User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Arequipa to Puno
Ratings and Reviews (30)
Well I believe this IS a good company, But of course with last travel I am not happy as we had An accident. I think the company did not react correctly, they should someone to pick Us up faster. We were waiting 4 hours in the midlle of nothing and it was very cold. Nobody did not care if anybody IS Hurt.
The bus had an accident and after that the staff handled everything very bad. Groups of people were brought to Puno by different busses that were passing by but we couldn’t bring our luggage because of the accident. When we arrived in Puno no one knew where the luggage was
Seat didn't recline, the heat was so high that there was no chance of sleeping, I took off everything I could and still remain decent, but I spent the whole trip boiling still, then a 3 hour wait for my connecting bus instead of the 30 minutes the schedule indicated.
My compliant is on the return trip. The two seats in front of me were fully reclined, placing my knees in contact with seats in front of me. I informed and showed the attendant. I asked if I could change to one of the 4 back seats, he said it was reserved for blankets and pillows. There was spaces because I first seat in 2-35. He told me to simply sit sideways. He asked if I was okay? I informed him no, my knees are still in contact. He offered nothing. I spent this long trip uncomfortable and no extended sleep. I am 6 foot in height. There was a solution and it was refused. This company should compensate me for my discomfort, it was avoidable.
Counter staff in Arequipa were not easy to deal with. Staff on bus were excellent. Careful and good drivers. Friendly and pleasant server. Lateness were a result of poor roads, lots of traffic and a summer snowstorm. Can't fault bus company on fact the driver dealt with it all very calmly.
We lost our wallet on the way to the bus terminal in the taxi and had to cancel the trip. The Cruz del Sur staff was not helpfull and seemed amused. They even tried to force us to pay 3 Soles for „using“ the terminal.
This company has a problem with temperature regulation on its buses. It was so hot on this bus that I thought I would pass out. Couldn’t even put my feet on the ground due to the intense heat from below. A terrible experience.
We were pleasantly surprised with the amazing seats, personal entertainment systems, even with movies subtitled in English. A very safe ride from Arequipa to Puno. Thankyou. We highly recommend this service.
the bus is fine . but have booked with your company and never able to pick seats together as it says its full but when on bus and have asked at staion there are plenty of seats empty and could had had seats together. at same stantard .
Don’t seat in seat 15. I seemed to be sitting on top of the heater for the entire floor and it was awful. I felt like I was suffocating. Eventually at 1 am I told the driver to turn the heat off because I was so miserable.
Lazy staff in bus. Did not offer any refreshments during the journey except the beginning.
Even when asked he refused saying that the service was closed.
I saw him sleeping and then watching TV on his phone.
I couldn't book my seats together with my fiance and we are on separate seats. Puno staff at terminal very rude said I had to pay more just to change 2 rows in front. Ridiculous
Although the seats and everything is very neat and the personal friendly, I booked this bus specially for the overnight. However, there was this giant fan from r
Seat 11 till 26 that was so loud that I could hardly sleep. Who thinks of doing that?
The overall experience on the bus was descent. It was freezing, but I felt safe and it was clean-ish. The staff was really kind though I wish the arrival time was a bit more accurate. I arrived 2 hours early putting me in puno at 3:30am.
Very affordable and the cheap seats are still amazing!! Very soft and comfortable and reclining so could sleep. Food was okay :) On board staff were attentive and good driver. Staff at the Arequipa terminal not so friendly but no issues. Bus arrived 15 min late. 9.5/10
Frequently asked questions for your trip Arequipa - Puno
How much does a bus ticket from Arequipa to Puno cost?
The average bus ticket price from Arequipa to Puno is $18. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Arequipa to Puno 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 Arequipa to Puno?
The average travel time between Arequipa and Puno is around 6h 30m, although the fastest bus will take about 6h 30m.This is the time it takes to travel the 107 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Arequipa and Puno?
The number of buses from Arequipa to Puno can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 1 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Arequipa to Puno by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Arequipa to Puno?
When taking the bus from Arequipa to Puno, you can travel comfortably and safely with Cruz del Sur.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 60 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Arequipa to Puno costs around $19 for departures 60 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Arequipa to Puno vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $25 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $14.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Arequipa to Puno, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 60 days in advance.
About Bus Travel
Bus Travel Tips
If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Arequipa to Puno but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.
Much more than a mere vehicle taking you from Arequipa to Puno, riding the bus will expose you to some of the most stunning panoramas while enroute to your final bus stop.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Arequipa to Puno will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Create your own real life musical score by curating a personalized bus travel playlist - the perfect accompaniment to your bus ride from Arequipa to Puno.
Did you know?
The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
The average number of passengers on a coach bus is 32 meaning that a bus could replace a minimum of at least 30 cars!
Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!
Busbud helps you easily search, compare and book intercity bus tickets on a worldwide scale with our comprehensive list of bus routes and schedules. With Busbud, wherever you go, you have a worldwide bus station within reach and available in your own language and currency. Busbud prides itself on its worldwide partnerships. We make it possible for you to buy tickets with its large network of trustworthy bus partners like Greyhound, Eurolines, ALSA, OUIBUS (BlaBlaBus), National Express and many others.