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Arequipa to Ica by Bus: 2023 updated information about bus schedules, bus safety, and the best bus to take!
A bus from Arequipa to Ica takes around 11 hours. Below we have detailed information about bus safety, the best bus company and what other benefits you should look out for when choosing the best bus to Ica from Arequipa.
Quick Tip: Check out Peru Hop’s selection of Arequipa to Ica passes to learn more about specific routes that you can take to get from Arequipa to Ica.
Arequipa to Ica is an almost direct journey, however there are some stunning places like the incredible Nazca lines viewing tower that is worth stopping at before arriving to Ica. This amazing extra stop is free on any Peru Hop trip from Arequipa to Ica and is a great way to break up the journey and make sure you don’t miss out on any of Peru’s hidden gems such as Huacachina, the only natural desert oasis in South America- where the bus stops.
The best option to get around Peru by bus is to take advantage of one of Peru Hop’s long passes, allowing you to hop on and hop off throughout the country and explore the many wonderful hidden gems that Peru has to offer. A hop on hop off bus service is a service that travels to many different points around the country, allowing people to hop off and enjoy each destination, or just take a quick look around before continuing on their way.[OfficallyOpen]
With Peru Hop you can travel in style with our comfortable reclining seats, which come with USB ports for every passenger. You can arrive refreshed and recharged, resting safely in the knowledge that our buses go the extra mile to ensure your safety. Using 24/7 GPS tracking we can be sure that our drivers don’t speed, and don’t make unauthorized stops along the way. We also make sure that our staff, including bilingual guides who are with you every step of the way, are well rested, with drivers swapping shifts every 5 hours. This is something that other bus companies simply do not do, many overwork their staff and put unrealistic deadline on them so that the drivers have to speed.
Below you’ll find all of our passes which travel the route from Arequipa to Ica. Peru Hop buses on this route offer guaranteed daily departures, providing you the flexibility to travel on your own schedule. Take a look at the different options available to get from Arequipa to Ica and choose the one that best fits your desired itinerary. Remember that Peru Hop passes are valid for one full year, so there’s no need to set a rigid schedule–hop on and hop off at your own pace!
If you can’t find the pass you’re looking for listed below, make sure to check out our passes page for the full list of available options.
Canyon To Lima
For those starting in Arequipa and want to see the whole coast
Full South To Lima
For those who want to visit all of Peru
La Paz to Canyon to Lima
Those who've been to Cusco but want to discover the rest of Peru
To Lima Without The Lake
For those who have already visited Lake Titicaca