Trujillo is well connected to the rest of the country, but by far the easiest way to get here is to fly. LAN (tel. 01/213-8200; www.lan.com), AeroCondor (tel. 01/614-6014), and Star Perú (tel. 01/705-9000; www.starperu.com) fly daily to Trujillo from Lima (1 hr.). Flights arrive at the Aeropuerto Carlos Martínez de Pinillos on Carretera Huanchaco in the Huanchaco district (tel. 044/464-013). The airport is about 20 minutes northwest of downtown.
A taxi to downtown Trujillo costs about S/20. Huanchaco-Trujillo buses and colectivos pass in the general direction of the airport, but at a distance of about a mile from the entrance, making public transportation to and from the airport impractical for anyone with luggage.
Like most big cities, Trujillo is serviced by several domestic bus companies from Lima and most major points along the north coast and northern highlands. Many long-distance buses travel at night only. There is no central bus station in Trujillo. Most individual company terminals are near downtown, located to the northwest by the Estadio Mansiche, to the southwest near Avenida España, or to the east near Avenida El Ejército.
The major companies making the 8-hour trip from Lima are Ormeño (tel. 01/472-5000; www.grupo-ormeno.com.pe), Cruz del Sur (tel. 01/311-5050; www.cruzdelsur.com.pe), and Oltursa (tel. 01/708-5000; www.oltursa.com.pe). For the 6-hour trip from Cajamarca, Transportes Línea (tel. 044/286-538 in Trujillo, or 076/823-956 in Cajamarca; www.transporteslinea.com.pe) has two classes of service, económico and especial, which is slightly faster, a bit more comfortable, and a tad more expensive than económico class. Transportes Línea (tel. 074/233-497) is also the major company for the 3-hour journey from Chiclayo and the 8-hour journey from Huaraz. ITTSA (tel. 044/222-541) runs from Lima, Chiclayo, and Piura. Note that night buses especially have a reputation for being unsafe. In Trujillo, Ormeño is at Av. Ejército 342, Cruz del Sur at Amazonas 437, Línea at Av. América Sur 2857, and ITTSA at Mansiche 145.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.