Lima travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lima

With 7,74 million inhabitants, Lima is the most populous city in Peru. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lima has to offer.

Where to Eat in Lima

If you’re looking for affordable options, Pescados Capitales - Miraflores (Av. Mariscal la Mar 1337, Miraflores) and La Gloria Miraflores (Calle Atahualpa 201, Miraflores) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Amankaya - Peruvian Food (562 Av. 28 de Julio) and Plant Food + Wine (Av. Mariscal La Mar 463, Miraflores) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Lima.

When to visit Lima

Lima in January
Estimated hotel price
$53
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lima in January
Estimated hotel price
$53
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lima in January, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 15 °C, with an average temperature of 17 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 0 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Lima, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Lima

Plane

When flying to Lima, you’ll arrive at Lima Jorge Chavez Airport (LIM), which is located 10 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Lima from Australia departs from Melbourne and takes around 18h 40m.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lima, including Oltursa, Movil Bus and Transportes Linea. From Trujillo, the bus ride to Lima takes 869 km and will cost you around $21. From Huaraz, the ticket costs about $24 for a journey of 869 km. The most popular bus station is Lima Gran Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte, located 7 km from the city centre of Lima. Lima Transportes Cruz del Sur is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Lima, you’ll arrive at Lima Jorge Chavez Airport (LIM), which is located 10 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Lima from Australia departs from Melbourne and takes around 18h 40m.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Lima, including Oltursa, Movil Bus and Transportes Linea. From Trujillo, the bus ride to Lima takes 869 km and will cost you around $21. From Huaraz, the ticket costs about $24 for a journey of 869 km. The most popular bus station is Lima Gran Terminal Terrestre Plaza Norte, located 7 km from the city centre of Lima. Lima Transportes Cruz del Sur is also a commonly used station, and is 3 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lima

Airlines serving Lima

KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,676 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,556 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,608 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,988 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,070 reviews)
Finnair
Good (839 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (536 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (747 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,570 reviews)
Spirit Airlines
Good (4,574 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (776 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (495 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,325 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (955 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lima

From 5-star hotels such as the Belmond Miraflores Park to great affordable options like the Exe Miraflores, Lima offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $81 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $168 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Wasipai Boutique Hotel and Red Llama Eco Hostel. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Lima, with prices from $15 to $809 per night. Miraflores is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Lima are about 45% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Most popular hotel in Lima by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Lima

Most booked hotels in Lima

Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima City
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
$104+
Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
5 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$121+
Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$246+
Selina Miraflores Lima
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$15+
Selina Posada Miraflores
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$18+
Hotel Carrera
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$58+

Hiring a car in Lima

Hiring a car in Lima costs $43 per day, on average, or $128 if you want to hire it for 3 days. Alamo, Budget and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Lima is the Hertz branch at Avenida Elmer Faucet, which is 2 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.89 per litre in Lima (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.62 and $30.16. The most frequently booked car type in Lima is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Hyundai Accent or similar) is, on average, 80% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Lima costs $43 per day, on average, or $128 if you want to hire it for 3 days. Alamo, Budget and Thrifty are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Lima is the Hertz branch at Avenida Elmer Faucet, which is 2 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay $1.89 per litre in Lima (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.62 and $30.16. The most frequently booked car type in Lima is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Hyundai Accent or similar) is, on average, 80% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Lima

Hertz

Hertz

Budget

Budget

Alamo

Alamo
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