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Cheap flights to Lima, Peru

Lima (Ellemay, Oct 2006)
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Arriving at Lima

Flights to Lima arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao. Lima International Airport is busy due to a high influx of tourists from North and South America and Europe. The Lima International Airport is said to have one of the best airport lounges in the world.

Public transportation such as the metro bus, shuttles, and taxis can take passengers on Lima flights to the city's main district. For travellers' convenience, the Ramada Costa del Sol Hotel is located inside the airport complex. Near to the passenger terminal is a row of stores called the Peru Plaza, and a food court is at the second level.

Getting Around

Taxi cabs in Lima don't use metres. Instead, foreigners are advised to negotiate for the fare before boarding a taxi. It is a good idea to book a taxi though your hotel's front desk.

Like cheap airfare to Lima, there are plenty of buses with inexpensive fares that you can take around the city, including micro buses and bigger combi buses. When you're about to get off the bus, you can simply hand your money to the conductor.

Lima's rapid train system is called the Metropolitano. You can purchase rechargeable cards to use this service.

Main attractions

There are many interesting tourist attractions in Lima. History buffs can go museum hopping. View the memorabilia in Instituto Riva Aguero. Go inside the National Museum of Archeology and History. Learn about the ancient Peruvian way of life in Museo Larco.

To learn about history outside of a museum, visit protected archaeological sites such as the Adobe Temples in Pachacamac. Other must-see attractions are the Peruvian mummies housed in Parque de las Leyendas. Go on a cruise and explore the neighboring islands off the coast of Callao. The Islas Palomino and the Ballestas Islands are popular destinations for tourists who want to enjoy the sun and to go surfing.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

After saving money on your cheap flights to Lima, you can go shopping in the city's high-end shopping centres. Modern malls are replete with coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Experience the gastronomic delight of Peruvian cuisine by trying Peru's national food, ceviche. Seafood is abundant in Lima. Foreigners who cannot stomach spicy Peruvian food can head to the nearest Western fast food chain or coffee shop.

Nightlife in Lima is never complete without sampling pisco sour, Peru's national drink. Weekend nights are very busy in Lima. Locals flock to entertainment centres and movie theatres early in the evening, but by late night, the downtown pubs and bars will be packed.

Major airlines flying into main airports serving J Chavez Intl Airport

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Flight information for Lima, Peru and Key facts for your journey:
The Airlines...
  • From Madrid 4 major airlines serve the Lima area
  • From Caracas 2 major airlines serve the Lima area
  • From Miami 8 major airlines serve the Lima area
The Journey...
  • The flying time from Madrid to Lima is typically 12 hours and most direct flights leave around 12:35a local time.
  • Madrid is 5924 mi from Lima
  • The flying time from Caracas to Lima is typically 5 hours and most direct flights leave around 5:25p local time.
  • Caracas is 1713 mi from Lima
  • The flying time from Miami to Lima is typically 5 hours and most direct flights leave around 1:00a local time.
  • Miami is 2628 mi from Lima
On Arrival...
  • Lima is 6 mi from J Chavez Intl Airport (Lima, Peru).
  • J Chavez Intl Airport (Lima, Peru)
    • Right now, 34 airlines operate out of J Chavez Intl Airport.
    • J Chavez Intl Airport offers nonstop flights to 59 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,386 domestic flights and 1,071 international flights depart from J Chavez Intl Airport.
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