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Public transportation in Peru
Are you planning a trip to the beautiful country of Peru? There are many historical monuments and tourist attractions in Peru, which is why this country has become one of the most visited tourist spots in the world. Now that you are planning your trip and thinking about various things such as buying a ticket and your accommodation, you need to pay attention to your transportation in the city. In order to be able to visit the tourist places of Peru, it is better to familiarize yourself with the public transportation system in Peru. In the following, we introduce the types of public transportation in Peru.
Public transportation in Peru is provided by buses, taxis, subways, and airplanes. Taxis are the most common form of public transportation in Lima and many other cities in Peru. There are also more than 100 kilometers of bike paths in the city of Lima.
The Lima Metro is one of the most common public transportation systems in this country. Lima city metro currently consists of a 35 km line and 26 stations.
In Peru, there are many bus companies that operate in intra-city and extra-city trips. You can buy your ticket 1-2 days before the trip or in person from the bus driver.
Airplanes are the fastest and safest means of public transportation in Peru. Most flights depart from Lima. Some of the few direct flights from Cusco go to Puerto Maldonado or Arequipa.
If you like to travel by car to the cities or tourist spots you want, you can rent a car. If you don’t want to drive yourself, you can rent a car with a driver. However, keep in mind that if you want to manage your commuting expenses, renting a car will be expensive.
Taxis are another form of public transportation in Peru. The most expensive taxis are in Lima. In smaller areas there is often a set rate for taxis. We suggest asking your accommodation how much you should pay for a taxi. Peruvians usually ask the driver for the fare before getting into the car. We recommend that you follow the example of the people of Peru to manage your travel expenses.