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Lima to Cusco bus or plane??

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1. Posted by Northern_Nomad (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

I'm unsure on my route from lima to cusco, i have two days max to get down there (the reason im in a rush is so i can aclimatize in cusco before i do the inca trail.) I cannot decide if to take a plane to cusco which will be more expensive or a bus, can any one give me any advice? and if so which is the best bus service to use


2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 10y

Hi Adele,

I had the same dilemma in getting from Arequipa to Cuzco when I was in Peru. I opted to fly, as it was the last week in January and the trail was closed in February. I booked the flight with Lan the night before and it was about $84. It took about an hour so it saved me heaps of time instead of getting the bus.

If you do decide to go by bus though, Cruz del Sur or OrmeƱo are the best companies to book with. The journey from Lima to Cuzco isnt the most comfortable Ive heard.

Hope that helps you,

Evelyn ;)

3. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 10y

Im glad you asked that question Adele and thanks Eve for the info.

I fly into Lima although its not until July 21st and i dont do the Inca Trail till July 30th so i have abit of time to get there although i want to arrive in Cuzco about 25th July.

4. Posted by Northern_Nomad (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thanks for the replys! I think i'll go by plane although bus would be a little bit of an adventure :D
Does anyone know how much cheaper it'll be for me to book a flight over there from lima to cusco?