03 hours 30 minutes
USD $ 19
Maximum comfort or class
1 Departure Daily
Price may fluctuate due to seasonal demand and other market-driven and regulatory events.
Overview of the Paracas to Lima Bus Route
After a peaceful stay in Paracas, where you just experienced beautiful beaches and wild nature, it’s time to go to the big city: Lima!
The journey taking a bus from Paracas to Lima goes up the coast, desert landscapes, and small towns. So you get to see not only the variety of Peruvian nature, but how its people connect with and live on the land. This is something unique you can only experience on a bus. In this exotic country you’ll find things you didn’t know to exist.
The most common way to travel in Peru is by bus, for locals and also for tourists. You can Reserve Now with AndesTransit, it’s easier and cheaper than ever before!
Once you decide that you want to go from Paracas to Lima, it’s time to plan your transportation. AndesTransit can help you with that and much more, just keep reading on for our Paracas to Lima Travel Guide.
What are buses in Peru like?
You have probably heard about the experience of catching a bus in South America. Even though there are many options, it’s something you have to think through before going.
Traveling by bus in Peru is not bad at all. It takes you where you need to go. But for the cheapest buses you can expect exceptionally basic seating, if you get to sit down at all. You can get a premium bus too, but for regular buses be prepared for a trip with few comforts.
Consider that with a cheap bus, you are going to make it to your destination, but without toilets, air-con or other comfort facilities. You will still get the deepest connection from the people around as this is how regular Peruvians travel, and it’s even possible that a bus has folk musicians on-board.
Don’t be scared, though. Remember I just mentioned a premium bus?
If you’re after a more comfortable experience, there are many bus choices that have reclining seats, an on-board toilet, and some entertainment, like music or TVs and movies. The best part is that these more comfortable buses are not much more expensive. If you’re not on a very tight budget, click the Reserve Now button and get on board!
How long is the bus ride from Paracas to Lima?
Taking a bus from Paracas to Lima is a 260 km (161 miles) trip. It takes between 3 and 4 hours, depending on the traffic and the number of stops. Of course, we are talking about a regular non-eventful day, because in South America you should never take anything for granted.
You will be astonished! This route goes through small towns and villages, and coast and desert landscapes. If you leave in the morning, you’ll have the rest of the day for some activities at your destination.
Plus, you’ll be getting the extra benefit of exploring through your bus window along the way, the sort not all travelers can boast of, and you will have experienced the entire stretch of territory connecting Paracas and Lima.
Paracas and Lima are both seaside cities on Peru’s southwestern coast. Paracas is one of the main natural stands, and Lima is the capital and main city. Lima is the largest desert city in the world, but it’s so metropolitan you can easily not realize you’re in the desert. Come and discover what connects these two places physically and culturally, and the differences of each. It’s a good way to get a quick immersion into deep Peru.
What is the cost of traveling by bus from Lima to Paracas?
A bus ticket from Paracas to Lima is very cheap, it costs around $19 USD, but that can fluctuate. Let me give you some advice about this:
When you go
Like in other cities, holidays and weekends are more expensive. But since this is a very cheap route to begin with, your only concern in this regard is that tickets are more likely to be sold out on holidays and weekends, so make sure to buy in advance.
Booking in advance will let you choose the seat you want and the number of tickets you need, with no worries or hurries. Reserve tickets early, so you have more time to plan your activities!
Which Bus Carrier you Choose
The service you’re getting is what you pay for! So it is up to you. Lower cost often comes at the expense of convenience, so check the departures and arrivals to get everything you want!
What are the bus schedules from Paracas to Lima?
Latin American bus systems are very particular and fickle. Pay attention to this guide, and you will be ok, but don’t lose a good sense of humor as unforeseen events can happen to anyone and at any time.
Take into account that not all online systems are good in South America. Even the official websites of the carriers sometimes have the wrong information.
Booking at AndesTransit is a good solution since we are on the buses a lot and are constantly updating schedules. We care about you and your transportation and will be in touch from the time you get a ticket until the moment you finish the trip.
By pressing the Reserve Now button at the top of the page, you’ll find all the available bus schedules from Paracas to Lima.
Where can I book bus tickets from Paracas to Lima?
As is common everywhere, you can do it online or in-person:
A reliable and trustworthy option. Booking your bus ticket this way is always better, since you have the benefit of bilingual agents at AndesTransit who have their finger on the pulse of everything they don’t tell you about on the ground, and you can get your ticket without all the noise and anxiety at the bus terminal. Plus, you can see all the available options together in one small space and don’t have to trek from one line to another across a large space to figure out what’s best for you.
It works for some, but for most people, it’s a hassle. Dragging yourself to the bus to the terminal when you’d rather be spending that time sightseeing or extending a tour, only to find out the ticket you want isn’t available, sounds bad, right? And you don’t get any benefit from this. If the trip is canceled for some reason, it’s probably because they didn’t have enough passengers in advance to make a trip viable. Reserving in advance lets your carrier plan around you and be ready when you arrive.
Why book with AndesTransit?
We have a saying: slow travel means better travel. A bus is certainly the best way to travel in Peru. It’s a rewarding experience you won’t forget!
At AndesTransit our mission is to find the best bus tickets to travel throughout Latin America, at a great price!
We update our bus schedules every day to give you better real-time information. And after all, you are having a trip! You are supposed to enjoy it, so let us help take your mind off the logistics.
What is the best bus from Paracas to Lima?
This route from Paracas to Lima has a lot of traffic, so many carriers operate between it. However, most of them are sub-standard and meander all over the place before getting to Lima. At AndesTransit, we pare this down to only the bus carriers worth your while.
What do we recommend? For this route, we trust Oltursa or CDS. Over the years, both have proven to be a serious company with very nice buses.
Oltursa tends to be a little more expensive and of higher quality. They have some of the best-equipped buses: reclining seats, onboard toilets, air conditioning, and great service. CDS, however, is reliable and professional and has a larger fleet and staff to keep up with demand.
VIP options are available on both carriers.