Puno to La Paz

Puno to La Paz by Bus: 2020 updated information about bus schedules, bus safety, and the best bus to take!

A bus from Puno to La Paz takes around 5 hours. Below we have detailed information about bus safety, the best bus company and what other benefits you should look out for when choosing the best bus to Puno to La Paz.

Quick Tip: Check out Peru Hop’s selection of Puno to La Paz passes to learn more about specific routes that you can take to get from Puno to La Paz.

Puno to La Paz is a direct journey, however there are plenty of reasons for choosing a slightly longer route. This journey visits some stunning places, like the Lagunillas viewpoint of Lake Titicaca for one final look at this incredible body of water. These amazing extra stops are free on any Peru Hop trip from Puno to La Paz and are a great way to break up the journey and make sure you don’t miss out on any of Peru’s hidden gems.

The best option to get around Peru by bus is to take advantage of one of Peru Hop’s long passes, allowing you to hop on and hop off throughout the country and explore the many wonderful hidden gems that Peru has to offer. A hop on hop off bus service is a service that travels to many different points around the country, allowing people to hop off and enjoy each destination, or just take a quick look around before continuing on their way.

With Peru Hop you can travel in style with our comfortable reclining seats, which come with USB ports for every passenger. You can arrive refreshed and recharged, resting safely in the knowledge that our buses go the extra mile to ensure your safety. Using 24/7 GPS tracking we can be sure that our drivers don’t speed, and don’t make unauthorized stops along the way. We also make sure that our staff, including bilingual guides who are with you every step of the way, are well rested, with drivers swapping shifts every 5 hours. This is something that other bus companies simply do not do, many overwork their staff and put unrealistic deadline on them so that the drivers have to speed.

Below you’ll find all of our passes which travel the route from Puno to La Paz. Peru Hop buses on this route offer guaranteed daily departures, providing you the flexibility to travel on your own schedule. Take a look at the different options available to get from Puno to La Paz and choose the one that best fits your desired itinerary. Remember that Peru Hop passes are valid for one full year, so there’s no need to set a rigid schedule–hop on and hop off at your own pace!

If you can’t find the pass you’re looking for listed below, make sure to check out our passes page for the full list of available options.

1 DAY TRIPS

FULL DAY TOUR: COPACABANA + ISLA DEL SOL

LA PAZ – COPACABANA – LA PAZ

Highlights

When Does This Tour Operate:

Every Day

Where Does This Tour Start:

Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. Click HERE to view pick-up area.

TOUR ITINERARY & WHAT'S INCLUDED

Full Day Tour: Copacabana + Isla Del Sol

6:30am - 7:00am

Pickup at central hotel/hostels in La Paz9:45am - 10:00am

Tiquina Mirador Viewpoint / Strait of Tiquina ferry crossing.11:30am - 12:00pm

Arrive to Copacabana, drop off at the White Anchor.1:00pm - 2:30pm

Boat out to Isla del sol, departure from the White Anchor. Drop off at Yumami at the south end of the island.2:30pm - 3:30pm

Walk around the sun temple Pilkokaina and the coast of Yumani.3:30pm

Boat departs back to Copacabana from Yumani Port.5:45pm - 6:00pm

Bus departs to La Paz from the White Anchor.7:00pm - 7:30pm

Strait of Tiquina ferry crossing.10:30pm - 11:00pm

Arrive to La Paz, drop off to all central hotels/hostels.

What’s Included

  • Guided bus transport
  • Roundtrip boat to and from Isla del Sol
  • Isla del Sol - Yumani community entry ticket (south side of the island)
  • Hotel/hostel pickups and drop offs
  • Free stop at the Tiquina Mirador (viewpoint)

Not Included

  • Food

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

IMPORTANT INFO & NOTES

Departure Days

EVERY DAY

Time of Departure

07:00am

Pick-up Location

Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. Click HERE to view pick-up area.Note: If staying outside this area (e.g. Sopacachi) or at a residential address, then please select our central meeting point: ADVENTURE BREW - AVENIDA MONTES No. 503 as your pick-up location.

Minimum Time Needed

1 Day

Price

$39

Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.

23 - 26 & 30 - 31 DEC 2020 - END OF YEAR BREAK

Bolivia Hop will run as normal at the end of 2020 except on:

LA PAZ - COPACABANA NO BUS ON: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC 2019 & 1 JAN 2021

COPACABANA - LA PAZ NO BUS ON: 23 - 25 & 30 - 31 DEC 2020

NEXT BUS DEPARTING LA PAZ: 2 JANUARY 2021

29 MAY 2021 - NO BUS (LA PAZ TO COPA & COPA TO LA PAZ)

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no buses from La Paz - Copacabana and Copacabana - La Paz on Saturday 29th May.

29th of May is the festival of El Gran Poder in La Paz, the biggest religious celebration of the year in La Paz. The entire city centre is completely closed off for 24 hours due to the enormous parade with thousands of costumed dancers accompanied by brass bands.

INFO ABOUT OUR LUXURY BUSES

Peru Hop – #1 Bus Company In Peru

As well as an unbeatable safety record, Peru Hop is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In South America, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.

If comparing Peru Hop to other bus companies, make sure you check their safety record, past accidents, as well as their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “cheaper” prices than Peru Hop.

Features Of Our Buses

  • 40 semi-bed reclining seats: All with sponge foam pads for added comfort.
  • Modern and clean toilet: Unlike public buses that often smell bad and are not cleaned regularly.
  • High-tech temperature controlled air system: We ensure it is never too hot or too cold.
  • 3 LCD TVs on board: Just sit back and enjoy English-speaking movies on longer journeys.
  • Highest quality brake and suspension system: To ensure that every passenger has a smooth and seamless journey.
  • Blankets for every passenger: Snuggle up and get some sleep on longer trips.
  • GPS monitoring system: Allows us to track our buses every step of the way and monitor driver velocity.
  • USB ports on every seat: Charge your phone or any device throughout your whole trip.

Bus Safety Controls

  • Large team of drivers: Our drivers are not overworked/tired as is often the case on other buses.
  • Tour guide onboard: Our tour guide does regular checks on the drivers.
  • Seatbelts: We have a seatbelt for every passenger and ask our passengers to wear them at all times.
  • 24 hour GPS monitoring: Every bus is monitored from a secure point via GPS…we always know where the bus is and if it is taking any unscheduled stops.
  • Constant contact: The drivers and the guide communicate continuously by telephone with the Peru Hop office.
  • No tight deadlines: Our drivers are under NO pressure to arrive at a certain time, no need for increased speed or unnecessary risks.

2 DAY TRIP FROM LA PAZ
(NIGHT IN COPACABANA)

  •  3 Activities
  •  1 Destinations
  •  2 Days
  •  Daily
  •  Hotel/Hostel Pick-up & Drop-off

The closest thing to a beach side town that Bolivia will get. Nestled on the shores of Lake Titicaca this quaint travelers village is the gateway to a visit onto the highest navigable lake in the world!

Highlights

  • Spend the night in one of Bolivia’s most beautiful towns, home to Bolivia’s side of Lake Titicaca Night in Copacabana
  • Explore the island, consider by the Incas as the birthplace of their Sun God Isla del Sol
  • A stop at the best viewpoint of Lake Titicaca Tiquina Mirador

When Does This Tour Operate:

Every Day

Where Does This Tour Start:

Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. Click HERE to view pick-up area.

TOUR ITINERARY & WHAT'S INCLUDED

Day 1: La Paz - Copacabana

6:30am - 7:00am

Pickup at centrel hotels/hostels in La Paz.9:45am - 10.00am

Tiquina Mirador Viewpoint / Strait of Tiquina ferry crossing.11:30am - 12:00pm

Arrive to Copacabana, drop off at the White Anchor.12:00pm - next day

Free time in Copacabana. Recommended places to visit during that time:Basilica of our Lady of Copacabana

16th century Spanish Basilica. One of the mostly highly worshipped sacred Catholic sites in Bolivia.El Calvario Hill

Sacred hill with some of the best panoramic views of Copacabana and Lake Titicaca especially at sunset. Well worth the climb!

Day 2: Copacabana - Isla Del Sol - La Paz

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Boat out to Isla del sol, departure from the White Anchor. Drop off at Yumami at the south end of the island.2:30pm - 3:30pm

Walk around the sun temple Pilkokaina and the coast of yumani.3:30pm

Boat departs back to Copacabana from Yumani Port.5:45pm - 6:00pm

Bus departs to La Paz from the White Anchor.7:00pm - 7:30pm

Strait of Tiquina ferry crossing.10:30pm - 11:00pm

Arrive to La Paz, drop off to all central hotels/hostels.

What’s Included

  • Guided bus transport
  • Roundtrip boat to and from Isla del Sol
  • Isla del Sol - Yumani community entry ticket (south side of the island)
  • Hotel/hostel pickups and drop offs
  • Free stop at the Tiquina Mirador (viewpoint)
  • 1 night shared room accommodation in Copacabana - Perla del Lago
  • Breakfast

Not Included

  • Food

IMPORTANT INFO & NOTES

Departure Days

DAILY

Time of Departure

07:00am

Pick-up Location

Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. Click HERE to view pick-up area.Note: If staying outside this area (e.g. Sopacachi) or at a residential address, then please select our central meeting point: ADVENTURE BREW - AVENIDA MONTES No. 503 as your pick-up location.

Minimum Time Needed

2 Days / 1 Night

Price

$49 ALL INCLUDED. All transport, boat trip and accommodation included. Accommodation upgrades available. Food is only thing not included.

Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.

24 - 26 , 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021 - CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS BREAK

Bolivia Hop will run as normal at the end of 2020 except on:

NO BUS FROM: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC 2019 & 1 JAN 2021

Next bus DEPART LA PAZ: 2 JANUARY 2021

29 MAY 2021 - NO BUS (LA PAZ TO COPA & COPA TO LA PAZ)

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no buses from La Paz - Copacabana and Copacabana - La Paz on Saturday 29th May.

29th of May is the festival of El Gran Poder in La Paz, the biggest religious celebration of the year in La Paz. The entire city centre is completely closed off for 24 hours due to the enormous parade with thousands of costumed dancers accompanied by brass bands.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

Copacabana

INCLUDED:

  • One night in a shared 4 bed dorm in Perla del Lago, 3 star Hotel.

FACILITIES:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Common area

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast is NOT included but is available for purchase: American breakfast 15 Bs.

UPGRADES:

  • Private room upgrades are available upon request and subject to availability.
  • For double occupancy, there is an extra cost of 110 Bs for the room.
  • For single occupancy, there is an extra cost of 100 Bs.

INFO ABOUT OUR LUXURY BUSES

Peru Hop – #1 Bus Company In Peru

As well as an unbeatable safety record, Peru Hop is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In South America, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.

If comparing Peru Hop to other bus companies, make sure you check their safety record, past accidents, as well as their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “cheaper” prices than Peru Hop.

Features Of Our Buses

  • 40 semi-bed reclining seats: All with sponge foam pads for added comfort.
  • Modern and clean toilet: Unlike public buses that often smell bad and are not cleaned regularly.
  • High-tech temperature controlled air system: We ensure it is never too hot or too cold.
  • 3 LCD TVs on board: Just sit back and enjoy English-speaking movies on longer journeys.
  • Highest quality brake and suspension system: To ensure that every passenger has a smooth and seamless journey.
  • Blankets for every passenger: Snuggle up and get some sleep on longer trips.
  • GPS monitoring system: Allows us to track our buses every step of the way and monitor driver velocity.
  • USB ports on every seat: Charge your phone or any device throughout your whole trip.

Bus Safety Controls

  • Large team of drivers: Our drivers are not overworked/tired as is often the case on other buses.
  • Tour guide onboard: Our tour guide does regular checks on the drivers.
  • Seatbelts: We have a seatbelt for every passenger and ask our passengers to wear them at all times.
  • 24 hour GPS monitoring: Every bus is monitored from a secure point via GPS…we always know where the bus is and if it is taking any unscheduled stops.
  • Constant contact: The drivers and the guide communicate continuously by telephone with the Peru Hop office.
  • No tight deadlines: Our drivers are under NO pressure to arrive at a certain time, no need for increased speed or unnecessary risks.

2 DAY TRIP FROM LA PAZ
(NIGHT ON ISLA DEL SOL)

  •  3 Activities
  •  1 Destinations
  •  2 Days
  •  Daily
  •  Hotel/Hostel Pick-up & Drop-off

The mythical island home of the main Inca deity, Inti, the sun god.

Highlights

  • Spend the night in what is considered by the Incas as the birthplace of their Sun God Night in Isla Del Sol
  • Explore one of Bolivia’s most beautiful towns, home to Bolivia’s side of Lake Titicaca Copacabana
  • A stop at the best viewpoint of Lake Titicaca Tiquina Mirador

When Does This Tour Operate:

Every Day

Where Does This Tour Start:

Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. Click HERE to view pick-up area.

TOUR ITINERARY & WHAT'S INCLUDED

Day 1

6:30am - 7:00am

Pickup at central hotels/hostels in La Paz.9:45am - 10:00am

Tiquina Mirador Viewpoint / Strait of Tiquina ferry crossing.11:30am - 12:00pm

Arrive to Copacabana, drop off at the White Anchor.1:00pm - 2:30pm

Boat out to Isla del sol, departure from the White Anchor. Drop off at Yumami at the south end of the island.NOTE

This is a private return boat trip and NOT a guided tour. You will be given an island map and have time to explore the island independently. You will take the boat out on the first day, stay overnight on the island, and return the following afternoon. The round boat trip also includes island entry for the southern community of Yumani (note that community entry fees apply for other areas of the island). Please note that food is not included.2:30pm - 3:30pm

Walk around the sun temple Pilkokaina and the coast of Yumani.Afternoon

Overnight stay with our accommodation partner - Inka Pacha

Day 2

Morning - 3:30pm

You have free time to wander around Isla del Sol. Here are some recommendations: Take a public boat to the northern end of the island (aprox. 30 minutes) and take a 3 hour hike back down to the south alongside spectacular views. The Gold Museum - Situated in the north end of the island is a tiny, but fascinating museum filled with recovered artifacts The Fountain of Youth - Believed to keep you young forever, it has 3 streams of water pouring out each with their own nickname.3:30pm - 5:00pm

Boat back to Copacabana (departure from Yumani Port)5:00pm - 5:45pm

Have dinner in one of the lake side restaurants in Copacabana harbour.5:45pm - 6:00pm

Bus departs to La Paz (departure from White Anchor)7:00pm - 7:30pm

Strait of Tiquina ferry crossing.10:30pm - 11:00pm

Arrive to La Paz, drop off to all central hotels/hostels.

What’s Included

  • Guided bus transport
  • Roundtrip boat to and from Isla del Sol
  • Isla del Sol - Yumani community entry ticket (south side of the island)
  • Hotel/hostel pickups and drop offs
  • Free stop at the Tiquina Mirador (viewpoint)
  • 1 night shared room accommodation in Yumani (south side of the island) - Inka Pacha
  • Breakfast

Not Included

  • Food

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

IMPORTANT INFO & NOTES

Departure Days

DAILY

Time of Departure

07:00am

Pick-up Location

Any hotel/hostel in central La Paz. Click HERE to view pick-up area.Note: If staying outside this area (e.g. Sopacachi) or at a residential address, then please select our central meeting point: ADVENTURE BREW - AVENIDA MONTES No. 503 as your pick-up location.

Minimum Time Needed

2 Days / 1 Night

Price

$49 ALL INCLUDED. All transport, boat trip and accommodation included. Accommodation upgrades available. Food is only thing not included.

Travelling between any of the dates mentioned below? Click the tab for the corresponding important information.

24 - 26 , 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021 - CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS BREAK

Bolivia Hop will run as normal at the end of 2020 except on:

NO BUS FROM: 24 - 26 & 31 DEC 2019 & 1 JAN 2021

Next bus DEPART LA PAZ: 2 JANUARY 2021

29 MAY 2021 - NO BUS (LA PAZ TO COPA & COPA TO LA PAZ)

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no buses from La Paz - Copacabana and Copacabana - La Paz on Saturday 29th May.

29th of May is the festival of El Gran Poder in La Paz, the biggest religious celebration of the year in La Paz. The entire city centre is completely closed off for 24 hours due to the enormous parade with thousands of costumed dancers accompanied by brass bands.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

Isla del Sol

INCLUDED:

  • One night in a shared 4 bed dorm in Casa de Campo Inka Pacha, located in Yumani.

Facilities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • American breakfast

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Towels are not included but can be hired at 5 Bs.

UPGRADES:

  • Private room upgrades are available upon request and subject to availability.
  • For double occupancy, there is an extra cost of 110 Bs for the room.
  • For single occupancy, there is an extra cost of 90 Bs.

Book With Confidence

You are able to change your departure dates at no extra cost if you were to change your plans.

INFO ABOUT OUR LUXURY BUSES

Peru Hop – #1 Bus Company In Peru

As well as an unbeatable safety record, Peru Hop is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In South America, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.

If comparing Peru Hop to other bus companies, make sure you check their safety record, past accidents, as well as their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “cheaper” prices than Peru Hop.

Features Of Our Buses

  • 40 semi-bed reclining seats: All with sponge foam pads for added comfort.
  • Modern and clean toilet: Unlike public buses that often smell bad and are not cleaned regularly.
  • High-tech temperature controlled air system: We ensure it is never too hot or too cold.
  • 3 LCD TVs on board: Just sit back and enjoy English-speaking movies on longer journeys.
  • Highest quality brake and suspension system: To ensure that every passenger has a smooth and seamless journey.
  • Blankets for every passenger: Snuggle up and get some sleep on longer trips.
  • GPS monitoring system: Allows us to track our buses every step of the way and monitor driver velocity.
  • USB ports on every seat: Charge your phone or any device throughout your whole trip.

Bus Safety Controls

  • Large team of drivers: Our drivers are not overworked/tired as is often the case on other buses.
  • Tour guide onboard: Our tour guide does regular checks on the drivers.
  • Seatbelts: We have a seatbelt for every passenger and ask our passengers to wear them at all times.
  • 24 hour GPS monitoring: Every bus is monitored from a secure point via GPS…we always know where the bus is and if it is taking any unscheduled stops.
  • Constant contact: The drivers and the guide communicate continuously by telephone with the Peru Hop office.
  • No tight deadlines: Our drivers are under NO pressure to arrive at a certain time, no need for increased speed or unnecessary risks.
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