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Bus from Lima to Arequipa

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Lima to Arequipa Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Tepsa 14:00 19:15 17 hrs 20 mins VIEW PRICE
Movil Tours 15:00 15:00 18 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Andoriña Tours 09:30 18:15 17 hrs 52 mins VIEW PRICE
Romeliza 14:00 16:00 17 hrs 39 mins VIEW PRICE
Movil Bus 15:00 15:00 18 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Lima to Arequipa Bus

The distance from Lima to Arequipa is 630 mi (1015 km), travelling in a highway and for 16 hours approximately. The transport companies that cover this route Lima - Arequipa are: Oltursa, Andoriña, Excluciva, Tepsa, Movil Bus, Romeliza, Wari Palomino and Civa; they offer bus tickets from s/.60 to s/.160, depending on the comfort of the different services. The bus Lima - Arequipa leaves from 7:30 a.m. to 8:55 p.m. from the terminals placed in the North, Centre and South of Lima, with destination Terrapuerto Internacional de Arequipa, next to Av. Arturo Ibáñez. The weather in Arequipa is, in general, dry and mild, with a temperature that never goes over 77°F (25°C) on the warmest days, and it can descend to 52°F (11°C), on the cold nights as well as the winter days.



  • Terminal Plaza Norte
  • Terminal Atocongo
  • Javier Prado
  • La Victoria
  • Terminal Yerbateros
  • Nicolas Arriola
  • San Isidro
  • Parque Kennedy Miraflores


  • Terrapuerto Arequipa
  • Terminal Terrestre Arequipa
  • Oficina Arequipa

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About 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!

Travel to 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 Arequipa

Arequipa is known as the legal capital of Peru and also known as the "White City". This name comes from the style of the city's arquitecture using a white volcani to visit the majestic Cathedral of Arequipa, the church of San Domingo and the Santa Catalina monastery. To have a nice view of the city, climb up to the Yanahuara c stone as the main material to build. Arequipa is one of the biggest cities in Peru and it's as well ranked 3rd destination of the country for its tourism. We advice you view point. You can also visit the Misti volcano. If you are lucky, you will be there for the Arequipa carnival, one of the most well-known carnivals, celebrated in February and March.

Climate of Arequipa

● 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

● The Bridge Inn

- Address: Avenida Bolognesi # 101, Arequipa (Reference: In the corner of the Grau bridge).

- Price: From S / 300.

- Services: This great hotel is located on the edge of a river, achieving a phenomenal experience. It offers bungalows to its customers, each with TV and cable.

● The Tambos

- Address: Calle Puente Bolognesi # 129, Arequipa.

- Price: From S / 210.

- Services: Located 50 meters from the Plaza de Armas, Los Tambos offers double rooms that come with breakfast and free Wi-Fi.

● The Andes

- Address: Calle La Merced # 123, Arequipa.

- Price: From S / 38.

- Services: In addition to offering laundry and shared kitchen, this hotel also offers rooms that include breakfast.

● Dragonfly Hostels Arequipa

- Address: Calle Consuelo, Arequipa (Reference: At the intersection with Álvarez Thomas Street).

- Price: From S / 35.

- Services: This hotel offers a great experience due to its rooms, which have WIFI and hot shower. Travelers can also enjoy the shared areas.

● Posada Misti

- Address: Calle Álvarez Thomas # 204, Arequipa.

- Price: From S / 15.

- Services: This inn is the best option for those who wish to save money. Here the bedrooms are from 6 to 9 people and offers free WIFI.

Restaurantes & Bars in Arequipa

● Restaurant "Antojitos de Arequipa"

- Address: General Morán Street # 125, Arequipa.

- Price: From S / 8.

- Services: In this restaurant you can find everything and the best thing is that it receives you with a very cozy atmosphere, similar to a house. In the menu you can find foods of all kinds, including lunch dishes such as sandwiches.

● Restaurant "White House"

- Address: Next to the Plaza de Armas of Arequipa.

- Price: From S / 10.

- Services: This beautiful restaurant has a great feature: a fireplace that stands out among all its architecture. Here they sell a bit of everything, but their specialty is Arequipa cuisine.

● Qochacama Bar

- Address: Calle Ugarte # 300, Arequipa.

- Services: This bar is well known among tourists due to its cozy atmosphere and friendly workers. Here you will not only find a large number of drinks in its menu, but also a lot of fun.

● Montreal Le Café Art Bar

- Address: Calle Ugarte # 210, Arequipa.

- Services: This small bar stands out among others that you can find in the city due to its pleasant and exclusive atmosphere. Here, in addition to the bands that play on weekends, one can have a good time by talking with friends or enjoying cocktails. 

The most tourist places in Arequipa

● Plaza de Armas of Arequipa: Like any Plaza de Armas, this is the main park of the department. In addition, it is a site of architectural importance, since around it are the Cathedral and different important buildings.

● Santa Catalina Monastery: This is considered by tourists as one of Arequipa's main tourist destinations. It is the living example of the architecture of the Peruvian Viceroyalty due to its construction with pink and white ashlar.

● Yanahuara Viewpoint: This is a white ashlar construction built around the 19th century. Its main objective is to offer a wonderful view of the Misti, Chachani and the Pichu Pichu, the three volcanoes of Arequipa.

● Misti Volcano: It is located 20 kilometers from the city of Arequipa, on the northeast side. It has a height of 5,825 meters above sea level and it is said that from the top it is possible to see the other 2 volcanoes and the Chili river valley.

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?

To move around in the city of Lima, the tourist has 2 options: public bus, commonly regulated by the municipality or the authority in charge, or taxi, driven by a citizen who provides the service.

● 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 Arequipa?

● Arequipa by bus: Arequipa is one of the most popular cities in Peru, so you can always find a bus that arrives here. The time and distance will depend on the place of origin, so we advise you to check these details well before of deciding to take a bus.

● Arequipa by train: There is currently no train to Arequipa due to the few roads that Peru has.

● Arequipa by plane: Arequipa has the Rodríguez Ballón International Airport, so traveling to Arequipa by plane is a possibility. Please take in mind that the point of origin must have an airport as well.


Q-1). How can I make an online bus ticket booking in Peru?
A: 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.
Q-2). How do I book a bus from Lima to Arequipa?
A: 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.
Q-3). Do I need to print out my bus ticket before boarding?
A: 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.
Q-4). Can I reschedule my journey after I have booked my ticket?
A: 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.
Q-5). How do I pay for my bus ticket on the redBus website?
A: 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).