2017 updated information on Oltursa buses, their routes, and schedules. Discover all of the information you need to know before booking your bus ticket below.
OVERVIEW AND HISTORY
With over 30 years experience of operating buses in Peru, Oltursa is a renowned, innovative and secure bus operator. With good customer service and quality buses, Oltursa has been Peruvians’ favourite bus operator to travel around the country in different cities from north to south. They are well known for introducing semi-bed seats, double-decker buses in Peru. In 2010, they were awarded prizes for their innovation in security and quality in service.
TYPES OF BUSES IN OPERATION
Oltursa operates a wide range of buses:
* BUS BED DOUBLE VIP – 12 seats on the first floor and 25-29 seats (160°) each, Integrated GPS system in each bus, toilets, integrated temperature system
* BUS BED VIP RELAX – 12 seats on the first floor and 18 on the second floor (160°) each. 5 seats on the second floor with (180°) each, host in each bus, pillow and blanket included, integrated GPS system.
* BUS BED PREMIER – 36 seats, each with personalised LCD 10” in each seat, with 50 movies to choose from, GPS system, free earphones, host bus, integrated temperature system.
* BUS G7 52 – 12 to 9 seats on the first floor (160°) and 40 seats (140°) on the second floor, plugs in seats, GPS system, toilet, bus host, integrates temperature system
ARE THEY SAFE?
Oltrusa has invested substantially in its bus fleet, incorporating new GPS systems and making separate entrances for bus drivers and passengers. However, this was not enough in stopping thieves in hijacking an Oltrusa bus service from Lima to Arequipa in August 2016. This resulted in 51 passengers being robbed and has damaged Oltrusa reputation significantly. Tourists have since been exploring other options: PeruHop is a good alternative, as it is a more secure and friendly bus service operating all over south Peru.
BUS ROUTES AND SCHEDULES COVERED
Oltursa covers various routes in Peru, from the North, Centre and South. It covers cities such as Arequipa, Chimbote, Chiclayo, Cusco, Ica, Huaraz, Piura and more. Check out all of Oltursa’s bus schedules and routes on their website.
DO WE RECOMMEND TAKING OLTURSA?
Definitely on some routes, especially north and central (Lima to Huaraz, Chiclayo, Trujillo and so on). However, we recommend on booking with Peru Hop if you are planning to travel through the south of Peru!
Do you agree with us? Have you ever taken an OLTURSA bus? Or maybe you have taken another company not mentioned in our article? Let us know in the comments section!