How to travel to Paracas

Paracas Town is located in the central coast of Peru, 16.4 feet / 5 m.a.s.l., on plain desert, facing Pacific Ocean in Paracas Bay and protected by Paracas Peninsula.

Pisco Town is located 22 Km. north from Paracas. (Paracas' Map)

Paracas is a cove, a spa, catering to tourism, is the jumping point for tours to Ballestas Islands and to Paracas National Reserve also overflights to Nazca Lines and Palpa Lines.

Distance to Paracas Town

From Lima: 152 miles (245 Km.)

From Nazca: 127 miles (205 Km.)

Form Ica: 47 miles (75 Km.)

Form Pisco: 14 miles (22 Km.)

Paracas by land - Travelling by Bus

The traditional way to travel to Paracas Town, or Pisco Town, is by bus, both towns are connected with South Pan-American Highway.

Paracas is linking with Pisco (22 Km.) where they are also located the bus stations for trips from / to Lima, Ica or Nazca. The main tourist bus lines arrive and departure from Paracas.

Daily bus service to Paracas from Lima, Nazca or Ica.

Bus Route

Departure

Duration

VIP Bus Fare

Bus Fare

Bus ticket from Lima to Paracas - Cruzero Suite

03:30

3h 35'

$ 26

 

Bus ticket from Lima to Paracas - Cruzero

03:45

3h 35'

$ 26

$ 22

Bus ticket from Paracas to Lima - Cruzero

19:05

3h 35'

$ 26

$ 22

Bus tickets Paracas to Nazca - Cruzero

07:30

3h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Paracas to Nazca - Cruzero

17:30

3h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Nazca to Paracas - Cruzero

11:30

3h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Nazca to Paracas - Cruzero

16:30

3h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus from Paracas to Ica - Cruzero

17:30

1h 30'

$ 12

$ 8

Bus from Ica to Paracas - Cruzero

18:30

1h 30'

$ 12

$ 8

Bus ticket from Lima to Ica - Cruzero Suite

03:30

5h

$ 26

 

Bus ticket from Ica to Lima - Cruzero

19:00

5h

$ 26

$ 22

Bus tickets Ica to Nazca - Cruzero

17:15

2h 45'

$ 18

$ 14

Bus tickets Nazca to Ica - Cruzero

15:15

2h 45'

$ 18

$ 14


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Paracas by Air - Domestic Flights

The Pisco Airport, located 22 Km north from Paracas Town, from April 2018 has regular flights from Lima and Cuzco. Also from this airport are operating flights towards the Nazca Lines and Palpa Lines.

The best way to appreciate the lines is to get a bird's-eye view from overflight.

There are several companies that offer the flights over the Nazca and Palpa lines, some start their flights from the airport of Pisco. Normally the flight from Pisco lasts 1h. 30 minutes and 1h 45 minutes if includes the Palpa Lines. The small aircrafts are specially designed with large panoramic windows and good comfort to take great pictures.

Passengers must pay an airport tax in addition to the value of the overflight tour.

It is advisable to have an advance reservation, which you can reach at Paracas and no place to get the flight, specially in high season.



Flying between Paracas to Nazca
  • Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera - Pisco Airport

    Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera - Pisco Airport

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  • Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera - Pisco Airport

    Capitán FAP Renán Elías Olivera - Pisco Airport

    © J. Mazzotti

  • Bus tickets from Lima to Paracas

    Cruz del Sur from Lima to Paracas

  • Sunset in Paracas

    Sunset in Paracas

    © J. Mazzotti