Ica to Lima by Bus

Ica to Lima by Bus: 2017 updated information about Bus Schedules, Bus Safety, and the Best Bus Companies to take!

A bus from Ica to Lima takes around 5 hours. Below we have detailed information about bus safety, the best bus companies and what other benefits you should look out for when choosing the best bus from Ica to Lima.

Ica to Lima is a straight trip to the north with some stops along the way offered but a few companies. Common trip after visiting the oasis of Huacachina.Travelling by bus is the only option as there are no public flights from Ica to Lima. Below is some information you should consider when trying to choose the best bus company for this route.

Quick Tip:  If traveling to or from Lima Airport, it is strongly recommended to use the luxury Airport Express Lima  bus to get to or from your hotel. Safer and cheaper than a taxi with no baggage limit as well as Free WiFi and USB chargers onboard, it is ideal for travelers.

To take a bus from Ica to Lima you have 2 main options:

1 – Public Bus (e.g. Cruz del Sur,Oltursa)

2 – Hop on hop off bus (e.g. Peru Hop, Green Toad Bus)

The schedule and departure times of buses from Ica to Lima are as follows:

COMPANIES
SCHEDULEDEPARTURE TIMEDEPARTURE LOCATIONENGLISH SPEAKING ASSITANCE
CRUZ DEL SUR DAILY11:00, 13:30, 17:00, 18:30PUBLIC TERMINAL NO
PERU HOP
DAILY18:45HOTEL PICK-UP & DROP-OFF
YES
OLTURSA

DAILY 07:00, 08:30, 19:15PUBLIC TERMINAL NO

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO HELP CHOOSE WHAT BUS COMPANY TO TAKE:

  1. Do they collect you at your hotel or hostel?
    • Some bus companies, and all hop on hop off companies, do actually pick you up at your hotel, thus offering a much safer and secure service rather than taking local taxis
  2. How is their safety record?
    • Simply put the name of the bus company, and the word “accident” or “hijacking” into google and see which companies are the best.
  3. What onboard facilities do they have?
    • Tv´s, toilets (clean!!), semi-cama or cama seats…all of these things will help decide which is the best company
  4. Other benefits?
    • Some bus companies have loyalty points schemes (e.g. Cruz del Sur) and others have accommodation and other discounts (e.g. Peru Hop) so shop around and see what other benefits you get with each company

Ica to Lima by bus is usually a pleasant and short trip and the road is in good conditions for the most part, however it is recommended to stop at Paracas along the way. Just choose the best bus company and enjoy the journey!

 

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