Jorge Chávez International Airport

The Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) is the primary aviation hub for Lima, but also welcomes the lion’s share of Peru’s international air traffic from around the world. Situated 11km from the centre of town, this airport is ideally situated for anyone thinking of exploring Peru’s dynamic capital, or for travellers wanting to use Lima as a base for discovering the rest of the country’s incredible natural landscapes.

The airport is well accustomed to transiting passengers’ needs, especially as over the last few years, the Jorge Chávez International Airport has seen 15 million travellers pass through its doors annually. You will find that there are ATMs, bureaux de change counters, mobile phone hire, a medical centre offering vaccination services and emergency care, plus three VIP lounges, car rental agencies, and an internet café, all available for use.

If you are waiting while in transit, you can browse the duty-free area, or the variety of stores selling fashion, jewellery, confectionary, Peruvian souvenirs, and travel accessories. Equally, there are plenty of food outlets you can grab some refreshments in, from well-known brands like Subway, McDonald’s and Starbucks, to restaurants serving the local cuisine, like Pikeos and La Bonbonniere.

Airlines typically flying between Australia and Lima are the LATAM Airlines Group, Qantas, British Airways, American Airlines and Air Canada. Expect all flights from Australia to involve at least one layover, usually in Los Angeles (LAX) or Santiago (SCL).

Travel Information

· Driving in Lima can be a little challenging, but if you choose to hire a car online, or from one of the agencies within the airport (such as Hertz, Enterprise and Budget), the drive into central Lima should take around 30 minutes. For the most straight forward way into the city, take the Vía Expresa Elmer Faucett, and take the exit towards 2 de Mayo and continue on. Take the 12 De Octobre to Los Proceres, then turn right on Avenue Lima. Continue on Avenue Jose Granda. Take the Panamericana Norte to Avenida Alfonso Ugarte.  

· There are buses that run throughout the city, but these do not stop at the airport. To get a bus, you will need to walk to the station nearby, on the Avenida Elmer Faucett. This isn’t the best way into the city if you are new to Lima, as the bus drivers don’t always speak English, and can become very crowded during peak travelling times. Airport transfers are a good alternative, and these can be reserved using Skyscanner’s search tool.

· The most common way into town is taking one of the licensed taxis and shuttles that service the airport, which you will find just outside of the Arrivals Hall. Expect a fare to be around 70PEN ($28).

Please note that information is correct as of August 2016

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 Getting To & From the Airport

Driving hide 

The parking lot sits right in front of the main airport building. There are also car rentals available.

Buses hide 

There are buses available, which are connected to city via Elmer Faucet Avenue.

Taxi hide 

Taxis can be booked with individual taxi companies, and their counters are set up near the airport exit area. Alternatively, there are also taxi drivers waiting outside the customs area for potential customers.

 Who flies to Lima

 Airport Contact Details

Lima Airport

Avenida Elmer Faucett,
s/n Callao,
Apartdo 680,

Tel:+51 (0)1 5750912


 Location Details

Longitude:77° 6' 38'' W
Latitude:12° 1' 29'' S

 Airport Location

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