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There are 5 ways to get from Lima to Cusco by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  1h 30m

  1. Fly from Lima (LIM) to Cuzco (CUZ) LIM - CUZ

$90 - $215

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Bus Grupo Palomino  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Lima - Luna Pizarro to Cusco Via Cusco / ...

$17 - $60

3 alternative options

Bus Expreso Los Chankas  •  20h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Lima to Cusco Via Cusco

$27

Bus Flores Hermanos  •  22h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Lima to Cusco Lima

$22 - $31

Drive  •  16h 37m

  1. Drive from Lima to Cusco 722.4 miles

$100 - $160

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The cheapest way to get from Lima to Cusco is to bus which costs $27 and takes 20h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Lima to Cusco is to fly which costs $90 - $220 and takes 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lima - Luna Pizarro and arriving at Cusco. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h.

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The distance between Lima and Cusco is 573 km. The road distance is 1155.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lima to Cusco without a car is to bus which takes 20h 12m and costs $27.

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It takes approximately 1h 30m to get from Lima to Cusco, including transfers.

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Lima to Cusco bus services, operated by Expreso Los Chankas, depart from Lima station.

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The best way to get from Lima to Cusco is to fly which takes 1h 30m and costs $90 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 and takes 20h 12m.

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The quickest flight from Lima Airport to Cuzco Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Lima to Cusco bus services, operated by Expreso Los Chankas, arrive at Cusco station.

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Map of how to get from Lima to Cusco.
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  • Distance: 358.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Lima, Peru and Cusco, Peru?

LC Perú, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. and five other airlines fly from Lima to Cusco every 30 minutes. Alternatively, Expreso Los Chankas operates a bus from Lima to Cusco once daily. Tickets cost $27 and the journey takes 19h.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Lima to Cuzco via Arequipa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
LC Perú
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Aeropostal
Website
aeropostal.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Viva Airlines Peru S.A.C
Website
vivaair.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Star Peru
Website
starperu.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Bus operators
Expreso Los Chankas
CIVA
Phone
+51 (1) 418-1111
Email
callcenter@turismociva.com
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Lima to Cusco
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Schedules at
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Economy
$17 - $24
Semi Bed
$23 - $30
Bed Regular
$26 - $35
Bed Premium
$30 - $40
Suite
$35 - $50
Movil Tours
Phone
+51 1 716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Lima Paseo de la Republica to Cusco
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Book at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$30 - $40
Semi bed
$30 - $45
Bed
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Lima to Cusco is 1156 km. It takes approximately 16h 37m to drive from Lima to Cusco.

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Star Peru, LC Perú, Aeropostal and four other airlines offer flights from Lima Airport to Cuzco Airport.

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There are 1340+ hotels available in Cusco. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lima to Lima Airport is to taxi which takes 14m and costs $17 - $22.

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