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How to get to Puno Peru

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  Puno is on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is why most people visit Puno. People want to see the highest large lake in the world (3850 meters, 12,600 feet above sea level). The lake is mostly in Peru, but also in Bolivia.

Bus to Puno: If you are traveling through Peru, you can catch a nice bus from any number of places in Peru to Puno. Just visit the Oltursa bus company website to find schedules and prices for buses. Right-click in your Chrome browser to translate from Spanish to English. You can find prices and schedules from anywhere in Peru to Puno. We took a tour that went from Arequipa, to Colca Canyon, to Puno. We could just as easily have taken a round trip tour from Arequipa to Colca Canyon, and then taken a bus from Arequipa to Puno. The bus from Arequipa to Puno is about 7 hours and costs about s/70. The taxi from the bus station to accommodations in Old Town Puno is about s/10 to s/15 (3 to 5 USD).

Flights: There is an airport 27 miles from Puno in Juliaca (JUL), Peru.  The flight from Lima to JUL is s/485 (135 USD). There are 10 buses per day going from Juliaca to Puno. If you need to fly into Juliaca, you will get the best price from Skyscanner. The cheapest day of the week to depart from most places in the world is often Tuesday or Wednesday. When you land in Juliaca, make sure to get Peruvian SIM card so you aren’t paying International roaming rates when you use my Google Maps Tour in Peru.

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