Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Americas > South America
Reload this Page >

Early morning arrival at LIM and MVD: transport options?

Early morning arrival at LIM and MVD: transport options?

Old May 18, 17, 5:18 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Toronto-YYZ
Programs: Aeroplan, BA Executive- Blue, Lifemiles, AA Advantage, VIA Rail Preference, Iberia Plus
Posts: 522
Early morning arrival at LIM and MVD: transport options?

Hello all!
Im arriving to Lima on Saturday 140am and Montevideo at 5am on Sunday and wondering if anyone can suggest a transport option to my respective hotel?
I'm Lima I'll be staying at an Ibis in Miraflores while in Montevideo it'll be a Sheraton 4 Points.

As far as Lima goes, does anyone have any experience with in Lima with Peruvian shuttles? They seem to be the cheapest so far.
http://www.peruvian-shuttle.com/en/
it's just me travelling so sharing is unfortunately not an option.

Thanks in advance!
iceblueshoes is offline  
Old May 19, 17, 9:20 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: TX
Programs: UA 1K, .7MM
Posts: 298
I'm interested in the advise for Montevideo. In a couple of weeks, I'll be arriving on a Sunday at 630am.
FlyingIsCool is offline  
Old May 20, 17, 10:09 am
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Toronto-YYZ
Programs: Aeroplan, BA Executive- Blue, Lifemiles, AA Advantage, VIA Rail Preference, Iberia Plus
Posts: 522
Originally Posted by FlyingIsCool View Post
I'm interested in the advise for Montevideo. In a couple of weeks, I'll be arriving on a Sunday at 630am.
So far looking like I'll just go for a taxi.
Maybe take the bus?
I get in so early that I'm in no rush to get to the hotel.
iceblueshoes is offline  
Old May 21, 17, 11:15 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: AAdvantage, Aeroplan, Flying Blue
Posts: 588
The Lima airport is in a nasty neighborhood (Callao) and security is not good. My recommendation, especially if you haven't been there before and don't speak good Spanish, is to take a "Remisse" taxi from the stands you'll run into just as you exit the baggage claim area, after you put your bags through the X-ray machines at Customs. This is the most expensive option (I'm guessing it will cost you US$40 to get to Miraflores, but it could be more) and the safest, and most comfortable.

There is also a Taxi Green stand by the Remisse stands. Less comfortable, much cheaper and arguably somewhat less secure.
Siempre Viajando is offline  
Old May 22, 17, 1:28 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: BSL
Programs: AA (EXP); among others :)
Posts: 1,751
In Montevideo (staying at the NH Columbia on Rambla Gran Bretana, arriving early in the morning), I simply just took the city bus. Those stop right outside the terminal, and mostly go through the city center to the Rio Branco bus terminal ('Terminal Baltasar Brum'). I got off at Plaza Independencia and walked the few blocks to my hotel. Takes about an hour, and costs ~50 pesos. Very safe, and not crowded at this time.
bhomburg is offline  
Old May 25, 17, 11:07 am
  #6  
Ambassador: LAN LANPASS
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bogotá
Programs: BAEC Gold, Avianca Lifemiles Diamond
Posts: 4,611
I've never heard anyone question the safety of Taxi Green at Lima. You have a paper trail and a fixed price. I think it costs about ~S/.50 to Miraflores and I have never had a problem. Definitely avoid the taxi pirates touting outside though.

Montevideo has Uber but they don't seem to have any drivers so I didn't want to risk trying to book one early in the morning. I just booked a taxi and it was solid, friendly, professional and not particularly expensive.
JohnnyColombia is offline  
Old May 25, 17, 7:01 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: AAdvantage, Aeroplan, Flying Blue
Posts: 588
Originally Posted by JohnnyColombia View Post
I've never heard anyone question the safety of Taxi Green at Lima. You have a paper trail and a fixed price. I think it costs about ~S/.50 to Miraflores and I have never had a problem. Definitely avoid the taxi pirates touting outside though.

Montevideo has Uber but they don't seem to have any drivers so I didn't want to risk trying to book one early in the morning. I just booked a taxi and it was solid, friendly, professional and not particularly expensive.
My statement on Taxi Green vs. Remisse is based on personal experience!
Siempre Viajando is offline  
Old May 27, 17, 6:25 am
  #8  
Ambassador: LAN LANPASS
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bogotá
Programs: BAEC Gold, Avianca Lifemiles Diamond
Posts: 4,611
Originally Posted by Siempre Viajando View Post
My statement on Taxi Green vs. Remisse is based on personal experience!
As was mine. I would be interested to know what personal experience you had that would make you recommend that people do not use the service. It's FlyerTalk. Your experience is as as valid as mine and I'm happy to take it on board.
JohnnyColombia is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 10:29 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: LAS
Programs: SPG Plat, AA Plat, UA Gold
Posts: 176
Taxi Green is currently S./60 LIM to Miraflores.
atLAS, aLAS is offline  
Old Jun 21, 17, 2:09 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: DFW
Programs: AA EXP
Posts: 351
Although I have not personally used it, we had a couple of students use the new airport shuttle in Lima a couple of weeks ago. They reported that it was easy to use and very inexpensive. I saw the stand for it in the airport. You can't miss it.
FrogProf is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread