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Arequipa to Lima Bus Service

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Arequipa to Lima Bus Distance

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Arequipa to Lima Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Wari Palomino 16:00 16:00 12 hrs 0 mins
Tauro Bus Perú 12:30 21:45 17 hrs 30 mins
Waybus 14:30 18:30 18 hrs 0 mins
Transzela 06:30 21:30 1 hrs 0 mins
Transportes Reyna 19:00 19:00 10 hrs 0 mins

Arequipa to Lima Bus

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).

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    Why book a Arequipa to Lima bus with redBus?

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

    Buses from Lima to Arequipa

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Arequipa to Lima 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 Lima 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.

    Travel to Lima

    "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!


    How can I buy my bus ticket online in Peru?

    You can purchase a ticket for the bus of your choice to any destination in Peru by logging in to the official redBus site which is . This website is easy to use and you can buy your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

    How do I buy a bus ticket from Lima from Arequipa?

    You can visit one of the terminals in Lima and visit the counter of the bus company of your choice, wait your turn in the attention queue, select the seat you want and buy your ticket. But if you prefer to avoid all that, you can simply enter and buy your bus ticket online in just 5 minutes and with the comfort of your home or office.

    Should I print my bus ticket before boarding?

    Yes, you must print it out before boarding, remember that all passengers will have to print their bus ticket that was sent to their email in PDF format and then be exchanged for a physical ticket at the counter of the bus company with which you are going to make the trip.

    Can I reschedule my trip after buying my ticket?

    Yes, you can, but this feature is limited to only a few bus companies in Peru. Please contact the bus company of your choice if you need to make any changes.

    How can I pay for my bus fare on the redBus Web site?

    At redBus we have several payment methods that we offer our customers. The most common for most of them are credit cards but you can check all of them on the home page of the site

    Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Lima to Arequipa?

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

    What is the distance between Lima and Arequipa?

    The distance is 1011.7 km

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

    Approximately the trip takes 18 hs

    How many departures are there from Lima to Arequipa?

    There are 20 departures a day

    Which bus companies offer the route Lima to Arequipa?

    You can travel through the following companies: Flores, Movil Tours, Civa, Excluciva, Tepsa, Palomino, Cromotex, Oltursa, Cruz del Sur, Ormeño.

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

    The Oltursa company has 09 departures for Arequipa from Lima, followed by Civa with 08 departures and Tepsa with 07 departures per day.

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

    CIVA: Atocongo (Panamericana Sur KM. 1130 San Juan de Miraflores Stand 31) Cercado de Lima (Av. 28 de Julio N ° 1145 - La Victoria), Av. Paseo de la República No. 569. EXCLUCIVA: Av. Javier Prado Este N ° 1155 - La Victoria, TEPSA: Av Javier Prado Este 1091, Lima Plaza Norte Terminal Terrestre; OLTURSA: Lima Plaza Norte Terminal Terrestre, Aramburú (Av. Andrés Aramburú 1160, Surquillo) Atocongo (Terminal Terrestre Atocongo)

    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 Lima?

    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.

    Lima Weather

    The weather in Lima is cool and comfortable, excellent if you want to spend a few days of total relaxation and without much sun or cold. In this city it is said that only summer and winter can be distinguished, since during the other seasons the climate remains almost the same. During the summer, which is from January to mid-March, the temperature can reach up to 27 ° C and the sun can be at its maximum. On the other hand, in winter, it drops to 14 ° C. It is important to take care of yourself leaving Arequipa because it is hot, so the change in climate can affect it. 

    Hotels in Lima

    Like any capital city in a country, Lima has the widest variety of lodgings. From 5-star hotels, with all possible luxuries, to hostels or backpackers for travelers looking for cheaper options. The hotel industry is also not centered in one area, and can even get different accommodation options in different parts of the city, such as in the Center of Lima, Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco, even outside the city, or beach places.

    ● Girasoles Hotel

    - 696 Diez Canseco Avenue, Miraflores

    - Price: From / 257.00

    - Services: It has triple, double, and single rooms. Free parking Bar. Free WIFI. Room service. Includes breakfast.

    ● Metropolis Hotel

    - 219 Ricardo Flores street, La Victoria, Lima

    - Price: From S / 60.00

    - Services: It has double rooms. Free parking. Room service. Airport transportation. Free WIFI.

    ● San Miguel Awanka Hotel

    - 154 Cervantes street, Cercado de Lima, Lima

    - Price: From S / 125.00

    - Services: It has double rooms, single beds, and family rooms. Non-smoking rooms. Free WIFI. Room service. 24-hour reception. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurants & Bars in Lima

    Lima is not only the capital of Peru but also of all its gastronomy. The fusion of flavors, cultures and history stands out deeply, making Lima's food a leading role in your visit to the city. Gastronomy can be termed as an incredible culinary journey. With the widest variety of dishes on offer in its restaurants, it is perhaps the city with the most diverse gastronomy on the planet, asserting itself as one of the world's leading, most recognized and award-winning culinary destinations.

    ● Embarcadero 41

    - 149 Ucayali street, Lima

    - Precio: From S/ 30.00

    ● Antigua Taberna Queirolo

    - 1090 San Martin Avenue, Pueblo Libre

    - Precio: From S/ 36.00

    ● Café del Museo Larco

    - 1515 Bolivar Avenue, Pueblo Libre

    - Precio: From S/ 36.00

    ● Chifa Unión

    - 126 Union Street, Lima

    - Precio: From S/ 25.00

    The most tourist places in Lima

    ● The Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of Lima and Primada del Perú is the Main Church of Peru. Its facade is Renaissance and its tall towers with slate spiers are neoclassical.

    ● Miraflores with its parks and its beautiful view of the sea, is the district with the most tourist attraction for renowned figures from the country and abroad. A district that, in addition to being beautiful, knew of great battles such as the one that occurred during the War of the Pacific on January 15, 1881.

    ● Plaza de Armas de Lima: Declared a World Heritage Site in 1991, it is one of the main parks in the city of Lima. It is located in the Historic Center and around it you can find the Cathedral of Lima and the Government Palace of Peru. It was here that San Martín proclaimed the country's independence in 1821, hence its importance also lies. Its planning was an order of King Carlos I of Spain in 1523.

    ● Huaca Pucllana: It is an archaeological complex that was built by the Lima culture and is made of adobe under the dynamic " technique of the book ". Its exact function is still a mystery, but investigations have found mummies inside, so it is possible that human sacrifices or religious rites were given here. Currently, a tour of the Huaca is offered.

    ● Costa Verde: It is the name by which this road is known, which crosses 8 different districts (La Punta, La Perla, San Miguel, Magdalena del Mar, San Isidro, Miraflores, Barranco, and Chorrillos). Its construction began thanks to the then-mayor of Lima, Luis Bedoya Reyes, and since then it has been a recreation space for both youth and adults. In 2019, it was a space used for the Pan American Games and the Parapan American Games.

    ● Parque de las Leyendas: It is a zoo located in the San Miguel district and is very popular with families due to its infinite possibilities for recreation. It not only has several animals that can be seen but also activities and courses that will awaken the curiosity of the boy or girl. In addition, for a few months, they offer a night tour, so that you can live a new experience in everything.

    Important dates in Lima

    ● January 18 - Lima Anniversary: The Spanish foundation of Lima is celebrated, also called" "The city of kings" ". It is common for the municipality to organize various activities throughout the city and for different singers to meet in the Plaza de Armas to serenade the city.

    ● July 28 - National Holidays: Every July 28 a lot of activities are carried out, the main one being the military parade, in which the military forces present themselves with their weapons to honor the homeland. Popular parades are also held, where artists gather to dance the indigenous dances.

    ● October 18 - Feast of the Lord of Miracles: The most popular Saint in Lima is the Lord of Miracles, whose figure has been revered since he remained intact in a strong earthquake. The processions take place throughout the month and thousands of Peruvians gather to accompany him.

    ● October 31 - Day of the Creole Song: On this day the homeland is celebrated and the best Creole songs are sung. The neighbors gather to organize parties and peñas, accompanied by the cajón and the guitar, with excellent Peruvian dishes such as the anticuchos or the fried trout.

    How to move around Lima?

    ● Public bus: It is the most popular way of transporting within the city, as well as being very economical. The fare, also called a ticket, does not usually go up from S/5 per person. The public bus has different stops where it picks up passengers, so the trip can be a bit slow.

    ● Taxi: This is the fastest way of transport within the city. It does not have stops, so it goes straight to the desired destination. You can contact it on the avenue or by calling a company or through an application. The rate here is usually higher, usually exceeding S/10.

    How to reach Lima?

    Lima by bus: The distance between Arequipa and Lima is 762 km approximately. The travel time by land is 17 to 19 hours.

    Gastronomy in Lima

    In the city of Lima, you will try delicious dishes such as:

    - Causa Limeña.

    - Suspiro a la Limeña.

    - Ceviche.

    Things to buy in Lima

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

    - Bull of Pucara

    - Peruvian Jewelry: The Inca Cross

    - Ethnic backpacks

    Lima Facts

    Lima is the capital and the most populous city in the Republic of Peru, located on the coast on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, it forms more than 70 km from north to south, with a highly-populated area. Formerly it was the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru and the largest and most important city in South America during the Spanish empire. Internationally, it is the fifth-largest city in Latin America, the third-most populous metropolitan area in Latin America, and the fourth within the most populous cities in South America. The climate is particular given its situation, despite being located in a tropical area, it can be said that it has a warm climate without excessive tropical heat or extreme cold with average temperatures of 17.5 to 19 ° C, with a maximum between 29 and 31 ° C.

    Bus operators of the route Arequipa to Lima

    ● Civa.

    ● Wari Palomino.

    ● Movil Bus.

    ● Santa Úrsula.

    ● Transportes Cromotex.

    ● Rey Latino.

    ● Oltursa.

    ● Tepsa.

    ● Romeliza.

    ● Excluciva.

    ● Peru Hop.

    In conclusion:

    Like any capital city, in Lima you will see all the customs and cultures of the country, but also international. Here the historical and the modern come together to offer a different experience, which you will not find in almost any other department. You can visit the Historic Center, The Central Plaza, The Archaeological Centers, Museums, and then go to Barranco, Miraflores or San Isidro, excellent places where you can eat and enjoy a modern night of the cosmopolitan type. Whether for business or pleasure, Lima will offer you everything you need, and it is almost a sin not to know it.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Arequipa to Lima?

    Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in Lima, 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 Lima?

    Do you want to travel to Lima 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. 

    Tips to find cheap passages on the route from Arequipa to Lima

    Low seasons are in March and April and September. The prices in the morning are cheaper.

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Arequipa to Lima 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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