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How to get to Puno and Lake Titicaca from Lima

How to get to Puno?

  1. Take a flight from Lima (Jorge Chavez Airport) to Juliaca (Inca Manco Capac Airport). Duration approximately 1hr 30min.
  2. In Juliaca take a bus or taxi to Puno, where Lake Titicaca is located. Duration approx. 1hr.

Note: There are no direct flights from Lima to Puno, so you will have to make this stopover to see Lake Titicaca.

  • Go to the bus terminals along the route Lima – Puno. Approximate duration 20hrs.

Note: Although it is an economical alternative, the bus journey can be uncomfortable due to the long hours of travel.

  • Take the PeruRail Titicaca train on the Cusco – Puno route. Approximate journey time 10hrs 30min.

Note: A unique experience to appreciate the majestic Andean landscapes and immerse yourself in the authenticity of the Peruvian people.

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Travel time
1hr 30min
20 hours
10hrs 30min
High, you can move around the carriages and enjoy the spacious seats in each carriage.
Landscape view
Not included
Yes, the train has a balcony where you will appreciate the Peruvian Andes, as well as large windows that will give you unparalleled views throughout the journey.
Live cultural show
Not included
Does not include
Yes, enjoy live music and cultural shows.
Depends on your seat category
Not included
Yes, the trip includes a 3-course gourmet lunch, afternoon tea and Pisco Sour tasting.
Tourist stops
Not included
Does not include
Yes, enjoy a stop in the village of La Raya and buy souvenirs made by the villagers themselves. When you are very close to Puno you will be able to see Lake Titicaca from the train.
You can take 02 suitcases which together should weigh 23 kg / 50.6 lb.

Discover unique experiences on your train trip

Unforgettable Landscapes

Let your senses be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes. From majestic mountains to vast valleys, each train window is a canvas revealing the natural beauty of this unique region.

Gourmet 3-Course Meal

Onboard PeruRail Titicaca, indulge in a delicious lunch with ingredients typical of the region and exquisite flavors of Peruvian cuisine. Additionally, we offer culinary proposals designed for vegetarians, vegans, and kosher preferences.

Cultural Show and Live Music

Beyond being a means of transportation, our train is a window to discover local culture through live shows, music, and dance while passing through picturesque villages on our way to Puno, providing a unique connection with the soul of Peru.

Unmatched Comfort

Experience maximum comfort with seats designed for your relaxation. Enjoy personalized onboard service. Explore our elegant bar car for a culinary experience in a cozy atmosphere. And don’t miss the observatory, where panoramic views gift you unforgettable moments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I experience altitude sickness in Puno?

If it’s your first time in a cold location, altitude sickness is possible. It’s recommended to acclimate gradually before arriving. Remember that throughout your train journey, you’ll have heating and all the necessary attention to make your experience the best.

What type of clothing should I wear due to Puno’s climate?

Wear warm clothes as Puno has a cold climate. Include waterproof garments, especially if you plan to visit Lake Titicaca.

When is the best time to visit Puno and Lake Titicaca?

The best time is during the dry season, from May to October, for more stable conditions and clear landscapes. However, many tourists experience all types of seasons because the climate in Puno can be unpredictable.

Are any vaccines mandatory for visiting Puno?

No, it’s not mandatory to have any vaccines to enter Puno.

What are the highlighted attractions in Puno besides Lake Titicaca?

Some attractions include the Cathedral of Puno, the Plaza de Armas, and the floating islands of the Uros. For more information, click here.

What are the typical dishes of the region that I should try in Puno?

Try the Lake Titicaca trout, quinoa soup, and other Andean dishes. For more information, click here.

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