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  • Civa
  • Excluciva
  • Peru Hop

Bus from Lima to Cusco

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Lima to Cusco Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Tepsa 13:00 13:00 23 hrs 15 mins VIEW PRICE
Wari Palomino 08:00 20:30 19 hrs 30 mins VIEW PRICE
Oltursa 12:45 15:00 22 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Transportes Cromotex 15:00 15:00 21 hrs 0 mins VIEW PRICE
Civa 13:15 16:53 22 hrs 29 mins VIEW PRICE

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.



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


  • Terminal Terrestre Cusco
  • Terminal Privado Hop

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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 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.

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.

Climate in Cusco

● In Cusco the climate 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 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

● Dragonfly Hostels Cusco

- Address: Calle Siete Cuartones # 245, Cusco.

- Price: From S / 30.

- Services: This hotel offers a good experience to all tourists. You can choose between a shared or a private room, although of course, the first is the most economical. In addition to having WIFI and free breakfast, it also has common areas with board games and open bar.

● Loki Hostel

- Address: Cuesta Santa Ana Street # 601, Cusco.

- Price: From S / 20.

- Services: The Loki Hostel is another good option for those who want a comfortable accommodation place. The atmosphere that is lived here is comfortable and very fun, especially because the managers always look for new activities to do with travelers.

● Casablanca Hotel.

- Address: Teqte Street # 218, Cusco.

- Price: From S / 150.

- Services: This fabulous hotel is very close to the Plaza de Armas, which makes it central but at a very good price. In addition to having free WIFI, the rooms are modern, spacious and have their own bathroom.

● Hotel Los Cisnes del Marsano.

- Address: Avenida Pardo # 557, Cusco.

- Price: From S / 180.

- Services: In this hotel nothing is missing and, best of all, is that it is at a very good price. The services included in the room reservation are own bathroom, laundry and transportation to and from the airport.

● Hilton Garden Inn Cusco.

- Address: Abancay Avenue # 207, Cusco.

- Price: From S / 252.

- Services: The Hilton Garden Inn is a very nice hotel with an extraordinary colonial architecture. In addition to the classic services in the room, it has a swimming pool and a yoga room.

● Hotel San Agustín El Dorado.

- Address: Avenida El Sol # 395, Cusco.

- Price: From S / 300.

- Services: It is a very luxurious hotel but at a good price, accessible to those who want a pleasant room without spending much. In addition to having bilingual staff, it has a restaurant-bar inside that allows travelers to eat and rest inside the hotel if they wish. 

Restaurants & Bars in Cusco

● Restaurant "Pachapapa"

- Address: Plaza San Blas # 120, Cusco.

- Price: From S / 40.

- Services: With a location that offers a wonderful view, this restaurant is characterized by its rustic architecture and its great seasoning. In addition to having a buffet and international food, travelers can enjoy here the fabulous cuisine of Cusco.

● "Green Organic" restaurant

- Address: Santa Catalina Angosta Street # 135, Cusco (Reference: Close to the Plaza de Armas).

- Price: From S / 23.

- Services: As the name implies, this restaurant is characterized by offering healthy food, so you'll find salads in its menu. But not only this, but it also has purely Cusco dishes prepared as if it were a diet.

● Bar "Ukukus"

- Address: Calle Plateros # 316, Cusco.

- Services: This bar is very popular among travelers because it has won different awards. Not only is it a site of great cultural and classical reference in the bohemian life of Cusco, but it also offers a great variety of drinks for the delight of its customers.

● Bar "Mama Africa Club"

- Address: Calle Portal de Panes # 109, Cusco.

- Services: This is a bar like no other since it is international. Here the fun is always guaranteed because the music is made live, which is why it can be very crowded on weekends.

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 catetral. 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, in 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: Arriving in Cusco by bus is possible and many consider it a great experience because it crosses the low jungle of Peru. If your departure is from Lima, the trip can last up to 21 hours.

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

● Cusco by plane: Cusco is one of the most important cities in Peru, so it has the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport so that national and international tourists can make their flights comfortably. 


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 Cusco?
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).