User reviews from travellers who booked a bus ticket from Cusco to Lima
Ratings and Reviews (30)
We asked the company about the protest that happened few days ago if we can pass and we been told we can, we got to the protest area and got stuck like the other 15 buses of the same company and few of other companies.
We had to cancel our flight and walk 40km to pass the blockroads to get the other side of the road and from there getting to Lima.
The company didn't said the truth and a lot of people been stuck over of 3 days without food or water.
the company just tried to make money without care of people health or security.
I booked a trip from Cusco to Lima I’m attempts to make it to Lima before the government shut down its borders but was unsuccessful in my attempts. I never received a notification that the bus would not be able to leave due to the travel ban. I’m slightly disappointed in the lack of communication with their customer service
One of your drivers doesn’t know where his gears are ... made for an uncomfortable ride every time he was driving let alone what it was doing to your vehicle. Your attendant picks the most zigzagging bit of the road to serve dinner at six o’clock presumably because it’s time to serve dinner rather than waiting for a straighter bit of road. Food was cold so why not plan for cold food rather than serve chicken rice and vegetables that is meant to be hot? Cruz del Sur’s food is significantly better than yours
It was a super comfortable bus ride with very few people and lots of space. For a 22 hour trip I happily pay a bit more money and be comfortable. I liked that there were meal options, and the dinner was actually quite tasty.
Movie selection was good but the music channels didn't work. Likewise, not all USB chargers worked.
If it's impossible to have wifi on the bus, there should be at least a place in the bus terminals to use wifi. How can foreign travelers call an Uber, for example? But, all in all, good service and I'm happy to recommend Cruz Del Sur.
The bus was on time and fairly comfortable for a basic bus. 'Basic' means that there are no WiFi on the board, no possibility to charge your phone, no blanket for the night and no option to switch on and off your personal screen. The bathroom smelled bad at the end, though.
I was overall satisfied with my trip from Cusco to Lima. Everything was on time which was great, however I assumed we would stop atleast once for food over the 20 hours - which we didn’t. I can’t fault the bus, as it was quite comfortable and we were able to watch movies. When I arrived to Lima, however, one of the CIVA taxi staff approached me. I was happy to take a taxi with him as although my hostel was only a few hundred meters away, I had a very heavy bag. He charged me $30 soles for the trip. My hostel is 1900 hostel, very close to the terminal. I tried to ask for $20 soles but he did not agree. I was very disappointed with the cost of the taxi.
For such this long trip [over 24 hours] no food or snacks were provided. The driver did two stops at a local restaurants were they increased the prices because there were people on the bus that aren't local like and my son
I loved my trip with Econociva. So far I have travelled through South America with Cata International, Pullman & Cromotex. And Econociva was my favourite. The food was nice, great service by staff, I even got moved to a seat where no one was booked so I had two seats to myself which I really appreciated. The only issue was the departure time changed from 1:30pm to 4:05pm so I was waiting at the bus station for hours, but I understand these things happen. It would also be great if movies on the bus could be played with English subtitles for tourists like myself.
Frequently asked questions on the trip Cusco - Lima
Which bus companies travel from Cusco to Lima?
When taking the bus from Cusco to Lima, you can travel comfortably and safely with Excluciva, Tepsa, Excluciva (relax).
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Cusco to Lima?
Buses travelling between Cusco and Lima leave from Terminal Cruz Del Sur or Terminal Terrestre and arrive at Paseo de la República, Atocongo, Javier Prado.
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Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Cusco and Lima!
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Cusco to Lima, get comfy and count the stars.
Taking the bus creates the smallest carbon footprint compared to other modes of transport. Not to mention that buses will allow you to discover scenic gems from Cusco to Lima that are otherwise impossible to come by with a plane.
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Did you know?
It takes 27 hours to go by bus from Lima to Cusco, one of the craziest bus trips on the world. This route is used daily by locals and backpackers.
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