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Bus Cusco to Arequipa: Trip Overview

Daily Buses
5:02 pm - 8:46 pm
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures
Average Ticket Price
Average Bus Trip Duration

Trip Reviews for Cusco - Arequipa

3.8 out of 5 stars

User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Cusco to Arequipa

Ratings and Reviews (100)

Pijus K.February 25, 2020 | 

Great, bus driver wasn't crazy

Julie Lee B.February 3, 2020 | 

Bus was great, but getting info at the terminal was difficult as nobody spoke English and was unwilling to explain to me that after I picked up the ticket, I had to pay 1,5 soles for something I don’t even know what for and which bus I should board- the info on the ticket didn’t help me at all. The only reason why I managed to get to the right bus in time was because of a young man who graciously followed me all the way. The others just waved me away- it was stressful and I eventually became desperate. Luckily one man out of the 10 staff members I asked helped me. I’m not sure I would recommend any foreigners to take the bus.

Timothy Neil S.January 19, 2020 | 

Haven't used other bus companies in Peru so can't compare, but very disappointed with Exclusiva. The staff in Cusco station were very rude, the bus had no wifi, it was ridiculously cold the whole 10 hours, and the stale bread and crackers they served as a meal don't even deserve to be described as 'food'. I visit 10-15 countries a year and it's literally the worst 'food' offering i've ever received on transport. Nothing impressive about this company.

Timothy R.January 9, 2020 | 

The bus makes lots of random stops in the middle of the night and lets people on and off in the middle of the road, and not at proper bus stations.

Fernanda L.January 5, 2020 | 

need wifi

Jeremy G.December 27, 2019 | 

The bus was on time and clean and comfortable.

Michael E.December 17, 2019 | 

Professional boarding

Genevieve C.December 5, 2019 | 

Bus was very comfortable and staff were great. Movies were available and a light meal and hot drink served. Bus was a little warm. Felt very safe as a solo traveller.

Nipa W.November 22, 2019 | 

It arrived Arequipa late more than 1.5 hours. But so far the bus is great. Wi-Fi on the bus didn't work.

Megan R.November 22, 2019 | 

Very rocky and uncomfortable trip & we were told there were no pillows for the overnight 10 hour ride although we’ve used Cruz Del Sur before and were provided pillows for much shorter trips.

Liam J.November 12, 2019 | 

Fantastic bus, facilities and service. For all the silly rumours we had heard of South American bus travel this was a pleasant surprise.

Sabine J.November 6, 2019 | 

Great experience, very comfortable seats and so lovely to get free pillows and blankets! The heating needs fixing though, the bus felt like a sauna at times.

Aysha Irgens S.November 4, 2019 | 

I was disatisfied with the seats compared to my bus to Cusco (also Cruz del Sur) - they were way smaller and less space. Also I couldn’t watch movies in english, only spanish doblada.

Janita B.October 28, 2019 | 


Eliezer R.October 22, 2019 | 

Very nice, kind and proffesional

Daniel G.October 17, 2019 | 

Good bus but they did not sell any beverages, not even water

Charlotte S.October 14, 2019 | 

All my experiences with Cruz del sur are very good. But the last 2 busses were way to hot, my leg was constantly burnt by the radiater next to my leg.

Andreas P.October 14, 2019 | 

No hot meal or wifi as specified when I booked the ticket

Iris D.October 1, 2019 | 

The personnel was great, but only spoke Spanish.

Boyd V.September 19, 2019 | 

Comfortable chairs, enough leg space. A little bit warm during the night

Andreu S.August 21, 2019 | 

Excelent, best bus I’ve ever been to.

Lorenzo G.August 8, 2019 | 

They cancelled the bus 4 Hours before leaving cusco. No help by Cruz del sur staff

Karen R.July 19, 2019 | 

The bus was kept incredibly hot and arrived late (apparently due to road work)

Julia L.July 16, 2019 | 

It was literally so hot the entire time. Several passengers asked the attended to turn the aircon to a lower temperature or to control the heating underneath the seats. She didn’t listen and the entire bus was sweating for nearly 12 hours straight.

Aidan W.July 4, 2019 | 

Loved it. Actually meant to click five stars. Sorry

Bar K.June 8, 2019 | 

The bus was stuck and the Company brought new bus after a long time with no food or water!

Toine L.June 6, 2019 | 

Chairs were good, staff was kind, food was not so good

Manuel H.June 3, 2019 | 

La cena podría estar mejor

Vivek K.May 31, 2019 | 

Comfortable and convenient

Matilda H.May 29, 2019 | 

Cruz del Sur is one of the best and most comfortable buses I've gone with. On demand movies, clean, big comfortable seats, pillow + blanket and snacks. 2 h late to Arequipa though. No info in English. But a very good choice in Peru!

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Bus Companies

Bus travel from Cusco to Arequipa is made possible thanks to Excluciva, Superciva, Oltursa, Cruz del Sur and Superciva Irizar.

Stations & Stops

Need a bus leaving from Cusco? Your starting point is at Terminal Cruz Del Sur, Terminal Terrestre, Estacion Wanchaq or Cusco.

If you're onboard a bus traveling to Arequipa, you can get hop off at Terrapuerto, Norte Nuevo Terminal, AREQUIPA, Arequipa (Terminal Cono Norte), Terminal Cono Norte or Terminal Terrestre Arequipa.

Information on this bus route

Daily Buses2
Earliest and Latest Bus Departures5:02 pm - 8:46 pm
Minimum Price$16
Average Ticket Price$41
Minimum Trip Duration
Average Bus Trip Duration
Bus companies on this routeExcluciva, Excluciva, Superciva, Oltursa, Cruz del Sur, Superciva, Superciva Irizar

Cusco to Arequipa Route Map

Cusco to Arequipa Route Map

Frequently asked questions on the trip Cusco - Arequipa

How much does a bus ticket from Cusco to Arequipa cost?

The cheapest average bus price from Cusco to Arequipa is $41. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cusco to Arequipa is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

How long is the bus ride from Cusco to Arequipa?

The average travel time between Cusco and Arequipa is around 10h, although the fastest bus will take about 9h 15m.This is the time it takes to travel the 325 km that separates the two cities.

How many daily bus connections are there between Cusco and Arequipa?

The number of buses from Cusco to Arequipa can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 2 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Cusco to Arequipa by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.

Which bus companies travel from Cusco to Arequipa?

When taking the bus from Cusco to Arequipa, you can travel comfortably and safely with Excluciva, Excluciva, Superciva.

What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Cusco to Arequipa?

Buses travelling between Cusco and Arequipa leave from Terminal Cruz Del Sur or Terminal Terrestre and arrive at Terrapuerto, Norte Nuevo Terminal, AREQUIPA.

About Bus Travel

Bus Travel Tips

Meet and talk to locals at the bus stations while traveling from Cusco to Arequipa.There is no better way to get inside travel information while exploring a new city than to go straight to its people.

From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you’re bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Cusco to Arequipa.

Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Cusco to Arequipa will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.

Tune out to the fine sounds of your best music playlist on your bus trip from Cusco to Arequipa while indulging in miles on end of beautiful scenic views.

Did you know?

Did you know some bus companies in Germany offer to their passenger low-costs snacks and regional beer based on their destination? Prosit!

The bus driver with the longest career in the world drove more than 2,000,000 miles and is a happy World Record holder.

Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.

Will you be returning to Cusco by bus?

If you are looking for the return bus journey, check out buses from Arequipa to Cusco.

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