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Ica to Arequipa Bus Service

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Wari Palomino 16:00 16:00 12 hrs 0 mins

Ica to Arequipa Bus

The distance from Ica to Arequipa is 451 mi (726 km) and the travel takes about 11 hours on the highway. The main transportation companies that cover this route are Excluciva, Civa, Tepsa and Oltursa, whose services cost for this trip Ica - Arequipa from s/. 60 to s/. 145. The buses leave from 12:45 p.m. to 01:45 a.m. from the streets Lambayeque and Ayabaca in Ica. Their destination is the Av. Arturo Ibañez or the Terrapuerto of Arequipa. If you travel at night, you can observe the stars, because the sky is usually clear between both cities. The climate in Arequipa is temperate and dry, with temperatures that does not go over 77 °F (25 °C) and does not drop of 50 °F (10 °C).

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    Why book a Ica to Arequipa bus with redBus?

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

    Buses from Arequipa to Ica

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Ica to Arequipa 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 Arequipa to Ica with redBus. 

    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.

    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.


    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 Ica to Arequipa?

    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 Ica to Arequipa?

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

    What is the distance between Ica and Arequipa?

    The distance between the cities is 726 km.

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

    The trip takes 11 hours.

    How many departures are there from Ica to Arequipa?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times

    Which bus companies offer the route Ica to Arequipa?

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

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

    Currently, Oltursa has the most daily departures from Ica to Arequipa.

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

    The departure point is the Ica bus station.

    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 Ica to Arequipa?

    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.

    Arequipa Weather

    Arequipa is a department of temperate climate, which is why it can reach a temperature of 22°C. Your summer is usually quite comfortable with a sky that sometimes becomes cloudy. Several tourists agree that the best time of the year to travel to Arequipa is between April and December since in these months the sun is present and the temperature is high.

    Hotels in Arequipa

    Arequipa has a very strong hotel system and operates 365 days a year. Its variety between 5-star hotels and hostels for backpackers or backpackers, makes Arequipa find all kinds of options, ideal for all tastes and possibilities.

    ● Katari Hotel

    - 126-128 Portal de La Municipalidad, Arequipa 

    - Price: From S/ 358.00 

    - Services: It has double rooms, double deluxe rooms, junior suites, and presidential suite. Free Wifi. Free parking. Bar. Room service. 24 hours reception. Includes breakfast.

    ● Mint Hotel

    - C12 San Isidro Urbanization, Arequipa 

    - Price: From S/ 178.00 

    - Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, and triple rooms. Wifi. Backyard. Includes breakfast.

    ● La Cuesta Cayma Hotel

    - 208 Cayma avenue, Arequipa

    - Price: From S/ 132.00 

    - Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, junior suites, and presidential suites. Free Wifi. Minibar. Balcony. City view rooms. Hydromassage bathtub. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurant & Bars in Arequipa

    Arequipa and its gastronomy stand out for its typical dishes such as Chupe de Camarones, Solterito, and Rocoto Relleno. Around the plaza and on the pedestrian street, you can find a wide variety of places to taste these and other flavors of the city. 

    ● Alma Bar Restaurante

    - 403 Ugarte street, Arequipa 

    - Prices: From S/ 36.00 

    ● Sol de Mayo restaurant

    - 207 Jerusalen street, Yanahuara

    - Prices: From S/ 40.00 

    ● Chicha by Gastón Acurio

    - 210 Santa Catalina Street, across the Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa 

    - Prices: From S/ 38.00 

    ● Tipika Touristic Restaurant

    - 407 Luna Pizarro avenue, Arequipa

    - Prices: From S/ 70.00

    ● Hatunpa

    - 207-208 Ugarte Street, Arequipa. 

    - Prices: From S/ 18.00

    The most tourist places in Arequipa

    ● Plaza de Armas de Arequipa: Like all Plaza de Armas, this is the main park of the department, from which the social and nightlife of the area emerges. In addition, it is a site of architectural importance, since surrounding it are the cathedral and different important buildings.

    ● The Goyeneche Palace: It was built by Bernardino de Ávila on the ruins of an old palace from the 1558s. However, the 1782 earthquake greatly damaged its structure. For this reason, the property was acquired by Juan de Goyeneche and Aguerrevere, who restores it for the residence of his family.

    ● Religious monument The Santa Catalina Monastery: Located steps from the old town is a citadel that occupies a land of 20,000 square meters and is absolutely isolated from the city by solid walls 4 meters high that separated the women who lived there from the rest of the city.

    ● The Misti Volcano: Is one of the greatest symbols of Arequipa, located at the foot of the Chili River valley, at 2,400 meters above sea level. In 1870 it was the last relevant activity of the volcano.

    Important dates in Arequipa

    ● February 26th - Carnival of Arequipa: Carnivals are one of the most visited parties in Peru and Arequipa is no exception. This grand event lasts 6 days and is characterized by painted characters and water games, in addition to the parades where you dance and play. Dance in particular aims to conquer women.

    ● March 24th - Holy Week in Arequipa: It lasts 7 days and one of the most important historical passages of the Christian religion is celebrated: the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This week Holy Thursday is celebrated, where Judas betrayed Jesus, as well as the journey of the 7 churches.

    ● May 1st - Virgin of Chapi: It is a very popular religious celebration in Arequipa. In fact, the Virgin of Chapi has been worshiped for approximately 3 centuries since her statue was found on the hill. On this day, a procession is made to the district of Polabaya, where its temple is located.

    ● August 7th - Anniversary of the Spanish foundation of Arequipa: In a party that lasts 8 days, it is celebrated that in 1540 the city was founded by the Spanish people. These days are full of joy, which is why different competitions are held, including the Forged Iron Contest.

    How to move around Arequipa?

    There are 2 options to move around the city of Arequipa, tourists can opt for public buses, commonly regulated by the municipality or taxi, managed by citizens who provides the service.

    ● Public bus: It is the most popular transportation within the city, as well as being the lowest priced. The rate does not usually rise from S / 3 per person. Public buses has different stops where they pick up passengers, so the trip can be a little slow.

    ● Taxi: This is the fastest way of transportation within the city. Taxis goes straight to the desired destination. You can take one on the streets, calling a company or through an app. The price depends on the destination.

    How to reach Arequipa?

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

    Gastronomy in Arequipa

    Some of Arequipa's typical dishes are:

    - Chupe de camarones.

    - Rocoto relleno.

    - Ocopa. 

    - Adobo arequipeño.

    - Solterito.

    - Pebre.

    Things to buy in Arequipa

    If you want to take home something from Arequipa, we recommend:

    - Queso helado

    - Alfajores Santa Catalina

    - Nacimiento Loncco

    - Caylloma textiles

    Arequipa Facts

    Arequipa is located in the south of Peru. The department of Arequipa has 8 provinces: Arequipa, Camaná, Caravelí, Caylloma, Condesuyos, Islay and La Unión, and represents almost 5% of the national territory. Its rugged geography is the product of volcanic activity, an important factor since it is crossed from north to south by the Andean Mountain Range. The average temperature is 14ºC, while on its coast, the climate varies more, which can reach temperatures of 29 ° C, so we recommend that you bring both a good coat and bathing clothes to enjoy every corner of Arequipa.

    Bus operators of the route Ica to Arequipa

    ● Tepsa

    ● Wari Palomino

    ● Oltursa

    In Conclusion:

    Arequipa is a beautiful city, with incredible landscapes and truly amazing views. The volcano at the foot of the city, can be seen from every corner, and its stunning plaza, welcoming people, and exquisite dishes make Arequipa a city to visit alone, with friends or with family.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Ica to Arequipa?

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

    Do you want to travel to Arequipa from Ica 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 Ica to Arequipa 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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