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Lima to Cusco Bus Service

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Lima to Cusco Bus Distance

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Lima to Cusco Bus Timings & Fare

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Wari Palomino 14:00:00 00:00 18 hrs 0 mins
Turismo Imperial Cusco 15:30:00 00:00 16 hrs 0 mins
Turismo Molina 19:30:00 00:00 10 hrs 0 mins
Paredes Estrella VIP 17:00:00 00:00 26 hrs 0 mins

Lima to Cusco Bus

The distance from Lima to Cusco is 694 mi (1117 km). You can go through them in 17-22 hours of travel on the highway. The terrestrial transportation companies that cover this itinerary are Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa, Movil Tours, Wari Palomino, Civa and Expreso Los Chankas; they suggest different prices on their bus tickets Lima - Cusco, which oscillate from s/.90 to s/.185. Buses leave from the terminals that are in the North, Centre and South of Lima. The timetable for the buses goes from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In Cusco city the terminals are located in the Terrapuerto of the city, next to the Vía Evitamiento, main road of the urban area. The weather in Cusco is sunny and dry from April to October and rainy from November to March. Think about those considerations in case you need a raincoat. During the day, temperature can reach 68°F (20°C) and at night drop to 55°F (13°C), or even less than that.

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    Why book a Lima to Cusco bus with redBus?

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

    Buses from Cusco to Lima

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Lima to Cusco 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 Cusco 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 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.


    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 Cusco?

    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 Cusco?

    With redBus, you can always find an offer for your trip. Get your cheapest ticket, you just have to enter

    What is the distance between Lima and Cusco?

    The Distance is 1102.1 km

    How long does it take to go from Lima to Cusco?

    Approximately the trip takes 23 hs

    How many departures are there from Lima to Cusco?

    There are 8 departures a day

    Which bus companies offer the route Lima to Cusco?

    You can travel through the following companies: Excluciva, Oltursa, Paredes Estrella, Cromotex, Tepsa, Civa, Wari Palomino, Transviza.

    Which bus companies have the most departures for the Lima to Cusco?

    The Civa company has 05 departures for Cusco from Lima, followed by Tepsa and Oltursa each with 3 daily departures.

    From which bus terminals can I travel from Lima to Cusco?

    CIVA: Av. Paseo de la República No. 569, Cercado de Lima, Atocongo (Av. Panamericana sur Km. 11.30, Lima Atocongo), EXCLUCIVA: Av. Javier Prado Este 1155, La Victoria; TEPSA: Aramburu (Av Javier Prado Este 1091), Lima Plaza Norte Terminal

    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 Cusco?

    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.

    About Cusco

    Cusco was founded a long time ago when, according to the legend, a couple emerged from Lake Titicaca thanks to the will of the Inti, the god of the Sun: Manco Cápac and Mama Ocllo, who would give a new order to the Andes. That is how the Inca Empire began, which would become a powerful state that never lacked wealth. The Inca Empire had 12 maximum rulers before it was conquered by the Spaniards, who arrived in these lands in an erroneous way. Francisco Pizarro was the one who captured the Inca Atahualpa, thus installing the Spanish rule and starting a very hard time in history for the natives. It was in 1821 that Peru was declared independent and, from the 20th century, Cusco began a rapid growth that has made it one of the most important cities in the country.

    Cusco Weather

    In Cusco, the weather varies depending on the seasons, although in general it can be defined as dry and fresh. It is divided into the dry season, which runs from April to October and has a fairly warm climate, and the rainy season, which runs from November to March and is characterized by the cold and heavy rains that occur in the evening.

    Hotels in Cusco

    Cusco is a city that does not rest throughout the year. We know that this city receives tourists from all over the world at any time. For this, the hotel sector is well supplied and varied. Cusco, having activity all year round, has a great offer of hotels for all kinds of tourists. If you want to visit this place with the family, you can find hotels in the city center to enjoy the night, the festivities and the places that can be found. For the more adventurous tourists, there are options such as hostels for backpackers, where the price is more comfortable and you can find rooms to share with tourists from other countries. 

    Tierra Viva Hotel Cusco centro

    - 390 Cruz Verde street, Cusco’s downtown, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 324.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, and double deluxe rooms. Wifi. Laundry service. Minibar. 24 reception. Includes breakfast.

    Sonesta Hotel Cusco

    - 954 El Sol Avenue, Cusco’s downtown, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 270.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, double executive, and triple rooms. Wifi. Room service. Bar. Restaurant. Includes breakfast.

    Inka Home

    - 103 Centenario avenue, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 113.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, and triple rooms, suite, and executive suites. Wifi. Laundry service. Free parking. Includes breakfast.

    Hawka Inka Hostal

    - 388 Ccocacalle street, Cusco’s downtown, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 85.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, and familiar rooms. Wifi. Pet friendly. Balcony. Includes breakfast.

    Cooper Hotel Boutique, Cusco

    - 364 Santa Teresa street, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 259.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, and superior double rooms, and executive suites. Wifi. Bar. Restaurant. Room service. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurants & Bars in Cusco

    As Cusco has a great presence of tourism throughout the year, it knows that it must offer the widest variety of food for the entire public, this is no exception. In Cusco, you can find places to eat as a family, as a couple, and even with friends. The variety of its restaurants is similar to the variety of places to visit that Cusco has as a city. Visit the city, discover what are the flag dishes and go ahead and try them. 

    ● Inkazuela Restaurant

    - 167 Nazarenas Plaza 2nd floor, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 22.00

    ● Inti Raymi Restaurant

    - 259 Santo Domingo Plaza, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 70.00

    ● Kusikuy

    - 140 Amargura street, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 23.00

    ● Yaku

    - Huaynapata street, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 8.00

    ● Rucula

    - 266 Ataud street, Cusco

    - Prices: From S/ 10.00

    The most tourist places in Cusco

    ● Plaza de Armas del Cusco: This place is a large park built by the Incas. Around this square are the most important buildings in the city, such as the cathedral. Nowadays you can also find tourist agencies and restaurants.

    ● Cusco Cathedral: Very popular among visitors due to its architectural beauty, it is defined by its neoclassical, baroque, and Renaissance style. Here is a famous replica of the "Last Supper", with the difference that there is a roasted guinea pig on the plate.

    ● The San Blas neighborhood: This neighborhood is very popular among tourists because it seems to have been taken from an old tale. With its old mansions, it seems that it still lives in the previous century. In addition, every Saturday fairs are held here where you can buy local crafts and gastronomy.

    ● Sacsayhuamán: Located 2 kilometers from the city, it is an Inca building that was built during the Pachacútec Inca government and ended with Huayna Cápac. It receives thousands of tourists annually due to its large size and historical importance.

    Important dates in Cusco

    ● February - Carnival of Cusco: On this date fun and joy prevail because the neighbors play with each other, throwing water and talcum powder, sharing food, and dancing with each other. A very strong tradition of this event is the practice of the yunza, where a tree that has been previously adorned is cut.

    ● End of May - Feast of the Lord of Qoyllur Rit'i: It is a religious holiday that has been going on for more than 2 centuries. It consists of a perenigration towards the Sanctuary of Sinakara, located at 4600 meters above sea level, where it is danced, sung and fireworks are lit.

    ● June - Corpus Christi: It is a very old celebration brought by the Spaniards where a procession is made to the saints and virgins of Cusco. The central day is a Thursday, where the 15 images are also taken to tour all of Cusco and bless its inhabitants.

    ● June 24 - Inti Raymi: Here, the Inti, the sun god, is worshiped. A representation of the Inti Raymi is performed every year in Inca times, an event that attracts thousands of tourists during this date.

    How to move around Cusco?

    To move around in the city of Cusco, 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 Cusco?

    Cusco by bus: The distance between Lima and Cusco is 1100 km approximately. The travel time by land is 21 hours approximately.

    Gastronomy in Cusco

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

    - Pepián de cuy.

    - Olluquito con charqui.

    - Chicharrón a la cusqueña. 

    Things to buy in Cusco

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

    - Altarpieces

    - Alpaca clothing

    - Burinados Mates 

    Cusco Facts

    Cusco is a city located in the southeast of Peru. As stated in the Peruvian constitution, it is the historical capital of the country. The city of Cusco is the seventh most populous in Peru and has a population of approximately 437538 inhabitants. Formerly it was the capital of the Inca empire and within the Viceroyalty of Peru, it was one of the most important cities. At the time of the Spanish crown, various works were built such as churches, palaces, and baroque squares, these buildings are the main attractions of the city today. 

    In Conclusion:

    Cusco is a city that you should definitely visit. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world and there is no reason to don´t see it live and direct. You will be able to know a city rich in culture and with varied gastronomy.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Lima to Cusco?

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

    Tips for finding cheap tickets on the Lima to Cusco

    Cusco has some months where the rain accompanies the city. This makes not many tourists want to visit it, this is an opportunity for you to find cheaper prices and not as many people in the city. 

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Lima to Cusco 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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