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Arequipa to Ica Bus Service

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12 hrs 8 mins
PEN 70.00

Arequipa to Ica Bus Distance

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Arequipa to Ica Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Turismo Tacna Internacional 12:15 20:45 12 hrs 30 mins
Tauro Bus Perú 17:45 21:45 12 hrs 0 mins

Arequipa to Ica Bus

The ideal route for your trip depends a lot on the transportation service chosen. If you decide to go from Arequipa to Ica you can choose the offers of Oltursa, Tepsa and Civa, which cover this route. During the travel you will feel the change of climate, from a dry weather to another much more desert and warm, with temperatures that can reach 97 °F (36 °C) in summer. Ica is characterized for strong winds that makes of it a tourist attraction stormy and adventurous. The minimum cost of the bus ticket is s/. 70. If you look for a high comfort in a exclusive trip you can choos the option of s/. 190. The buses leave at 5:30 a.m. If you prefer to start early your travel. The last schedule is 9:15 p.m. The terminals in Arequipa are distributed on the international bus station, where we will find the best transportation companies. In Ica, most of the terminals are placed in the outskirts of the city.



  • Terminal Terrestre Arequipa
  • Terrapuerto Arequipa


  • Estadio de Ica
  • Terminal Ica

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    Why book a Arequipa to Ica bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Arequipa to Ica. Follow a simple, fast and secure bus booking procedure. This helps save time and also helps to create a joyful travel experience!

    Buses from Ica to Arequipa

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Arequipa to Ica and you are looking for a return trip, you can buy them easily on our platform. We have many bus operators that travel through this route, that departs at different times to give the passengers more options. So, what are you waiting for? Buy your bus tickets from Ica to Arequipa with redBus. 

    About Arequipa

    The name Arequipa comes from the quechua word “ari-que-pay”, that refers to a legend about the inca Mayta Cápac; in the legend his subjects, impressed by the beauty of the place, asked him to stay and the inca answered: “yes, stay” (ari-que-pay).In the inca period the incas left the Arequipa territory in search of new places to conquer. The official foundation of the city took place in 1540, by the Spanish who arrived there to take advantage of the mines of the area in the colonial period.The city prospered quickly due to its advisable location in the mining transit path, becoming the most important commercial city, and standing out for its loyalty to the Spanish crown.During the republic, Arequipa was the place where concentrated most of the uprisings and social and political conflicts, what (later on time) would deserve its title of “Hero city of the free people of Arequipa”. Nowadays the city of Arequipa is one of the metropolis of higher economic, cultural and touristic importance inside the country.

    About Ica

    In the Ica territory flowered 2 of the most important cultures that lived in this part of the continent. The Paracas culture (600 B. C. - 100 A.D.) and the Naza culture (100 A.D. - 800 A.D.) were the first civilizations of Ica, followed by the Chincha culture (800 A.D. - 1476 A.D.), but there are not many registers of the last one. With the expansion of the Incan Empire, the end of the Chincha culture would arrive, consolidating as new power of the territory of Ica until the arrival of the Spanish and the subsequent conquest. After the foundation by the Spanish, Ica would become a commercial region, characterized by its textile and winemaking industries, which saw its origin in 1540, when Nicolás de Ribera el Viejo produced the first eau-de-vie with the Ica raisins.


    How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Peru?

    You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Peru by logging on to the official website of redBus which is . The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I book a bus from Arequipa to Ica?

    You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you’d rather not do that, you can visit and book your seat within 5 minutes.

    Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?

    There are two main scenarios that you might fall into when you have to board a bus. Now, if your boarding point is at any terminal in , passengers will have to take a print out of the bus ticket that has been sent to the email in a PDF format. The second scenario is when your boarding point is a bus stop and not a terminal. In this case, you will receive an M-ticket that you will have to produce before boarding your bus. If the operator does not provide an M-Ticket, you will have to take a printout of the ticket (PDF) that has been sent to the registered email ID that you have used to book the bus ticket on the redBus website. Some operators might levy a charge if these conditions are not followed.

    Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?

    Yes, you can. But this feature is limited to only a few bus operators in Peru. Look for the reschedule icon before booking your ticket.

    How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?

    There are a number of different modes of payment offered to customers. Customers can either pay by credit card, debit card, or they can select any of the banks listed when you click the “FPX (Peru Online Bank Transfer).

    Are there special offers or discounts in redBus for the route of Arequipa to Ica?

    In order to make your trip cheaper, redBus offers different discounts, which you can find out here:

    What is the distance between Arequipa and Ica?

    The distance between the cities is 711 km approximately.

    How long does it take to go from Arequipa to Ica?

    The trip takes 11 hours.

    How many departures are there from Arequipa to Ica?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times

    Which bus companies offer the route Arequipa to Ica?

    You can travel through the following companies: Oltursa, Wari Palomino, and Tepsa.

    Which bus companies have the most departures for the Arequipa to Ica?

    Currently, the bus company that has the most daily departures from Arequipa to Ica is Oltursa.

    From which bus terminals can I travel from Arequipa to Ica?

    The departure point is the Arequipa bus station, located at Arturo Ibañez avenue.

    If my DNI has expired, can I travel?

    Yes, you can travel with your DNI or passport even if it has expired.

    What documents are required for underage people to travel?

    For children, it is necessary to also present a notarial authorization, signed by the parents allowing the trip, with their IDs attached to the document. In case of the decease of any of the parents, or if the child is only recognized by one of them, the consent of the surviving parent will be enough.

    Can I buy open-date tickets in redBus?

    Unfortunately, no. However, you can reschedule the travel date by contacting the bus operator. This feature is limited to just a few companies.

    Do bus operators offer lunch on the route from Arequipa to Ica?

    As a prevention measure against COVID-19, bus operators do NOT hand lunch to the passengers during the trip, so we recommend you to eat before boarding.

    Ica Weather

    Ica cuenta con variados atractivos turísticos y por ende cuenta con gran variedad de hoteles y hospedajes para todos los presupuestos. Puedes encontrar lugares acogedores para ir en familia o algún backpacker para ir con amigos.

    Hotels in Ica

    Ica has various tourist attractions and therefore has a wide variety of hotels and lodgings for all budgets. You can find cozy places to go with family or a backpacker hostel to go with friends.

    ● Anthony Hosting

    - Address: CastroVirreyna Street # 327, Ica.

    - Price: From S / 20.

    - Services: This lodging is a good option if you are looking for a comfortable and economical place. The rooms are medium in size and simple and include their own bathroom and cable television. There is a common area where you can hang out and meet other travelers.

    ● Hotel Ica Adventures 2

    - Address: Avenida Nicolás de Rivera El Viejo # 290, Ica.

    - Price: From S / 30.

    - Services: This hotel is very popular among backpackers who want to spend a couple of nights in Ica at a good price. You can choose between a shared or a private room. The bathrooms are also shared, and there are common areas with board games and a bar.

    ● Hotel El Huarango

    - Address: Calle El Medano Y-5, Residencial La Angostura, Ica.

    - Price: From S / 80.

    - Services: This establishment is one of the best options if you have a budget and want a large room for a good price. You can rent both private and double rooms.

    ● Hotel Sol de Ica

    - Address: Calle Lima # 265, Ica.

    - Price: From S / 130.

    - Services: This is a beautiful hotel where travelers will rest peacefully and with a great atmosphere. Not only are the rooms spacious, but it also has a large garden and a sauna for relaxation.

    ● Hotel El Carmelo

    - Address: At kilometer 301 of Panamericana Avenue, Ica.

    - Price: From S / 160.

    - Services: In addition to renting double rooms, there is the possibility of choosing a suite. The particularity of this hotel is that each room has a unique decoration, so you should check it well before making the respective reservation. 

    Restaurants & Bars in Ica

    The gastronomy of Ica is a fusion of Creole cuisine and African cuisine. It has the representative carapulcra, this dish is accompanied by dry soup or noodles seasoned. In addition, Ica is one of the places in Peru that has a variety of marine species therefore can cook dishes like seafood ceviche rich, jellies, stretcher, tiraditos among other dishes

    ● Moroni Restaurant

    - Address: Next to the oasis of Huacachina.

    - Price: From S / 30.

    - Services: There is nothing better than enjoying lunch next to the Ica oasis, whose natural landscape makes the view dreamlike. Here you will find an extensive menu, full of national and international dishes.

    ● The Other Little Rock

    - Address: Calle Bolivar # 255, Ica.

    - Price: From S / 35.

    - Services: Art lovers will enjoy this fabulous place because its interior is not only a restaurant but also a small art gallery. In addition to being surrounded by an artistic atmosphere, you can enjoy excellent local dishes prepared here, and if you want to also order international dishes, they are able to prepare them.

    ● Bar "Huacafuckingchina - Lounge Bar"

    - Address: Angela de Perotti Avenue (Reference: Next to the Huacachina oasis).

    - Services: This bar is very popular among national tourists due to its proximity to the oasis, making the view from the balcony spectacular. In addition to this, it also offers great service and a unique party atmosphere.

    ● Bar "Arenas Bar"

    - Address: Angela de Perotti Avenue (Reference: Next to the Huacachina oasis).

    - Services: Sitting here and drinking a drink is one of the best experiences due to the view you have of the Huacachina, which is why at night it is usually a very full bar. 

    The most tourist places in Ica

    ● La Laguna de la Huacachina: It is a natural oasis surrounded by palm trees and eucalyptus trees, it is located in the middle of the desert. It has a very pleasant climate and you can rent boats for sailing on the lagoon. The most entertaining activities to practice in this place are sandboarding and rides in sand vehicles.

    ● La Reserva Natural de Paracas: Considered a natural attraction of Ica, this reserve is inhabited by penguins, sea lions, and dolphins. When visiting its beaches you will see the rock formation World Heritage Site "La Catedral" and in its bay "El Candelabro", a 1.20-meter geoglyph that points to the Nazca Lines. On the other hand, if you like the archeology, in Cerro Colorado you can contemplate Wari Kayan, one of the archaeological sites in Ica, where ancient human remains were located.

    ● Cachiche: This is known as the Town of the Witches; because according to the inhabitants it was the meeting place for women who possessed supernatural powers. What you cannot miss when you come to Cachiche is La Palmera de las 7 Cabezas, La Bruja de Cachiche statue, and the Brujas de Cachiche Theme Park.

    ● The Pisco route: The best time to do it is between the end of February and the beginning of April. On this route, you’ll take a tour of the best vineyards to learn about the process of making pisco among the most important wineries in the region are those of Tacama, Vista Alegre, Viña Santiago Queirolo, and the Bodega Artesanal El Catador.

    Important dates in Ica

    ● January 19 to January 22 - Anniversary of Nazca Ica: Artisan and photographic fairs are held, an exhibition of typical dishes and drinks, as well as the inevitable pisco festival.

    ● February 23 - Huacachina Mermaid Festival: On this date, you will see a staging of the Huacachina legend, there are also craft, wine, gastronomic fairs, costume balls, and others.

    ● February 23 to March 11 - Festival Internacional de la Vendimia Iqueña: These days the Festival of the Grape, Election, and Coronation of the Queen takes place.

    ● October 15- Festival del Señor de Luren: It is said that his image was mysteriously lost in the desert, during the journey from Pisco to Ica. The image was found in a desolate place called Luren. On a central day, they carry out a procession through the main streets of the city, from dusk until the next day.

    How to move around Ica?

    To move around Ica, you can use public transport or car:

    ● Public transport: It is the cheapest means of transport, the ticket costs generally S / .1.00.

    ● Taxi: If the routes are short, you can find services up to S / .5.00.

    How to reach Ica?

    Ica by bus: You can travel from Arequipa to Ica by land. The trip takes 11 hours approximately.

    Gastronomy in Ica

    The most delicious and representative dishes of Ica are:

    - Sopa seca.

    - Carapulcra.

    - Chupe de pallares.

    - Tejas.

    - Frejol colado.

    - Chapanas.

    Things to buy in Ica

    The most typical souvenirs that you can buy in Ica are:

    - Crafts worked in clay.

    - Pisco.

    - Seasonal fruits, such as the delicious mango. In Ica abounds in various types and sizes.

    Ica Facts

    Ica is located on the central coast of Peru. It includes the districts of Ica, Los Aquijes, Subtanjalla, La Tinguiña, and Parcona. Its territory is desert and rugged, with oases and extensive pampas, surrounded by mountain ranges, valleys, hills, and dunes.

    Bus operators of the route Arequipa to Ica

    ● Tepsa

    ● Oltursa

    ● Wari Palomino

    In Conclusion:

    Ica has a lot to offer, here you can have fun, learn more about the history and live incredible adventures. Do not miss the Paracas Natural Reserve and its beautiful Huacachina Lagoon. Even you could easily spend here a whole week, exploring the Atacama desert. When you visit this city you will want to return over and over again.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Arequipa to Ica?

    Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Ica, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Peru, just check the list of companies and schedules that appear in the results and get the best rates with the best low-cost prices so that your trip is not only comfortable and enjoyable but also economical. so do not hesitate and buy your ticket at redBus.

    How to get cheap bus tickets from Arequipa to Ica?

    Do you want to travel to Ica from Arequipa but it's out of your budget? Don't worry about it. At redBus we have many offers and discounts that you can take advantage of for your vacations, business trips or to visit your family.

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Arequipa to Ica route

    To ease the impact of COVID-19, every passenger should:

    • Not forget the Declaracion Jurada! Without this document, you won't be able to access the bus. You can download it through these links:

    For passengers

    For passengers over 65

    For passengers under 14

    • Always wear your mask. Also, carry a spare one in case of emergency, and hand sanitizer.
    • Take only the necessary luggage.

    You will find more information here.

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