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commuting by bus in Peru

lyr
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commuting by bus in Peru

Hi everyone! I'm planning a trip to Peru and I intend to come and go by bus - overnight - whenever possible. I'd like to know how I can get info on prices of buses and booking in advance. I'm doing the whole thing on my own, I've done it before in other countries and it worked fine. My trip will start in Lima, then Nazca. From Nazca to Arequipa. From this one to Puno, then Cusco and MP and back to Lima. I'd like to know how long it would take from one place to another, the cost and if doing such a thing (coming and going by bus) is worth doing. Of course, I'd fly back to Lima, since it would take me 24 hours by bus, I'm aware of that. So, i'm counting on your helping me. Thanxs.

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1. Re: commuting by bus in Peru

You can check on this site :

http://www.cruzdelsur.com.pe/inicio.php

You will find fares,trip times, etc.

Use a good and reliable Bus company. The cheaper ones have lots of accidents.

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2. Re: commuting by bus in Peru

hi i will tried to give you some info

I hope you can use that

You can take a bus from Lima to Nazca and each section

Lima- Nazca 7 hours USD$ 20

Bus: CIAL , Cruz del Sur , Oltursa

Only in Lima there isn´t a bus station

The other cties have a bus station and it´ll

be easy to choice one

Nazca - Arequipa 10 hours USD$ 25

Arequipa - Puno 6 hours USD$ 8

Puno - Cusco 5 hours USD$ 8

Isn´t difficult but you have to be wary with your baggage and bus schedule.

Most of the time the bus schedule are syncronized with tourist travel schedule.

Ask for the best bus service and take it.

bye

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3. Re: commuting by bus in Peru

Hello!

Just read thet bus from Arequipa to Puno is only 6 hours - I thought it was about 9 or 10.

Can you confirm that it is only 6 hrs and with which bus company ?

Thanks for help

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4. Re: commuting by bus in Peru

I confirm that the Arequipa to Puno bus ride is only 5 hrs.

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5. Re: commuting by bus in Peru

Sorry, I forgot to mention the bus company : Cruz del Sur

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6. Re: commuting by bus in Peru

Thank you again for the info. Is there a flight from Nazca or Pisco to Arequipa ? Thank you.

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7. Re: commuting by bus in Peru

No commercial flights from Nazca or Pisco to Arequipa.

Most flights depart and arrive to Lima.