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Lima to Tarapoto Bus Service

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24 hrs 39 mins
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Lima to Tarapoto Bus Distance

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Lima to Tarapoto Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
Amanecer Selva 17:00 17:00 27 hrs 0 mins
Turismo Cajabamba 14:30 14:30 3 hrs 0 mins
Turismo Universo 10:00 10:00 3 hrs 0 mins
Internacional Tarapoto 14:00 14:00 27 hrs 0 mins

Lima to Tarapoto Bus

The distance from Lima to Tarapoto is 612 mi (985 km) travelling on the highway, and the route takes about 28 hours. The transportation companies Tepsa and Civa cover this route, providing bus tickets Lima - Tarapoto from s/. 70 to s/. 140. The buses leave from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from the terminals of North and Central Lima, destination to the bus stations of Av. Salaverry, one of the main roads of Tarapoto. The weather in Tarapoto is warm, with a dry season and a rainy season. The average temperature is 82 °F (28 °C). The minimum temperature is 57 °F (14 °C) and the maximum 93 °F (34 °C).



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  • Agencia Tarapoto
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    Why book a Lima to Tarapoto bus with redBus?

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

    Buses from Tarapoto to Lima

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Lima to Tarapoto 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 Tarapoto 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 Tarapoto

    The city was founded in August the 20th 1782 by the Spanish bishop Baltazar Jaime Martinez de Compagnon y Bujanda.In the Suchiche lagoon there was abundant palm tree called Taraputus or barriguda, the name that the bishop took to found the city of Tarapoto.From September the 14th 1906 the city began to be part of the San Martin department, fact that has allowed a great tourist and commercial development.


    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 Tarapoto?

    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 Tarapoto?

    With redBus, find cheaper tickets on the date you want to travel. Enter and discover the offers.

    What is the distance between Lima and Tarapoto?

    The distance is 971.3 km

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

    Approximately the trip takes 30 hs

    How many departures are there from Lima to Tarapoto?

    There are 3 departures a day

    Which bus companies offer the route Lima to Tarapoto?

    You can travel through the following companies: Tepsa, Movil Bus, Civa.

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

    The Movilbus company has 09 departures for Tarapoto from Lima, followed by Civa and Tepsa with 02 regular departures per day.

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

    MOVILBUS: Paseo De La República 749. La Victoria, Av. Javier Prado Este 1093 (In Front Of Clinic Ricardo Palma), Av. Tomas Valle 651 (In Front Of Serpost Offices). TEPSA: Av Javier Prado Este 1091, Lima Plaza Norte Terminal Terrestre. CIVA: Cercado de Lima (Av. 28 de Julio N ° 1145 - La Victoria) Terminal Terminal Lima Plaza Norte

    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 Tarapoto?

    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 Tarapoto

    Tarapoto, founded as "Santa Cruz de los Motilones de Tarapoto", is a jungle city that is located 250 meters above sea level. Its name comes from "Tarapotus", the name of which the palm trees of the lakes were known. This territory was first explored by the Pocras and the Hanan Chancas when they fled the Inca conquest. After the Incas were defeated by the Spanish army, they were introduced to these lands in order to look for "El Dorado", which according to legend was a place full of wealth to be covered with gold. For many years, even after its official foundation, it was a mysterious site and far from the main cities, at least until the twentieth century that was when the trails and airports began to be built. It was long believed that the foundation of Tarapoto was thanks to a Spanish bishop, but then it was discovered that Tarapoto was formed in 1765, which was the year in which this territory began to be populated. Currently, Tarapoto is a city of great commercial interest, especially in the north of Peru, thanks to its export of coffee, cocoa, banana, sacha inchi, and sunflower oil. 

    Tarapoto Weather

    Tarapoto is a city with a tropical climate, which is why it is usually hot and with a very strong sun. In fact, the average annual temperature does not usually fall below 25 ° C, and it can reach up to 32 ° C in the summer months (January and February). Throughout the year the behavior is similar, but between June and August one can speak of a decrease (although minimal) of heat. Rains are also very frequent here, although they decrease a bit from June to August. 

    Hotels in Tarapoto

    Adventure sports and nature walks will make your trip the best memory. For all this, the city of Tarapoto offers various hotel offers, you can find places to stay in the middle of the jungle, as well as, you will find hotels in the middle of the city to enjoy the view and night activities. 

    Restaurants & Bars in Tarapoto

    Tarapoto is one of the jungle cities that has a greater presence on the gastronomic side. If you visit the city, you can not stop trying the juanes or tacacho with cecina so famous in this place. To make this possible, Tarapoto also offers a wide variety of restaurants to visit and try each of these dishes. Both in the city and on the outskirts of it, you can find various places for all types of diners. 

    The most tourist places in Tarapoto

    ● Carpishuyacu Waterfall: This beautiful waterfall is a favorite of nature lovers. To get there you must embark on a 45-minute walk and you must be very careful because the stones are slippery due to the water. Also, upon entering you will have the possibility to see the hot springs of San José.

    ● Pucayaquillo Waterfall: Another good option to enjoy nature in Tarapoto. This waterfall is not as deep as others in the city, but that does not make it less spectacular. You can bathe here if you have brought your bathing clothes, do not forget to take photos!

    ● Huacamaillo Waterfall: To get here, you must walk for about 2 hours. It is an arduous road, but certainly very rewarding when you see the view of this natural landscape. During the walk, you may see the Huacamaillo pool or the Cumbaza river, and it is the perfect opportunity to stop and take a great dip.

    ● Lamas: Also called "Folk Capital of the Region": It is the territory and home of the Wayku community. Here there are different tourist places to visit such as the Indigenous Museum or the Castle of Lamas, a construction with medieval architecture that promises a great view.

    ● Laguna Azul: Despite its name, its water is not blue, but an emerald green color that in the distance acquires the blue hue. You can find it in the district of Sauce and you must reach it through a public bus or a bus. If you want to stay more nights, no problem! There are hotels that will make your stay easier.

    Important dates in Tarapoto

    ● July 8th - Tarapoto tourist week: This week is popular among tourists, both national and international, for the color and joy that invade the city. This week the Holy Cross of the Motilones, the patron saint of Tarapoto. In addition to the traditional masses, it is common for fairs to be held where food and handicrafts produced with much love and appreciation are shared and sold.

    ● August 14th - Spanish Foundation of Tarapoto: This celebration lasts a week, so it ends on August 22, and the foundation of the city is celebrated. Within these days, the streets are painted in colors and different food stalls in order to attract tourists. Dances are also performed and sung with great fervor. 

    How to move around Tarapoto?

    To move around in the city of Tarapoto, 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 Tarapoto?

    Tarapoto by bus: The distance between Lima and Tarapoto is 970 km approximately. The travel time by land is 26 hours,

    Gastronomy in Tarapoto

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

    - Tacacho con cecina. 

    - Patarashca. 

    - Juane de gallina. 

    Things to buy in Tarapoto

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

    - Artisan chocolate 

    - Ceramic 

    - Aphrodisiac cocktails 

    Tarapoto Facts

    Tarapoto is a city located in the northern jungle of Peru. It has an altitude of 350 meters above sea level and is located on the banks of the Shilcayo and Cumbaza rivers. In the department of San Martín it is the most populated city having a population of 180073 inhabitants. The city is made up of 5 districts: Tarapoto, La Banda de Shilcayo, Morales, Cacatachi and Juan Guerra. It is also known as the City of Palms. It is a city that produces various crops such as rice, corn, coffee, cocoa, tobacco, etc. 

    Bus operators of the route Lima to Tarapoto


    ●Movil Bus 


    In conclusion:

    Tarapoto has a lot of natural wealth, its landscapes full of vegetation will help you disconnect from daily life and be able to feel nature close to you. Its gastronomy is also something you can not stop trying. 

    Looking for cheap tickets from Lima to Tarapoto?

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

    Find cheaper tickets traveling at times not as usual as the morning. Also take advantage of seasons where the weather is not so warm, this will make your trip cheaper. 

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Lima to Tarapoto 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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      Amanecer Selva
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      Turismo Cajabamba
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      Turismo Universo
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      Internacional Tarapoto