Nazca to Puno by Bus

Nazca to Puno by Bus: 2017 updated information about Bus Schedules, Bus Safety, and the Best Bus Companies to take!

A bus from Nazca to Puno takes around 14 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 Nazca to Puno.

Nazca to Puno is great trip with amazing views throughout the route. Again, there are no public flights from Nazca so the only option would be taking a bus back to Lima and flying to Juliaca and then a 1 hour bus to Puno. Not really the best option, especially if you add all the extra transportation expenses. Below is some information you should consider when trying to choose the best bus company for this route.NOTE: Keep in mind that some Public buses don’t go directly to Puno and usually switch buses in Arequipa or Cusco.

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 Nazca to Puno you have 2 main options:

1 – Public Bus (e.g. Oltursa, Tepsa)

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

The schedule and departure times of buses from Nazca to Puno are as follows:

COMPANIESSCHEDULEDEPARTURE TIMEDEPARTURE LOCATIONENGLISH SPEAKING ASSISTANCE
TEPSADAILY 09:45PUBLIC TERMINALNO
PERU HOPDAILY 19:00HOTEL PICK UP & DROP OFF YES
OLTURSA
DAILY 15:15 and 22:00PUBLIC TERMINALNO

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. Peru Hop) so shop around and see what other benefits you get with each company

Nazca to Puno by bus is usually a pleasant trip, the road is mostly in good. Just choose the best bus company and enjoy the journey!

 

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