San Marcos was founded with the name San Marcos de Gollanapincos, is a peruvian city located in the province of Huari, in the deparment of Ancash. It is said that the city was founded during the spanish conquest by the spaniard Martin de Mendoza, one of Almagro’s sympathizers who fled the defeat at the Battle of Salinas in 1538. After a pilgrimage, he arrived at the valley and founded San Marcos de Gollanapincos in memory of the Patron Saint of its homeland in Spain.Currently, it is a very productive city due to the mining activities located 6.2 miles (10 km) from San Marcos downtown. The climate in San Marcos is temperate. During the Andean summer, from May to September, the temperature goes from 59°F to 77°F, and at night the temperature goes from 50°F to 41°F. In winter, from November to March, the temperature goes from 64.4°F to 39.2°F.
Popular Bus Operators in San Marcos
There are a number of operators who provide valuable transport services in San Marcos. Every bus comes with neat and clean interiors. They also ensure that every passenger's comfort and safety is a top priority at all times. Some of the popular bus operators are:
- It is recommended that you carry light clothing for the day and warm clothing for the night, a waterproof jacket, sunscreen, sunglasses, trekking shoes and a hat.
- Also, like in any other city, you have to be careful with your valuable objects.
Best time to visit San Marcos
The best month to visit San Marcos is October because they celebrate the festivity of the Virgen Peregrina. The celebrations last one week, the locals organize masses, processions and cultural activities.
How can I know the bus operators that go to or from San Marcos?
In redBus, you can find that information in the section of Popular Bus Operators. There you’ll find the popular bus operators which we work with and that go to or from San Marcos.
Can I choose the type of bus with which I want to travel?
Of course you can! You’ll see the many options that the bus operators offer when you complete the search bar with your pick up point, destiny and onward date.
How can I buy my tickets to San Marcos with redBus?
The process is very easy. Go to the search bar and write San Marcos in the pick-up point or destination, then select your travel date and click the search button. redBus will show you the different options to travel, you just need to pick the bus operator of your preference, your schedule and buy!
Do I need to carry my tickets once I have bought it through the mobile app of redBus?
It is not necessary. When buying with redBus, a ticket in digital format will arrive in your inbox. The day of your travel, go to the terminal and search the counter of the bus operator, present the ticket we send you and the bus operator will give you another one.
What happens if the bus does not leave at the time my ticket dictates and / or is canceled?
These logistical problems and their solutions need to be consulted directly in the counter of the bus operator.
I forgot to buy my return ticket, where will I find counter that can help me?
The vast majority of terminals have an area for buying and selling tickets. There you can buy your return ticket with the company of your choice. You can also buy your return ticket through the redBus mobile app, it is easy, fast and you do not need to register. In addition, we accept various payment methods.
How many hours in advance should I buy my ticket?
This information varies depending of the policies of each bus operator and the number of seats available. Our recommendation is to buy your ticket two days in advance.
How many hours in advance should I be in San Marcos to change my e-ticket?
It is recommended to be with 1 hour in advance at the counter of San Marcos to be able to change your ticket of redBus for that of the bus operator.
Do I need to make an account on the redBus website to buy a bus ticket?
No, you do not need to make an account with redBus to book a ticket. But it is advisable to make an account to help speed up the buying process the next time you want to travel. Also, redBus offers a number of discounts and offers which you can easily access and use if you are registered.
How do I contact the customer service department of redBus, Peru?
If you need help with your purchase or if you have any questions about a particular bus operator or route, you can contact the redBus customer service department in Peru by dialing +51 642 1555 or by sending an email to email@example.com