The distance from Arequipa to Lima is 630 mi (1015 km), it's about 16 hours on the highway. The terrestrial transport companies that cover this route are Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa, Movil Tours, Civa and Romeliza; they propose tickets Arequipa - Lima from s/.59 to s/.150, depending on the service type. To get to Lima you can get on the buses from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from one of the terminals placed in the Terrapuerto Internacional de Arequipa. The arrival to Lima will be in the terminals of Lima Centre or North, depending on the company you travel with. The climate in Lima is very particular, because it combines different micro climates: desert, subtropical and wet (the environment is mostly humid), depending on the season. Temperature average is 66°F (19°C); min. 55°F (13°C) - max. 84°F (29°C). If you are also looking for return checkout, please ensure to check Lima to Arequipa Bus.
Bus Companies from Arequipa to Lima
The operators provide regulatory bus services from Arequipa to Lima. The buses come with features like trustworthy, punctual and comfortable services at all times. The listed operators offer various types of bus transport services from Arequipa to Lima. Some of the major bus operators between this route are:
The major boarding points in Arequipa are mentioned below. These bus-boarding locations can be selected depending on the traveller’s convenience. Please note that these pick-up points vary from one bus operator to another. The boarding points in Arequipa are as follows:
Dropping Points in Lima
The bus stops/halts at a number of drop locations in Lima. These dropping points usually vary from one operator to another. You can select your ideal drop point in Lima at the time of ticket booking. Some of the dropping points in Lima are:
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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.
"The City of Kings", as Lima is known, was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro and became the center of Spanish power in Peru, during the colonial period.The urban planning of Lima is one of the colonial models in South America. Lima is known for its social, economical and cultural growth and stands out as the cultural center of Latin America; besides that, Lima is the home of San Marcos National University, the most ancient from America, founded in 1551.Lima is famous for being the viceroyalty capital of Peru and one of the cities most important of South America in the spanish regime period; after its independance in 1821 the city became the republic's capital. Before this period, the Baroque and Neoclassical style took the power on the streets, impregnating those architectural styles in the main constructions. The capital counts a high variety of tourist attractions that combine history and modernity, as you can see on the Historical Center. Another strong point of Lima is the food, there are many restaurants from the 3 Peruvian regions where you can live a complete gastronomical experience, given that the population is multicultural and mostly migrant. Live Peru from one of its corners, and enjoy tasting the culture that Peru offers you!