Absolutely the worst bus journey ever and I've done my share of long and overnight buses. It was meant to be a 140 degree reclining seat, but was just the most standard bus seat. There was no air conditioning. There were no breaks to stretch your legs or get food whatsoever. We had booked seats on the right side online because it was meant to be more scenic, but the actual seatings were completely different and we ended up on the left. The journey was 23 hours. It was inhumane. Never again.
Péssimo! Atendimento horrível. Fiquei sem comer pois não havia opções vegetarianas (o que dizia ter no site da companhia), com algumas horas de viagem o papel higiênico do banheiro acabou e não tinha mais pra repor. Banheiro imundo. Lençol pequeno. Não cobria nem uma pessoa pequena. Fomos impedidos diversas vezes de ir ao banheiro. Inadmissível!!! Fomos avisados ao inicio do serviço que o banheiro só poderia ser usado para urinar, qualquer outra coisa, que fosse avisado a equipe, pois bem. Avisamos que necessitávamos ir ao banheiro e fomos impedidos de ir ate nas escalas que o ônibus fez. Tepsa nunca mais!!!
We arrived at the terminal early but was able to check our bags in. We left on time, was served a delicious dinner of rice with beef patty and side of vegetables as well as a small breakfast. The seats were very comfortable and the temperature was great. We were provided with a pillow and blanket. Overall it was a great and safe experience. I’m glad I went this route to get to Cuzco. Remember to bring own headphones for the onboard entertainment.
The biggest complaint and problem was the bathroom. For a 22 hour bus trip and first class bus, the cleanliness and quality of the toilet needs attention and improvement. The service was excellent from Valeria.
Excellent service. We didn’t realize that the seats up top which cost a bit extra had more room and personal entertainment, next time we will buy the top deck tickets for sure. Bus bathroom did get a bit dirty but otherwise for a 22hr hour bus amazing!
There is a problem with people and mobile phones in the bus during the night. When 5 - 6 people "forget" to off the sound of their phones during the night, it is really disturbing other people from sleep when their phones ring all the time (messeages, meeting reminders...) 22 hours in a bus and a sound every one or two minutes is getting on the nervs. The staff should remind the passengers to of their phones during the night...
The bus was comfier than I thought. I was also not expecting hot food included on the bus which was a nice surprise. The major downfall was that there was no information being shared in English. I had no idea what was going on particularly prior to boarding the bus.
I also was not allowed to use the bathroom and was yelled at in Spanish when I tried to enter the toilet.
Super comfortable. Very Nice staff. Pillow, Blanket, food, tea, movies, best bus ride ever. Except... the movies are only dubbed in Spanish. There was no option to watch them in their regular languages. Also the WiFi was very bad. Could have been me. But I doubt it because it didn’t work on my phone or my tablet. But it’s all good.
Extremely comfortable seating arrangement so very easy to sleep.
The food provided was good.
The toilet got a bit messy but it is sort os expected.
We had a very warm welcome from the chap cleaning the bus when we arrived in Cuzco!!
El mozo un joven excelente, educado y amable.
Asiento confortable. Hubo un bebé llorando sin cesar todo el trayecto. Continuamente.
El autobús no para 23h para comer y estirar las piernas. Eso es inadmisible. Después de discutir fuerte con el mozo más viajeros ese nos dijo que el chófer no quiere parar porque la empresa no lo deja. Finalmente obtuvimos 20 minutos de pausa delante de una casa después de 21h de viaje. No recomiendo Superciva en absoluto!
It should have taken 20 hours but took 24. However I would rather spend the extra hours on a Cruz del Sur bus than any other. Unfortunately my seat would not stay vertical. Other than that it was a good experience
The staff is good and the timing was good and the chairs were very good. But the movies was projecting too much on the screen and without headfone so u must watch all the movies. And the worest was the smell going out from the toylet, in some moment i felt we are sitting in the soar itself
it was not what I expected. I traveled before with another company, for the same price but much better service. Toilet was not working since we left Lima and at the end it smelled terrible and we couldn't even use it.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Lima - Cusco
How much does a bus ticket from Lima to Cusco cost?
The average bus ticket price from Lima to Cusco is $45. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Lima to Cusco is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Lima to Cusco?
The average travel time between Lima and Cusco is around 22h 3m, although the fastest bus will take about 21h.This is the time it takes to travel the 355 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Lima and Cusco?
The number of buses from Lima to Cusco can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 9 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Lima to Cusco by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Lima to Cusco?
When taking the bus from Lima to Cusco, you can travel comfortably and safely with Econociva, Excluciva, Superciva.
What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the bus from Lima to Cusco?
Buses traveling between Lima and Cusco leave from Javier Prado or Plaza Norte and arrive at Terminal Terrestre, Terminal Cruz Del Sur.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 30 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Lima to Cusco costs around $34 for departures 30 days prior.
Over the last 90 days, ticket prices from Lima to Cusco vary and during peak season, ticket prices are around $52 while at other times, you can expect to pay around $26.
Usually Superciva, Cruz del Sur will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Lima to Cusco, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 30 days in advance.
If we look at the other days, booking between 30 days and 60 days before the departure will allow you to save $9.
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If you're abroad, study some local language. Not only could it get you out of a pickle during your bus trip from Lima to Cusco but it'll also be endearing to native speakers who will surely appreciate your effort.
Start sightseeing the minute your bus leaves the station. If you're on the night bus from Lima to Cusco, get comfy and count the stars.
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The word 'bus' is an abbreviation of 'omnibus" which means 'for all' in Latin as buses were meant to be transportation for everybody.
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One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.
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