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Trip Cusco to Puno

Trip Cusco to Puno

To get to Puno and its fabulous Lake Titicaca fabulous from Cusco there are different options: direct buses,“The Sun Route” bus service,visiting some tourist attractions in the route, The luxury train Andean Explorer and a air flight from Cusco to Juliaca .
Here a brief description of train services and bus from Cusco to Puno:

The Train Andean Explorer

This spectacular train journey, is a unique experience through the beautiful Andean landscapes to reach to Puno city on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The journey takes ten hours by beautiful Andean scenaries that change as it climbs to the Andean high plateau. During the tour the train will stop at the La Raya Pass at 4321 meters of elevation to then enter in the Puno region. The Andean Explorer train service has an environment exquisitely decorated with a subtle and delicate style of the great Pullman trains of the twenties. It includes dining cars and a bar-car outdoor observatory. The Andean Explorer is the most luxurious and different way of travel between Cusco and Lake Titicaca.

  •  Mentioned among The Best Journeys by Train of the World and one of the best two in South America (Society of International Railway Travelers)
  • Readers of The Guardian, The Observer and the Guardian Unlimited, selected The Andean Explorer as The Best Second Long Distance Tourism Destination.
  • Winner of South America´s Leading Luxury train by World Travel Awards 2012-2013

The departures days and the schedules of the Andean Explorer train are:

  • April to October: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • November to March: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Train Schedules






Andean Explorer 20 Cusco – Puno 08:00 hrs 18:00 hrs
19 Puno – Cusco 08:00 hrs 18:00 hrs


  • Gourmet Lunch on board
  • Tea time in the afternoon
  • Entertainment on board
  • Stop at the highest point of the route: La Raya Pass
Andean Explorer Train

Andean Explorer Train

Exclusive Andean Explorer Train

Exclusive Andean Explorer Train

Touristic Bus from Cusco To Puno

The Cusco Puno tourist bus route is known as the SUN ROUTE. The bus journey takes about 10 hours passing beautiful landscapes along the Vilcanota valley and then ascend to the highlands of Puno. During the tour you will visit some salient attractions such as the colonial  AndahuaylillasTemple  known as the Sistine Chapel of America, the ancient temple of Viracocha Inca God in Raqchi, The La Raya Pass that marks the limit between Cusco and Puno, and finally the Lithic museum of Pukara Culture. The buses are modern with a capacity of 46 passengers and well equipped with air conditioning, heating, chemical bath, extractor of bad odors, air purifier, windows coated with UV filter, first aid kit, oxygen on board, reclining seats very comfortable, seatbelts, magazine rack, luggage rack, sound amplification equipment, professional microphone, CD, DVD, USB, player, Professional Drivers, universal charger at every seat, GPS (Global Positioning System) . WiFi (Wireless Internet on Board). The service includes professional bilingual tour guide, transportation, lunch buffet, hot and cold drinks on board, in addition to a staff of assistents that will assist you in everything you need.

Bus to Puno

Bus to Puno

Direct bus from Cusco to Puno

The direct bus from Cusco to Puno without stops is a service with daily and scheduled departures  in the morning and evening in well-equipped vehicles, and with comfortable and reclining seats. The bus trip is about  7 hours.


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