Getting to Lima is easy. The capital of Peru is well connected to the world and can be reached by air, road and sea, while a flight might be the most convenient way to get there. Lima is also the starting point to all other destinations within Peru.
There are no direct flights from India to Lima,Peru. Almost all the flights have 2 stops in between. Major cities from where flights can be taken to Peru are Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi and Jaipur. Major airlines flying on this route are United airlines, Qatar airways and American airlines.
If one is flying to Lima, Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao is the airport where the flight will land at which is located in Lima. One can easily hire a cab from the desks just outside the customs section to their hotels.
Lima is a difficult and confusing city to drive in, but most rental agencies also offer the services of a driver. In addition to offices downtown, Avis, Budget, and Hertz have branches at Jorge Chˆvez International Airport that are open 24 hours.
Peru has several train services of interest to visitors, including the famous train to Machu Picchu. Also, there is a train route from Lima to Huancayo. The journey is quite scenic and ticket can be booked through FCCA website.
There are a lot of buses on the streets of Lima though, catch your belongings, as pickpockets and bag-slashers are sometimes a problem. A quicker way to travel between Barranco, Miraflores, and El Centro is El Metropolitano, a modern bus that runs down the middle of the Paseo de la Republica to the underground Estaci„n Central. Fares are cheap, usually S/1_S/2 for a ride, but don't expect a lot of comfort. The modern bus runs from 6:00 - 22:00.
Lima's international port is located in Callao, some 13km away from the city center. Vessels from all over the world bring cargo and sometimes travelers to the capital of Peru. Nowadays even some international cruises find their way to Lima via the port of Callao. Major cruises include Princess Cruises, Holland America, Regent Seven Seas, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Seabourn.
Cab is the best way to roam out in Lima. Driving is absolutely a hassle and the bus/micro/colectivo is a little bit too crowded. If you plan to go between 7:30 and 9:00 be prepared to spend an hour in traffic when going towards downtown.