Information & Facts
There is paid parking available at the airport.
Car rental companies include Hertz, Budget and National.
Taxis can be found outside the international flights terminal.
Buses and minibuses also service the city centre, but their stops
are outside the airport gates on Avenida Faucett. They travel to
the city, stopping along the main avenues. A recommended shuttle
provider is Akatori which offers a 24 hour service (
Switchboard: +51 (1) 517 3100. Flight Information: +51 (1) 595
US$30.25 or the equivalent in Soles (international
Facilities at the airport include banks, bureaux de change,
ATMs, a post office, public telephones, a couple of restaurants,
shops, left luggage and a tourist information desk. There are
disabled facilities; those with special needs should contact their
airline in advance.
Spanish and Quechua are the official languages, but many
other dialects are spoken. English is spoken only in major tourist
centres and hotels.
The official currency is Nuevo Sol (PEN) divided into 100
céntimos. Visa is the most widely accepted credit card, but all
major international credit cards, including Diners Club and
MasterCard, are accepted in many, but not all, establishments.
Outside Lima facilities may be more limited. Travellers cheques may
also be difficult to exchange in small towns and villages, and
travellers are advised to have cash on hand. US Dollars are the
easiest currency to exchange and plenty of restaurants, hotels and
shops in the main cities accept dollars for payment.
Casas de cambio(exchange bureaux) often give better rates
than hotels and banks and can be found in any town on the tourist
circuit. ATMs are available in the main cities.
Local time is GMT -5.