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Lima to Cusco by Bus: 2022 updated information about bus schedules, bus safety, and the best bus to take!
A bus from Lima to Cusco takes around 29 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 Cusco from Lima.
Quick Tip: Check out Peru Hop’s selection of Lima to Cusco passes to learn more about specific routes that you can take to get from Lima to Cusco.
Lima to Cusco is a direct journey, however there are some stunning places like the secret slave tunnels at Hacienda San Jose and the incredible Nazca lines viewing tower that are worth stopping at before arriving to Cusco. These amazing extra stops are free on any Peru Hop trip from Lima to Cusco and are a great way to break up the journey and make sure you don’t miss out on any of Peru’s hidden gems.
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.
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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 Lima to Cusco. 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 Lima to Cusco 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.
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