How to Reach Lima


  • By Air: Jorge Chavez International Airport is located in Callao and is well-connected with most cities in South America. There are regular flights to and from many major cities—New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, you name it!
  • By Bus: You can reach Lima via the many buses that ply the Panamerican Highway and travel through Ica, Nazca, Tumbes, Huaraz, Puno and many other cities.


  • By Car: If you do not have experience in driving in difficult and challenging situations, avoid renting a car. But if you do, good on you. You’ll have an experience of a lifetime navigating around the city!
  • By Metro: At a flat rate of 1.50 soles (around 30 INR), you can travel around Lima to your heart’s content! The trains stop at many stations along the way such as Villa el Salvado, Javier Prado, Arriola, and Presbitero Maestro. There are 26 stations in 11 districts in all.
  • By Bus: Lima has a rapid transport bus system in place. It’s a cheap and easy way to travel across the city.
  • By Mini-bus: Possibly the most authentic way to travel in Lima. Micro-buses or combi vans are usually packed full of people and travel across myriad locations in the city. Larger buses which also ply the same way as combi vans can also be hailed. Beware of pickpockets on both, though!

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Lima. The most preferred mode of transport in Lima is Bus/Trolleybus.

Average distance: 14.48 km Average time: 49.9 min

  • Bus/Trolleybus 35.29%
    Bus 48.33 min Walking 7.5 min Waiting 5.83 min Other 4.17 min Overall average time for 17.57 kms 65.83 min
  • Walking 14.71%
    Walking 29 min Bus 2 min Driving 2 min Waiting 1 min Overall average time for 3.6 kms 34 min
  • Bike 2.94%
    Bike 20 min Overall average time for 4.4 kms 20 min
  • Car 35.29%
    Driving 43.92 min Walking 1.25 min Overall average time for 17.13 kms 45.17 min
  • Motorbike 2.94%
    Motorbike 25 min Overall average time for 10 kms 25 min
Route Distance Time
Quito to Lima 320.59 km 5 hours 20 mins
Medellín to Lima 506.35 km 8 hours 26 mins
Bogotà d.c. to Lima 564.47 km 9 hours 24 mins
Cusco to Lima 565.45 km 9 hours 25 mins
Bogota to Lima 566.64 km 9 hours 26 mins
Miami to Lima 880.41 km 14 hours 40 mins
Hollywood to Lima 884.18 km 14 hours 44 mins
Boca raton to Lima 890.86 km 14 hours 50 mins
Port saint lucie to Lima 909.13 km 15 hours 9 mins
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