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Getting Around Peru

From long-distance bus trips to short hops in mototaxis, getting around Peru is an adventure in itself.
  1. Bus Travel in Peru (15)
  2. Flying in Peru (6)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ferrocarril Central Andino Train Schedule for 2014
See the Ferrocarril Central Andino train schedule for 2014.

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.

Mototaxis in Peru
Mototaxis are a cheap way to get around in many Peruvian towns and cities. Learn more about these three-wheeled contraptions.

Hitchhiking in Peru
Hitchhiking is possible in Peru, but you need to be aware of the difficulties and risks involved.

Traffic Jam Thieves in Peru
When you're stuck in traffic in Lima, watch out for Peru's traffic jam thieves...

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.

Tips for Walking in Cities in Peru
Learn more about exploring Peruvian cities in the most natural fashion: by foot.

The Tarapoto to Tingo Maria Road
Information about the overland route between Tarapoto to Tingo Maria.

Pizana Express Transport Services
Pizana Express is arguably the best car company for making the trip between Tingo Maria and Tarapoto.

The Ronda Campesina in Peru
Ronderos are members of the ronda campesina, a type of rural patrol active along some roads in Peru.

Carrying a Passport or Other Form of Identification in Peru
It's a good idea to carry some kind of photo ID with you when traveling in Peru, even if it's just a photocopy of your passport.

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