Transport and Accommodation
There is no central bus terminal in Lima. Each bus company has its own station. Buses are of good quality and tickets are very reasonably priced. Two of the major companies are:
(Operates in most countries in South America)
Cruz del Sur www.cruzdelsur.com.pe
(Operates between Lima and Buenos Aires / Lima and Santiago de Chile / Lima and Bogota and to all major destinations in Peru) Please take care in the areas around the bus stations.
Lima airport (Jorge Chavez) is situated 16km northwest of Lima. Services and facilities include information desks, post office, telecommunications, banks, moneychangers, left-luggage, medical facilities and restaurants.
Lima airport recommends allowing three hours check-in time for international flights and two hours for national flights.
Passports and Visas:
A passport that is valid for 6 months is required to enter Peru. Many tourists are granted tourist visas for either 90 or 183 days upon arrival but please check with your embassy for specific requirements.
For your safety, we use our own taxi driver in Lima to pick-up clients from the airport at their request and deliver them safely to their hotel, bus station or desired destination. From the airport to the centre and would take about 45 minutes. Heavy traffic in Lima can often cause delays.
We can arrange hotel accommodation for you according to your wishes. There are a variety of hostels and hotels in Lima to suit all needs.
Gradings: (Prices are based on single occupancy per night in order to give an average guide)
Luxury 5* (U.S.$280+) B
Mid-Range (U.S.$50-120) C
Basic (U.S.$20 – 40)
Transport from Lima to Huaraz
There are several bus companies that operate between Lima and Huaraz. Three of the most frequently used companies are Oltursa
, Cruz Del Sur
and Movil Tours
- Services: Several buses daily including night buses.
- Prices: Range from 35 Nuevo Soles for Economy class to 100 for VIP class with 180° reclining seats.
- Journey time: 7-8 hours
We can make reservations or purchase seats for you in advance. We offer a free pick-up service from the bus stations in Huaraz.
The airline, LC Peru
flies once daily between Lima and Huaraz, The flight takes 1 hour 10 minutes and costs around U.S. $120 for a round trip.
Huaraz is easy to negotiate on foot but should you require a taxi they are cheap and plentiful. Fares around town are between 4 - 5.00 Nuevo Soles. Always establish the fare beforehand and never allow anyone else to get into the taxi with you.
We can arrange hotel accommodation for you based on your requirements. Gradings (Prices are based on single occupancy in order to give an average guide)
Luxury 3* (US $ 90+) B
Mid-range (US $ 40-50) C
Basic (US $ 15-25)
Travel companies in Peru
Bus to Huaraz
Bus to Lima
Bus to Cusco
Bus to Puno
Bus to Arequipa
Bus to Chachapoyas
Bus to Iquitos
Bus to Trujillo
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