately 3 hours.

Gastronomy in Arequipa

Some of Arequipa's typical dishes are:

- Chupe de camarones.

- Rocoto relleno.

- Ocopa. 

- Adobo arequipeño.

- Solterito.

- Pebre.

Things to buy in Arequipa

If you want to take home something from Arequipa, we recommend:

- Queso helado.

- Alfajores Santa Catalina.

- Nacimiento Loncco. 

- Caylloma textiles.

Arequipa facts

Arequipa is located in the south of Peru. The department of Arequipa has 8 provinces: Arequipa, Camaná, Caravelí, Caylloma, Condesuyos, Islay and La Unión, and represents almost 5% of the national territory. Its rugged geography is the product of volcanic activity, an important factor since it is crossed from north to south by the Andean Mountain Range. The average temperature is 14ºC, while on its coast, the climate varies more, which can reach temperatures of 29 ° C, so we recommend that you bring both a good coat and bathing clothes to enjoy every corner of Arequipa.

Bus operators of the route Mollendo to Arequipa

On redBus you will find bus operators of the route Mollendo to Arequipa

In conclusion

Arequipa is a beautiful city, with incredible landscapes and truly amazing views. The volcano at the foot of the city, can be seen from every corner, and its stunning plaza, welcoming people, and exquisite dishes make Arequipa a city to visit alone, with friends or with family.

Looking for cheap tickets from Mollendo 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 Mollendo to Arequipa?

Do you want to travel to Arequipa from Mollendo 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 Mollendo to Arequipa route

The low seasons are in the months of March, April and September. Mornings departures are usually cheaper.