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Tumbes to Lima Bus Service

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19 hrs 53 mins
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Tumbes to Lima Bus Distance

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Tumbes to Lima 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
Turismo y Transportes Costa Mar 16:00 16:00 23 hrs 0 mins

Tumbes to Lima Bus

The travel from Tumbes to Lima takes about 20 hours, going through 824 mi (1327 km). Oltursa, Excluciva, Tepsa and Civa are some transportation companies that cover this route, with bus tickets from s/. 80 to s/. 190, in the schedule from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from the terminals located in Av. Tumbes, in the central area of Tumbes. In Lima, the terminals are located in North and Central Lima, both close to the urban area. We recommend you to be prepared for the changeable climate in Lima, because it varies between 3 climates: sub-tropical and desert, with humidity most of the year.

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    • Terminal Tumbes


    • La Victoria
    • Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte

    Why book a Tumbes to Lima bus with redBus?

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

    Buses from Lima to Tumbes

    If you already acquired your tickets to travel from Tumbes to Lima 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 Lima to Tumbes with redBus. 

    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 an 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 fighted 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 in January the 7th 1821.At the armed conflict of 1941 against the neighbour 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 to its unconditional support, effort and sacrifice for achieving the victory of the Peruvian nation.

    About Lima

    Lima, also called the city of kings, is the capital of Peru and is located on the central coast of the country. It is considered the political, economic, industrial, cultural, financial and commercial center of the country. In addition, it is the headquarters of one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the New World, the National University of San Marcos. Every corner of Lima has a touch of modernity accompanied by history. Barranco and the historic center are some of the main tourist attractions that you should not miss in this colorful city.


    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 Tumbes from Lima?

    You can visit one of the terminals in Tumbes 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 Tumbes to Lima?

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

    What is the distance between Tumbes and Lima?

    The distance by road from the city of Barranquilla to Medellín is approximately 696 km

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

    Approximately the trip lasts 18 hours and 29 minutes.

    How many departures are there from Tumbes to Lima?

    There is a variety of departures

    Which bus companies offer the route Tumbes to Lima?

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

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

    The departures depends on the season.

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

    The Terminal Terrestre de Tumbes is the bus departure point and is located at Av. Tumbes 518. The companies that leave from this terminal are: Tepsa, Oltursa, Ittsa Bus, Civa and Excluciva.

    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 Tumbes to Lima?

    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.

    Lima Weather

    In summary, Lima has a warm climate without excessive tropical heat or extreme cold. It has an absence of precipitation, but also a high level of atmospheric humidity. The annual average temperature is 17.5° C to 19 ° C, it manages to reach 29 ° C or 30 ° C in summer.

    Hotels in Lima

    The city of Lima has a variety of accommodations of all prices, you can find some of them in the district of Miraflores or some others near the historic center of Lima. Find luxury hotels or backpackers of all prices throughout this beautiful city.

    Restaurantes & Bars in Lima

    The city of Lima is renowned for its great variety of gastronomic dishes, if you visit its restaurants you should not miss trying its ceviche, escabeche, anticuchos, lomo saltado, ají de gallina, and many other delicacies.

    The most tourist places in Lima

    ● Plaza de Armas: Located in the historic center of Lima, the main square is considered the nerve center of the capital of Peru. Important buildings such as the Presidential Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, the Palace of the Union Club, and the Cabildo are located in this place.

    ● MALI or Lima Art Museum: If you have a taste for history, this museum will surprise you as it will show everything you want to know about Peru from pre-Hispanic times, through colonial times, to Republicans.

    ● Circuito Mágico del Agua or Magic Water Circuit: With a mixture of modernity and romanticism, this theme park is ideal to be visited as a couple or family. It is decorated with many water fountains that are accompanied by lights and music.

    ● The Catacombs: They originated in colonial times, this tourist attraction was a colonial cemetery for Catholic parishioners from the middle to upper class, an estimated 36,000 people were buried.

    Important dates in Lima

    ● January 18 - Anniversary of Lima: This date is celebrated various activities such as parades, parades of comparsas, music concerts, and more.

    ● July 28 to 19 - Fiestas Patrias: This festival is nationwide and in the city of Lima the official government acts, school parades, and the Great Military Parade (July 29) is held.

    ● October 18 to 28 - Festividad del Señor de los Milagros: It is one of the largest religious festivals in the country, hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Lord of Miracles carry out massive processions on the 18th, 19th, and 28th with the image of the Moreno Christ through the streets of the Historic Center of Lima, and they begin and end in the Church of the Nazarenas.

    ● October 31 - Día de la canción criolla: To give recognition to the representative music of the city of Lima, this day is paid tribute by performing large public shows with the best performers and ensembles in the country.

    How to move around Lima?

    To get around the city of Lima, you can choose one of these five options:


    ● Bus: It is the traditional transport and the value of the ticket is S / 1.50, for the short rutes.

    ● Taxi: If you opt for a short trip, the minimum rate is S / 7.00.

    ● Metropolitan: There is this option that covers from the Naranjal oval to Chorrillos, the rate is S / 2.50, if you are far from the main stations you can also use the feeders, the rate for these is S / 0.50.

    ● Corridors: These buses cover specific routes and only stop at authorized stops, the cost of the ticket is S / 2.50

    ● Metro de Lima: If you are moving through the central or southern areas of Lima, you can use the Lima metro, this option mobilizes you in less time and has a rate of S / 1.50.

    How to reach Lima?

    Lima by bus: If the starting point is Tumbes, the distance is 1270.6 km, which takes an approximate time of 18 hours and 29 minutes.

    Gastronomy in Lima

    The dishes that you cannot stop trying when visiting the city of Lima are:

    - Ceviche

    - Escabeche

    - Anticuchos

    - Lomo saltado

    - Ají de gallina

    - Causa rellena

    - Tacu-Tacu

    - Mazamorra morada

    - Suspiro a la limeña

    - Picarones

    Things to buy in Lima

    In the city of Lima, you can find handicrafts from all over the country, in districts like San Isidro and Miraflores you can buy gifts such as:

    - Andean handicrafts

    - Ceramic figures

    - Hats

    - Alpaca wool sweaters

    Lima Facts

    Lima is a city that is located in the coastal desert of Peru. It borders the province of Huaral to the north and the province of Cañete to the south. Much of the city is an urban area, which is why it is called Metropolitan Lima, the population of this city represents 30% of the country's population.

    It has five subregions, also called cones: Central Lima, East Lima, North Lima, South Lima, and Callao.

    Bus operators of the route Tumbes to Lima

    ● Tepsa

    ● Oltursa

    ● Ittsa Bus

    ● Civa

    ● Excluciva

    In conclusion:

    If you visit the city of Lima you can learn more than just the history of the city, but also the entire country. It has many restaurants where you can taste typical foods, you will be impressed with their food and you will never want to leave. If you are in Lima in the summer season, take a walk around its beaches and enjoy the sea.

    Looking for cheap tickets from Tumbes to Lima?

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

    How to get cheap bus tickets from Tumbes to Lima?

    Do you want to travel to Lima from Tumbes 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.

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