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Lima to Arequipa Bus Service

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17 hrs 1074 mins
PEN 75

Lima to Arequipa Bus Distance

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Lima to Arequipa Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Transzela 05:30:00 00:00 6 hrs 0 mins
Waybus 14:30:00 00:00 18 hrs 0 mins
Wari Palomino 14:00:00 00:00 18 hrs 0 mins
Turismo Tacna Internacional 11:30:00 00:00 11 hrs 0 mins
Abba Bus 15:30:00 00:00 17 hrs 0 mins

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.

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    • Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte

    Why book a Lima to Arequipa bus with redBus?

    You can also time-to-time redBus offers while booking your bus tickets online from Lima 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 Lima

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

    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.


    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 Lima 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.

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    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 architecture using a white volcanic material known as Sillar.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 in the country for its tourism. We advise you viewpoint. 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.

    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 suite, 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, a junior suite, and a presidential suite. Free Wifi. Minibar. Balcony. City view rooms. Hydromassage bathtub. Includes breakfast.

    ● Palla Boutique Hotel

    - 350 Bolognesi bridge, Arequipa

    - Price: From S/ 258.00 

    - Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, double deluxe rooms, junior suite, and presidential suite. 24 reception. Room service. Interior yard view rooms. Soundproof rooms. Includes breakfast.

    ● World Backpackers (Backpacker)

    - 214 O HIGGINS passageway, Arequipa 

    - Price: From S/ 57.00 

    - Services: It has simple rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and shared-bathroom rooms. Non-smoker áreas. Free Wifi. 24 reception. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurants & 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?

    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 deciding to take a bus.

    Gastronomy in Arequipa

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

    - Chupe de Camarones.

    - Solterito.

    - Rocoto Relleno. 

    Things to buy in Arequipa

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

    - The Antioqueño passport

    - Caylloma fabrics

    - Loncco birth

    Arequipa Facts

    Arequipa is located in the south of the country. It has a length of 1,071 km. 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 the volcanic activity, an important factor since it is crossed from north to south by the Western Cordillera and derived from the Andes. The average temperature is 14ºC, while on its coast, the climate is more varied and can reach 29 ° C, so we recommend that you bring both a good coat and bathing clothes to enjoy every corner of the department. 

    Bus operators of the route Lima to Arequipa

    ● Tepsa

    ● Movil Tours

    ● Andoriña Tours

    ● Romeliza

    ●Movil Bus

    ● Wari Palomino

    ● Rey Latino

    In Conclusion:

    Arequipa is a beautiful city, with incredible landscapes and truly dreamed views. The volcano at the foot of the city, can be seen from almost any corner, and its imposing plaza, with its architecture and whiteness, make Arequipa and its people a city purely to enjoy.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Lima 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 Lima to Arequipa?

    Do you want to travel to Arequipa from Lima 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.

    How to get cheap bus tickets from Lima to Arequipa?

    Do you want to travel to Arequipa from Lima 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 Lima 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.