Book the best bus tickets from Huaraz to Lima


on: 2021-06-02

by: Alice Silva, Staff

Quick Facts

  • Duration

    08 hours 20 minutes

  • Rating

  • Experience

    Cultural sites, chinatown, shopping, restaurants

  • Best Price pricing footnote icon

    USD $ 10

  • Maximum comfort or class


  • Departures

    15 Departures Daily

  • Recommended by

    1724 travelers

pricing footnote iconPrice may fluctuate due to seasonal demand and other market-driven and regulatory events.

All about the bus from Huaraz to Lima

Lima is a coastal city with lots of activities to offer.

Traveling from Huaraz to Lima will take you from a quiet small town to a huge city. And taking a bus will let you see everything in between!

We strongly recommend taking a bus in Peru because it is a good way to see one of the best landscapes in South America. And it changes a lot from Huaraz to Lima. The route takes you from the Andes to the Pacific ocean. From the mountain to the beach in 8 hours.

You will find it very easy to book your tickets. Just click the Reserve Now button above to see available buses from Huaraz to Lima. And for sure you have to visit our insider ‘Huaraz-Lima Travel Guide’ you can find below.

What are the buses in Peru like?

In Latin America, you can find many types of bus services, from basic “chicken-style buses” to comfortable and modern units where you can find full, onboard services.

Taking an adventure riding a cheap bus from Huaraz to Lima is a possibility, but since there is not a big price difference between such service and a comfortable ride with reclining seats, we recommend the latter. There are many services at night, so we recommend getting a service with climate control.

You can book Peru’s luxury buses with AndesTransit. They are great and super affordable. You will thank us for having bathrooms, fully reclining seats, climate control, and full-time staff for such a good price!

To check out our general tips for safe bus travel, click here to read Tips for Safe and Comfortable Bus Journeys.

What is the cost of traveling by bus from Lima to Huaraz?

Bus tickets from Huaraz to Lima are usually between $8-12 USD (regularly). The price of the actual ticket can change depending on a few important factors.

When you go

Normally weekends, holidays or vacations can make people travel more, so it will cost you a little more. If traveling on a tight budget, consider traveling during weekdays.

When you book

Bus seats can fill up very quickly, so unless you have time to spend a few hours at the bus terminal waiting for the next available bus, the best option is to book online and in advance. So the sooner you book, the better for your plans! So be smart and book in advance. You can do it right now with the Book Now button.

Which Bus Carrier you Choose

The price also depends on what company you choose. You will simply get what you are paying for! In the case of Peru, a nice seat, air conditioning, blankets, meals, and toilets, will not cost you a lot. Remember that you will be around 8 hours from Huaraz to Lima, and change from the mountains to the beach.

What are the bus schedules from Huaraz to Lima?

Traveling by bus in Latina America has changed a lot these years. New routes and better user experience. But there is still a way to go.

It is very usual that the bus schedule changes and the companies are not up-to-date, not their websites and no message or call to inform you. They are more into solving problems that have to do with the route and buses.

But Don't worry! We are here for you. AndesTransit cares a lot about giving you the most current schedules and brand new information of all sorts of transportation to get you where you want to go, not just buses. We have direct contact with the best transport companies to bring you the information you can trust. To see the most up-to-date Huaraz-Lima bus schedules, click the Reserve Now button above!

Where can I book bus tickets from Huaraz to Lima?

There are two ways of getting tickets between Huaraz and Lima:


In the case of Huaraz, you may know it is a small town. The bus station is not very big, which translates to a reduced number of services per day. Taking your baggage all over the station, comparing prices, keeping your eye on your belongings, and not getting a ticket for the time you want, is something that can happen.


The adventure of traveling is the whole plan of going somewhere you want to go and do whatever you want (or can). Buying your ticket online helps you make your journey easier and lets you enjoy it more. At AndesTransit, you’ll find the most current schedules and the best fares. You can pay online through our secure system. And that‘s not all! You also get English/Spanish assistance all over the trip.

What is the best bus from Huaraz to Lima?

While going from Huaraz to Lima you have to choose a bus where you are going to be for 7/8 hours. Cavassa is one of the best companies for this route: they have reclining seats, entertainment screens, very good meals, and climate control. What else do you need? Just ask!

Another good choice for this route is Movil Tours. It offers you a variety of services between Huaraz and Lima, like the Premier with snacks and drinks, cama (160º) and full cama (180º) seats, climate control, service by the onboard wait staff, and a USB plug to charge your phone.

There is another option, the Julio Cesar company. It is not a luxury bus, but offers you many departure options, in just 7 hours.

You can book either of these buses, plus several other options, on the AndesTransit ticket platform by just clicking the Reserve Now button above.

What to visit in Lima

Lima colonial buildings offer a warm and friendly enviroment

Peru’s capital has dozens of attractions to keep you busy for many weeks, from museums and churches to surfing and hang gliding. But if you have only a few days to spend in this city, here are some top sights to check out.

#1 - National Museum of the Archeology, Anthropology, and History of Peru

The Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Perú has one of the largest pre-Columbian art collections in the world. Special galleries focus on the ancient civilizations of Paracas and Chavín (which you can get to know up-close in Huaraz), among others. Other sections of the permanent collection discuss Peru’s history from the Conquest through the Republican era. The museum is located on the Plaza Bolívar in the district of Pueblo Libre.

#2 - Chinatown

A large red Chinese gate marks the entrance into Lima's Barrio Chino at Jirón Paruro and Jirón Ucayali in downtown Lima. Remember that Peru is a country with a lot of cultural connections with Asia. Businesses are decked with signs in Chinese, and they offer everything from Chinese housewares to meals of Peking duck to services of Chinese horoscopes and acupuncture. Be sure to grab lunch at one of the dozens of chifas (Chinese restaurants) in this neighborhood! If you happen to be in Lima for Chinese New Year, don’t miss the spectacular celebrations here!

#3 - The Magic Water Circuit

Within Lima’s Parque de la Reserva is the world’s largest fountain complex in a public park according to The Guinness Book of World Records. At night, you can stroll through the Circuito Mágico del Agua, more than a dozen colorful fountains synchronized to music. It is definitely a bewitching experience! The Parque de la Reserva is on Sánchez Carrió, between Paseo de la República and Avenida Arequipa in Central Lima.

#4 - Callao

If you’re needing to get out of Lima’s bustle and smog, then an escape to Lima’s bedroom port city of Callao might be in order. Stroll around the La Punta neighborhood, taking in the Italian architecture or Humedal Costero Poza de la Arenilla, where you can observe abundant waterfowl. You can also check out the Spanish fortress Fortaleza del Real Felipe and its museum, or take a boat tour of the bay. After getting to know Callao, be sure to grab a seafood lunch at one of the sidewalk eateries in the La Punta neighborhood.

#5 - Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor)

The Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas of Lima, is where the city of Lima was born, as well as the core of the city. It is located in the Historic Centre of Lima, also surrounded by the big Government Palace, the amazing Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace of Lima (the oldest in America), and many other buildings. It is very easy to get to, and you can try many good meals around. Lima is one of the capitals of Latin American food.

Want to know more ideas? Click here for our 10 Fun and FREE things to do in Lima!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long is the bus ride from Huaraz to Lima?
The distance from Huaraz to Lima is around 400 km (248 miles). It takes between 7 and 8 hours.
What is the cost of traveling by bus from Huaraz to Lima?
Starting at $10. Tickets are usually more expensive for travel during daytime and cheaper for overnight trips.
Where can I book bus tickets from Huaraz to Lima?
The best option is online at -- Includes travel support and assistance.
Where do I catch the bus from Huaraz to Lima?
From Huaraz Bus Station.
Where does the Huaraz to Lima bus arrive?
To the Lima bus company office..
What are the ticket policies?
It depends on the carrier you choose, but their specific policies can be previewed during checkout or in the summaries printed on your ticket email. For a general overview, see the Ticket Policy page.

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