January 23, 2018

Travelling from Lima by Bus: 2018 updated information about Bus Safety, The Best Bus Companies to take and their schedules.

Find out all the information you need to know about travelling by bus from Lima including routes, best bus companies and much more with this helpful guide.

Buses going from Lima travel in all directions. Below we have analysed and listed all buses from Lima that go to the South of Peru, which is the main direction towards Cusco (home of Machu Picchu) and the most popular route for travellers in Peru. The main bus routes are from Lima to Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Arequipa and Cusco.

peru hop bus

Below is a list of the main bus routes going from Lima along with their schedules. If you’re looking for any more information about a specific route, click on the ‘more details’ button where you will find specific information about the route, the best bus companies and what to look out for when choosing a bus company to travel with.

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

As mentioned above, buses that leave from Lima travel in all directions. For any trip to Peru, it is highly recommended that you visit places like Huacachina Oasis, Paracas and Arequipa (home of the Colca Canyon). There is much more to Peru than Machu Picchu, so bus travel is a great way to get around and see this amazing country.

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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