Cusco to Arica (airport)-best bus route

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1. Posted by diz1 (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi I am having difficulty finding info on how to get a bus from Cuzco to Arica. I have to make a flight at 4pm on 25th April. According to my guide book there is a direct bus from cusco to tacna. I could then easily get to Arica. However when I check the Cruz del Sur website I can´t see any such bus. My question is what is the best way to get from Cusco to Arica (by bus). Should I go via Araquipa instead.

Any suggestions on the route AND a good bus company would be great as I can´t seem to find any bus info online. (Also if there are border issues I should allow time for I´d be interested to know as it is vital I make this flight).

Thanks, D.

2. Posted by Shazer (Budding Member 29 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Diz,

I am in Cusco at the moment and I just bought myself a ticket to Arequipa with a new company called Taurobus Peru. It cost me 20 soles and will take 10 hours approx. Buses going to Arequipa are all overnight, leaving between 7pm -8.30pm.

I am pretty sure that I saw signs of bus companies going to Arica, so although it is not on the website you are likely to find a bus that goes straight to Arica, or at least to the border with Chile.

This is all I know, I hope it helps!