User reviews from travelers who booked a bus ticket from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado
Ratings and Reviews (30)
Speakers were very loud, to the point I couldn’t speak to the person next to me. No aircon so it was very hot inside. Oil spilt over our luggage in the bag hold. Arrived to Puerto Maldonado three hours late.
My experience of Excluciva was terrible. I got an overnight bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado and the driver had the heat on full blast for the entire journey. It was so uncomfortable, sticking to the seats, hot air blowing so that absolutely everything was warm. It was like being in a sauna making for a hot, sticky, uncomfortable night of no sleep. There were also no staff around to ask for it to be turned down.
Additionally, the bus arrived 3 hrs later than expected (8am rather than their advertised 5.05am) which may be an issue for anyone going straight on an Amazon tour.
The air condition was completely turned off all the time. After a few hours there was no oxygen anymore. It was super hot, humid and no air to breath. It was really hard for all travelers and everyone only wanted to get out as soon as possible.
Awful smell in the toilet with no paper. Internet wasn't functionning. The temperature varied inside the bus from very hot to very cold. Cheap lunch for a 10 hours trip (1 piece of dry bread, jam, cookies, small juice and tea).
There was no clear instructions where to get the bus from. It said estacion waschaq on the tickets but there is no bus station there so I had to book another bus and take it from the main bus terminal. It cost me much more and 3 taxi rides
This was the best bus that we travelled on in Ecuador and Peru. The departure station was very professional and organised. They provided food on the bus. The seats were wide and comfortable. I would definately use this bus company again
Good clean bus, good quality screens. The promised "hot meal" was not served, instead it was a juice box and a cold pastry thing. Don't expect to be able to sleep haha, but that's justthe nature of the trip :)
Our bus was delayed by a landslide that made us 10 hours late coming in. Which is just bad luck for those of us who were on a schedule. However, there was no information provided as to why we were delayed or possibly how long we could be late. I and several other tourists had no way to contact the tours we had booked to let them know what was happening.
Basically, the entire situation would have been less stressful with more information.
I took an overnight bus with my boyfriend. We left nearly 45 minutes late. My seat was right beside the heater or just some part that got EXTREMELY hot- the ride was stifling and made it impossible to sleep. We had to open a window. Only after several hours was the air turned on to help circulate. The bathroom was also filthy and smelled horrible.
Thank you for the opportunity to comment. We did not have a restful evening. We paid for the semi-cama seats (160 degrees) so that we could get comfortable. Sadly 1 of our chairs did not work... every time you push it down, it just came back up. They kept a night light on the whole trip... so we all had to sleep with blankets over our heads (why?). I hope you are able to look into this matter for us. Warm Regards, Louise
Frequently asked questions for your trip Cusco - Puerto Maldonado
How much does a bus ticket from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado cost?
The average bus ticket price from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado is $20. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado 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 Puerto Maldonado?
The average travel time between Cusco and Puerto Maldonado is around 8h 10m, although the fastest bus will take about 8h 10m.This is the time it takes to travel the 199 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Cusco and Puerto Maldonado?
The number of buses from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado 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 Puerto Maldonado by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado?
When taking the bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, you can travel comfortably and safely with Econociva, Transzela, Excluciva.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado?
Buses traveling between Cusco and Puerto Maldonado leave from Terminal Terrestre or Terminal Cruz Del Sur and arrive at Puerto Maldonado Terminal - Tepsa.
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 1 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado costs around $11 for departures 1 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $27 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $11.
Usually Cruz del Sur, Excluciva will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
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