We will tell you how to get from Lima airport to city center and Miraflores. There are a few options since the distance from Jorge Chavez airport to Miraflores is 17 kilometers and 11 kilometers to city center. Click here to book online Peru tours the ones that we did.
Lima airport to Miraflores travel time by taxi is around 40 minutes and 60 by airport shuttle from Lima airport. You can go by taxi for $25 USD or get a private transfer from Lima airport that can be cheaper than a taxi.
The cheapest way from Lima airport to city center is by public buses (vans) as cheap as $1 USD and 1 hour travel time. And you can go by airport bus shuttle for $8 USD.
SIM CARD AT LIMA AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Lima airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Lima. Read here Peru sim card for tourist and best Peru eSim
You can find the cheapest Peruvian eSim with Airalo Peru eSim prepaid for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $15 USD with 3 GB data and for $20 USD with 5 GB data.
Holafly Peru eSim for $44 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days. MTX Connect eSim Peru for €24 with 4 GB data valid for 14 days.
WHERE TO STAY IN LIMA
Accommodation prices can take you around $10 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid-budget accommodation starts at $30-50 USD and for more than $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Peru. Most of the people choose to stay in Miraflores near the beach area in Lima.
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Lima Airport To City Center And Miraflores
Vans From Lima Airport to Lima City Center (Cheapest Way)
The cheapest way from Lima airport to Miraflores is by van. There are public vans from Jorge Chavez airport to city center and Miraflores. The van fare is $3 Soles which less than $1 USD.
There is no fixed schedule but you will see small vans with a sign and someone shouting the final destination like Callao. It can be crowded and I have been traveling by public buses in Lima. There are vans going thru Avenida Faucett direct to Miraflores where you can stop at the Ovalo or Larcormar Mall.
I would recommend you speak at least a few words in Spanish to communicate properly and always be careful with your belongings. Maybe you will have to pay extra for your luggage since there is small space in the minivans and public buses in Lima.
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Airport Express Bus Lima Airport to Miraflores (Lima City Airport Shuttle)
The Express Bus fare from Lima airport to Miraflores is $8 USD and it will take 30 minutes. The bus will take around 1 hour from the airport to Miraflores. Check here Airport Express Bus route and schedule!
The buses are running every hour starting from 7 am until midnight. You can book online or buy your ticket in cash to the driver or in the airport.
Taxi from Lima Airport To Downtown And Miraflores
The taxi fare from Lima airport to Miraflores will be around $25 USD. The travel time by taxi is around 40 minutes. if you are traveling with 3-4 people can be cheaper than the Airport Express Bus.
The distance from Lima airport to Miraflores is 17 kilometers. If you are going from Lima airport to city center the distance is 11 kilometers and the price will be around $20 USD by taxi and 30 minutes drive.
Cabify, InDriver And Uber Lima Airport To Downtown
You can order thru Cabify App, InDriver and Uber a car from Lima airport. The cost will be similar than a taxi or maybe little bit cheaper. Make sure you have data in your phone since sometimes is complicated to meet your driver at the airport.
The travel time will be 30-40 minutes from Jorge Chavez airport to city center and Miraflores depending on the traffic and your final destination. Prices will be between $16-25 USD.
Private Transfer from Lima Airport to Miraflores And City Center
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Lima. Prices are around $20 USD and you will be able to fit up to 5 people. It could be $4 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM LIMA AIRPORT TO MIRAFLORES
The best way from Lima airport to Miraflores if you are on a budget and traveling light is getting the vans from outside the airport for less than $1 USD you will get to Miraflores and 1 hour travel time. You can also get the direct bus from Lima airport to Miraflores for $8 USD if you are traveling alone.
If you prefer comfort and traveling with more people you can get private transfer or Cabify, Uber or InDriver Apps that will be cheaper than a taxi for $15-20 USD you will be able to go from Lima airport to Miraflores up to 4 people.
ACCOMMODATION IN LIMA
There are numerous hotels and B&B that you can choose from Lima. Accommodation price can take you around $10 USD if you sleep in a dorm. For mid budget accommodation starts at $30-50 USD and more than $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in Peru. Most of the people choose to stay in Miraflores near the beach area in Lima.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN PERU
A total of $5-6 USD dollar can be your daily food budget travel in Peru. Local food in a local restaurant will start from $3-5 USD. And you can get snack like street foods for $1 USD. You can buy a combination of ceviche and lomo salteado with a drink for only $3 USD.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN PERU
You can go to Peru any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Peru because is the sunniest also the peak season. October to November are the months ideal for those working with a budget because its is considered the low season in the country.
ATMS AND CASH IN PERU
The official currency of Peru is called Peruvian Sol (PEN). And $1 USD=3.5 PEN. ATM’s are available all throughout the country but my advise to you is to us those are inside the banks. And it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because fees for transaction tend to be higher for foreign cars.
Bank Fees For Foreigner Cards In Peru
Most of the banks in Peru will charge fees for foreign cards in Peru. We only found Banco de la Nacion which wasn’t charging any fee.
Check the list below with the exact fees for foreign cards in Peru and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Peru with every bank.
|Bank||Amount Allowed And Fees|
|Banco De La Nacion||400 PEN Withdraw And No Fees|
|Interbank||400 PEN Withdraw And 19 PEN Fees|
|BCP||700 PEN Withdraw And 27 PEN Fees|
|BBVA||400 PEN Withdraw And 25 PEN Fees|
|ScotiaBank||400 PEN Withdraw And 20 PEN Fees|
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