Posted on | October 4, 2010 | 4 Comments
This is the 3rd and final post in the Lima transportation series. I really hope this has been of help to you!
If there’s information about traveling in Lima that you’d like to know, let me know in the comments!
The city of Lima, Peru is criss-crossed by a nearly indecipherable maze of bus routes. The buses are often poorly maintained, and the drivers drive like maniacs as they all try to be first at the next stop to pick up waiting passengers. Often, drivers pay little mind to the official stops (known as paraderos) and will pick up and drop off passengers anywhere along the road. There are no posted schedules or routes, making it difficult for the uninitiated to find the right bus for their hoped for destination. So how does a business or tourist traveler make sense of this chaos? [MORE...]
Update: Shortly after writing and linking to this article, I was made aware of a great new resource. RutasRecomendables is a new map created by Jeroen Prinsen showing several of the most recommended bus routes throughout Lima. While the map doesn’t show the routes of all the buses in the city, it does show 12 routes that will get you pretty much anywhere you need to go. I definitely recommend downloading the high-res version for $5! And I love that expat ingenuity!
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