Getting Around

Getting Around

Upon arrival in Peru, there are several options available for travel within the country. Here are some common options:

  • Plane: If you’re arriving in Peru from another country, you’re likely to land at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima. From there, you can take internal flights to other major cities in the country, such as Cusco, Arequipa or Iquitos. Local airlines offer regular flights and are a convenient option for long distances.
  • Land transport: Peru has a network of roads connecting many cities and tourist destinations. You can use interprovincial buses to travel between cities and regions. There are different options available, from budget buses to luxury services with reclining seats and extra comforts. Be sure to choose reliable and safe transport companies.
  • Train: In certain tourist areas, such as the famous trip to Machu Picchu, the train can be a popular option. There are train services connecting Cusco with Aguas Calientes, the base town for visiting Machu Picchu. This is a scenic and comfortable way to travel, as you can enjoy beautiful scenery along the way.
  • Taxi and private transport services: In the cities, you will find taxis that you can use to get from one place to another. Be sure to take licensed taxis and use transport apps such as Uber or Beat, which are also available in major cities. If you prefer a more personalised service, you can opt for private transport services or hire a driver/tour guide to make getting around easier.
  • Public transport services: In Peruvian cities, you’ll find public transport options such as buses and minibuses. These are cheaper but can be more chaotic and crowded. Make sure you know the routes and schedules before using public transport and be careful with your belongings.
  • Walking: In urban and tourist areas, walking can be a convenient and pleasant way to get around, especially for short distances. Peru has beautiful streets and avenues where you can enjoy the atmosphere and explore the surroundings.

Always remember to take safety precautions, especially with your belongings, and familiarise yourself with the transport options available at each destination. Also, be aware of travel times, as Peru is a diverse and geographically vast country, which can mean long journeys between some locations. Enjoy your travels in Peru and make the most of your experience in the country!


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