How to travel to Nazca City

Nazca City is located in the central coast of Peru, 1,929 feet / 588 m.a.s.l. on the plain desert. (Nazca's Map)

The traditional way of reaching Nazca City is by bus from Lima, Cuzco, Arequipa, Paracas or Ica.

Our recommendation for those visiting Cuzco and Nazca is a travel by bus from Lima to Cuzco (or vice verse) with intermediate stop in Nazca, make the overflight and then continue the trip. Another option is a combined tour Nazca and Paracas from Lima.

Distances to Nazca City

From Lima: 286 miles (460 Km)
From Cuzco: 412 miles (662 Km)
From Arequipa: 348 miles (
560 Km.)
From Paracas: 127 miles (
205 Km.)
From Ica: 84 miles (135 Km
)

Nazca by land - Travelling by Bus

The traditional way to travel to Nazca is by bus. Nazca city is located on kilometer marker 460 of South Pan-American Highway and is the connection point to Highway Nazca - Abancay - Cuzco. By the South Pan-American Highway you can continue to south arriving to Arequipa, Tacna and to the border with Chile.

Highway Lima / Nazca / Cuzco: Lap Lima - Nazca 460 Km. (286 miles) by Pan-American Highway (1S) and connect with road Nazca - Abancay - Cuzco (26A-3S) 705 Km (438 miles).

Nazca is a hub for bus services, connecting the city with Lima, Cuzco, Arequipa, Paracas and Ica.

 

Peru Bus Tickets Bus Tickets to Nazca with Cruz del Sur

Bus Route

Departure

Duration

VIP Bus Fare

Bus Fare

Bus ticket from Lima to Nazca - Cruzero

03:45

7h 30'

$ 39

$ 29

Bus ticket from Nazca to Lima - Cruzero

16:30

7h 30'

$ 39

$ 29

Bus Nazca to Cuzco - Cruzero Suite

20:50

14h 40'

$ 56

 

Bus ticket from Cuzco to Nazca - Cruzero Suite

18:00

14h 00'

$ 56

 

Bus tickets Nazca to Paracas - Cruzero

11:30

3h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Nazca to Paracas - Cruzero

16:30

3h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Paracas to Nazca - Cruzero

07:30

3h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Paracas to Nazca - Cruzero

17:30

3h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Nazca to Ica - Cruzero

15:15

2h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Nazca to Ica - Cruzero

16:30

2h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Ica to Nazca - Cruzero

17:15

2h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Ica to Nazca - Cruzero

17:45

2h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Nazca to Arequipa - Cruzero

22:00

9h 30'

$ 46

$ 36

Bus tickets Arequipa to Nazca - Cruzero

13:30

9h 30'

$ 46

$ 36


  • Rates apply to foreign tourists, not residents in Peru and there are expressed in U.S. Dollars. Our fares include all taxes.

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Our recommendation for those visiting Cuzco and Nazca is a travel by bus by night from Lima to Cuzco (or vice verse) with intermediate stop in Nazca, make the overflight the Nazca Lines and then continue the trip. This route climbs over 4000 m.a.s.l. and warmest clothing is recommended.

Lima, Nazca and Cuzco (1 day / 1 night)

Includes: Bus tickets from Lima to Nazca and Nazca to Cuzco (or vice versa route), transfers bus station / hotel / bus station in Nazca, overflight Nazca Lines with transfers to the airport, visit to Cahuachi with buggies, day use hotel in Nazca. Daily departures.
Special rate US $ 242

Nazca by Air - Domestic Flights

The airport María Reiche Neuman of Nazca, located 2.5 Km. outside the town, not has regular flights, is used only for companies that overflight the Nazca Lines, Palpa Lines and rental flights.

Passengers must pay an airport tax in addition to the value of the overflight tour.

Flying over Nazca Lines and Palpa Lines

The best way to appreciate the lines is to get a bird's-eye view from overflight.

From the airfield of Nazca you can take an overflight tour to Nazca Lines and Palpa Lines.

There are several companies that offer the flights over the Nazca lines, some start their flights from the airfield of Nazca, Paracas (Pisco) or Ica.

Normally the flight from Nazca lasts 30 minutes and 45 minutes if includes the Palpa Lines. The small aircrafts are specially designed with large panoramic windows and good comfort to take great pictures and audio-guide.

It is advisable to have an advance reservation, which you can reach at Nazca and no place to get the flight, specially in high season.

Passengers must pay an airport tax in addition to the value of the overflight tour.

If you visit Nazca from Lima, and book the earliest bus service you can overflight the Nazca Lines and then continue your trip to Cuzco by bus (15 hours) or go directly to Arequipa (8 hours). These bus trips are at night and thus you will gain a day if you do not return to Lima.

Tours in Nazca



Flying between Paracas to Nazca