Trujillo Travel Guide

Flights, Train & Cruise

There is just one airport, one seaport, but many bus terminals a short taxi ride from the city centre.

By plane
Trujillo airport has connections to Lima, Chiclayo, Cajamarca, Tumbes & Chagual for Huamachuco. Two airlines offer daily flights from Lima to Trujillo : LanPeru and Star Peru.

The airport is on the Huanchaco/Trujillo road, 5/10 km from them. There is a fairly universal ATM in the departure check-in area, & a US$5 departure tax from Trujillo & US$35 from Lima.

By train

There is no train service in the area. The nearest trains are to the north in museums in Chiclín(30 km) & Pacasmayo(100 km).

By car

If you must hire a car it is best also to hire an experienced local driver familiar with local driving habits who values his vehicle, human life and health.

By bus

Trujillo is on the Pan-American Highway with numerous connections south to Chimbote, Lima and north to Chiclayo, Piura, Mancora, and Tumbes on the border with Ecuador. Also to Otuzco & Huamachuco to the east, Cajamarca, Chachapoyas, Tarapoto and Yurimaguas to the north east, & Caraz & Huaraz to the South East.

Transportes Linea is a good value bus company to most destinations in north Peru. There is a fairly universal ATM in their departure lounge on Avenida America Sur.
Ormeño has buses to Lima, Santiago de Chile & Buenos Aires in Argentina, & north to Mancora, Tumbes, & Guayaquil (Ecuador) daily ($60) & Cuenca & Quito (both Ecuador) weekly. Both companies have 3 or 4 quality classes.
Movil Tours comes from Lima, leaves Trujillo at 3/4PM via Chiclayo (3 hours) for Tarapoto/Chachapoyas. They & Transportes Linea have good night buses to Huaraz. You can catch a 6AM Transportes Linea bus to Chimbote to catch the 8AM bus up the spectacular Cañon del Pato to Huaraz in the day with Turismo Huaraz.
Cruz del Sur is the most expensive, & has the most abusive taxi drivers. However, they have one of the best transport records in Peru, with few accidents, and always provide two drivers for their routes. They also have upgraded new buses for certain routes including the Trans-oceanic to Brazil, which are roomier and more comfortable than some of the other bus companies.
ITTSA have luxury buses to Piura (6 hours, 25/35 soles in semi-cama, sofa-cama), Chiclayo and Lima (8 hours, 55/70/100 Soles in semi-cama, sofa-cama or super-cama).
By boat

15 Cruise ships arrive in Salaverry, 17km South East of Trujillo, during the summer months each year. As many as 3 have arrived in one day.

source: Wikivoyage

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