How to travel to Arequipa

Arequipa the White City

Travel to Arequipa

Arequipa city is located in the South Andean zone of Peru, 7,660 feet /  2,335 m.a.s.l. (Arequipa's Map).

Arequipa is easily accessible by air; commercial flights leave daily from Lima, Cuzco, Juliaca (Puno - Titicaca Lake), Tacna or bus transportation from Lima and the main cities of south of Peru, also coach tours to Arequipa from Colca Valley, Puno and Cuzco.

Terrestrial distances to Arequipa City by roads:

From

Distance

Duration by Air

Duration by Bus

Lima

634 miles (1,020 Km)

1h 30'

16 hours

Cuzco

388 miles (625 Km)

2h 15' (1 stop)

10 hours

Puno

202 miles (325 Km)

50 minutes
(Juliaca airport)

6 hours

Nazca

348 miles (560 Km.)

-

9 hours

Tacna

229 miles (368 Km)

30 minutes

4 hours

How to arrive to Arequipa by air - Domestic Flights into Peru

Arequipa city is easily accessible by air; the Arequipa's International Airport Alférez Alfredo Rodríguez Ballón (AQP airport code), with comfortable installations, receive commercial flights leave daily from Lima, Cuzco and Juliaca (Puno - Titicaca Lake). Also international flights from La Paz, Bolivia.

How to arrive to Arequipa by land - Travelling by Bus

The main road is the South Pan-American Highway (1S), which connects the major cities of the Peruvian coast, from Lima to Tacna and the border with Chile (Santa Rosa / Chacalluta - Arica)

Another important route is the 34C connecting Arequipa with major southern Andean cities, as Puno, Juliaca and Cuzco.

Highway Cuzco / Arequipa: Passing through Juliaca (34C-3S), 625 Km. (388 miles).

The traditional excursion to Colca Valley and Colca Canyon is by bus, from Arequipa to Chivay, then you can continue to Puno and Lake Titicaca in a diurnal tourist bus with stops along the way where they offer guided tours on several places between Colca and Puno, and offering an experience of single trip.

Bus Tickets to Arequipa - Special Offers

Coach Tours: For routes from Arequipa to Puno and Puno to Chivay (Colca Valley) we offer special bus services with stopovers on route and guided tours - daily departures.

 

Peru Bus Tickets Bus Tickets to Arequipa with Cruz del Sur

Book bus tickets from / to Arequipa city (itineraries and fares)

Bus Route

Departure

Duration

VIP Bus Fare

Bus Fare

Bus ticket from Lima to Arequipa - Cruzero

18:45

15h 30'

$ 59

$ 40

Bus ticket from Arequipa to Lima - Cruzero

17:30

15h 30'

$ 59

$ 40

         

Bus ticket from Cuzco to Arequipa - Cruzero

20:00

10h 00'

$ 51

$ 40

Bus ticket from Arequipa to Cuzco - Cruzero Suite

20:30

10h 00'

$ 53

 

Bus ticket from Puno to Arequipa - Cruzero

15:00

6h 30'

$ 30

$ 24

Bus ticket from Arequipa to Puno - Cruzero

08:00

6h 30'

$ 30

$ 24

Bus tickets Nazca to Arequipa - Cruzero

22:00

9h 30'

$ 46

$ 36

Bus tickets Arequipa to Nazca - Cruzero

13:30

9h 30'

$ 46

$ 36


  • Rates apply to foreign tourists, not residents in Peru and there are expressed in U.S. Dollars. Our fares include all taxes.

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Distances from Arequipa City

  • Camaná (Province of Camaná) 173 Km (108 miles) / 2 hours and 30 minutes

  • Caravelí (Province of Caravelí) 382 Km (238 miles) / 7 hours

  • Aplao (Province of Castilla) 178 Km (111 miles) / 3 hours

  • Chivay (Province of Caylloma - Colca Valley) 162 Km (101 miles) / 3 hours and 45 minutes

  • Chuquibamba (Province of Condesuyos) 234 Km (145 miles) / 5 hours

  • Mollendo (Province of Islay) 113 Km (70 miles) / 2 hours and 15 minutes

  • Cotahuasi (Province of La Union) 379 Km (236 miles) / 12 hours