IATA code: LIM
ICAO code: SPJC
Jorge Chavez International Airport, also known simply as Lima Airport, is an airport serving the capital of Peru. It is the main international and domestic Peruvian airport. The airport is located in Callao and it serves as a hub for LATAM Peru, Sky Airline, Viva Air Peru, Avianca Peru, Peruvian Airlines and Star Peru. It has a single terminal that is split into domestic and international sections for passengers. However, the airport saw a significant drop in the number of passengers in 2020, the number dropping from over 19 million passengers in 2019 to 7.8 million in 2020.
If travelling to Lima, the following guide will present you with all the necessary information about Lima Airport.
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How to get from Lima Airport to Lima
The distance between the airport, which is situated in Callao, and Lima city centre is 11 kilometres, approximately a 25-minute ride.
Find the information about how to get from the airport to the city listed below.
The only bus company offering bus lines is the Airport Express Lima. The buses operate from 7:00 am until midnight and stop at several hotels and hostels in Lima: Hotels Boulevard, DoubleTree, Maria Angola, Hilton, Larcomar, Jose Antonio, and Hostal Torreblanca.
The tickets can be purchased online, from the driver or at the airport booths, and the price of a one-way ticket is around 7€.
Just as anywhere else in the world, it is important to be mindful and take only the official taxi vehicles when travelling around, especially from the airport as that is where most scams happen.
Taxis in Peru don’t run on taxi meters, but rather on fixed prices, so it is important to always ask about the fare in advance. You may even try to negotiate the price with the driver, for which is when having at the very least basic Spanish speaking abilities may come in handy.
As for rideshare services, one must be aware of the fact that Uber is banned from operating at LIM.
Companies that offer their services are Airport Express Lima, CMV, Mitsoo, Taxi Green and Taxi 365. The fares from the airport to Lima city centre are 50 Soles and to Miraflores neighbourhood 40 Soles, which is about 10€ and 8€ respectively.
If you wish to avoid all the hassle that comes with looking for a ride once you land, another way to travel in Lima is by booking a private, door-to-door transfer. Moreover, you can book online in advance. You will be welcomed by a professional driver upon arrival and taken directly to your accommodation.
If you plan to explore the city and get around on your own, you might consider car hire. Car rental services available at the airport are Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Budget and International. However, if you wish to save time and avoid long queues, we recommend renting a car online.
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online in advance so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and other necessary information.
Lima Airport airlines
About 37 airlines operate at LIM. Some of the main carriers are LATAM Airlines, Sky Airline, Star Peru and Aeromexico. The international flights are mostly within the Americas, especially South America, with flights from and to Bogota, Panama City, Mexico City, New York and Miami. Domestic flights also make a large portion of overall arrivals and departures. Cuzco, Ayacucho, Piura and Ilo are some of the domestic airports connected to Jorge Chavez Airport.
Below is the list of most important airlines offering arrivals and departures from LIM:
- LATAM Airlines
- Sky Airline
- British Airways
- Viva Air Peru
- Delta Airlines
- Qatar Airlines
Lima Airport facilities
The airport offers several amenities to passengers who are on a layover or waiting for their flights. Here is the list of services offered by Jorge Chavez Airport:
- Currency exchange
- Luggage storage service
- Duty-free shops
- Post office
Lima Airport accommodation
Lima Airport FAQs
The buses operate until midnight, and taxi and transfer services are available 24/7, so you shouldn’t face any problems if arriving late.
Yes, you will find several ATMs as well as currency exchange booths at the airport.
Free WiFi is available for half an hour, in two separate 15-minute sets.
Yes, luggage storage is available at the airport and is available in the domestic arrivals area.
No, Uber is banned from operating at Lima Airport.