Callao Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) Information
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
, San Francisco
, Fort Lauderdale
. 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
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.
- An information counter is found in the terminal's main entrance hall
- Interbank banking services are located in the Peru Plaza, along with currency exchange booths
- ATMs are dotted all over the terminal
- Internet-linked computer stations are located on the north mezzanine level
- Cellphone rentals can be found in the Peru Plaza
- Duty free outlets are provided in the International Departures lounge. The Peru Plaza offers a range of designer boutiques and other retail outlets
- Car rental in the Arrivals areas is offered via Budget, Hertz and Dollar
- Two first-class and business-class lounges are located in the International Departures lounge
- An onsite hotel is situated adjacent to the terminal
- Assistance and facilities for the disabled are provided
- Roughly 20 bars, restaurants and fast-food outlets are on offer, including Manacaru, Manos Morenos and Starbucks
- Long-stay and short-term parking is provided on the complex
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.
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.