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Lima to Cajamarca Bus


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  • Tepsa
  • Movil Tours
  • Linea
  • Turismo Dias
  • Movil Bus
  • Royal Palace
  • Inca Atahualpa

Lima to Cajamarca Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Tepsa 16:15 16:15 16 hrs 15 mins VIEW PRICE
Movil Tours 15:20 15:20 15 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Linea 16:30 16:30 17 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Turismo Dias 17:00 19:00 15 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Movil Bus 15:20 15:20 15 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE

Lima to Cajamarca Bus

The distance from Lima to Cajamarca is 513 mi (825 km) going through 15 hours on the highway. The bus transportation companies that cover this route are Excluciva, Tepsa, Linea, Civa and Turismo Dias, providing bus tickets from s/. 50 to s/. 140. The buses leave from the terminals located in North and Central Lima, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Their destination are the terminals located at the avenues close to the Plaza de Armas of Cajamarca. The climate in Cajamarca is mild and sunny in general, with temperatures that reach 70 °F (21 °C) during the day and drop to 43 °F (6 °C) at night. We recommend you to bring warm clothes because nights can be very cold. Mostly in winter.



  • Javier Prado
  • Terminal Plaza Norte
  • Tomas Valle
  • La Victoria
  • Los Olivos
  • Puente Piedra
  • Ventanilla


  • Terminal Terrestre Cajamarca
  • Terminal Terrestre Cajamarca.

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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!

About Cajamarca

To purchase tickets to Cajamarca by bus, we offer you information about the city that may also be of interest to you. It is one of the oldest cities in Peru and the Inca Empire. The first settlers were Huacaloma, Layzón, Cumbe Mayo and Otuzco who settled in Cajamarca some 3,000 years ago. The city witnessed fierce battles between the Incas and the conquerors during the Conquest of Peru, and it was also where Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa, the last Inca who refused to submit to Christian culture and faith. It is said to be the most Spanish city in Peru.

About Cajamarca

Cajamarca was founded as San Antonio de Cajamarca. Capital of the province and department of the same name, it is located in the inter-Andean valley between the Mashcón and Chonta rivers, at 2,750 meters above sea level. It is a city with great population growth and the valley where it is located is one of the largest in the Peruvian highlands. It is known for its celebration of carnival and Easter. It stands out economically and in production, as it is a city that produces milk and dairy products. It is also known for its important mining production due to various mines near the city.

Cajamarca Weather

Because it is located very close to the Equator, it has a mild winter and a hot and rainy summer in February. Its average temperature ranges from a maximum of 20 ° C and a minimum of 5 ° C.

Hotels in Cajamarca

Cajamarca has a wide variety from 3-star hotels to hostels for backpackers or backpackers so you can find all kinds of options, ideal for all tastes and possibilities.

Restaurantes & Bars in Cajamarca

Many of Cajamarca's traditional dishes come from the Incas. Some of them, however, are a mixture with spices with spices that were not known as ways of cooking, a few centuries ago. The most recognized dishes are the Cajamarca-style guinea pig spice, chicken broth, quinoa soup, among many other dishes.

Gastronomy in Cajamarca

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

- Cuy frito con picante de papa.

- Caldo verde.

- Chicharrón con mote.

Things to buy in Cajamarca

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

- Sweets based on White Manjar.

- Jora's Girl.

- Carnival attire.

The most tourist places in Cajamarca

● Santa Catalina Cathedral: Located in the Plaza de Armas, it is the main example of baroque architecture in the city. It is owned by the Catholic Church, and was declared a Cultural Historical Heritage of the Nation of Peru on December 28, 1972.

● Monumental complex of Bethlehem: There are three important buildings: The church and the hospitals for men and women.

● Santa Apolonia Hill: From the Santa Apolonia hill you can see the entire city of Cajamarca. It was where the capture of Atahualpa took place, a fact that marked a milestone in the history of all of America.

Important dates in Cajamarca

● February 11 - Creation of the City of Cajamarca.

● February 22 - Carnival of Cajamarca, is the most important festival in the city. with parade of Corsicans, queens, great variety of dishes and typical drinks.

● October 07 - Start of the Tourist Week.

How to move around Cajamarca?

There are 2 options to mobilize in the city of Cajamarca, tourists can choose the public bus, commonly regulated by the municipality or taxi, managed by a citizen who provides a service.

● 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.

● 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.

How to reach Cajamarca?

● Cajamarca by bus: Getting to Cajamarca by bus is possible. If you depart from Lima, the trip can take up to 15 hours.

● Cajamarca by train: At the moment, there is still no direct line that takes Cajamarca by train. Therefore, this possibility is not yet available.

● Cajamarca by plane: Arriving at the Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport, a small airport located 15 minutes from the city.

Cajamarca Facts

Cajamarca is located in the north of Peru at an altitude of 2,750 meters above sea level. With a sub-humid climate, with seasonal rains and frequent periods of drought, Cajamarca has a dry, temperate and sunny climate during the day, which drops at night with temperatures between 21ºC and 6ºC respectively. For 3 months it becomes the capital of the Peruvian Carnival, merging its traditional spirit with joy, debauchery, beauty and enjoyment of youth as a counterpart to the most modern.

Terminals of Lima and Tacna

Departure Terminal

● La Victoria Terminal (Av. Luna Pizarro).

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

● Javier Prado Este Terminal.

● Terminal Los Olivos.

● Terminal Plaza Norte.

● Terminal Puentepiedra.

● Terminal Ventanilla.

Arrival Terminal

●Terminal Terrestre Cajamarca

Operators that work on the route Cusco - Lima

● Tepsa

● Movil Tours

● Linea

● Turismo Dias

● Movil Bus

● Royal Palace

● Inca Atahualpa 

In conclusion

It is a destination that you cannot miss, especially in the carnival season. The songs are heard in every corner, and no one is saved from a bucket of water. But not all year is a party, and Cajamarca knows it. Among its beautiful landscapes and places of interest, Cajamarca offers us to relax in Los Baños del Inca, the most beautiful and popular thermal spa in South America.

Lima to Cajamarca Route

Lima to Cajamarca Route

Looking for cheap tickets from Lima to Cajamarca?

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

Do you want to travel to Cajamarca 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.  

Tips for finding cheap tickets on the route from Lima to Cajamarca

September is considered the month of Low Season. The prices in the morning are cheaper.

Measures against COVID-19 on the Lima to Cajamarca 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.

Security measures against Coronavirus for tourists in Cajamarca

If you are planning to visit Cajamarca, remember:

- The curfew is from Monday to Sunday. Also, starts at 23:00 and finishes at 04:00 the next day.

- Private vehicles are prohibited on Sundays.

If visiting Cumbemayo is on your plans, you must keep in mind this:

  • To avoid crowds of people, tours will be done by groups of 5 people, including the guide.
  • It is forbidden to pick up archeological material from the surface and to touch the walls before, during, and after the tour.
  • Tickets for the tours will only be available online. 
  • Remember to always use the cleanliness supplies given by the Tourism Agency.
  • Never take off your mask during the tour. Also, you should always maintain a distance of 1 meter or more from other tourists.

To find additional information about COVID-19 measures click here.


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 . 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 Lima from Cajamarca?

A: 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.

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

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

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

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

A: The distance is 859.6 km

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

A: Approximately the trip takes 17 hs

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

A: There are 8 departures a day

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

A: You can travel through the following companies: Movil Tours, Tepsa, Línea, Civa, Excluciva, GH Bus, Turismo Dias.

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

A: The company Civa has 03 departures for Cajamarca from Lima, followed by Movilbus, Tepsa and Turismo Dias each with 2 regular daily departures.

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

A: CIVA: Av Paseo de la República, Lima District 15033, Cercado de Lima; EXCLUSIVE: Av. Javier Prado Este 1155, La Victoria. MOVILBUS: Av. Javier Prado Este 1093 (In front of Ricardo Palma Clinic), Av. Tomas Valle 651 (In front of Serpost Offices). TEPSA: Av Javier Prado Este 1091, Lima Plaza Norte Terminal Terrestre. TOURISMODIES: Av Bausate and Meza 116, La Victoria, Terminal Plaza Norte.