Lima has an extensive public transportation system covering different number of routes with various kinds of vehicles, ranging from large buses to the very popular and numerous small minivans called “combis.”
There are four types of taxis: remise services available at the airport and outside most hotels; radio taxi companies requested by phone, standard taxis registered with the Municipality and taxi apps
It is NOT advisable to use independent taxis as they offer no security.
Something to bear in mind is that in Lima there are no taximeters and fares are settled before boarding the vehicle.
The taxi fares are depending on the distances. There is usually lighter traffic except during rush hours (7:30 to 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.).
To make a tour around the city it is better recommended to hire specialized tour agencies, with tours in your language, modern units and which make all the arrangements you need, as entrance fees or lunch.
Approximately fares from:
- The Airport Jorge Chavez International to Miraflores district (40-to 50 soles or $15 US dollars approx. for two people), for 4 or more people a van (90 soles or $30 US dollars).
- From one district to another, Barranco to Miraflores (15 soles or $5 dollars).