How to travel to Lima

How to get to Lima

Travel to Lima

Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima is the main gate for international flights and it's the main hub to local flights with connections to the main tourist destination in Peru.

Jorge Chavez International Airport the Best Airport in South America at World Airport Awards.

The bus routes covers 75% of the routes in the departments of Peru (coast and Andean zones), connecting Lima to main cities and tourist areas such as: Arequipa, Cuzco, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Huaraz, Tumbes, Máncora, Piura, Ayacucho and more.

International Flights from / to Lima

Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima (Airport Code LIM) is the main point for arrival of international flights to Peru.

Lima is connected to the major cities of the world.

  • From New York - Newark, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico DF and Cancun exist direct flights to Lima.

  • From Europe exist direct flights to Lima from Madrid, Paris, London and Amsterdam.

  • Peru has direct flights from the main cities in Latin America as Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Quito, Guayaquil, La Paz, Panama, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Iguazu, Santiago, La Habana, San Jose de Costa Rica, San Salvador, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana.

  • Flights from Asia or Oceania to Peru, connection by USA or Europe

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Domestic Flights from / to Lima

Air travel is the most recommended way to visit Peru, especially for those who have short time to visit. Lima's International Airport Jorge Chávez is the main hub to local flights connections.

Peru is a big country with long distance between the main tourist attractions and has difficult roads in the Andes zone. From Lima to Cuzco there are 1,165 Km (724 miles) and need 21 hours for a bus trip, and 1h 15' by air.

The most important tourist places in Peru have an airport and regular flights, which operate with modern aircraft fleets.

The flights schedules to destinations located in the Andean zone (Cuzco, Juliaca - Puno, Arequipa) usually are programmed in the morning, beginning from 5:00 am. The schedules for west coast, eastern and north jungle are programmed till midday until 10:00 pm. Flights after 10:00 pm. are not usual.

The Jorge Chavez International Airport is opened to all people the 24 hours and its security is too much controlled; there is annexed hotel to the airport.

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Domestic Flights Information

Travel by Bus from Lima

Buses are the most popular means of interurban transportation in Peru for Peruvians and many travelers. Fares are reasonable and service is regular. The bus routes covers 75% of the routes in the departments of Peru (coast and Andean zones), connecting Lima to main cities and tourist areas such as: Arequipa, Cuzco, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Huaraz, Tumbes, Máncora, Piura, Ayacucho and more.

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Distances from Lima to northern cities

City

Kilometers

Miles

Huaraz (via Pativilca)

400

248

Trujillo

557

346

Cajamarca

855

531

Chiclayo

763

474

Piura

1,050

652

Máncora

1,212

753

Zorritos

1,283

797

Tumbes

1,310

814

Aguas Verdes / Huaquillas Ecuador

1,335

830

Distances from Lima to southern cities

City

Kilometers

Miles

Cañete

148

91.97

Chincha

200

124.28

Pisco

250

155.30

Paracas

285

177.10

Ayacucho

575

357.31

Ica

325

201.96

Nazca

460

285.84

Andahuaylas

832

517.00

Abancay

970

602.76

Cuzco

1,165

723.93

Arequipa

1, 030

640.04

Puno

1, 315

817.14

Tacna

1, 348

837.65

Arica - Chile

1, 430

888.60

Distances from Lima to central cities

City

Kilometers

Miles

Chosica

47

29.21

La Oroya

185

114.96

Tarma

244

151.62

Jauja

266

165.29

Huancayo

310

192.63

La Merced

319

198.23

Cerro de Pasco

315

195.74

Oxapampa

396

246.07

Huancayo

415

257.88

Pucallpa

840

521.98

  • Jorge Chavez International Airport

    Jorge Chavez International Airport

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  • Jorge Chavez International Airport

    Jorge Chavez International Airport

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  • Metro of Lima

    Metro of Lima

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  • Miraflores Air View

    Miraflores air view

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  • La Punta and San Lorenzo Island Air View

    La Punta and San Lorenzo Island air view

    © J. Mazzotti