The Best Peruvian Bus Companies

January 3, 2023

Travelling with Peruvian Bus Companies: 2024 updated information about the best bus companies, their routes and schedules. Find out below all the information you need to know about travelling with Peruvian bus companies before you book your bus ticket.

There are many different bus companies to travel with in Peru. While some of the companies are considered quite luxurious, some leave a lot to be desired, both in terms of comfort and safety.

Recommended Bus Companies in Peru

Peru Hop is widely recognized amongst the Peruvian travel industry as the best bus company in Peru. Since it launched in 2013, Peru Hop has made bus travel in Peru a lot easier and safer for tourists.

There are some good public bus companies such as Cruz del Sur which are good for Peruvians, but when you read their Tripadvisor page, you can see why tourists complain a lot about their service.

Below we rank the best bus companies in Peru along with a brief description of the company. Remember you will probably only travel in Peru once in your lifetime, so make sure you choose your bus company wisely.

Peru Hop

Best Peruvian Bus Companies - Peru Hop Bus

This the first and only hop-on, hop-off bus system in Peru covering the all of the destinations on the Lima to Cusco route. Peru Hop offers a flexible bus pass in which you can stay however long you want in any of the destinations. Apart from this, there is on-board bilingual assistance on all of their buses, as well as discounts on accommodation and restaurants across all destinations.

The most interesting thing about Peru Hop for travelers is that it makes quick stops between the main destinations. These stops are along the way, and don’t cause you to lose time, but allow you to see and learn more about this amazing country.

Another benefit of Peru Hop is that you have the chance to meet other travelers on the bus. This is not really feasible on public buses, but on Peru Hop, there is a sense of onboard community and it is a very easy way to get to know people from across the world.

Additionally, they pick up all of their passengers from their hotels/hostels in all of their destinations which is a huge benefit here in Peru, as you don’t have to get any unsafe taxis or travel to dangerous bus stations. As of yet, they don’t have stops to the north of Peru, but they are the most recommended service for people wanting to travel safely and discover Peru!

Bus Quality and Seat Comfort Customer Service Safety Rating Tripadvisor Score
4.5/5 5/5 5/5 96%


Cruz del Sur

Best Peruvian Bus Companies - Cruz Del Sur Bus

Being over 50 years old, Cruz del Sur is Peru’s biggest bus company. They are one of the most mentioned and recommended bus companies in Peru by locals looking to get from A to B. Most people say that they are comfortable and have excellent coverage throughout most of Peru. However, like most bus local companies, they are not always reliable and tend to get delayed often. Check their Tripadvisor page for more independent reviews about them or read more about Cruz del Sur. If travelling North they are recommended, however, if going South to Cusco, be careful as they cross the Andes (as do most other Peruvian companies) where hijackings and robberies are infamous.

Bus Quality and Seat Comfort Customer Service Safety Rating Tripadvisor Score
4.5/5 2.5/5 3/5 72%


ENTERTAINMENT TIP: Use Airport Express Lima Bus for transport to your accommodation. Miraflores is the best place to stay in Lima.


Best Peruvian Bus Companies - Civa Bus

Reasonably priced, reliable and safe, another good option for bus travel around Peru is Civa. Civa’s coverage ranges all the way from the Ecuadorian border in the north of Peru down south as far as Chile. They also have coverage to places further inland to destinations such as Tarapoto and Puerto Maldonado.

Bus Quality and Seat Comfort Customer Service Safety Rating Tripadvisor Score
4/5 3.5/5 4/5 N/A


Movil Tours

Best Peruvian bus companies - movil bus

Movil Tours have a variety of options on offer when it comes to price. They have reasonably good customer service and are reliable. Arguably, they are one of the best choices if heading up towards the north of Peru or to Peru’s biggest inland cities (Huancayo, Tarapoto, Cajamarca etc). Before booking, make sure to check out their tripadvisor page to ensure you want to travel with them as they have some negative reviews.

Bus Quality and Seat Comfort Customer Service Safety Rating Tripadvisor Score
4/5 3.5/5 3.5/5 51%


If you’re not bound to a fixed itinerary or, alternatively are looking to see as much as possible in the least amount of time possible and are plan on travelling around the South of Peru, then Peru Hop is the only company we can recommend after reading their TripAdvisor reviews, Facebook page and other online reviews. The hotel and hostel pickups are a nice bonus to avoid having to take local taxis or travel to busy public bus terminals, as well as the extra stops which allow travellers to see more of Peru compared to public buses who just bring you from A to B. If you are looking to compare the prices of local bus companies, it is recommended to use Redbus.


Bus Company Bus Quality and Seat Comfort Customer Service Safety Rating Tripadvisor Score
Peru Hop 4.5/5 5/5 5/5 96%
Cruz Del Sur 4.5/5 2.5/5 3.5/5 72%
Civa 4/5 3.5/5 4/5 N/A
Movil 3.5/5 3.5/5 3.5/5 51%
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