Limaâ€™s airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge ChĂˇvez, is located 16 kilometers (10 miles) northwest of Lima, in Callao. Depending on the part of the capital where you are staying, it takes 30-60 minutes to get there. It is recommended that for domestic flights you arrive at least two hours in advance, and for international flights at least three hours before departure.
The TUUA, or airport tax, is $7.34 for domestic flights and $30.74 for international flights. Most often it is now included in the price of the ticket.
For information about flights, phone 01-511-6055, or consult www.lap.com.pe.
Getting to and away from the Airport
Although taxis are a bit more expensive than other modes of transportation from the airport, they are by far the easiest. You donâ€™t need to lug your luggage to the bus station, plus you will get dropped off at exactly where you need to be. The taxi ride from the Lima Airport to the center of Lima will take anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on traffic.
Upon arrival in Lima it is best to book a taxi in the reception area, rather than catching one of the taxis waiting outside, which will surely overcharge you. Ask for information at the Customer Care counters, which are located in the international and domestic arrivals area before the terminal exits. Expect to pay between $15 and $25 for the taxi ride.
Consult Getting Around Lima for information of taxi companies that do hotel-airport transfers, and for rental car agencies that have offices at the airport.
There are no actual bus stations on the airport premises, so if you have a lot of stuff it is probably best not to go looking for a bus.
There is both hourly and long-term parking available at the airport. The hourly rate is about $2. The payment teller windows can be found in front of the terminal. Long-term parking costs around $10 per day. The long-term parking lot is the parking lot located on the right, directly following police control.
The national tourism agency, iPeru, staffs several kiosks at the airport, 24 hours per day (Tel: 574-8000, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: www.peru.info/iperu). Look for them in the following zones: public, domestic departure; and international and domestic arrivals.
If you are going to be in the airport for a long period of time and would rather not deal with your suitcase or knapsack, the airport does have lockers available for rent ($11 per day or $3 per hour). For larger baggage, go to the luggage storage service located in the domestic arrivals area and which is open 24 hours (Tel: 1-517-3217, only Spanish). The storage fee ($6 per day and per piece of luggage) may be paid in Peruvian soles or US dollars.
Interbank money exchange house (casa de cambio) has several counter (international arrivals, domestic arrivals, Peru Plaza). Rates, however, will be higher in the city. Global Net ATMs (cajero) are found throughout the airport.
Keeping in Touch
The Lima airport is Wi-Fi compatible. However, there is a charge to use this service. You can buy Wi-Fi cards at the coffee shops located in Peru Plaza, in the domestic and international terminals and in the TelefĂłnica public call center (on second level). Telephone booths are located throughout the airport, with the highest concentration being at TelefĂłnica. The Serpost post office is on the central mezzanine level.
Medical services are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Ask at the Customer Care desk in the international arrivals area or the Peru Plaza shopping mall on the second floor.
Restaurants and cafĂ©s are located in Peru Plaza shopping mall (second level), and within the international and domestic departure areas.
Other services at the airport are multitudes of shops (a duty free zone and Peru Plaza shopping mall), train ticket windows (Inca Rail and Peru Rail), two VIP lounges (international departures zone, for first class and business class travelers only, of specific airlines) and a massage center (international departures).
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