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About Bus Trips to Lima

Lima is one of the most important cities in Peru, not only for its tourist attractions but also for the warmth of its people and its rich cuisine. It is undoubtedly one of the best tourist destinations to travel to.

About land transportation: In Lima, you can move around the city without much hassle as you will find a plethora of modes of transportation such as taxis, buses, trains, shared taxis, and even motorcycle taxis (3-wheeler motorcycles that run short distances in some parts of the city).

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Information About Lima

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Lima Facts

AnniversaryBest time to visitMain destinations from Lima
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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!

Most Popular Routes to Lima

There is a bus to Lima from many cities and towns. Some important routes to Lima are:

Nazca to Lima: The bus to Lima from Nazca is the most affordable travel option with fares starting s/ 39 for a distance of 442 km in roughly 8 hours.

Chimbote to Lima: The bus to Lima from Chimbote is the cheapest travel option with fares starting s/ 30 for a distance of 422 km in roughly 7 hours.

Huanuco to Lima: The bus to Li ma from Huanuco is a convenient travel option with fares starting s/ 30 for a distance of 455 km in roughly 8 hours.

Most Popular Routes from Lima

Lima is the departure point for almost every city in Peru, as you can find the biggest and the most modern terminals in this city, located on strategic points. Some of the most important routes are:

Lima to Trujillo: You can find many bus tickets from Lima to Trujillo. Many companies offer this route with daily departures from 40 soles. 

Lima to Huaraz: You can travel to the Ancash department from Lima by bus. The travel time is approximately 8 hours.

Lima to Chiclayo: For this route , the bus companies offer many amenities like reclinable seats, sofa-type seats, Wifi, movies, among others, to ensure the passengers' comfiness.

Lima to Huancayo: This route is very important due to the commercial and touristic exchange between both cities. The main departure point to Huancayo is the Plaza Norte Terminal.

Bus Companies in Lima

These are some of the bus operators that operate routes from or to Lima:

Turismo Cañete 

Address in the city: Jr. Montevideo N 561-590/of.257.

Contact Number: 4270906.

Average Ticket Price: s/ 30

Popular routes taken by Turismo Canete are Lima to Canete, Canete to imperial and Canete to La Victoria. For the comfort of passengers' Turismo Canete provides many amenities like full air-conditioner and comfortable seats.

Alcimar Tours 

Address in the city: Luna Pizarro N 423.

Contact Number: 979403209

Average Ticket Price: s/ 30

Popular routes are taken by Alcimar Tours bus service Lima to Huanuco and Huanuco to La Victoria. For the comfort of passengers' Alcimar Tours provides many amenities such as reclining leather seats, reading lights, heating, GPS monitoring, toilet, and full air-conditioning.

Leon Express 

Address in the city: Av. Luna Pizarro 251- Terminal Terrestre Paramonga.

Contact Number: 967248549

Average Ticket Price: s/ 30

Popular routes taken by Leon Express are Huanuco to Lima and Huanuco to La Victoria. For the comfort of the passengers, Leon Express has many amenities such as full air-conditioning, reclining seats, GPS monitoring, Wi-Fi, USB plugs, TV/music, and luggage storage.


Address in the city: Terminal tagore, Vitarte, av. Marcos Puente Llanos mza.

D lote urb. Barbadillo.

Contact Number: 999049873

Average Ticket Price: s/ 40

Popular routes taken by Paucartambo are Lima to Agencia Paucartambo and Paucartambo to La Victoria. For the comfort of the passengers, Paucartambo has many amenities such as reclining seats, hostesses, food service, full air-conditioning, and toilet.

Vigo Tours 

Address in the city: Av. Paseo la Republica 857- La Victoria.

Contact Number: 965773330

Average Ticket Price: s/ 30

Popular routes taken by Vigo Tours are La Victoria to Huanuco and Lima to Huanuco. For the comfort of the passengers, Vigo Tours has many amenities such as full air-conditioning, reclining seats, hostesses, food, reading lights, and restroom.

Travel to Lima

Buses in Lima are a great way to visit and discover Peru as they are cost-effective and present a comfortable way of traveling. A high number of popular locations in Lima are easily accessible due to its state-of-the-art road network.

How to reach Lima?

● Lima by bus: The bus is a very common mean of transportation in the country. In Lima there are numerous bus companies and various terminals from where you can leave to many destinations around the country. Inside the city there are several types of buses to get to all the districts in Lima. The prices go from s/ 0,50 to approximately s/ 3 depending on the length of your route. And you may also use the Metropolitano, which are buses that have their own lane to run, so they run much faster than other buses.

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The things to do in Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru and is where the majority of tourists start and end their trip, as it's necessary to pass through Lima to take international flights. It is an urban and modern city with many tourist attractions to see and do, like the Plaza de Armas, the government palace, the Saint Inquisition Museum, the cathedral of Lima and many other churches of the colonial period. You can also visit the Parque de las Aguas, a park full of fountains with an impressive show of images projected in the water. In addition, there are various museums to visit where you can learn... about the city's and country's history (Larco Museum, Art of Lima Museum, Gold Museum, between others). You can as well find a huge variety of restaurants: peruvian food, japanese food, chinese food and different countries, that reflects the cultural fusion and gastronomy that means the essence of Peru. The beaches are not an exception, because there are beaches inside the urban area and outside, very crowded by local and foreigner bathers. The ones that you can't miss are: Ancón, San Pedro, La Herradura, Waikiki, El Silencio, Punta Hermosa, Punta Roquitas and many others
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Accomodations in Lima

Dragonfly Hostels Lima
Location: Avenida 28 de Julio 190, Miraflores
Rate: Shared room from s/ 30 – Private room from s/ 86
Dragonfly Hostels propose a beautiful experience of lodging for all travelers. The place provides board games, several colorful living-rooms and rooms to start well the day. Among the most interesting services there is bike rental, loan books, barbecue grill, free wifi, and a table football.
El Hotel Tambopacaya
Location: 212 Jr. Manco Capac (Magdalena del Mar)
Price: From $7
At the Hotel Tambopacaya you'll have a comfortable stay with a bathroom, hot water, kitchenette and wifi. As it is only 15 minutes away from the airport, it is pretty far from downtown, but it is open 24/7, year round.
El Encuentro
Location: 2344 Av. Circunvalación (Villa Jardin - San Luis / (01) 4346327)
Price: from s/. 35 and up
El Encuentro offers double beds with TV, and you'll be close to a mall and restaurants in San Luis.

Important dates in Lima

Lima's AnniversaryDate: January 18thIt's the date of Lima's foundation (January the 18th 1535) where you'll enjoy parades and fireworks, with the traditional dances from the different regions in Peru. Joy will be present in all corners of the city.
Independence Day Date: July 28th and 29thThese two days Peruvian people celebrate the independence of Peru. The main date is the 28th. The 29th you'll see a military parade, while all the main government authorities will be present and it's the moment to show to the public all the armament and military means of the country.
Santa Rosa of LimaDate: August 30thIn this date, people from Lima remember the patron saint of the city and of America. Santa Rosa of Lima is known due to miracles and prodigies she did, result of her faith. Devotees go on pilgrimage to Santa Rosa of Lima Temple to make arrive their prayers and to leave letters on the famous Pozo de los Deseos (Desire Well), located inside this place, where visitors throw letters with their desire more longed for.
Procession of the Lord of the MiraclesDates: from October 18th to October 28thKnown as well as Mes Morado (the Purple Month), the feast of the Señor de los Milagros brings together every year thousands of believers in passionate itineraries through the main streets of the city. Meanwhile, some of them raise the image of the Cristo Moreno (the Black Christ). Those dates are popular as well for the sale of the classical Turrón de Doña Pepa, a delicius desert from Lima, made of a sweet dough bathed in bee's honey.
Mistura FestivalDates: The chef Gastón Acurio was the main transmitter on the past, and that's why the Festival reached such popularity, and today is one of the most important gastronomic events around the world. You will have the chance of tasting all the Peru flavors in one place, in an event that your palate will never forget.
Creole Song DayDate: July 31stThis day the creole song is celebrated, full of typical rhythms of the popular culture of Lima. It goes with the preparation of traditional dishes as carapulcra, lomo saltado, and cau cau, between others.


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What is an M-Ticket?
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How do I book my bus ticket at Lima?
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