By Air Flights to Lima from Ayacucho(45 minutes, contact Star Peru, www.starperu.com or LC Peru, www.lcperu.com.pe, to book flights or for more information), usually only in the early mornings and only several times a week. Aeropuerto Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendivil Duarte – Ejercito 950, Tel: 62-31-2418.
By Bus There isn’t a central bus terminal in Ayacucho, however, most companies offices are confined to a few blocks in the north of town. Civa – Caceres 1242, Tel: 31-1348 and Cruz del Sur – Caceres 1264, Tel: 62-31-2813 both go to Lima (575 km, 9 hours, $10), via Pisco (6 hours) and Ica (6 hours) once each day, usually in the evening. Trans Molino – 9 de Diciembre 458, Tel: 62-31-2984. Passes Ayacucho en route from Lima to Cuzco (24 hours, $13-16) in the evening and stops in Andahuaylas (261 km, 10 hours). It also goes to Lima five times each day and also to Huancavelica (6 hours, $7) and Huancayo (10 hours, $7-8). Los Chancas – Caceres 150, Tel: 62-81-2391 and Expreso Wari – Manco Capac 451, Tel: 62-32-6323 both go to Andahuaylas and Cuzco ($14, 24 hours).
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