Lima Bus Guide

Buses from Lima operate in all directions. Below we have analysed all buses from Lima that go to and from the South of Peru, in the main direction towards Cusco (home of Machu Picchu). The main bus routes are Lima to Paracas, Lima to Huacachina, Lima to Arequipa and Lima to Cusco.

Quick Tip: When traveling to and from Lima, the safest, fastest and best option is to travel with Peru Hop. A hop on, hop off bus that allows passengers to choose how long they want to stay in each place. Every trip is accompanied by a guide with optional free stops to help you make the most out of Peru!

HOW TO PERU TRAVEL TIP: Save money and stay safe when going to/from Lima Airport by using the Official Bus service inside the Airport called Airport Express Lima
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Below is a list of the main bus routes from Lima and their schedules. For more information about any specific route, click more details where you will find specific information regarding the route, the best bus companies and what to look out for when choosing what bus company, you will travel with.

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Buses to Lima

From
ToDurationBest Bus ComapnieMore Information
LimaParacas4 hoursOltursa, Peru Hop Lima to Paracas
LimaIca5 hoursPeru Hop, Cruz del SurLima to Ica
LimaArequipa16 hoursPeru Hop, Cruz del SurLima to Arequipa
LimaCusco23 hoursCruz del Sur, Peru Hop Lima to Cusco
LimaPuno 21 hoursPeru Hop, CivaLima to Puno
LimaHuacachina4.5 hoursPeru Hop (Only company)Lima to Huacachina

Buses From Nazca to Lima

COMPANIESSCHEDULEDEPARTURE TIMEDEPARTURE LOCATIONENGLISH SPEAKING ASSISTANCETRIPADVISOR RATING
CRUZ DEL SURDAILY 11:00, 12:00, 15:00 , 16:00PUBLIC TERMINALNO82%
PERU HOPDAILY 16:30HOTEL PICK UP & DROP OFF YES98%
TEPSA
DAILY 01:00, 05:45, 07:45, 23:30PUBLIC TERMINALNON/A

Buses From Puno to Lima

COMPANIES
SCHEDULEDEPARTURE TIMEDEPARTURE LOCATIONENGLISH SPEAKING ASSITANCETRIPADVISOR RATING
CIVA DAILY13:30PUBLIC TERMINAL NON/A
PERU HOP
DAILY 21:30HOTEL PICK-UP & DROP-OFF YES98%
TRANSZELADAILY22:30PUBLIC TERMINAL NON/A

Buses From Arequipa to Lima

COMPANIESSCHEDULEDEPARTURE TIMEDEPARTURE LOCATIONENGLISH SPEAKING ASSISTANCETRIPADVISOR RATING
PERU HOPDAILY 05:45HOTEL PICK UP & DROP OFF YES98%
CRUZ DEL SURDAILY 15:00, 16:00, 17:30, 18:30, 22:00PUBLIC TERMINALNO76%
TEPSADAILY 16:30, 20:30PUBLIC TERMINALNON/A

Buses From Ica to Lima

COMPANIES
SCHEDULEDEPARTURE TIMEDEPARTURE LOCATIONENGLISH SPEAKING ASSITANCETRIPADVISOR RATING
PERU HOPDAILY18:45HOTEL PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
YES98%
CRUZ DEL SURDAILY11:00, 13:30, 17:00, 18:30PUBLIC TERMINAL NO76%
OLTURSADAILY07:00, 08:30, 19:15PUBLIC TERMINAL NO66%

Buses From Cusco to Lima

COMPANIESSCHEDULEDEPARTURE TIMEDEPARTURE LOCATIONENGLISH SPEAKING ASSISTANCETRIPADVISOR RATING
PERU HOPDAILY 19:00PRIVATE TERMINAL YES98%
CRUZ DEL SURDAILY 14:00, 16:00, 18:00PUBLIC TERMINALNO76%
TEPSADAILY 12:00, 15:00, 17:00PUBLIC TERMINALNON/A

As noted above, buses from Lima operate in all directions to and from Cusco. Whether you start in Lima and make your way to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu, or fly to Cusco first and then make your way back to Lima, it is highly recommended that you visit places like Huacachina Oasis, Paracas and Arequipa (home of the Colca Canyon). Simply choose the best bus company and enjoy this amazing country!

Quick Tip:  If traveling to or from Lima Airport, it is strongly recommended to use the luxury Airport Express Lima  bus to get to or from your hotel. Safer and cheaper than a taxi with no baggage limit as well as Free WiFi and USB chargers onboard, it is ideal for travelers.

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