Callao Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) Information

(Callao, Peru)

Based on the easterly outskirts of Lima, the Jorge Chavez International Airport is Peru's premier air transportation hub for both international and domestic flights. The facility's passenger throughput is booming, with more than 12 million travellers passing through its doors each year. The facility, which is located in Lima's suburb of Callao, is a hub for several Peruvian carriers. It has received the Skytrax Best Airport in South America award a number of times in recent years.

As well as a huge choice of domestic and regional destinations, including Easter Island, the facility hosts flights to New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Atlanta. However, Europe isn't as well-served, with Air France's flight to Paris, Air Europa and Iberia's flights to Madrid, and KLM's Amsterdam route being the only available choices. Of note, Air Canada provides a route to Toronto, Canada.

This facility resembled a typical South American airport until its renovation and rebuilding, which began in 2005. The Jorge Chavez nowadays boasts the best traveller facilities of any airport in the region. Its now-complete single terminal expansion began in 2009, and an onsite hotel is now open, giving travellers to Lima the option of staying overnight adjacent to the terminal if they have an early flight.

Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM)

Address: Elmer Faucett Avenue / Nestor Gambretta, Callao, Lima, Peru, PE
Tel: +51 01 517 3100
The Jorge Chavez International Airport lies to the east of Lima by 16 km / 10 miles, next to Carmen de la Legua Reynoso and close to San Martin de Porres. Its convenient proximity to both Callao and the Peruvian capital means that there is a relatively short journey time to reach hotels.



The route from the airport to Lima city centre runs south-east between the facility and the city's university district, and continues on to the San Rafael district, passing the Parc de la Exposition before it ends at the city centre. In average traffic conditions, the trip takes around 25 minutes. However, unless you are an experienced driver who is used to South American-style traffic, great care should be taken.

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Express buses run from the airport to Lima's downtown districts of Centro, Miraflores and San Isidro, while shuttle buses to and from the facility are provided by many hotels in the capital and its suburb of Callao.

Taxis and Limos

Three registered taxi companies provide rides to central Lima from a stand outside the Arrivals exit, namely CMV Taxi Remisse Ejecutivo, MITSOO SA and Taxi Green. For safety reasons, it is not recommended to use unlicensed cabs. Limo services can be booked either online or at the terminal. Shared minibuses and large sedans are also offered.