Leaving Miraflores, Lima
We only stayed in Lima one night before taking off and perhaps that was a little unfair to the city. Miraflores is actually a very nice neighborhood to spend time in. I was anxious however to fly over the Nazca lines, an experience that I did not have last time I came to visit Peru.
Cruz del Sur Bus from Lima to Nazca
Cruz del Sur has its own bus terminal, a short taxi ride (7 soles) from Miraflores. You can even plan a little breakfast there at the upstairs cafeteria. We elected Cruz del Sur because of the comfort of their bus line. 7 hours is not the longest we’ve spent commuting, but it is a long enough stretch to make you re-evaluate the local bus lines that travel the route for a fraction of the price. As a matter of fact, we elected their services again for our bus from Nazca to Cusco, which was quite a roller-coaster ride!
Pricing and Schedules
There are four Cruz del Sur buses leaving Lima for Nazca everyday, at 3:45am, 7:00am, 7:30am, 1:30pm and 2:00pm. To avoid arriving after dark since the ride is 7.5 hours long, we chose the 7:30am bus. The total cost for this ride was 90 soles for me ($35) and Jess quite randomly benefited of a discounted price of 68 soles ($25). This was the price in effect when we visited, if you are aware of any change in pricing or schedules, please let us know in the comment below and we will gladly update this article.