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Tacna to Arequipa Bus Service

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6 hrs 42 mins
PEN 40.00

Tacna to Arequipa Bus Distance

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Tacna to Arequipa Bus Timings & Fare

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Transportes Moquegua Turismo 06:30 22:30 7 hrs 0 mins
Heroes del Pacifico 11:00 22:00 5 hrs 0 mins
Hallpa 13:15 22:30 6 hrs 0 mins

Tacna to Arequipa Bus

From Tacna to Arequipa there are 231 mi (372 km) that take approximately 5 hours to go across. The terrestrial transportation company Oltursa provides bus tickets at s/ 29 and s/ 45. The buses leave from the Terminal Terrestre Manuel Odria at 1:30 p.m. destination to the Terrapuerto Internacional in Arequipa. The climate in Arequipa is desert, reason why rains are minimum and the average temperature is 59 °F (15 °C), we recommend to pack warm clothes and sunscreen to protect you from the UV rays.



  • Terminal Terrestre Tacna


  • Terminal Terrestre Arequipa
  • Terrapuerto Arequipa

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    Why book a Tacna to Arequipa bus with redBus?

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

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

    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.

    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.


    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 Tacna to Arequipa?

    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 Tacna to Arequipa?

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

    What is the distance between Tacna and Arequipa?

    The distance between the cities is 372 km.

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

    The trip takes 5 hours.

    How many departures are there from Tacna to Arequipa?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times

    Which bus companies offer the route Tacna to Arequipa?

    You can travel through the following companies: Cromotex and Oltursa.

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

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

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

    The departure point is the Tacna bus station.

    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 Tacna 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 is a department of temperate climate, which is why it can reach a temperature of 22°C. Your summer is usually quite comfortable with a sky that sometimes becomes cloudy. Several tourists agree that the best time of the year to travel to Arequipa is between April and December since in these months the sun is present and the temperature is high.

    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 makes Arequipa a place where you can find all something for all tastes and possibilities.

    ● La Hostería

    - 405 Bolivar Street, downtown, Arequipa

    - Prices: From S/ 229.00

    - Services: It has double and triple rooms. Bar. Spa. Fitness center. 24-hour reception. Wifi. Includes breakfast.

    ● Casona Solar Hotel

    - 116 Consuelo Street, Arequipa.

    - Prices: From S/ 160.00

    - Services: It has simple, double, triple, and family rooms. Wifi. Room service. Bar. Heating. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hotel La Cuesta Cayma

    - 208 Cayma avenue, Arequipa

    - Prices: From S/ 132.00

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

    ● Bon Repos Arequipa

    - 113 Maria Nieves and Bustamante Street, Arequipa

    - Prices: From S/ 34.00

    - Services: It has simple, double, and triple rooms. Free parking. Wifi. Room service. 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 & Bars 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.

    ● El Fuego de San Antonio

    - 402 Jerusalen Street, Arequipa

    - Prices: From S/ 20.00

    ● Zig Zag

    - 210 Zela Street, Arequipa

    - Prices: From S/ 40.00

    ● Chicha by Gastón Acurio

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

    - Prices: From S/ 38.00

    ● La Nueva Palomino picantería Arequipeña.

    - 122 Leoncio Prado Street, Arequipa

    - Prices: From S/ 25.00

    ● Hatunpa

    - 207-208 Ugarte Street, Peruvian – German Cultural Institute, Arequipa

    - Prices: From S/ 18.00

    The most tourist 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.

    ● 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.

    ● Santa Catalina Monastery: Located near the ancient part of the city, it is a little citadel isolated by 4 meters tall walls, that separated the women who lived there from the rest of the city.

    ● Goyoneche Palace: Built above old ruins by Bernandino de Avila in 1558. Severely damaged by an earthquake in 1782, Juan de Goyoneche decided to buy the property and restore it as a home for his family.

    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.

    ● May1st - 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?

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

    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 Tacna to Arequipa

    ● Oltursa

    ● Transportes Cromotex

    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 Tacna to Arequipa?

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    How to get cheap bus tickets from Tacna to Arequipa?

    Do you want to travel to Arequipa from Tacna 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 Tacna to Arequipa 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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