All overseas flights from North America and Europe arrive at Lima’s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez (www.lap.com.pe; tel. 01/517-3100; airport code LIM). Major international airlines from North and South America, Europe, and Asia fly to Lima. Lima is a hub city for LATAM Airlines (www.latam.com; tel. 866/435-9526 in the U.S., or 01/213-8200), which has flights throughout Latin America as well as multiple destinations around North America and Europe. LAN flights also connect to Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti through Chile. North American carriers have direct flights between Lima and cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Orlando, and Toronto. They include American Airlines (www.aa.com; tel. 800/221-1212 in the U.S., or 01/211-9211), Air Canada (www.aircanada.com; tel. 01/626-0900), Avianca (www.avianca.com; tel. 01/213-6060), Copa (www.copaair.com; tel. 01/709-2600), Delta (www.delta.com; tel. 01/211-3250), JetBlue (www.jetblue.com; tel. 01/517-2764), Spirit (www.spirit.com; tel. 212/641-9131), and United (www.united.com; tel. 01/712-9230).
Spanish carrier Iberia (www.iberia.com; tel. 01/411-7801) offers flights between Lima and Madrid, sometimes with partners like British Airways or KLM that connect to Amsterdam, Paris, and London.
Within Peru, it’s very important to reconfirm airline tickets in advance. For domestic flights, reconfirm 48 hours in advance; for international flights, reconfirm 72 hours before traveling (and be sure to arrive at the airport a minimum of 2 hr. in advance). Airport taxes are now included in the fares of tickets on both domestic flights and international flights. For domestic and international flight information, visit www.lap.com.pe or call tel. 01/517-3100. Connecting flights to other cities in Peru depart from the same terminal.
You can travel over land to Peru through Ecuador, Bolivia, or Chile. Although the journey isn’t short, Lima can be reached from major neighboring cities. If traveling from Quito or Guayaquil, you’ll pass through the major northern coastal cities on the way to Lima. From Bolivia, there is frequent service from La Paz and Copacabana to Puno and then on to Cusco. From Chile, most buses travel from Arica to Tacna, making connections to either Arequipa or Lima.
The most common overland trip to Peru from a neighboring country is La Paz, Bolivia, to Puno (about 5 hr.), on the banks of Lake Titicaca (which is partly in Peru and partly in Bolivia). Ormeño (www.grupo-ormeno.com.pe; tel. 01/472-5000) travels to La Paz as well as Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, and Argentina.
By Cruise Ship
While cruises stopping in Peru are still quite few, the industry is growing. There are several ports along the Peruvian coasts where large cruise liners make stops, including the port of Callao in Lima and the port of San Martín at Paracas. Most cruises are part of extended trips that run along the Pacific coast of South America, including lengthy routes that round Cape Horn in southern Chile or cross the Panama Canal. Cruise lines include Celebrity (www.celebritycruises.com), Holland America (www.hollandamerica.com), NCL (www.ncl.com), Princess (www.princess.com), and Silversea (www.silversea.com).
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.