Travel from La Paz to Lima takes about 28 hours, 1,642 km. Buses stop at the Desaguadero border so passengers can do their migration paperwork and change buses for the rest of their trip to Lima. The buses leave from the bus terminal in La Paz located on Avenida Peru. The buses leave at 7:00am and 7:30am and arrive in Lima the next day.
Also known as the City of the Kings, the capital city of Peru, Lima lies on arid Pacific coast. Lima is a melting pot of cultures that are reflected in the amazing restaurants serving different regional cuisines, the varied architecture, and the union of people from all corners of the country. It is a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. La Paz to Lima is one of our most popular routes, connecting two of the most important cities across the Andes and taking you from the mountain range to the coast.
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La Paz to Lima Bus Timetable
TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM LA PAZ TO LIMA
Tickets Bolivia offers several bus travel options to make this journey:
Direct trip: You can travel directly from La Paz to Lima. Buses leave at in the morning at 7:00am and 7:30am and the journey takes about 28 hours. The border crossing takes place at the Desaguadero border center. It takes about 2 to 3 hours from La Paz to the Desaguadero. The bus companies offering this service are: Nuevo Continente Internacional (semi lie-flat and lie-flat bus) and Vicuna Travels (semi lie-flat and lie-flat bus). The journey involves a stop and a change of bus company in Peru.
Trip with stopover: The other option is to break the journey to Lima by doing a stopover in Cusco or Arequipa.
Tourist bus: You can take Bolivia Hop, a touristic bus, from La Paz to either Cusco or Arequipa, and then travel to Lima directly with Oltursa. Bolivia Hop give you the flexibility to organize your trip and hop on and off the bus in order to enjoy touristic spots.
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SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN BE OF INTEREST
Plaza de Armas: The Plaza de Armas, also known as the Plaza Mayor, is where Francisco Pizarro founded the city in 1535 and sits at the heart of the historic center. It was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1988 and some of the most important buildings in Lima surround the historic plaza: Palacio de Gobierno, the Cathedral of Lima, the Palace of the Archbishop, and the Municipal Palace.
San Francisco Convent: Nowadays people can visit the catacombs under the San Francisco de Lima Basilica and Convent where you can see piles of bones and skulls that are still preserved. There is an estimated 75,000 bodies buried here. These catacombs are the second biggest after those in Paris. Tours are available in English and Spanish.
Museo Larco: The Museo Larco houses the most important collection of Pre-Columbian artefacts.
Real Felipe Fortress: The Real Felipe Fortress is worth a visit as it is important part of the history of Peru and Latin America, Real Felipe Fortress was built to defend the main Peruvian port and the city of Lima from pirates during colonial times. The fortress was pivotal in the 1866 naval battle when a Spanish fleet was sent to South America to reclaim its colonies.
Pucllana: There is no need to leave Lima to visit archeological sites. Located in Miraflores, in the center of Lima, Pucllana is a giant pyramid made of adobe. These ruins are one of the few that still remain from the pre-Columbian period in Peru. It was built sometime between 300 and 700 AD.
Paragliding: If you like extreme sports and are not afraid of heights, paragliding by the coast is the perfect day activity to enjoy astonishing views of the Lima and its coast. The hotspot for paragliding in Lima is Parque Raimondi, along the Malecón in Miraflores, where paragliding instructors can take you for a 10-minute tandem glide.
Accommodation: The best neighborhoods to stay in Lima are Miraflores and Barranco. Miraflores is one of the most upscale districts in Lima, full of fancy bars, stylish restaurants, and trendy discotheques. Barranco is more of a bohemian quarter, a place for poets, artists, and the alternative crowd.
Food: Lima has some of the best food in the world with a unique fusion of Peruvian and Asian cuisine and access to delicious sea food. Make sure to try ceviche (a mix of fish, red onions, chili peppers and sweet potato marinated in lemon) and the pisco sour, which is a staple Limeño cocktail.