La Paz to Cusco by Bus: 2024 Updated Information | Bolivia Hop

La Paz to Cusco by Bus: 2024 Updated Information

La Paz to Cusco by Bus: 2024 updated information about bus schedules, bus safety, and the best bus to take!

A bus from La Paz to Cusco takes around 11 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 Cusco from La Paz.

Quick overview

  • Distance from La Paz to Cusco: 645km – approximately 13 hours by road
  • Crossing the border: Can be stressful even for seasoned travelers, choose company who provide the necessary assistance
  • Best bus company to Cusco (border-crossing): Bolivia Hop
  • Recommended Stop(s) between La Paz and Cusco: Copacabana, Isla del Sol, Puno
  • Must-visit gems between La Paz and Cusco: Isla del Sol in Copacabana and Lake Titicaca in Puno
  • Things to do and see in Cusco: Machu Picchu, Rainbow Mountain, Sacred Valley, visit the local markets

La Paz to Cusco is a long and direct journey in which you’ll cross the Bolivia/Peru border, which is why it’s recommended to travel with a bus company that will provide the necessary assistance. It’s also best to make stops along the way at beautiful destinations to break up the journey and not miss out on any of Bolivia’s and Peru’s hidden gems.

Crossing the Bolivia/Peru border can be a hellish ordeal even for seasoned travelers, so all the help you can get will be needed! The onboard, bilingual Bolivia Hop guides take all the stress out of the dreaded border crossing. They will have the necessary paperwork on the bus, helping you fill out the sheets while answering any doubts or questions you have at the moment. It’s known that public buses won’t give you advice regarding which are the necessary forms to fill out, nor which offices you need to enter to get your passport stamped since the service is mostly for locals who constantly take this route so be weary when choosing!

Copacabana is a small beautiful town in Bolivia where the border-crossing takes place. You can visit the mythical Isla del Sol located on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.

Finally, visiting Puno is a must on the way from La Paz to Cusco. Here you can visit Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world and home to the man-made floating islands of Uros.


  • La Paz to Cusco takes around 11 hours
  • Bolivia Hop bus is recommended from La Paz to Cusco due to border-crossing assistance and stops along the way
  • Stop at Copacabana (Isla del Sol) and Puno on the way from La Paz to Cusco

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