|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||August||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||$490||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||$485||From Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl to Lima J Chavez Intl|
|One-way from||$10||One-way flight from Las Vegas Harry Reid Intl (LAS) to Lima J Chavez Intl (LIM)|
LAS - LIM
$444 - $790
66.2 - 82.4 °F
0 - 0.63 inches
While most travelers visit Lima as a stopping point on their way to other Peru cities, the serious traveler knows that booking a flight to Lima means experiencing one of the greatest treasures of Peru.
At one time, Lima was considered one of the wealthiest countries and one of the most beautiful countries in North and South America. Founded in 1535 by the conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima once stood as the center of power and trade in South America. Lima boasted baroque and Renaissance churches, palaces, and mansions, and served as the headquarters of the Spanish Inquisition. Today, Lima continues to thrive as Peru’s center for political and government affairs. Tourists flying to Lima will visit some of the best museums, finest restaurants and nightlife of Peru.
Warm and humid with little rainfall, Lima’s climate is influenced by the cold offshore Humboldt Current. The city is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the foothills of the Andes mountain range on the other. Fog can linger in the city even when areas outside Lima are clear and sunny.Lima has two seasons: summer (December to April) and winter (May to November). March is the warmest month with temperatures in the 80s (Fahrenheit). Winter is wet and chilly. August is typically the coolest month, and winter temperatures can drop to 55 degrees.January to March is warm and very humid. March to April the humidity lifts a bit in the afternoon and the sun shines through. April to December the city is cloaked in the garua (fog), and it frequently drizzles.
Many travelers book flights to Lima in addition to booking local Peru flights. It’s worth noting, however, that Lima and Peru experience the same high tourist seasons so Lima flights and accommodations should be made well in advance.
Lima’s peak season coincides with Peru’s peak season from June to September. Make your Lima flights and hotel reservations in advance and, when you are in the city, be prepared for the damp, chilly air.
Although summer is the off season, this is when many of major fiestas are held, so check ahead for accommodations.
Lima’s neighborhoods are best explored on foot. You’ll want to take a taxi or bus to get between neighborhoods. The bus routes are cheap and extensive, but can be uncomfortable and crowded. Flag down one of the large micros and combis and ask where they’re going. Many of the vehicles don’t display their destinations. The combis are known for having bad drivers and lots of accidents. The taxis are also cheap, but they aren’t regulated and don’t have meters. They’re designated by a marked plastic sign on the windshield. Make sure you agree on a fare before you get in. If you call ahead for a registered cab, you won’t be able to negotiate the fare. You’ll also want to bring a map, as many drivers are new to the area. You’re better off not driving your own car – the roads are in poor condition and local drivers are aggressive. If you are driving, make sure you carry your documents. The police and military make routine spot checks.
Located 7 miles (11km) from Lima’s city center, Jorge Chavez International is Peru’s main international and domestic air hub. In 2010 it handled just over 10 million passengers. Flights to Jorge Chavez International Airport arrive from cities across North and South America, Canada and Europe.
Recent expansions and renovations of the main terminal building have improved standards throughout all operations. Facilities are clean and modern and staff are friendly and organized. Having received an award for being the “Best Airport in South America” in 2011 at the World Airport Awards, Jorge Chavez International is also home to the Sumaq VIP lounge which was labeled “Lounge of the Year” two years in a row.
A mere 15-minute journey to the historic city center of Lima makes Jorge Chavez a popular gateway for tourists wishing to explore the wonders of the country’s capital and beyond, while good shopping options ensure that they don’t leave empty-handed.
Most people fly into Lima J Chavez Intl (LIM) if they book a flight to Lima. J Chavez Intl is conveniently located just 6.1 mi from Lima’s city center.
This year has seen a 115% increase in flight searches for Lima.