The distance between La Paz and Arequipa is 506 km. In order to take a buse from La Paz to Arequipa you need to divide the trip into two segments, traveling first from La Paz to Puno and from there to Arequipa.
The buses leave from the main Bus Station, located on Peru Av., making a short stop in El Alto. Before boarding the bus you will be asked to pay a small fee called Uso de Terminal, which costs 2.5 Bs. per passenger. The trip then continues a few hours to Desaguadero, the border between Peru and Bolivia, where travelers will get off the bus for migration and customs paperwork. You can also exchange your money and get Peruvian soles at fair rates. The bus will be waiting crossing the bridge on the Peruvian side. Once in Peru, buses will go on through Moquegua-Arequipa road for about 8 hours.
In Puno, the buses arrive at the Bus Terminal located on Primero de Mayo Av., #703. The buses to Arequipa leave from the same terminal. The trip lasts around 12 hours in total and the uses arrive in Arequipa at the bus terminal located on Arturo Ibañez Av.
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