Getting Around Peru
Types of Public Transport in Peru
There are various types of public transport in Peru, ranging from modern air fleets to antiquated trucks. Here is an overview of Peru flights, buses, boats and more.
Longitudinal Highways in Peru
There are three longitudinal, or north to south, highways in Peru. One runs along the coast, one through the highlands, and one through the jungle to the east of the Andes.
Transverse Roads in Peru
There are 20 transverse roads in Peru, helping to connect the three longitudinal highways.
Lima to Cusco
There are two main ways of getting from Lima to Cusco: quick and easy flights or more scenic and adventurous bus journeys.
Peru Border Crossing Basics
Border crossing between Peru and its neighboring countries can be an intimidating process. Learn the ropes with our border-crossing guide.
Domestic Airlines in Peru
Domestic airlines in Peru offer scheduled flights to most of the nation's major destinations. Read about Peru’s five main airlines: StarPeru, LAN, TACA, Peruvian Airlines and LC Busre.
Airports in Peru
There are more than 200 airports in Peru, but only 20 major airports with scheduled flights.
Peru Airports Map
There are 20 major airports in Peru with regular domestic flights. See where they are on our locator map.
Get to know Lima airport before you arrive with our guide to flights and facilities at Jorge Chávez International Airport.
Lima Airport ATMs and Currency Exchange
Find out more about exchanging money or using an ATM in Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport.
Baggage Allowances for Domestic Flights in Peru
Find out how much luggage you can take on flights in Peru, and how much you'll pay for excess baggage.
Taxis in Peru
Taking taxis in Peru is not always as straightforward as in more developed countries. There are no meters and safety is an issue, so choose your Peruvian taxis carefully.
Traffic Jam Thieves in Peru
When you're stuck in traffic in Lima, watch out for Peru's traffic jam thieves...
Mototaxis in Peru
Mototaxis are a cheap way to get around in many Peruvian towns and cities. Learn more about these three-wheeled contraptions.
Trains in Peru
Trains are rare in Peru, but the few rail networks offer travelers intriguing trips with spectacular scenery.
Trains to Machu Picchu
Find out what options are available for getting to Machu Picchu by train.
Hitchhiking in Peru
Hitchhiking is possible in Peru, but you need to be aware of the difficulties and risks involved.
Peru Traffic Signs and Road Markings
Learn more about Peruvian traffic signs and road markings before you drive in Peru.
Driving Licenses in Peru
Foreign travelers can drive in Peru for a maximum of six months using their home driving license.
Pizana Express Transport Services
Pizana Express is arguably the best car company for making the trip between Tingo Maria and Tarapoto.
The Tarapoto to Tingo Maria Road
Information about the overland route between Tarapoto to Tingo Maria.
Tips for Walking in Cities in Peru
Learn more about exploring Peruvian cities in the most natural fashion: by foot.
The Ronda Campesina in Peru
Ronderos are members of the ronda campesina, a type of rural patrol active along some roads in Peru.
Seat 61: Train Travel in Peru
The Seat 61 website provides an overview of the three major train routes in Peru.