How to Reach Lima

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!

Modes of Transportation in Lima

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 Car.

Average distance: 13.53 km Average time: 44 min

  • Car 40%
    Driving 39 min Walking 0.63 min Overall average time for 16.33 kms 39.63 min
  • Walking 15%
    Walking 35 min Bus 3.33 min Driving 3.33 min Waiting 1.67 min Overall average time for 5.17 kms 43.33 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 30%
    Bus 35.83 min Walking 11.67 min Waiting 5 min Other 1.67 min Overall average time for 15.51 kms 54.17 min
  • Bike 5%
    Bike 20 min Overall average time for 4.4 kms 20 min
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