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Getting from Ecuador to Lima

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1. Posted by mbinds (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y


I will have to get from Ecuador to Lima in a relatively quick time, 1 or 2 days, as I have a flight home out of Peru and dont' have that much time in Ecuador to begin with.

That being said, what do you think is the best way to get back? How much would a one way flight cost?

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Assuming you depart from Quito, Lima can be reached in under 24 hours by bus when going via Guayaquil. No need to fly.

3. Posted by ehuaman (Budding Member 41 posts) 9y

Cost of flight should be about US$ 300-400. TACA and LAN are the most popular airlines. Bus could be another option, but you will have to travel more than 20 hours, and the view is not so good in the part of the coast. If you like the sand, no problem.
Good luck

4. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

We just came up from Lima to quito a few days ago by bus, 36 hours all up, left at 3pm, arrived at 3am. I would definately fly if budget allows, Peru landscape isn´t the most exciting thing in the world, just miles and miles of desert and sand.
Plus your body REALLY doesn´t appreciate that long sitting, esp if your in the 6ft+ catagory!

5. Posted by ehuaman (Budding Member 41 posts) 9y

You are right Andy, the first time I traveled along "Panamericana road" in Perú I said "I will never do this again". I prefer roads that cross Andes mountains, for example, to Cuzco (south), to Cajamarca (north), to Huancayo (center).