Peru Flight Info
Peru Flight Info
Airfare often varies depending on when you book, and what type of ticket you choose. But, luckily, for Peru, the leading airlines seem to hold fairly consistent pricing and tickets can be easily purchased online. The only time you should watch out for is the high season from late May to early October when people from around the world are trying to visit the iconic Machu Picchu or the exotic Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.
The best airport to fly into is in Lima, the capital of Peru. There is where you will find the Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM). Airline carriers include American Airlines, Delta, LAN, United, Iberia, Copa, and TACA. There are direct flights from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, and San Francisco. Air Canada offers a direct flight from Toronto. Iberia flies direct from Madrid. Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, and Asia usually stopover in Santiago or Los Angeles. With no direct flights from the UK to Peru, expect to switch planes somewhere in the United States or in Europe.
If you’re traveling from Lima to Cusco, expect the flight to last approximately 2 hours. If you’re connecting from an international flight in Lima, headed to Cusco overnight, you may want to stay at the Radisson Inn, the only hotel located within the Lima airport.
There is an airport departure tax of US $30, payable in dollars or soles. Make sure to get in line and pay the exit fee before trying to get in line for customs.
Peru’s geographical location consists of plenty of neighboring countries such as Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Chile. If you are traveling to Peru from any of these countries, you can consider taking a bus. The new Transoceanic Highway or the coastal trip from Ecuador are fantastic land options.