There are 3 ways to get from Lima to Cusco by bus, plane or car

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Bus, fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Estacion central to Ricardo Palma
  2. Fly from Lima (LIM) to Cuzco (CUZ) LIM - CUZ

$86 - $208

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h

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

$17 - $110

1 alternative option

Drive  •  16 h 37 min

  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 $17 - $110 and takes 18 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lima to Cusco is to bus and fly which costs $85 - $210 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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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 18 h.

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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 18 h and costs $17 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Lima to Cusco, including transfers.

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Lima to Cusco bus services, operated by Grupo Palomino, depart from Lima - Luna Pizarro station.

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

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Map of how to get from Lima to Cusco.
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  • Distance: 358.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

Grupo Palomino operates a bus from Lima to Cusco every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $60 and the journey takes 18 h. Four other operators also service this route.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Peruvian Airlines
Website
peruvian.pe
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
LC Perú
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Viva Airlines Peru S.A.C
Website
vivaair.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Star Peru
Website
starperu.com
Flights from Lima to Cuzco
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $310
Bus operators
Metropolitano Lima
Phone
0051 1 428-3333
Website
metropolitano.com.pe
Bus from Estacion central to Ricardo Palma
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metropolitano.com.pe
Grupo Palomino
Phone
5112020600
Email
atencioncliente@grupopalomino.com.pe
Website
grupopalomino.com.pe
Bus from Lima - Luna Pizarro to Cusco
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Schedules at
grupopalomino.com.pe
Semi Bed
$25 - $35
Bed
$35 - $50
Premium Bed
$50 - $60
CIVA
Website
civa.com.pe
Bus from Lima to Cusco
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $60
Schedules at
civa.com.pe
Regular Semi Bed
$22 - $30
Regular Bed
$28 - $40
Economy
$17 - $23
Premium Semi Bed
$35 - $55
Premium Bed
$40 - $60
Expresos Molina Union
Phone
+51 719 8738
Email
reserva@molinaunion.pe
Website
molinaunion.pe
Bus from Lima to Cusco
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Schedules at
facebook.com
Regular
$20 - $28
Bed
$26 - $40
Movil Tours
Phone
716-8000
Email
info@moviltours.com.pe
Website
moviltours.com.pe
Bus from Lima Paseo de la Republica to Cusco
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Schedules at
moviltours.com.pe
Book at
moviltours.com.pe
Economy
$40 - $60
Regular
$50 - $75
Suite
$75 - $110

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