Trustworthy Lima airport transfers
Public transport in Peru can be extremely unreliable, crowded, uncomfortable and slow. Not the best way to start your vacation. Instead, head directly to your hotel in the city centre with a private, reliable, safe and hassle-free Lima airport taxi.
As soon as you exit the arrivals terminal exit doors at Lima airport, you’ll see your English-speaking driver waiting for you, holding a sign with your name written on it. To ensure a smooth pickup, we provide our drivers with live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so your driver will always be waiting when you land. After being greeted, your driver will then give you a hand with your heavy luggage and take you to your pre-selected Lima airport taxi.
As you enjoy your transfer from Lima airport, your driver will answer any questions you may have and share with you some of the must-see places and a few local tips and tricks about the city. Now that all of your transfer needs have been taken care of by Welcome Pickups, all that’s left for you to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful Peruvian scenery as you make your way to your hotel.
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Our Welcome airport taxi fleet
At Welcome Pickups, we understand the importance of enjoying those initial moments of your vacation with your loved ones. That’s why we have a fleet of different sized vehicles to accommodate every group size. If you’re travelling with a standard group of 4 people, you’ll enjoy one of our stylish sedans for your Lima airport transfer. Or, if your group is a little larger (up to 8 people), you’ll all fit comfortably inside one of our spacious minivans.
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Directions for your Lima airport transfer
Lima International Airport (LIM) is the largest airport in Peru offering both domestic and international flights. The quickest route for your Transfer from Lima airport to the city centre of Lima is around 12 km long and shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions. To reach the city, your driver will take the Elmer Faucett Avenue heading south, then turn left and merge on to Oscar R. Benavide Avenue heading directly to the centre of the city. From here, he will use the local roads to reach your hotel.
Why a Lima airport taxi is for you
Although there may be cheaper alternatives, taking a Lima airport taxi for your transfer into the city centre is by far the safest, most convenient and reliable option. Public transport in Peru can be slow, extremely busy and timetables can change at the drop of a hat. Instead, put your trust in Welcome and enjoy set-rate fees, 24/7 customer service and English-speaking drivers.
Once you’re in the city of Lima, taking a taxi is fairly easy. One very important thing to note is that two-thirds of taxis in the city are unregistered, so it’s important to look out for official taxis. Make sure to only enter a vehicle with a licence number painted on the side, a checkered pattern on the door and a rectangular SETAME sticker on the upper left corner of the windshield, showing it has been authorised as a registered Lima taxi. You can easily hail a taxi from the street or walk to one of the many ‘unofficial ranks’ around the city. These taxi ranks are at all the major hotels, the main tourist stops, bus and train stations and big squares throughout the city.
Fare for a Lima taxi
Average Lima taxi price in city – 6€
Unlike most other large cities, Lima taxi drivers don’t offer a set-rate fee, nor do they have taximeters. It’s common for your driver to decide on a fee depending on where you are being picked up from or being dropped off. It is therefore important for you to agree on a price before beginning your journey to avoid being overcharged.
The cost of a Lima airport transfer into the city centre will be around 15€ both during the day and at night, however, as this is not a set-fee or calculated using a visible system, this price is left up to the discretion of the driver. Additional costs for things such as number of people, late-night driving, journeys during the holidays and being dropped off at large, fancy hotels can all increase your Lima airport taxi fare. To have the peace of mind of a set-rate fee, we suggest booking your taxi in advance.
While in the city of Lima, it’s extremely important to haggle the price of your taxi and be prepared to walk away from one driver and ask another if the price is too high. If you’re in doubt of how much a certain journey should cost, ask your hotel reception or in a local store, they are always happy to help. As a certain rule, if you speak Spanish, your fare will be lower and if you travel late at night or during public holidays, your fare will be higher. Lima taxi drivers also often add on a surcharge for picking you up from a makeshift taxi rank or one of the main public transport hubs.
The benefits of booking a Welcome Airport Taxi
Thanks to their competitive prices, world-class customer service and fully trained, English speaking drivers, Welcome have been raising the bar in the transfer industry. Welcome Pickups also offer fully personalised in-destination travel experiences and extras, so you can make the most out of your vacation in Lima. Take advantage of our skip-the-line tickets for some of the top attractions in the city, such as the interesting Museo de la Nation or the beautiful Convento de San Francisco. On the day of your transfer from Lima airport, your driver will have your tickets waiting for you, so you don’t have to waste a moment of your vacation standing at the ticket counters. Welcome Pickups also offer both private and shared experiences in Lima at extremely competitive prices. All of our 5* providers that have been hand-picked based on real customer reviews, so you know that every experience you book with us will be one you’ll remember for years to come.
Lima Taxi Tips
- Lima taxi drivers don’t usually carry change for large bills, so we recommend keeping coins and small change in the local currency with you.
- To avoid miscommunication with the local drivers, we suggest asking for your destination in Spanish or writing it down and passing it to your driver.
- Lima taxis don’t have baby seats, but you can bring and fit your own.
- Credit cards aren't accepted as a form of payment as taxis in Lima don't have a POS system.
- If you’re worried about your driver taking a longer or incorrect route, be sure to check on a GPS app, such as Google Maps.
- Tips are not usually given to taxi drivers in Lima.
- More than two-thirds of Lima Taxis are unregistered, so be sure to only take a taxi with its licence number on the side and authorisation sicker in the window.
- Make sure to ask your driver for the price of your journey before entering the taxi.
- It’s advisable to check if the price of your journey is per person if you’re travelling with 2 or more people.