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ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:40 pm
by calledtoperu2009
We have some friends that are interested in taking a bus from Lima to Arequipa. Having not done this yet, we wanted to defer to you guys for suggestions. What are some good bus lines to look into? What are good prices? What should they expect time wise?

Any info will help. Thanks!!!!

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:02 pm
by Pollo mani
The best bus to Arequipa is IMO Cruz del sur. Take the night bus down,about 8 hrs +- sleep on the bus.
http://www.cruzdelsur.com.pe

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:59 pm
by calledtoperu2009
Thanks? Is that from personal experience that you think it is the best?

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:47 am
by Pollo mani
Yes , I have used them many times over the years , and arrived safe. They drive direct, no stops along the way. they have 2 class of service, I recommend the better class (seats on the first floor).

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:08 am
by Kelly
I will second that recommendation. I've also used Cruz del Sur many times and they were hands down the best compared to any other bus line I used. If you search this forum a little, there have been many similar threads for bus recommendations, and you'll see that Cruz del Sur is always the most recommended - along with Oltursa. I wouldn't use any other line. I even wrote an article about it - Bus Travel in Peru

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:53 pm
by calledtoperu2009
Well perfect. That is what I will recommend then. If they have a horrible experience (I'll blame it on you). Lol. Thanks again!

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:22 pm
by roddd
i have used Cruz del Sur a few times as well ,
tip of the day is don't sit at or near the back of bus
as when it goes round sharp bends you will feel sick as a parrot
or at least i did :D

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:03 pm
by Kelly
lol! Just how sick is a parrot?? :lol:

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:13 pm
by alanmalarkey
Take the plane $53 one way, 55 minutes.

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:54 pm
by ST4LKER
alanmalarkey wrote:Take the plane $53 one way, 55 minutes.


Where do you get that price?!
Thnx

Re: ADVICE NEEDED- BUS FROM LIMA TO AREQUIPA

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:16 pm
by Pollo mani
I not sure where that price came from but a RT on www.Peruvianairlines.pe you can get for under $ 100.00