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Cusco to Lima Bus

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  • Oltursa
  • Transportes Cromotex
  • Civa
  • Excluciva
  • Peru Hop

Cusco to Lima Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Tepsa 15:00 16:00 21 hrs 45 mins VIEW PRICE
Wari Palomino 00:00 21:30 20 hrs 45 mins VIEW PRICE
Oltursa 16:00 16:00 21 hrs 45 mins VIEW PRICE
Transportes Cromotex 13:00 17:00 21 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Civa 13:30 16:05 21 hrs 46 mins VIEW PRICE

Cusco to Lima Bus

The distance from Cusco to Lima is 687 mi (1106 km) if you travel on the highway, in an estimated time of 21 hours. The terrestrial transport companies that cover this route are Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa and Civa, offering tickets by bus Cusco - Lima for prices that swing from s/.76 to s/.174. The buses leave from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from the terminals of Vía Evitamiento and the adjoining areas of Cusco city, destination in the terminals that are positioned in North and Centre Lima, depending on the transport company and the time of your trip. The weather in Lima is very different from the cold and semi dry climate of Cusco city, because it combines climates subtropical, wet and desert, whose temperature reaches 84°F (29°C) on the warmest days of summer and can descend to 55°F (13°C) in winter. The general temperature average is 66°F (19°C).

OTHER BOARDING & DROPPING POINTS IN

Cusco

  • Terminal Terrestre Cusco
  • ABANCAY TERMINAL
  • Pachacutec
  • Terminal Privado Hop

Lima

  • Javier Prado
  • Terminal Plaza Norte
  • La Victoria
  • San Isidro
  • Parque Kennedy Miraflores

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About Cusco

Cusco or Cuzco (both graphical symbols are acceptable according to the RAE, Real Academy of the Spanish language) is the main destination that you can get to know on your trips through Peru. Learn more about it in this section.The legend tells that Cusco was founded by 2 ancestral patriarchs, who, due to the design of the deity Sun, emerged from the Titicaca lake with the mission of putting in order the Andean men’s life. They would be the beginning of the vast Incan Empire, which as time goes by would reach its maximum glory consolidating as a powerful State. In 1911 the American explorer Hiram Bingham would refind the incan citadel to the world’s eyes with the discovery of Machu Picchu. From that day the growth of Cusco has been exponential, turning to be one of the most visited worldwide tourist destinations and favourite place for national and foreign tourists to “discover” the beauty of the Machu Picchu citadel on its travel to Cusco.

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!

About Lima

Lima, also known as "The City of the Kings" or "Lima, la gris", is the capital of Peru. Founded in 1535 by the Spanish Francisco Pizarro, currently has more than 8.5 million inhabitants, thus being the most populous city in Peru. This territory was occupied by the ancient Maranga culture and Lima culture, before both were conquered by the Wari culture. It is for this reason that until now you can find huacas in different parts of the city of Lima. During the viceroyalty, the city became very important until it became the center of political and economic power. Its excellent location, since it was close to a sea, made it part of a large commercial network that included not only America, but also Europe and East Asia. When the independence of Peru occured in 1821, Lima adopted its new role as capital of the Republic of Peru. In fact, the most important building of democracy, the Government Palace, is located in this city. Finally, in 1930s, the migratory waves from the interior of the country to Lima begin, thus initiating urban expansion. Traveling from Cusco to Lima takes approximately 20 hours and 40 minutes. Of course, this will depend a lot on the bus stops during the road as well as the chosen route.

Weather in Lima

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 hostel´s 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.

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.

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

● October 31 - Day of the Creole Song: On this day the country 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 anticuchos or fried trout.

● 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.

● 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.

● 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 gather in the Plaza de Armas to serenade the city.

How to move around Lima?

There are 3 options to mobilize in the city of Cajamarca, tourists can opt for the public bus, commonly regulated by the municipality, a taxi run by a citizen who provides a service and a train, which serves as a support to transfer to places with higher density of population.

● Public bus: It is the most popular form of transportation within the city, as well as being very economical. The rate does not usually rise from S / 3 per person. The public bus has different stops where it picks up passengers, so the trip can be a little slow. However, there are exclusive corridors and routes for buses, which help to further accelerate the trip. These usually cost an additional value to the conventional bus.

● Taxi: This is the fastest way of transportation within the city. This means of transport goes straight to the desired destination. You can take one on the streets, calling a company or through an application. The rate here is usually higher, usually exceeding S / 10.

● Train: It is a service of greater capacity and speed than the bus, but limited to certain areas of the city. Generally the trip can cost no more than S / 3 per person.

How to reach Lima?

● Lima by bus: You can reach the city of Lima by bus, time and distance will depend on the place of departure. As is the capital of Peru, almost all destinations have an exit to here, so it will not be Hard to find a bus.

● Lima by train: There is currently no direct route to Lima, so going to Lima by train is not yet possible.

● Lima by plane: Arriving in Lima by plane is possible because the capital has the Jorge Chavez International Airport. Of course, to travel to Lima by plane you must start from a destination that has an airport too.

Gastronomy in Lima

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

- Lima cause.

- I sigh to the Lima.

- Ceviche.

Things to Buy in Lima

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

- Peruvian paintings.

- Burinated mates.

- Stuffed alpacas.

Lima Facts

Capital of the Republic of Peru, Lima is located on the shores of the Pacific and is the most populated region in the country. It was also the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru in antiquity and the most important city in South America in the Spanish empire. Today it is the 5th largest city in South America, with more than 15 million inhabitants. Here the climate is almost unique, despite being located in a tropical area, you can feel a warm climate but without that tropical heat or extreme cold, with average temperatures of 17.5 to 19 ° C, with a maximum between 29 and 31 ° C, despite the fact that its sky remains gray 8 months a year.

Terminals in Cusco and Lima

Departure Terminal

● Terminal Terrestre Cusco.

Arrival Terminal

● Terminal La Victoria (Av. Paseo de la República). 

● Terminal La Victoria (Av. Luna Pizarro). 

● Terminal La Victoria (Av. Garcia Naranjo). 

● Terminal San Isidro (Av. Andrés Aramburú). 

● Terminal Excluciva (Av. Javier Prado Este). 

● Terminal Javier Prado (Av. Javier Prado Este). 

● Terminal Plaza Norte.

Operators that work on the route Cusco - Lima

● Civa 

● Wari Palomino. 

● Oltursa. 

● Cromotex. 

● Paredes Estrella. 

● Excluciva. 

● Tepsa. 

● Perú Hop. 

In conclusion

Spending a few days sightseeing in Lima is a great choice. Visiting its historic center, the different archaeological sites, its nightlife, museums, art galleries, streets or piers, make Lima a very remarkable city. Not for nothing, Lima is the leader of the most visited cities in Latin America and is in the top 25 worldwide.


Looking for cheap tickets from Cusco 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 Cusco to Lima?

Do you want to travel to Lima from Cusco 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 for finding cheap tickets on the Cusco to Lima

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


FAQs

Q-1 ) How can I buy my bus ticket online in Peru?

A: 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 redbus.pe . This website is easy to use and you can buy your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.

Q-2 ) How do I buy a bus ticket from Cusco from Lima?

A: You can visit one of the terminals in Cusco 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 redbus.pe and buy your bus ticket online in just 5 minutes and with the comfort of your home or office.

Q-3 ) Should I print my bus ticket before boarding?

A: 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.

Q-4 ) Can I reschedule my trip after buying my ticket?

A: 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.

Q-5 ) How can I pay for my bus fare on the redBus Web site?

A: 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 redbus.pe

Q-6 ) Are there special offers or discounts in redbus for the route of Cusco to Lima?

A: To make your trip cheaper, your discounts are here: https://www.redbus.pe/info/OfferTerms

Q-7 ) What is the distance between Cusco and Lima?

A: The distance is 1143.8 km

Q-8 ) How long does it take to go from Cusco to Lima?

A: Approximately the trip takes 22 hs

Q-9 ) How many departures are there from Cusco to Lima?

A: There are 8 departures a day

Q-10 ) Which bus companies offer the route Cusco to Lima?

A: You can travel through the following companies: Wari Palomino, Cromotex, Civa, Oltursa, Tepsa, Movil Bus, Excluciva.

Q-11 ) Which bus companies have the most departures for the Cusco to Lima?

A: The Civa company has 03 departures for Lima from Cusco, followed by Tepsa and Oltursa with 2 regular departures each.

Q-12 ) From which bus terminals can I travel from Cusco to Lima?

A: Terminal Terrestre de Cusco.



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