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Transport in Lima, Peru

Getting There:

By air: All international flights land at Jorge Chavez Airport which is situated approximately 15 kilometres north west of the city centre.

Bus #s 35 and 11 connect the airport to the city centre, going to Plaza 2 de Mayo.

By bus: There is no central bus station in the Peruvian capital, instead most buses coming from long distance destinations arrive at Av Carlos Zavala. Like most areas where buses depart and stop in South America, it is quite dangerous and you are advised to get a taxi to or from here.

Getting Around:

By bus: Most of downtown Lima can be walked around on foot. If you are travelling outside of the centre to places such as Miraflores the cheapest way to get there is by bus. Fares usually cost 50c but they tend to get quite crowded.

By taxi: Taxis can be distinguished from the rest of the cars as they have a red and white taxi sticker on the windscreen. They aren’t too expensive and, if you can spare the extra couple of dollars, are more convenient than the bus.

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