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Lima to Tumbes Bus Service

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22 hrs 38 mins
PEN 100.00

Lima to Tumbes Bus Distance

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Lima to Tumbes Bus Timings & Fare

Bus Operator First Bus Last Bus Duration  
ITTSABUS 16:15 17:15 20 hrs 30 mins
Turismo Tacna Internacional 08:30 17:30 22 hrs 0 mins
Transportes Argo 18:30 18:30 22 hrs 0 mins

Lima to Tumbes Bus

The distance from Lima to Tumbes is 792 mi (1274 km) and travelling on the highway it takes an average of 20 hours. The transportation companies that cover this route are Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa and Civa, with a wide variety of bus tickets prices Lima - Tumbes from s/. 60 to s/. 170. The buses leave from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from the terminals of North and Central Lima, destination to the terminals of Av. Tumbes, main road in Tumbes center. The climate in Tumbes is warm and sub-tropical, with maximum temperatures of 84 °F (29 °C) and minimum of 70 °F (21 °C).



  • La Victoria
  • Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte


  • Terminal Tumbes

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

    Buses from Tumbes to Lima

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

    The history of the first inhabitants of Tumbes dates back to the pre-Incan period and it’s linked to the Tumpis culture, a noted ethnic group of navigators, who reached to be considered the best of the Peruvian North Coast. They were also expert sculptors using as main material different mollusk shells species of the region. During the Incan period, Tumbes was subdued to the power of the Inca Pachacútec and was transformed into an important administrative center of the Incan culture. But it was during the peak of the Inca Huayna Cápac control that Tumbes had a strategic relevance, building temples, roads, and homes. With the Spanish arrival in 1532, the Incan culture and the West culture met in Tumbes territory. Then the Spanish knew for the first time the strength and vitality of the indigenous warriors; some fought for the possession, while others resisted invasion at the named Combate de Los Manglares (Manglares combat). Later, during the Independence war, Tumbes would be the first city to achieve its independence on January the 7th 1821. At the armed conflict of 1941 against the neighboring country Ecuador, the people from Tumbes had an essential role, collaborating actively in the patriotic fight for defending the Peruvian sovereignty. It was in 1942 that Tumbes raised as Department category, as recognition of its unconditional support, effort, and sacrifice for achieving the victory of the Peruvian nation. 


    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 Tumbes?

    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 Tumbes?

    Find cheap tickets, go to and discover the offers that redBus has for you.

    What is the distance between Lima and Tumbes?

    The distance is 1271.8 km

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

    Approximately the trip takes 22 hs

    How many departures are there from Lima to Tumbes?

    There are 6 departures a day

    Which bus companies offer the route Lima to Tumbes?

    You can travel through the following companies: Excluciva, Ronco Perú, Civa, Oltursa, Tepsa, Ittsa Bus.

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

    Civa, Excluciva, Oltursa, Tepsa and Ittsabus stand out, Civa with some 07 regular departures, Oltursa with 04 and Tepsa with 02, Ittsa with 2

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

    CIVA: Atocongo (Panamericana Sur KM. 1130 San Juan de Miraflores Stand 31) Cercado de Lima (Av. 28 de Julio N ° 1145 - La Victoria) Av. Paseo de la República No. 569, Lima Plaza Norte land terminal. EXCLUCIVA: Av. Javier Prado Este N ° 1155 - La Victoria. TEPSA: Aramburu (Av Javier Prado Este 1091), Lima Plaza Norte Terminal Terrestre. OLTURSA: Lima Plaza Norte Terminal Terrestre, Aramburú (Av. Andrés Aramburú 1160, Surquillo), Atocongo (Terminal Terrestre Atocongo). ITTSABUS: Av. Paseo de la República 809, Cercado de Lima

    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 Tumbes?

    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.

    Tumbes Weather

    The climate in Tumbes in the summer time is very hot and cloudy. Winter is drier and clearer. Throughout the year, the temperature varies from 21 ° C to 31 ° C and rarely drops below 19 ° C or rises above 32 ° C. 

    Hotels in Tumbes

    In the city of Tumbes, there are many tourist activities to do. From knowing the city and its history to visiting each of its beaches and the magic hidden inside. For this, you can find a diverse range of hotels and lodgings, which will make your stay the best. You can stay in the city and enjoy civilization or you can also stay on beaches like Zorritos or Punta Sal and enjoy days full of sun and sand. 

    ● Costa del Sol Whyndam Tumbes

    - San Martín 275, Tumbes Tumbes, Peru

    - Price: From S/.210.00

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

    ● Maria Jose Bungalows

    - Carretera Panamericana Norte Km. 1227.3 Playa Bonanza, Zorritos, Peru

    - Price: From S/.205.00

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

    ● Akas Hotel Apartamento

    - Carretera Panamericana Norte km 1196, Canoas de Punta Sal, Peru

    - Price: From S/.280.00

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

    Restaurantes & Bars in Tumbes

    Talking about food in Tumbes is an activity that you must do. Flag dishes such as Arroz con conchas Negras or chupe de cangrejo are definitely a space on the agenda of everyone who visits it. In Tumbes, there are a large number of restaurants where you can try these dishes. Whether in the city or on the beaches, you can always find an exquisite alternative where you can try all its gastronomy. 

    ● Marinus

    - Av. Panamericana Norte, Km. 1197 Peaje de Cancas lado playa, Tumbes 81 Perú

    - Price: From S/.18.00

    ● Restaurant El Brujo

    - Av. Faustino Piaggio Zorritos, Panamericana Norte Km 1220, Tumbes 24540 Perú

    - Price: From S/.25.00

    ● Cevichería Turística Las Piedritas

    - Jr. Tarata, 124 Bario San Jose, Tumbes 072 Perú

    - Price: From S/.22.00

    The most tourist places in Tumbes

    ● Zorritos: It is located in the Contralmirante Villar province and is one of the places with more tourism in Tumbes. The transparent water and the fineness of the golden sand make this coast one of the strongest attractions in local tourism. 

    ● Puerto Pizarro: It is one of the natural sites of Tumbes to visit between May and December. The way to here from Zorritos by bus is less than two hours. Puerto Pizarro has two areas, the Crocodile Zoo and the Isla de Los Pájaros. 

    ● Punta Sal: It is one of the main places in Tumbes. It is known for hosting tourists who practice water sports such as surfing or diving. 

    Important dates in Tumbes

    ● Corrales Tourist Week: Identity Week was inaugurated in the Corrales district and has been carried out since 2003. The activities that take place this week have the objective of reassessing the cultural and historical aspects of the Tumbes region. 

    ● Carnival festivities: Carnival celebrations are a way to rescue the tradition of each of the towns. It performs an eye-catching carnival thanks to its binational quality, based on its proximity to Ecuador. 

    ● Homage to the Virgen del Carmen: On July 16 of each year, the festival in honor of the Virgen del Carmen is celebrated in Tumbes. On this date, the entire town of Tumbes pays tribute to the patron saint, the Virgen del Carmen, through various activities. 

    How to move around Tumbes?

    To move around the city of Tumbes you have 2 options. 

    ● Public bus: This is the preferred way for people because it is cheaper. A ticket to get around the city shouldn't cost you more than 3 soles. 

    ● Taxi: This way is faster in case you want to reach your destination. The rate to be paid will be higher but it will take you directly to your destination. 

    How to reach Tumbes?

    Tumbes by bus: The distance between Lima and Tumbes is 1275 km approximately. The travel time by land is 20 hours.

    Gastronomy in Tumbes

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

    - Majarisco.

    - Arroz con conchas negras.

    - Chupe de cangrejo. 

    Things to buy in Tumbes

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

    - Shells curtains

    - Animal carvings

    - Necklaces 

    Tumbes Facts

    Tumbes is located in the extreme northwest of Peru. It is located near the Tumbes river in the Gulf of Guayaquil, 30 km from Ecuador. Has a population of approximately 111595 inhabitants. This city is located in a tropical area, surrounded by pure vegetation. Despite this, temperatures can change according to the Humboldt current. 

    Bus operators of the route Lima to Tumbes

    ● Excluciva

    ● Ronco Perú

    ● Civa

    ● Oltursa

    ● Tepsa

    ● Ittsa Bus

    In conclusion:

    Tumbes has a great variety of activities to do. If you are a beach lover, this destination is one of the best in the country. Visit its beautiful beaches and try each of its typical dishes.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Lima to Tumbes?

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

    Traveling to Tumbes by day can help you get a cheaper price. If you travel in season when the weather is changing you can also find a cheaper ticket. 

    Measures against COVID-19 on the Lima to Tumbes 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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