How to Get to Peru
Airplane: the national airlines in Peru are Taca Peru, LAN Peru, Aero Condor and Aero Continente.
There are no direct flights to Peru from Switzerland and Austria (you have to change trains in Madrid, Frankfurt, Paris, Miami or New York). Iberia and LAN Peru fly direct to Lima from Madrid. Lufthansa and LAN (three times a week, from June 18, 2009 six times a week from Frankfurt) act as feeders to LAN flights to Peru in Germany and Austria; Swiss International takes on this role in Switzerland. Ibera can also be used as a feeder to Madrid from Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Visit securitypology for Emigration to Peru.
There are also direct flights from Amsterdam. With direct flights from Europe, however, it should be noted that it can be cheaper to choose flights with a stopover in the USA, the Caribbean or Colombia.
Other airlines that have Lima in their program are Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Aeropostal, Air Canada, Air France, Air Madrid, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LACSA, Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, Varig
The high season for flights to Peru is late May to early September and the holiday season in the northern hemisphere. Outside of these peak times, lower airfares are sometimes offered.
Air tickets bought in Peru are subject to 18% tax. It is important here to confirm flights 72 hours in advance.
There are direct flights to Lima from many South American capitals. However, flights from Latin American countries are subject to high taxes, so there are hardly any cheap flights.
In the US there are direct flights to Lima from Atlanta, Dallas – Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.
The South American Airpassis offered by the airlines TAM and TAM Mercosul and is valid in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile (exception: Easter Island), Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and Uruguay on all routes offered by these airlines. The South American Airpass is available for stays between 7 and 45 days, buyers must be outside of South America and have international round-trip travel. The Airpass must be purchased for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 countries, a maximum of 8 flight coupons are allowed (if a destination is Iguazú, the maximum number is 9). A maximum of 2 flight interruptions are allowed per country traveled. The flight route must be determined and reserved in advance. Flights may be rebooked, but the flight route cannot be changed after purchasing the Airpass.
The Oneworld Visit South America Pass is offered by British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, LAN, Iberia and Qantas. He is in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela and UruguayValid on all routes operated by participating airlines. The pass is only sold to people living outside of South America and is valid for a maximum of 6 months after arrival in South America. The minimum number of flight coupons for this Airpass is three, there is no maximum number. Infants younger than 2 years travel free of charge, but they are not entitled to a seat. The entire route must be determined before purchasing the Airpass. Change of route or flight date changes are chargeable. Cancellations before the start of the trip are subject to a fee, after the start of the trip there is no refund of the price.
Airports: Jorge Chavez International (LIM) Airport is 16 km north of Lima. It is an important hub in South America with many flights from North, Central and South America and some direct flights from Europe. Regular buses (the journey takes a little less than half an hour) and taxis go into town. Rental cars can also be hired.
Cuzco International Airport (CUZ) is located in the southern part of the country. Flights to Bolivia (La Paz), among others, start from here.
Ship: the most important port in Peru is Callao, from time to time cruise ships also anchor here. (including the company Princess Cruises).
The cities of Puno (Peru) and La Paz (Bolivia) are connected to each other on Lake Titicaca by a daily ferry.
Car: The Panamericana route also runs through Peru and is the most important international road. It runs through the desert regions on the coast in a north-south direction from Tumbes to Tacna. The Andean Strait leads from San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) via Bolivia to Arequipa (Peru). There is also a road between La Paz in Bolivia and Puno (in southern Peru, on Lake Titicaca.
Buses from several companies (including El Rapido, Ormeno, Rutas de America, Tas Choapa Internacional and Empresa Paraguaya de Transporte) travel between Peru and Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.