La Paz to Lake Titicaca by Bus

La Paz to Lake Titicaca by Bus: 2017 updated information about Bus Schedules, Bus Safety, and the Best Bus Companies to take!

A bus from La Paz to Lake Titicaca takes about 3 hours. Below we have detailed information about bus safety, the best bus companies and what other benefits you should look out for when choosing the best bus from La Paz to Lake Titicaca.

This trip is usually via Copacabana and it offers unique landscapes along the way. As you will be crossing the Bolivian border it is recommended to know the visa requirements, keep in mind they may vary according to your nationality. There are no direct flights from La Paz to Lake Titicaca so travelling by bus is the only option. Below is some information you should consider when trying to choose the best bus company for this route.

Quick Tip:  If traveling to or from Lima Airport, it is strongly recommended to use the luxury Airport Express Lima  bus to get to or from your hotel. Safer and cheaper than a taxi with no baggage limit as well as Free WiFi and USB chargers onboard, it is ideal for travelers.

To take a bus from La Paz to Lake Titicaca you have 2 main options:

1 – Public Bus (e.g. Tour Peru)

2 – Hop on hop off bus (e.g. Bolivia Hop, Green Toad Bus)

Bolivia Hop Bus

 

The schedule and departure times of buses from La Paz to Lake Titicaca are as follows:

COMPANIES
SCHEDULEDEPARTURE TIMEDEPARTURE LOCATIONENGLISH SPEAKING ASSITANCE
TOUR PERU DAILY16:30 PUBLIC TERMINAL NO
BOLIVIA HOP DAILY 07:00HOTEL PICK UP & DROP OFF YES
TRANS TITICACA DAILY 08:00 and 13:30PUBLIC TERMINAL NO
GREEN TOAD WEEKLY 07:00PUBLIC TERMINAL NO

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO HELP CHOOSE WHAT BUS COMPANY TO TAKE:

  1. Do they collect you at your hotel or hostel?
    • Some bus companies, and all hop on hop off companies, do actually pick you up at your hotel, thus offering a much safer and secure service rather than taking local taxis
  2. How is their safety record?
    • Simply put the name of the bus company, and the word “accident” or “hijacking” into google and see which companies are the best.
  3. What onboard facilities do they have?
    • Tv´s, toilets (clean!!), semi-cama or cama seats…all of these things will help decide which is the best company
  4. Other benefits?
    • Some bus companies have loyalty points schemes (e.g. Cruz del Sur) and others have accommodation and other discounts (e.g. Bolivia Hop) so shop around and see what other benefits you get with each company

La Paz to Lake Titicaca by bus is usually a nice journey with paved road for the most part. Choose the best bus company and enjoy the journey!

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