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Lima to La Merced Bus Service

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Cheapest Bus
8 hrs 10 mins
La Merced
PEN 50.00

Lima to La Merced Bus Distance

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Lima to La Merced Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Transportes La Merced 09:00 22:45 13 hrs 45 mins
Expreso Selva 18:30 21:00 10 hrs 20 mins
Sullana Express 15:00 15:00 16 hrs 0 mins
Carhuamayo Express 21:45 21:45 8 hrs 30 mins
Transportes Salazar 20:30 20:30 7 hrs 45 mins

Lima to La Merced Bus

The distance from Lima to La Merced is 192 mi (310 km) travelling about 8-11 hours on the highway. The transportation companies that cover this route are Carhuamayo, Salazar and Movil Bus, which provide bus tickets for the route Lima - La Merced at rates from s/ 40 to s/ 85. The buses leave from 8:00 a.m. a 10:00 p.m. from the terminals of North and Central Lima, destination to the terminals of Av. Carlos Peschiera, close to the Plaza de Armas of La Merced and the Malecón Río Chanchamayo. The climate in La Merced is tropical, with a dry season in June and a rainy season in February. The temperatures oscillate from 70 °F (21 °C) to 75 °F (24 °C).



  • Huaycan
  • La Victoria
  • Nicolas Arriola
  • Terminal Ate Vitarte
  • Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte
  • Terminal Yerbateros

La Merced

  • La Merced
  • Terminal Terrestre Royal Bus
  • Terminal Terrrestre Tarma
  • Terminal Villa Rica

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    Why book a Lima to La Merced bus with redBus?

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

    Buses from La Merced to Lima

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Lima to La Merced 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 La Merced 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!

    About La Merced

    It’s the capital of Chanchamayo district, province of Chanchamayo, located on the department of Junín. Before the Spanish conquest, the first inhabitants of La Merced were yaneshas and asháninkas. In 1635 the missionary Juan Jerónimo Jiménez arrived to this city and started to explore the virgin areas of the region. In September 24th 1869 José Manuel Pereira Palomino founded the town with the current name.


    How can I buy my bus ticket online in Perú?

    You can purchase a ticket for the bus of your choice to any destination in Perú 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 to La Merced?

    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 Perú. 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 La Merced?

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

    What is the distance between Lima and La Merced?

    The distance between the cities is 310 km approximately.

    How long does it take to go from Lima to La Merced?

    The trip takes between 8 and 9 hours.

    How many departures are there from Lima to La Merced?

    On redBus, you will find many departures at different times.

    Which bus companies offer the route Lima to La Merced?

    You can travel from Lima to La Merced with the following companies: Transporte LaMerced, Movil Bus, Turismo Carhuamayo, and Expreso Lobato.

    Which bus companies have the most departures for the Lima to La Merced?

    Currently, Movil Bus offers the most daily departures from Lima to La Merced.

    From which bus terminals can I travel from Lima to La Merced?

    The main departure point is the bus station located in Javier Prado Avenue.

    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 La Merced?

    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.

    La Merced Weather

    As part of the Peruvian Amazon, La Merced has a humid, warm, and rainy climate. During the summer, temperature varies between 18°C and 30°C, while in the winter it can descend to 14°C.

    Hotels in La Merced

    ● Barcelo

    - 275 Los Pinales Street, La Merced, Peru

    - Price: From S/ 55.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, quadruple, and family rooms. Pool. Wifi. Terrace. Hydromassage bathtub. Free parking. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hotel Fundo San José Ecolodge

    - Pampa del Camen Avenue, La Merced, Peru

    - Price: From S/ 140.00

    - Services: It has individual, double, triple, quadruple, and family rooms. Pool. Bar. Wifi. Free parking. Restaurant. Includes breakfast.

    ● Hospedaje turístico Real Madrid

    - San Martin Avenue, La Merced, Peru

    - Price: From S/ 90.00

    - Services: It has individual, and double rooms. Bar. Restaurant. Free parking. Wifi. Includes breakfast.

    Restaurants & Bars in La Merced

    ● Shambari Campa Restaurante

    - 389 Tarma Street, La Merced, Perú

    - Price: From S/ 15.00

    ● Chifa Royal

    - 580 Junin Street, La Merced Perú

    - Price: From S/ 12.00

    ● Luchito Restaurante

    - 542 Arequipa Street, Second floo, La Merced, Perú

    - Price: From S/ 8.00

    The most tourist places in La Merced

    ● El Velo de La Novia Waterfall: This waterfall is located just outside the city, and is 55 meters tall. Through the Yurinaki canyon, you can Access the waterfall and take a di pon its crystalline waters, and observe the flora and fauna of a unique landscape.

    ● Pampa Michi Community: Just 30 minutes from the city, you can find the Native community of Pampa Michi, which receives its visitors with music and dances. You can experience its traditions, from the exotic food, to their typical costumes, ideal for a full day of adventure and fun.

    ● Coffee National Park: This National Park is located in Chanchamayo, and has an extensión of more than 40 000 hectares, where 6 000 families of coffee makers live. Here, the best coffee in Peru is cultivated, awarded worldwide, as well as liquors, fruits, and other products thanks to its fertile lands.

    The most important dates in La Merced

    ● February – Carnivals: Carnivals in La Merced, and in Junin in general, express the culture and tradition of the región through dances, parades, music, and fairs. This days of happiness and joy are ideal to discover La Merced culture, so it is recommended to visit La Merced on this dates.

    ● Easter: Easter in La Merced, and in Junin, is celebrated with processions, stagins of the Way of the Cross, and Masses. Streets are filled with flowers where processions honoring the Virgen Dolororsa and Jesus Nazareno are held.

    ● June – Central Rainforest Tourist Week: This week has the objective of promote tourism in the province of Chanchamayo, Oxapampa, and Satipo. In La Merced, it promotes the consumption of originary product, like coffee, and the visit of the many natural attractions this city has to offer.

    How to move around La Merced?

    To move around La Merced you can use any of these options:

    - Mototaxi: Ideal for short distances. Rates vary from 2 to 4 soles.

    - Taxi: You can use any taxi app or catch a taxi on the Street to move around the city. Depending on the distance, rates can vary between 5 and 10 soles.

    - Colectivo: Through the main avenues, you can catch a Colectivo, that go through the main avenues. Rates vary from 3 to 6 soles.

    How to reach La Merced?

    La Merced by bus: The distance between the cities is 300 km approximately. The trip can take between 8 and 9 hours.

    Gastronomy in La Merced

    - Roasted Samaño and Cupte

    - Fried Doncella

    - Tacacho with Cecina

    - Sajino Rind

    - Deer steak

    Things to buy in La Merced

    - Coffee

    - Candied fruit

    - Liquor

    - Banana chips

    - Mountain peanuts

    La Merced Facts

    Known as the Coffee Capital of Peru, La Merced is one of the most important cities of the Central Rainforest. Its main economic activity is tourism, as well as exportation of products with international quality to countries like France, Finland, Netherlands, among others. La Merced is bordered by San Luis de Shuaro by the east, Perene by the east and the south, Vitoc and San Ramon by the south and west, and the province of Tarma by the north.

    Bus operators of the route Lima to La Merced

    ● Expreso Lobato

    ● Móvil Bus

    ● Transporte La Merced

    ● Turismo Carhuamayo

    In Conclusion:

    If you want to discover the Peruvian central rainforest, La Merced is a must on your list. From the cultural expressions to the fertile lands, you will fall in love with the city.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Lima to La Merced?

    Are you thinking about taking a vacation, a business trip or want to visit your family in La Merced, do not worry! at redBus you can find the best prices from the most important bus companies in Perú, 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 La Merced?

    Do you want to travel to La Merced 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 La Merced 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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      Transportes La Merced
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      Expreso Selva
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      Carhuamayo Express
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      Transportes Salazar
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      Molina Lider Bus