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Easiest and safest way to get from La Paz to Lima?

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1. Posted by becky552 (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y


My friend and I need to get from La Paz to Lima. Does anyone know the best way to get there? With a possibility of a day stop to see Macchu Picchu?

Hope you can help


2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

bus is cheapest and most sustainable (short of horse-back riding :)). For Cusco and surroundings, you'd need at least a week (including time to acclimatise), so that's not feasible if you have just one day.

3. Posted by redmenter (Budding Member 10 posts) 7y

Take the bus from la paz to cusco (12hrs) and cheap. then fly from cusco to lima, 1 hour, and about $99 one way,, maybe not as cheap, but sooo much nicer than that hell ride you will experience from cusco to lima. not sure what time of year your talking about, but you have 2 options via bus, the shorter or longer route, they both are white knuckle rides, one takes about 16hours and all i will say is buy and take about 3 xanax before that ride. The other is about a 24hr ride and about half of that one is white knuckle to say the least. I was not a fan of peru bus drivers, tell me all you want, its how they do it, don't judge, that's BS, it just un-safe how they drive, plain and simple. So spend the xtra $100 and take the 1 hr flight from cusco !! make your life and trip just that much easier.

(P.S. flight prices change daily,., so i just quoted you what i paid for that flight a few months back)

have fun!

4. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

we flew lima to cusco with TACA in jan 09, they have some very cheap fares if you buy in advance. Check them out