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How to Get to Lima

 How to Get to Lima

Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima is the main gateway for international flights. Also is a major hub for connecting domestic flights, with links to Peru's main tourist destinations. Jorge Chavez International Airport is considered one of the best Airports in South America.

The bus lines span 75% of Peru's departments, including the coast and Andean zones. They link Lima to major towns and tourist destinations, such as Arequipa, Cusco, Nazca, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Mancora, Paracas, and more. If you are thinking about taking a trip to our country, you will most likely visit Lima, the Gastronomic Capital. Look at the best ways to get there: Flights to Lima, Peru.

International and Domestic Flights to/from Lima

This airport stands out in South America as the best connected to the rest of the Americas on international flights. It even surpasses those with a greater number of passengers. In this regard, flying to Lima is the most practical, usual, and efficient route to visit Peru's capital.

The major entrance to Peru is Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM). It is located in Callao, a city 11 kilometers northwest of central Lima. The airport is about 30 minutes away. It is a heavily busy airport that serves as a connecting point for airplanes from all over the world as well as a destination for visitors to Lima and other Peruvian towns as you see below:

- From New York, Newark, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico DF, and Cancun have direct flights to Lima.

- From Europe direct flights to Lima from Madrid, Paris, London, and Amsterdam.

- Connecting flights from Asia or Oceania to Peru via the United States or Europe.

The flight costs from the US range from $200 to $1,500. In other circumstances, flights may connect in US cities. They may also link in Mexico, Colombia, or another Latin American country.

Many airlines offer flights to Peru. The most popular airlines among travelers are United, Avianca, LATAM, and American Airlines. Also popular are Jetblue, Copa, InterJet, Spirit, and Aeromexico. Each of them is connected to Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport.

Regarding domestic flights, the most popular tourist destinations in Peru have airports and regular flights using modern aircraft fleets.

Flights to Andean locations (Cusco, Juliaca-Puno, Arequipa) often depart in the morning, starting at 5:00 a.m. Flights to the west, eastern jungle, and north jungle are scheduled from midday to 10:00 p.m. Flights after 10:00 p.m. are rare.

Some Documents you may Need

Passport: This is a mandatory need to enter Peru. Make sure your passport is valid for the entire duration of your stay in the country. We recommend to have at least six months of validity from your travel date.

Visa: The requirement for a visa to enter Peru varies per nationality. Citizens of many countries, such as those in the European Union (like Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, France, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Estonia, Greece, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Cyprus, Slovenia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, and Romania) and North America (Canada, United States, and Mexico), do not need a visa for tourist stays of up to 90 days. There is a 180-day waiting period before they can return. But, you must verify this information before organizing your trip.

Leaving  the airport

To go to the city's popular Barranco or Miraflores areas, demands a 40--60 minute trip, depending on traffic. The airport is located in the Callao area, approximately 20 kilometers from Miraflores. For visitors departing Lima early in the morning or late at night, the Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Hotel offers the utmost comfort in transit. Considering Lima's public transit is inadequate, the best choice for getting out of the airport is to take an Uber, taxi, or private transfer.

Airport exits are often hectic, with a large number of taxi drivers hunting for clients. Due to not all of them being reliable, our advice is to remain cool and choose the first option that makes you feel comfortable.

You can directly bargain fares for taxis in Lima with the driver because they do not use meters. After a few rides, you'll get used to bargaining with drivers, and everything will become much simpler. However, for your first time in the city, we recommend scheduling a service with a firm to make your arrival smoother.

If you're going with one of our packages, we'll take care of the transfer from the airport to your hotel. This will make your arrival easier and less stressful.

Planning a trip to Lima may be easy with assistance from our specialists. Contact us today to start setting up your ideal holiday. Viagens Machu Picchu provides all you need for a genuine journey in our country. Explore the options in our Peru travel packages and begin scheduling your trip to the land of the Incas.