Peru Guide

How to arrive to Peru


Where is Peru?: At 1'285,220 sq. Km, Peru is the third-largest country in South America, it limits to the N with Ecuador, to the NE with Colombia, to the E with Brazil, to the SE with Bolivia, to the S with Chile and to the W with the Pacific Ocean.


Travel to Peru by air

International airlines operate scheduled flights to Peru's Jorge Chávez International Airport, located in Lima - Peru.


  • From New York - Newark, Atlanta, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico and Toronto exist direct flights to Lima.
  • From Europe exist direct flights to Lima from Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam.
  • Peru has direct flights from the main cities in Latin America as Bogota, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Guayaquil, La Habana, La Paz, Mexico, Panama, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Sao Paulo, San Jose de Costa Rica, Santo Domingo, Rosario, Iguazu.
  • Flights from Asia or Oceania to Peru, connection by USA or Europe.


Jorge Chávez International Airport (Airport code LIM) in Lima is the main gate for international flights and it's the main hub to local flights connections.


Peru's main international and domestic air hub, Jorge Chavez International Airport, was once again successful at the 2012 World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Vienna, taking the award for Best Airport in South America. For the fourth consecutive year, the airport in Lima was voted the best in the region by Skytrax Research, a prestigious London-based market research consulting firm specialized in the airline and air transport industry. In addition to this award, the country’s main airport terminal was bestowed the Best Airport Staff in South America award. It is worth mentioning that Skytrax Research gave this same award to Jorge Chávez in 2009 and 2011.


A rental light planes service also exist, and air companies for non regular flights.


Peru is a big country with long distance between the main tourist attractions. From Lima to Cuzco there are 1,165 Km (724 miles) and need 20 hours for a trip by road, and 1 hour by air.



Before departure - Confirming Reservations
Scheduled departures should be reconfirmed with the airline office at least 72 hours in advance, as reservations may otherwise be cancelled. Please indicate any special services required ( dietary restrictions, etc.) on reconfirmation.


Before departure - Airline Check In
Passengers must check in at Jorge Chávez International Airport at least two hours before departure time. All international departing passengers are required to pay an airport tax (Airport tax US $ 28 and Tourist Promotion US $ 15 - included in your flight ticket). For domestic flights are required to pay an airport tax (Airport tax US $ 6 - included in your flight ticket).


Transportation from / to the airport in Lima.
Airport - Hotel or City: In the international or national exit you can take a official taxi, it's a secure service. (US $ 20 approximately).
Hotel to airport: It is recommended that you request the taxi service in the hotel. A service of shuttle buses also exists, charging a fixed rate per passenger the mini-bus will pick up passengers and their baggage from anywhere in Lima, San Isidro or Miraflores. Some hotels in our system offer the transfer from / to the airport.

Airlines from North America,
Central America & Caribbean to Peru
  Aero Mexico
  Air Canada
  American Airlines
  Continental Airlines
  Copa Airlines
  Delta Airlines
  Spirit Airlines
  Airlines from Europe to Peru
  Air Europa
  Air France
  British Airways
Airlines from
South America to Peru
  Aerolíneas Argentinas
  Copa Airlines
  Sky Airline
  Peruvian Airlines - Domestic Flights
  Peruvian Airlines
  Star Peru
  Taca Peru



Traveling by Bus in Peru

Travel into Peru by busBuses are the most popular means of interurban transportation in Peru. Fares are reasonable and service is regular. The bus routes covers 75% of the routes in the departments of Peru (coast and Andean zones), connecting Lima to main cities and tourist areas such as: Arequipa, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca and Puno, Paracas, Ica, Nazca, Tacna, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Huaraz & Callejon de Huaylas, Tumbes, Máncora, Piura, Ayacucho, Huancayo and more.


We offer the bus tickets for regular transportation with Expreso Cruz del Sur and Tepsa. (One way or round trip tickets)


Also we offer tourist bus with stopped and guided tours on routes:


You can reserve and buy bus tickets in our system.


Additionally Cruz del Sur offer international routes from Guayaquil (Ecuador), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Santiago de Chile (Chile) to Lima.



Traveling by Train in Peru

PeruRail links the tourist highlights of the Andes. It operates from historic Cuzco to the famous Machu Picchu and from Cuzco to Lake Titicaca and Puno - this train route was awarded such as second rout most beautiful of world.

Since PeruRail's (Orient Express) formation in 1999, services have been upgraded to the highest standards of comfort, safety and convenience. Specially designed first-class carriages have been added to most trains, with excellent dining services and improved washroom facilities. In addition, there are now observation cars for unhindered viewing of the magnificent landscape.


Travel to Peru by Sea

Some shipping lines offer regular sailings from USA or Europe to the Peruvian ports of Callao (Lima), Paracas, Matarani (Arequipa) and Salaverry (Trujillo). Some cruises also include Peru in their itineraries.

Rental Car

Most major international rental car companies and several local ones have offices in Peru's major cities and at Jorge Chávez International Airport. Advance reservations are recommended (vehicles can be reserved abroad). To rent a car; one must be over 21 years of age and in possession of a valid international driving license and an international credit card.



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