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

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Fly  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Lima (LIM) SCL - LIM

$146 - $611

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Bus Expreso Brasilia  •  45h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Arica Via Buenos Aires / ...
  2. Take the bus from Arica to Lima Via Bogota

$70 - $221

3 alternative options

Bus Skybus  •  41h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Tacna
  2. Take the bus from Tacna to Arica
  3. Take the bus from Arica to Terminal de buses Plaza Norte

$108 - $157

Bus Cruz del Sur  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Santiago to Lima Javier Prado Via Lima

$132 - $228

Drive  •  41h 15m

  1. Drive from Santiago to Lima 2091.7 miles

$340 - $500

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The cheapest way to get from Santiago to Lima is to bus which costs $100 - $160 and takes 41h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Santiago to Lima is to fly which costs $140 - $650 and takes 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Santiago to Lima. However, there are services departing from Santiago and arriving at Parque del Trabajo via Tacna, Arica and Los Jazmines de Naranjal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 55m.

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The distance between Santiago and Lima is 2468 km. The road distance is 3346.7 km.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Lima without a car is to bus which takes 41h 55m and costs $100 - $160.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Santiago to Lima, including transfers.

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Santiago to Lima bus services, operated by Skybus, depart from Santiago station.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Lima is to fly which takes 6h 25m and costs $140 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 41h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Santiago Airport to Lima Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 42m.

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Santiago to Lima bus services, operated by Ramos Cholele, arrive at Terminal de buses Plaza Norte station.

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Map of how to get from Santiago to Lima.
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  • Distance: 1542.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru?

LATAM Chile, JetSMART and two other airlines fly from Santiago to Lima hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Santiago to Lima via Tacna, Arica, Terminal de buses Plaza Norte, and Los Jazmines de Naranjal in around 41h 55m.

Airlines
LATAM Chile
Website
latam.com
Flights from Santiago to Lima
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,000
Sky Airline
Website
skyairline.com
Flights from Santiago to Lima
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
JetSMART
Website
jetsmart.com
Flights from Santiago to Lima
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A.
Website
avianca.com
Flights from Santiago to Lima
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Bus operators
Skybus
Phone
+58 414 8448807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santiago to Tacna
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
facebook.com
Alianza Internacional del Sur
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Santiago to Tacna
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
venezuelatravelinternational.com
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venezuelatravelinternational.com
Chasquitur
Phone
+56 58 231967
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bus-america.com
Adsubliata
Phone
+56 58 262 495
Website
terminaldebuses.com
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
terminaldebuses.com
Buses Norte Grande
Phone
+56 58 222 8603
Email
busesnortegrande_zarzuri@hotmail.com
Website
busesng.cl
Bus from Tacna to Arica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
busesng.cl
Book at
busesng.cl
Expreso Brasilia
Phone
01 8000 51 8001
Email
contactenos@expresobrasilia.com
Website
expresobrasilia.com
Bus from Santiago to Arica
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.co
Premium
$95 - $140
Regular
$40 - $65
Bus from Arica to Lima
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $80
Schedules at
expresobrasilia.com
Book at
expresobrasilia.co
Premium
$55 - $80
Regular
$29 - $45
Cruz del Sur
Phone
+51 1 311-5050
Website
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Bus from Santiago to Lima Javier Prado
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
cruzdelsur.com.pe
Book at
cruzdelsur.com.pe

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Lima is 2h behind Santiago. It is currently 1:58 AM in Santiago and 11:58 PM in Lima.

Yes, the driving distance between Santiago to Lima is 3347 km. It takes approximately 41h 15m to drive from Santiago to Lima.

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JetSMART, Avianca - Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A., Sky Airline and LATAM Chile offer flights from Santiago Airport to Lima Airport.

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There are 1627+ hotels available in Lima. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Santiago to Santiago Airport is to Colectivo which takes 30m and costs $10 - $45.

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