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Lima Airport (LIM) to Miraflores: New Shuttle Service

Old Apr 4, 17, 6:47 pm
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Lima Airport (LIM) to Miraflores: New Shuttle Service

At last, Lima Airport Partners has implemented a Bus Shuttle Service that will take you from Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez (LIM) to Miraflores. In total there will be 8 buses operating every day between 7am-Midnight, to the following stop points:
-Hotel Torre Blanca,
-Hotel Boulevard,
-Double Tree Hotel,
-Hotel Jose Antonio,
-Marriott Hotel (Larcomar),
-Hilton Hotel, and
-Casa Andina Hotel.

Service began this past weekend with fares at $15 round trip, though this price may only be for the first month. Prices may be similar to Taxis, if not a tad bit higher, though would highly opt for this for own safety. More information at:

https://www.airportexpresslima.com/
http://elcomercio.pe/economia/negoci...oticia-1981336 (in Spanish)

I may not be back in Lim until late August/September, so hopefully someone tries the service and is able to share the experience. Happy travels!
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Old Apr 13, 17, 2:56 pm
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Awesome. I'd heard a little about this but glad to see its legit.
def going to try this out.
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Old Apr 14, 17, 12:15 am
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I have a trip coming up in early May, so I will try to use if possible (though I'm close to the early and late margins, as is often the case). Would be nice to not have to walk out of the airport to that spot to save 20 soles or so.
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Old Apr 14, 17, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by IncaTrails View Post
At last, Lima Airport Partners has implemented a Bus Shuttle Service that will take you from Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez (LIM) to Miraflores. In total there will be 8 buses operating every day between 7am-Midnight, to the following stop points:
-Hotel Torre Blanca,
-Hotel Boulevard,
-Double Tree Hotel,
-Hotel Jose Antonio,
-Marriott Hotel (Larcomar),
-Hilton Hotel, and
-Casa Andina Hotel.

Service began this past weekend with fares at $15 round trip, though this price may only be for the first month. Prices may be similar to Taxis, if not a tad bit higher, though would highly opt for this for own safety. More information at:

https://www.airportexpresslima.com/
http://elcomercio.pe/economia/negoci...oticia-1981336 (in Spanish)

I may not be back in Lim until late August/September, so hopefully someone tries the service and is able to share the experience. Happy travels!
It's been up and running for at least a week. I used it on April 5.

The service was great. They have a booth before you exit into the general departures area.....after Immigration and baggage pickup. Cost is $8/one way or $15/rt, and they accept credit cards. A company representative will walk you to the bus departure area in the main parking lot. You have about six months to complete your round-trip.

Busses are in excellent shape. Trip took about 45 minutes. The slowest part was navigating Miraflores in-transit between the hotels.

Return was very easy. Pickup at every hotel.
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Old May 16, 17, 12:38 am
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I also got to use it, as I had the 9:49 p.m. arrival on Spirit (yeah, I know).

Very similar experience to jaymar01. They had a desk in arrivals to collect the payment before you get "thrown to the wolves,' and they had their own uniformed people holding signs jostling with those. One of 'em even waited while I changed money and then rolled my bag to their area in the parking lot in front of the terminal building. Bus is marked and nice, and they make doubly sure they're letting you off at the right stop for the hotel. They also have area maps for the stops. Mine was the Esperanza, which was a 2-block walk from the Casa Andina. Just 2 other pax on the 10:30 p.m. trip to Miraflores (I think midnight is the last one).

Couldn't use 'em on the way out because I was on Sky Airline for an 8:30 a.m. departure to SCL and their first trip in the morning had a scheduled arrival of 7:15. Sky has only 4 check-in positions at most and lines can be long.
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Old Jun 28, 17, 12:41 am
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Just like RustyC, on my ride in May, only three pax on the bus. Are they going to make it?

One thing I found irritating is that they checked my passport. As a non-Peruvian, I was forced to pay a higher tariff.
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Old Jun 28, 17, 3:40 pm
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Just like RustyC, on my ride in May, only three pax on the bus. Are they going to make it?

One thing I found irritating is that they checked my passport. As a non-Peruvian, I was forced to pay a higher tariff.
Isn't is typical in Peru? You pay double to visit Machu Picchu and double to fly to Cusco.
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Old Jun 28, 17, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by atLAS, aLAS View Post
... One thing I found irritating is that they checked my passport. As a non-Peruvian, I was forced to pay a higher tariff.
The other way to look at is is that you paid the normal fare but Peruvians get a discount.

Besides, this isn't unique to Peru. Same thing in lots of places in Russia. (The signs with lower admission fees for Russians are generally just in Russian, so most non-Russians can't read them.)

Also, the U.S. isn't off the hook here. Only U.S. citizens (over whatever age) can get a lifetime National Park pass. You often have to be a resident of a specific state or city to benefit from lower fares/fees/whatever. It's a worldwide phenomenon, based in part on the fact that non-residents/non-citizens don't vote there but locals do. Some you win, some you lose.
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Old Jun 29, 17, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by Efrem View Post
The other way to look at is is that you paid the normal fare but Peruvians get a discount.

Besides, this isn't unique to Peru. Same thing in lots of places in Russia. (The signs with lower admission fees for Russians are generally just in Russian, so most non-Russians can't read them.)

Also, the U.S. isn't off the hook here. Only U.S. citizens (over whatever age) can get a lifetime National Park pass. You often have to be a resident of a specific state or city to benefit from lower fares/fees/whatever. It's a worldwide phenomenon, based in part on the fact that non-residents/non-citizens don't vote there but locals do. Some you win, some you lose.
Everyone's financial situation is different, but for me I have decided that for the countries in Latin America the few dollars extra they charge probably makes more difference in their lives than in mine (and I am not flush by any means). Depending on the exchange rate and what type of vendor I am dealing with (big company vs mom-pop/family business) I almost do not haggle anymore or not in earnest.....and then I leave a nice tip. Heck, I am on vacation and I planned to spend it anyway....
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Old Jul 1, 17, 10:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Efrem View Post
The other way to look at is is that you paid the normal fare but Peruvians get a discount.

Besides, this isn't unique to Peru. Same thing in lots of places in Russia. (The signs with lower admission fees for Russians are generally just in Russian, so most non-Russians can't read them.)
Ha, some of us can read Russian But still, it's easy enough to see Arabic numbers

But even BC (British Columbia, Canada) gives a discount to residents to ride the ferries. In this instance, methinks it's because they are a money losing public service where BC residents subsidize the service with tax dollars, so it makes sense.

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Everyone's financial situation is different, but for me I have decided that for the countries in Latin America the few dollars extra they charge probably makes more difference in their lives than in mine (and I am not flush by any means).
I'm with you on not being flush, but I don't see how a private company like Avianca with 15 flights per day between Lima and Cusco gets away with charging more for tourists
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because they can....? perhaps there is a local/federal law that allows/requires such a discount?
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Several South American airlines have lower fares for residents/citizens. There are posts on this in some of the other SA country forums and, IIRC, the general SA forum. Enforcement varies. Sometimes you only see those fares on the airline's in-country Web site, but they don't seem to care who uses the ticket. Sometimes they ask for that country's national ID at check-in. In any case, Peru is not unusual in this regard.
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Originally Posted by Efrem View Post
Several South American airlines have lower fares for residents/citizens. There are posts on this in some of the other SA country forums and, IIRC, the general SA forum. Enforcement varies. Sometimes you only see those fares on the airline's in-country Web site, but they don't seem to care who uses the ticket. Sometimes they ask for that country's national ID at check-in. In any case, Peru is not unusual in this regard.
No, recall going to thermal springs in Nicaragua and when Nica national tried to buy two national tickets they took a look at me and made her buy one of each. Mine cost well over twice what the national price was.

At any rate Perivian sold me a cheap price right in their office. The downside, it was Peruvian and its safety record.

Turns out, my return from CUZ was approaching V1 (speed where you can no longer safely abort a takeoff) when the pilot reverses thrust and slams on the brakes.

And it turns out, just two weeks before my trip one of their planes had an incident. Everyone exited aircraft safely, but the plane burned before the firefighters could put out the fire
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I took this last week (round trip). Excellent service. I was coming in from AQP. The stand is right next to domestic baggage claim before you exit the protected area.

It was USD $15 round trip. They tagged the bags for the hotel you exit at. Then escorted me out to the bus (it's on the far end of the parking lot). On the bus they call the hotels and address you by name. In seat chargers worked great. Wifi, well, not so much, but hey who realisitically would expect that anyway!

The bus was about 2/3 full on a Saturday at 5:00 pm. For the return trip at 7:30 pm on a Monday, there were only two of us.

Looks like they may be associated with PeruHop as there is a lot of that advertising seat back.

Driver was very safe, and the feeling of being in the big bus is definitely way more comforting than the luck-of-the-draw cab driver in Lima!

Highly recommended service.

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Old Oct 1, 17, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by JoelA View Post

Wifi, well, not so much, but hey who realisitically would expect that anyway!
I've actually had pretty good luck with the WiFi, though had one instance where I lost it for second half of the ride.
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