Peru Transportation

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Peru Transportation

  • To Cusco by Air

    Cusco Transportation

    For some, only driving or taking a 21-hr. bus ride from Lima to Cusco will satisfy their wish for the experience of seeing the magnificent sights and changing geography that such a drive will bring --- especially if time is not an issue. However, those on a shortened timetable will most surely appreciate the advantage of flying to Cusco in only 1...

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  • Taxis

    Lima Transportation

    Ok, so taxis regulated by the airport are your best bet. I chose Green Taxi. I was not disappointed. I was met by a younger driver (well dressed like all the limo drivers) and was surprised that he spoke english quite well. Well we talked about this and that; and after awhile I realized that I could make arrangements to have him take me back to the...

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  • By Train

    Machu Picchu Transportation

    Unless you're hiking the famous Inca Trail, your journey to Machu Picchu will take you first to the town of Aguas Calientes by train, followed by taking a bus to the top of the mountain. Trains leave on a regular basis from Cusco (Poroy), Ollantaytambo, and Urubamba and all are operated by Peru Rail. If you are a train lover like I am, you look...

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  • Around Cusco by Taxi

    Cusco Transportation

    Taxis: Pay no more than s/. 3 for a taxi ride in the city. s/. 2.5o is the actual rate. Newer, larger cars may try to charge more. It’s difficult to pay the actual rate from the airport. You should walk outside the gate at the airport, away from the “tourist taxis” and pay s/. 4-5. ALWAYS agree to the price BEFORE you get in. They say not to get...

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  • Combis Y Micros - Buses

    Lima Transportation

    If you wanna go from the airport to the centre, the most economical way is the Urbanito bus. It is a private shuttle that stops in: - Centre: 6 USD - Miraflores, Barranco: 8 USD It is safe, but IT ONLY LEAVES WHEN FULL, so you might have to wait for very long to leave. To buy a ticket, you will find a desk after passing customs, still inside the...

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  • Information / Sources

    Machu Picchu Transportation

    When you come out of the train station, you have to go through the craft market, then cross a bridge. To the left, close to or just under another bridge, you will see the Consettur buses all lined up. If you want to buy your ticket to Machu Picchu, the Consettur office is just on the side of it. The return ticket cost US$14 for adult , US$7 for...

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  • To Cusco by Bus

    Cusco Transportation

    For some backpackers, it's not always necessary to pay 10~15 soles to get a taxi from Cusco airport. Bus is an alternative. Exit the airport on your left, wait for bus C4M. It's a 30-minute ride and the bus will stop at the center of Cusco & in front of Church of San Pedro. It only costs you 0.16 Sol, or abt 6 cents.

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  • Con Avion - By Plane

    Lima Transportation

    It seemed to me that the basis of travel in Peru is by overnight. Those Andean passes take some getting through and those journey times are long, slow and usually at the most anti social hours of the day. I took a look at air travel and the cheapest internal flights I seen by miles were peruvian airlines. I took a flight with them from Lima to...

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  • Combined Suggestions

    Machu Picchu Transportation

    There are several ways to get to Machu Picchu: Inca Trail: There are 2 day and 4 day options. You should book months and months in advance. Obviously, people do this for the experience, but it does take time, money and you must be pretty fit. You return on the train. Train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes / Overnight / Early Morning Bus: Get your...

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  • Train From Cusco to Machu Picchu

    Cusco Transportation

    The Vistadome, in my opinion is better than the backpacker train if you want to really see the sites. You can see right through the ceiling of the train. The mountains are steep and the open dome allows better viewing angles. I didn't find a need to get to Machu Pichu any earlier than the first Vistadome leaving Poroy at 6:40 am. The bus lines were...

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  • Long Distance Buses

    Lima Transportation

    Look at, and use, these buses: Ormeño and Cruz del Sur: http://www.cruzdelsur.com.pe http://www.grupo-ormeno.com.pe For Puno-Cusco: http://www.inkaexpress.com And look what I wrote on the Peru transportation page-there is a tip on buses and one on airplanes. Info January 2009

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  • To Cusco by Train

    Cusco Transportation

    I took the train from Puno to Cusco like my guide book recommended - also as a change from all the busses, escecially night busses I had before. and it was great. the landscape it very nice and it was really worth the few more hours. One tip - sit on the right for the better view - is from my guide book also :) 1.Klasse 119euro 2.Klasse 17euro -...

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  • Around Cusco by Walk

    Cusco Transportation

    Cusco is a fascinating city and great and easy to explore as all roads lead to (or away from ) the Plaza de Armas. Taxis are cheap - you must negotiate the price beforehand - and plentiful. For a good day out take a taxi to a high point e.g. San Cristobal or San Blas and wander down hill visiting shops and art galleries and museums. There are also...

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  • Transportation and taxi in Peru

    In Peru every vehicle could be a taxi, there are so many taxis or fake-taxis that you don’t even have to stand at the roadside, because every minute a car is pulling over and offering a taxi service. We didn’t have any problems even with fake taxis, but normally you should take only registered taxis.The taxi fare for smaller distances is 4-5Soles,...

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  • Francisco Secada Vignetta International...

    Located about four miles (seven kilometers) west of downtown Iquitos, Coronel Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IQT) is one of only two ways to reach the isolated city (the other being by boat via the Amazon River). The airport is the main hub for the Peruvian Amazonian region, handling mainly short domestic flights to remote...

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  • Jorge Chávez International Airport

    Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) is about six miles (ten kilometers) to the northwest of the city center, in the suburb of Callao. It offers service to most South American cities, North America, and Europe. The trip from the airport into the best areas of Lima pass through some rundown dirty areas, which does not give a good first...

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  • Velasco Astete International Airport

    Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) is about two miles (four kilometers) south of Cuzco's city center. The airport only handles domestic flights within Peru. Flights into and out of Cuzco take place in the morning, as strong afternoon winds can make flying into the city hazardous.Airlines serving Velasco Astete International Airport: Airline...

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  • Light plane over Nazca lines.

    It was short flight 40 minutes over Nazka lines we sought these lines very well and was possible to make pictures. Apu tours booked for us this flight.

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  • Peru by car

    We rented car with driver in Cuzco by travel agency Apu tours ,they booked for us all tours around Cuzco, all hotels on our itinerary and all tours (Cuzco- Nazka-Paracas-Ica-Colca canyon-Puno),very reliable company ,our driver Uriel was very helpful ,and excellent driver.

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  • self drive

    I am quite familiar with Perú and Colombia and I speak Spanish fluently but there is not a "hair on my head" that thinks about driving/renting a car there. Never did and will not do so (apart from probably exceptional circumstances). Apart from being quite expensive-especially insurance and if something happens to the car which is quite a...

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  • Train for Machu Picchu

    The nearest railway station to Machu Picchu is at Aguas Calientes. From there it is a 20-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu. Perurail trains for Aguas Calientes leave Estacion San Pedro in Cuzco daily at 6.50am, arriving at 10.51am, and return from Aguas Calientes between 3.30 and 5pm. The fare in the backpacker trains is $48 one way and $73...

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  • Plane to Cuzco

    If you want to reach Cuzco from Lima, the best way is flying. There is no train, and buses might take up to 30 hours, so save some money and take the plane.There are flights with most companies, the most frequent are LAN and Tans Peru, that have several daily. They cost approx 60-70 USD each way.

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  • Getting around using planes

    If you are in Peru for a short amount of time, the best way to get around is by plane. It's relatively cheap, easy to get tickets and LanPeru is a professional airline. I was in Peru in early September and I had no problem buying tickets the day before I wanted to travel.

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  • Choquequirao : Ask Armando - Demandez a...

    Armando is what they call here an "arriero" : he's supposed and he does care about your food, your backpacks (on a horse or on a donkey), and will guide you if necessary. Armando is walking on a leg and a half, but sometimes, he will be faster than you ! A cheap and good alternative to the Cusco agencies !Armando est ce que l'on appelle un...

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  • Sailing down the Amazon

    This photo was taken during a boat trip from Pucallpa (the highest navigable point in the Peruvian Amazon) to the large inland town of Iquitos (accessible only by air or by river). I hitched a ride on a cargo boat along with many other travllers who were travelling home to vote in the Fujimori - Toledo presidential election so the boat was...

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  • Passenger train service

    Passenger train service is only avaliable in the south of Peru. Additionally the Arequipa - Puno service was suspended since april 2002.Avaliable service:Cusco - Puno (rates US$ 12 and US$ 50) Cusco Macchu Picchu (rates US$ 35, US$ 70 and US$ 73)Urubamba - Macchu Picchu (rate US$ 55).More information in www.perurail.com.pe

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  • Vista Dome train to Machu Picchu

    If you can afford it, take the Vista Dome train to Agua Calientes. I took it from Ollantaytambo - you get a panaromic view of the mountains/train route and also a fun fashion show by the staff on the way back! But watch out the food served on the ride back! It gave me horrible food poisoning that ruined by last evening/morning in Cusco :( I suspect...

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  • Crossing the norther border --ugh!

    I was forewarned by friends and the Lonely Planet travel book, but still I found the Peruvian/Ecuadorian border crossings a hassle. First on the way north the long distance bus I took stopped at Tumbes. I had read of a bus that would go across the border and on to Guayaquil, but somehow I could not find the station. So after walking a ways, I got...

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  • Lima airport to downtown transfers

    The shuttle bus seems to be a thing of the past.The taxi situation has been regularized. A few years ago it was a hassle with lots of extremely rip-off high quotes and a need to fight for a fair price. Now there are two authorized companies. The Green that has posted fares (40 soles to downtown) and a desk that sees the ticket near the...

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  • Bus or Plane Lima to Cuzco

    One thing about travel in Peru is that map distance does not correspond well to travel time. This is due to the mountains and the conditions of the various roadways. The Lima-Cusco flight takes about an hour and costs about a hundred twenty dollars. It is probably safer and is certainly physically easier than bus travel. There are two primary land...

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  • Lima Airport

    I had a great experince when I visited Peru; however, since my spanish language level is at the extreme beginner-level, I had a difficult time trying to get-around. Then, someone told me about Andina Taxi. They have English speaking drivers or a translator that arrives with the driver. Anyway, I ended up using them all the time and they took me...

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  • Getting to Lima first, and then to...

    Try www.ticketbarato.com.In my experience LAN & Taca are the best, in that order.You need to check that website often during the week, because the price can drop and you don't want to miss it!.Now.... going from DC area to Lima,Peru. I found (last week) a very good deal in Copa Airlines (very good airline), I recommend to try that airline too, thru...

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  • Airport taxes for intra country travel

    Peru charges from $4.00 t0 $6.00 for all air travel within the country. Beware of travelling with old bills as it may hold you up at check in when paying airport taxes. Most establishments in peru are suspect of old, worn bills and normally will not accept any bills with a minor tear or that appears to worn and crumpled.

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  • arriving Lima airport Jorge Chavez

    Lima airport has been completely renovated since 2 february 2005. Modern, efficient, gates with jetways etc. Relatively smoothly passing immigration. Take care outside the terminal, chaotic due to the taxi-drivers. Best is to have your hotel meet you. Look at my Lima-transportation page with more details and pictures.Info January 2009

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  • by airplane

    Taking a flight in Peru is generally safe and reliable, although one may be better than the other. The most popular route is of course Lima-Cusco, 10+ flights a day. Look at LAN (OneWorld Alliance with IB, BA, AA etc), TACA, WAYRA, AeroCondor, STAR Peru. These last 2 are all-Peruvian...

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  • by bus

    There are many buses to the south, i.e. Pisco, Ica, Nasca and on to Arequipa. Preferably take the well-knowned companies like Ormeño and Cruz del Sur. These buses depart from their respective terminals in Lima, situated almost next to each other on the Avenida Javier Prado, more or less where Miraflores meets San Isidro with the Via Expresa (Paseo...

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  • Train to Huancayo

    The turismo train Lima (Desamparados) to Huancayo runs several times a month since a year or so. There was a good article recently in the newspaper El Comercio.Have a look at:http://www.ferrocarrilcentral.com.pe/cronograma.htmlAlso:http://centenarioferrocarrilcentraldelperu.com/index.php

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  • Domestic flights

    Kim wanted to buy tickets to Cuzco on LAN or TACA from home via the web site. This is hit or mis and since I was headed down there on a staff ticket I don't like set dates on my air travel since I seldom get them. My buddy who lives on the outskirts of Miraflores suggested that he would try a local agency..hey it worked. We got RT tickets to Cuzco...

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  • To/from the airport

    If you arrive at Lima airport you will probably be offered rates ranging from 40-55 soles to get to Miraflores. Don't do it. To get to the hostels in Miraflores you should pay 20 soles max. I overpaid buy a buck or so and got one for 25 after walking out past the hotel in front of the main terminal. When you exit the main terminal take the sidewalk...

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  • Airlines in Peru

    Aero Peru was the national airline of Peru. The photo is taken from Lima Intl. airport. Today is Taca the largest airline in Peru.

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  • Comparison Tool for Air Travel...

    Unfortunately I came upon this site much too late, after I booked all of my internal flights and accommodations during my September 2007 visit to Peru. It's not too late though as I am hoping that others like you will know about it from this moment on, so that you can have better & cheaper choices. We deserve it as price-conscious consumers & we...

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  • Inter-city buses

    The inter-city buses in Peru are generally very good. They are often modern double-deckers, with comfortable seats, DVDs, free bottles of water, snacks, and toilets. I found the night buses were quite easy to sleep on. Like all traffic in Peru, the buses can get delayed by roadblocks set up by demonstrators. Then the airconditioning is switched off...

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  • Buy tickets in Lan.com, maybe it´s...

    I guess you are not going to get the same prices 24 hours before the flight specially now in high season.. Why don´t you call them? Lan´s number is 2138200, they have people that answer in english and I have bought tickets over the phone - and i don´t think having a mastercard should be a problem for them! Maybe the website only allows visa but it...

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  • price difference LAN peru

    thank you very much risse 73,I really appreciate you looking up everything and all.I will try each and every method you've mentioned. I've already mailed "noobl" (I'm sorry if I spelled his name wrong, I have no way of looking it up while writing this)One final question. I actually want to fly from Lima to juliaca on the 7th and back on the 26th of...

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  • LAN price difference

    I've heard of waiting times up to 20 minutes on the phone....and if it's not toll free that could lead to some serious bills. Especially since I only own a mobile phone. So I hope Someone else has a way to "crack" the peruvian price route...thanks anyway.I'll use your tip as a back up!

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