Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport Guide (LIM)

Airport info
Code: LIM
Elmer Faucett Avenue s/n Callao, Apartado 680, Lima 100, Peru

Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport is situated 16km (10 miles) northwest of Lima.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +51
+51 1 517 3100.

Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport is the largest airport in Peru and is the main domestic and international gateway to the country’s capital, Lima. Our Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport guide encompasses information on everything from public transport routes to and from the airport to facilities within the terminal.

Airport news

Construction work on Jorge Chavez International Airport's second runway is expected to start in the first half of 2017.


There are two information and customer service desks (tel: +51 1 517 3500) in the main hall connecting the international and domestic concourses. Bilingual staff can provide information on flights, services and facilities in the airport, as well as tourist information.

Driving directions

From central Lima, take Avenida Elmer Faucett northwards and follow the signs to the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: No buses enter the airport grounds; the nearest stop is on Avenida Elmer Faucett. Public buses can become crowded at peak times and drivers generally don't speak English.

Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport; it is recommended that passengers use the services of one of three official taxi companies located directly outside the arrivals hall (CMV, Mitsui or Taxis Verde). The fare to central Lima is about S/.68, and the trip takes 30 minutes.

Terminal facilities


There are bureaux de change in the main hall of the international concourse. ATMs are available throughout the airport.


There is an internet café in the international transit area. Mobile phones are available to buy or rent at Claro in International Arrivals. There is also a post office (Serpost) on the second floor of the terminal.


There are restaurants in the international area (on the mezzanine level), as well as cafés and fast-food outlets at various points within the terminal.


Duty-free shopping is available before customs. The Peru Plaza shopping area is situated in the main hall and houses shops selling local crafts, books, magazines and other items.


The left-luggage office is located in Domestic Arrivals (tel: +51 1 517 3217). Baggage protection is also available in the main hall.


On the mezzanine level there is a pharmacy and a medical centre (tel: +51 1 575 1745), the latter of which can provide a vaccination service – emergency medical services are available 24 hours a day. There is a railway ticket office in the domestic area.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Meeting and event space is available at the on-site Ramada Costa del Sol hotel (tel: +51 1 711 2000;

There are three VIP lounges operated by airlines and other organisations: the Peru VIP Lounge, the VIP Club Lounge for first-class passengers of specific airlines, and the Authorities Lounge. Diners Club card holders may use the VIP lounges in the terminal.

Disabled facilities

There are adapted toilets for disabled travellers at Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport: ramps provide wheelchair access to all areas of the terminal. Passengers requiring wheelchairs should contact their airline in advance. Facilities for visually impaired and hearing-impaired passengers comply with international regulations.

Car parking

The main car park is located in front of the main terminal building. The first 45 minutes of parking are charged at a set rate; parking is then paid on an hourly basis. Long-term parking is located to the right of the car park entrance.

The car parking facilities are operated by Los Portales S.A. (tel: +51 1 517 3234). Short stay parking must be paid in cash (Peruvian sol or U.S. dollars). Payment by credit/debit card is only available for prolonged parking service. Visa, Mastercard, and Diners cards are accepted.

Car rental

Car hire firms Budget, Avis and Hertz are each represented at the airport, with desks in International Arrivals.


There is one hotel on the site, and there are a number of hotels near Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport. Information on nearby hotels is available from the information desks. Our Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport guide includes the following accommodation options:


Ramada Costa del Sol Lima

+51 1 711 2000.

Situated immediately opposite the terminal building, the Ramada Costa del Sol Lima offers 24-hour dining facilities as well as two large meeting spaces, a business centre, spa and indoor pool.

Avenida Elmer Faucett, Jorge Chávez Lima International Airport, Lima, Peru

Manhattan Inn Airport Hotel

+51 1 464 5811.

The Manhattan Inn Airport Hotel is situated five minutes from Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport and provides airport transfers at an extra cost. This budget hotel has a bar, restaurant and Wi-Fi internet facilities.

168 Jr. Luna Pizarro, Urb. La Colonial, Callao Lima, Peru

Pay Purix Hostel

+51 1 484 9118.

This backpacker-style accommodation is conveniently located for both the airport and the city and is ideal for those travelling on a shoestring. Paid-for transfers to and from the airport are offered, and there are also barbecue and kitchen facilities and a range of games.

Avenida Bertello Bolatti, Urb. Los Jazmines, 1ra Etapa El Callao, Peru
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