Most passengers coming to Peru from North America, Europe and other parts of the world arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport, in Lima.
On this article you will find a list of the major international carriers and destinations flying to and from Lima, as well as useful information regarding Jorge Chavez International Airport and visas requirements to travel to Peru.
Major international carriers and destinations flying to and from Jorge Chavez International Airport:
North America, Central America and the Caribbean
- Air Canada – Flies from Toronto and Montreal, Canada.
- American Airlines – Flies from Miami, New York, Dallas, Orlando, Newark, Los Angeles and Stamford, United States.
- United Airlines – Flies from Houston, Newark, Miami and New York, United States.
- Delta Airlines – Flies from Atlanta, United States.
- LATAM Peru – Flies from Miami, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Orlando in the United States; Mexico City and Cancún in Mexico; La Havana, Cuba; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and San Jose, Costa Rica.
- Avianca – Flies from and from Miami and Orlando in the United States; Mexico City and Cancún in Mexico; La Havana, Cuba; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; San Jose, Costa Rica; and San Salvador, El Salvador.
- Aeromexico – Flies from Mexico City, Mexico.
- Copa Airlines – Flies from Panama City, Panama.
- Iberia – Flies from Madrid, Spain.
- KLM – Flies from Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- LATAM Peru – Flies from Madrid and Barcelona, Spain.
- Air Europa – Flies from Madrid, Spain.
- Air France – Flies from Paris, France.
- LATAM Peru – Flies from Buenos Aires, Rosario, Salta, Córdoba and Mendoza in Argentina; Bogotá and Medellín in Colombia; Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu, and São Paulo in Brazil; Santiago and Antofagasta in Chile; Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador; Montevideo, Uruguay; La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia; and Asunción, Paraguay.
- Avianca – Flies from Bogotá, Cali and Medellín in Colombia; Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador; Montevideo, Uruguay; Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and São Paulo in Brazil; La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia; and Asunción, Paraguay.
Jorge Chavez International Airport
The Jorge Chavez International Airport is located in Callao, which is for all intents and purposes an extension of the city of Lima (though legally speaking it is a separate province). The Jorge Chavez International airport serves as the connecting hub between the world, Lima and other cities throughout Peru. It is the country’s main airport, serving over 20 million passengers yearly.
The airport houses shopping and restaurants, and has a hotel directly in front of the terminal area. Passenger services include tourist information, secure taxis, currency exchange and new domestic and international VIP lounges.
Make sure to be at the airport at least 3 hours before your international flight departs, and give yourself between 45 minutes and an hour-and-a-half to reach the airport if you are driving there from Miraflores or downtown. Traffic to the airport can be quite heavy between the hours of 8am and 9pm, so take precautions. Keep in mind that not all carriers fly every day, and travel plans might change depending on weather conditions. It is recommended you get a travel insurance in case of an emergency or itinerary changes.
Visa requirements to travel to Peru
Most foreign travelers – including tourists traveling from the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain and the European Union – obtain a tourist visa in the airport upon arrival in Peru.
However, depending on your country of origin, you might have to request a visa at the Peruvian Consulate in your country before traveling to Peru, check out this list to learn which countries need a visa. Business and immigrant travelers require visas as well. For more information, visit or article Peru Visa Requirements.
Upon entry to the country, Peru does require that foreign travelers be able to show either a return trip ticket or some other form of onward travel out of the country. While this rule is not usually enforced strictly in Peru, some of our forum members have had to show proof of onward travel when boarding in the US, as airlines can be fined for allowing passengers without the necessary documentation.
You might also be interested in learning about domestic flights from Lima.
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