If you're flying to Peru, you'll touch down at Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez, in the northern neighborhood of El Callao. Once you're in the main terminal, hundreds of people will be waiting. Do yourself a favor and arrange for a transfer through your hotel. You can also hire a cab from one of the companies stationed in the corridor outside of customs, or take an Airport Express Lima bus, which drops passengers off at seven major hotels in the city.
Airport Express Lima. Av. Faucett s/n, Callao, Callao, 01. 01/446--5539; www.airportexpresslima.com.
CMV Taxi. 01/517–1891.
Taxi Green. 01/484–4001; www.taxigreen.com.pe.
Various airlines handle domestic flights, so getting to and from major tourist destinations is easy. LATAM is the carrier with the most national flights, with a dozen per day to Cusco, and several daily departures to Arequipa, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Iquitos, Juliaca (Puno), Piura, Puerto Maldonado, Trujillo, and Tumbes. Avianca is a close second, with daily flights to Arequipa, Cusco, Piura, Puerto Maldonado, and Trujillo. These are the most convenient airlines, but also the most expensive, charging foreigners twice as much as locals. Peruvian Airlines offers the best deals for travelers, with daily flights to Arequipa, Cusco, Iquitos, Piura, and Tacna, on the border with Chile. Star Peru is relatively inexpensive and flies to Ayacucho, Cusco, Huanuco, Iquitos, Juliaca, Puerto Maldonado, and Trujillo. Viva Air is an even more affordable discount airline, and flies to Arequipa, Chiclayo, Cusco, Iquitos, Piura, Tacna, Trujillo, and Tarapoto. The smaller LCPeru also has competitive rates, and flies to Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Huanuco, and Huaraz.
Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chávez. Av. Faucett s/n, Callao, Callao, 01. 01/517–3100; www.lima-airport.com.
Avianca. Av. José Pardo 811, Miraflores, Lima, Lima, 18. 01/511–8222; www.avianca.com.
LATAM. Av. José Pardo 513, Miraflores, Lima, Lima, 18. 01/213–8200; www.latam.com.
LC Peru. Av. Jose Pardo 269, Miraflores, Lima, Lima, 18. 01/204–1313; www.lcperu.pe.
Peruvian Airlines. Av José Pardo 495, Miraflores, Lima, Lima, 18. 01/716–6000; www.peruvian.pe.
Star Peru. Av José Pardo 265, Miraflores, Lima, Lima, 18. 01/705–9000; www.starperu.com.
Viva Air. Av. Faucett s/n, Callao, Callao, 01. 01/705--0107; www.vivaair.com.