Jorge Chavez International Airport – Information
Lima airport which is officially known as Jorge Chavez International airport (LIM) is located in the district of Callao is a relatively small airport with one main terminal. Lima airport is not a main international hub in South America, but does receive flights from many destinations in North America, Europe and South America. Lima airport is located about 11 km’s (7 miles) from central Lima, and 17 km’s (10.5 miles) from the hotel districts of Miraflores and San Isidro.
Lima Airport Facilities
Lima airport is a new and modern airport and has modern check-in and departure lounges. On the second floor before you pass through security there is a large dinning hall mostly populated with American fast food restaurants such as Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s, Papa Johns and Starbucks, Starbucks offers free wifi connection with your purchase.
The departure lounges of Lima airport offer smaller snack bars, shopping and massage stands. For the smokers amongst us, there is also a smoking bar called “The Smoking Bar”, where you are required to purchase a drink before you can smoke, prices are reasonable. There are also several duty free shops selling the usuall duty free items.
Airlines that Operate from Lima Airport
Lima airport receives direct international flights from the following airlines:
- American Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- Sky Airlines
- Argentinian Airlines
- TACA Airlines
- TAM Airlines
- Delta Airlines.
National airlines that operate out of Lima airport include:
- LATAM Peru
- TACA Peru
- Peruvian Airlines
- Star Peru
- LC Perú
Official Bus Service – Airport Express Lima
Airport Express Lima is the only official bus company that connects Jorge Chávez International Airport with Miraflores and San Isidro, the main accommodation areas of Lima and most frequented by travelers, apart from being the the safest and most popular district for travellers. Buses operate every 30 minutes and have free Wi-Fi, USB ports for every seat and unlimited baggage storage. The bus stops at 12 different points in Miraflores and San Isidro, with all stops within 3-4 minutes walking distance to hundreds of accommodations. Miraflores and San Isidro are extremely safe areas and Airport Express Lima will help you get to your hotel and hostel safely.
At the time of writing, the cost of a ticket is $8 USD one-way ($15 USD two-way) and children travel for free! This is a very safe and easy way to get to and from Lima Airport and is highly recommended for tourists coming to or from Lima Airport.
Note: Airport Express Lima have ticket counters at both the domestic and international arrivals hall and is the only official Airport Bus service in Lima Airport. Tickets can also be purchased on their website: www.airportexpresslima.com
Buses at Lima Airport
Local buses are considered a little dangerous, and can be often confusing with long journey’s. We do not recommend taking buses from the airport to other districts in Lima aside from the Airport Express Lima Bus.
Taxi’s at Lima Airport
The easiest and fasted way to get from Lima airport to your hotel is by taxi. There are no official airport taxi’s, but there are several companies that are recognized by the airport. In our experience Green taxi’s offer good the best service and have newer cars, with driver registration and pricing information displayed on the rear of the drivers seat.
Outside of the airport terminal building you will find many persistent and often annoying independent taxi drivers. These taxi’s will offer you cheaper fares but are often un-registered, and a little dangerous. We recommend that you avoid these taxi’s and opt for a more recognized taxi company operating inside the airport terminal.
CMV Taxi Remisse Ejecutivo:
Tel +51 1 517-1891 / 517-1892
Sales Desk: International arrivals area
If you have pre-arranged a tour of Peru then your airport transfers should be included in your itinerary. Representatives of your travel agency should be waiting for you at the arrival door inside the airport. Should you not see your representative, wait at least 15 minutes inside the airport near to the arrivals area. If after 15 minutes you still cannot locate your representative, use a payphone to contact them directly.
Rental Cars at Lima Airport
There are three rental car companies that operate from Lima airport. Sales desks are located in the international arrivals area.
Dollar Rent a Car:
Tel +51 1 5172 572
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