Juliaca Inca Manco Capac International Airport (JUL) Information

(Juliaca, Puno, Peru)

The Inca Manco Capac International Airport is the main tourist gateway to the famous Titicaca Lake, the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable body of water in the world. The airport is located in the Puno region of Peru, near the city of Juliaca. At an elevation of some 3,800 metres / 12,467 feet, it is ranked as the world's third-highest commercial air facility.

The site resides a few miles north of the centre of Juliaca and despite having the designation of an international airport, it does not currently handle any international flights. Instead, it is a major gateway to the area around Juliaca, Puno and Lake Titicaca. It is worth noting that when flights have low passenger numbers, they may be cancelled with very little notice.

This single-terminal facility is served exclusively by domestic airlines such as LAN Peru, Star Peru and TACA Peru. These carriers provide domestic connections to the cities of Arequipa, Cusco and Lima. From the sizeable airport in Lima, passengers can connect with numerous international destinations.

Inca Manco Capac International Airport (JUL)

Address: Nunez Butron / Aviancion, Santa Asuncion, Juliaca, Peru
Tel: +51 51 328974
The Inca Manco Capac International Airport is approximately 2 km / 1 mile to the west of Juliaca, being located just off the Nunez Butron (Route 3S), next to the suburbs of Balsapata, Jorge Chavez, Santa Catalina, Santa Celedonia and Vitupata. This site is not open 24 hours - it generally opens at 07:00 and closes at 19:00.



From the airport, it is easy to access the city centre of Juliaca. If self-driving, take the Aviancion road from the terminal to the Ferrocarrile road - this route leads straight into the city centre. From the airport, it is also easy to reach the city of Puno, which provides access to Lake Titicaca. Puno is located just off Route 3S, roughly 35 km / 22 miles to the south.


There are no trains directly from the airport. However, the main railway station in Juliaca is easy to access. Whether travelling by taxi or car, the train station is no more than 15 minutes away, on the Nunez Butron road.


Taxis are a convenient and cheap transportation option and can be hired from right outside the terminal building. The journey to the city centre takes less than 15 minutes.