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Cusco to Puno to Cusco

Departure Days
DAILY

Time of Departure
22:00pm (meet at our terminal 21:30pm)

Pick up Location
Peru Hop Private Terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels/hostels. Click HERE to view map (address will be on booking confirmation).

Minimum Time Needed
3 Days / 2 Nights

Price
$49

From Cusco to Puno

CUSCO – PUNO – CUSCO

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1. Plan your Itinerary – Choose a date and see our recommended schedule.
2. Trip Highlights – A summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
3. Bus Timetable – All bus times for each stage of this pass.
4. Route by Route Information – Detailed descriptions of each stage of the pass.
5. Important Notes – Up to date information regarding holiday periods or anything else which may affect our service.

Plan your Itinerary

Simply choose your preferred departure date and get your personal timetable within a second. Follow that recommended schedule to see and do it all at the perfect pace or hop off and stay anywhere longer! Feel free to download, print and share it with your friends!

NOTE: The itinerary planner does not factor in any break periods we have (e.g. around Christmas and the fact that we do not operate buses in February). Please check the important notes section under each pass for more information about this.

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Cusco to Puno to Cusco

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Trip Highlights

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Take a boat to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, to visit the mythical Isla del Sol, according to Inca legend the birthplace of the Sun God, Inti. – Puno
  • Free hotel/hostel pickups and dropoffs at every stop. Avoid ripoffs and unsafe taxis. 
  • Discounts on food, accommodation, tours and more.
  • Amazing loyalty discounts on Peru Hop buses from Cusco to Lima.

Bus Timetable

HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave Cusco on a Monday and arrive back to Cusco on Wednesday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO PUNO
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
CUSCO (DEPART)22:0022:0022:0022:0022:00 22:0022:00
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
PUNO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:0006:00 06:0006:0006:00
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at 6:30am at Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating islands and continue with bus to Bolivia the same morning or hop off in Puno and stay longer… Full Day or Homestay Tours (1 night) are also available.
Basic breakfast stop on arrival to Puno.
HOP STAGE 2
PUNO TO CUSCO
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
PUNO (DEPART)10:0021:3010:0021:3010:0021:3021:3010:0021:3021:3010:0021:30
PUKARA LUNCH STOP12:00N/A12:00N/A12:00N/AN/A12:00N/AN/A12:00N/A
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMONTUE
CUSCO (ARRIVE)17:3006:0017:3006:0017:3006:0006:0017:3006:0006:0017:3006:00
PUNO PICK-UPS: Start 30 minutes before departure time.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN CUSCO: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.
HOW TO READ:
1. Read DOWN ↓ for recommended bus plan based on our expertise.
Example: Leave Cusco on a Monday and arrive back to Cusco on Wednesday.
2. Read ACROSS → for next bus if you want to stay longer (hop off).
 HOP STAGE 1
CUSCO TO PUNO
MONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
CUSCO (DEPART)22:0022:0022:0022:0022:00 22:0022:00
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
PUNO (ARRIVE)06:0006:0006:0006:00 06:0006:0006:00
DEPARTURE POINT IN CUSCO: Peru Hop Private Terminal.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN PUNO: 2-Hour Floating Islands Tour at 6:30am at Lake Titicaca. Visit the floating islands and continue with bus to Bolivia the same morning or hop off in Puno and stay longer… Full Day or Homestay Tours (1 night) are also available.
Basic breakfast stop on arrival to Puno.
HOP STAGE 2
PUNO TO CUSCO
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMON
PUNO (DEPART)10:0021:3010:0021:3010:0021:3021:3010:0021:3021:3010:0021:30
PUKARA LUNCH STOP12:00N/A12:00N/A12:00N/AN/A12:00N/AN/A12:00N/A
TUEWEDTHUFRISATSUNMONTUE
CUSCO (ARRIVE)17:3006:0017:3006:0017:3006:0006:0017:3006:0006:0017:3006:00
PUNO PICK-UPS: Start 30 minutes before departure time.
MAIN ACTIVITY IN CUSCO: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tours and Treks.

Route by Route Information

HOPSTAGE 1: CUSCO TO PUNO

DEPARTURES: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: Peru Hop Private terminal just 10/15 minutes from hotels (address will be provided on booking confirmation).
DEPARTURE TIME: 22:00pm
ARRIVAL TIME: 06:00am (next day)
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • Breakfast stop upon arrival in Puno to fuel up for the early morning boat ride out to the islands.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 1 night in Puno. We can help you book your accommodation.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Floating Islands Tour – See how locals build and live on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • For those who might want to experience more, take a full day tour and even stay 1 night on Isla Amantani at a local homestay. We can help organize these extra activities!
  • Visit the Sillustani burial towers.
  • Kayak on the highest navigable lake in the world.

 
DROP-OFFS
Any hostel/hotel in central Puno (within 1km of Plaza de Armas).
 
EXTRA TIP:
Puno is a small place with not much to do apart from visiting the Uros floating islands, Isla Taquile, and Isla Amantani on Lake Titicaca. Overnight stays on Isla Amantani are possible for those who want to explore more of the islands.

HOPSTAGE 2: PUNO TO CUSCO

DEPARTURES: Day bus: MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT | Night bus: DAILY
DEPARTURES FROM: Any hotel/hostel in central Puno.
DEPARTURE TIME: Day bus: 10:00am MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT | Night bus: 21:30pm DAILY
ARRIVAL TIME: Day bus: 17:30pm MON/TUE/WED/THU/SAT | Night bus: 06:00am NEXT DAY (overnight bus – sleep on our big semi-cama reclining seats!)
 
FREE STOPS ON THIS JOURNEY:

  • None – Direct bus.

 
RECOMMENDED NIGHTS:
We recommend staying 3-4 nights in Cusco.
 
MUST-DO EXTRA ACTIVITY:

  • Machu Picchu Tour – Do either a trek (Classic Inca Trail or Salkantay), or maybe a combined trek/biking tour (Inka Jungle Trek) or train in and back (can be done as a full day but 2 days staying the night before in Aguas Calientes advised).

 
OTHER THINGS TO DO:

  • Explore the historic city of Cusco.
  • Venture to the Sacred Valley.
  • Go white water rafting (Urubamba/Apurimac rivers).
  • Quad biking.
  • Horseriding.

 
DROP-OFFS
For legal reasons, big buses cannot drive in the historical centre of Cusco. Peru Hop Private Terminal is the drop off point. Click here to view map.

Important Notes

END OF 2017 BREAK

CHRISTMAS SERVICES - Bolivia Hop buses will run through Christmas and New Year as normal except:

CUSCO – PUNO - NO BUS ON: 23, 24 & 25 DEC; 30 & 31 DEC

PUNO – CUSCO - NO BUS ON: 24, 25 & 26 DEC; 31 DEC; 01 JAN 

NEXT BUS DEPARTING CUSCO: MONDAY 1 JANUARY 2018

RAINY SEASON 2018 BREAK

JANUARY – buses restart MONDAY 1 JANUARY and run for several weeks before closing for rainy season.

LAST BUS DEPARTING CUSCO: SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY *(ARRIVE CUSCO: TUE 6 FEB)

*MUST follow the minimum recommended schedule - hop offs to stay longer not permitted

NEXT BUS DEPARTING CUSCO: WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY

13 - 16 APRIL 2017 SEMANA SANTA

Easter weekend holidays.  Hostel and tour prices increase during this period.  MUST book accommodation in advance!

28 – 30 JULY 2017 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS (PERU)

Biggest public holidays of the year.  Hostel and tour prices increase during this period. MUST book accommodation in advance!