Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

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Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby serendipity » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:45 pm

I'm arriving in Lima at 11.20 at night next Saturday, and was wondering if it's worth booking a transfer from airport to joining hotel with GAP, or taking a local taxi instead. If anyone has experience with this, any advice will be appreciated.

I was in Quito recently, and the airport transfer booked with GAP did not show up either on arrival or departure... Plus it was $40 with GAP, and about $6 - $8 with the safe local yellow taxi. (GAP were nice and reimbursed my costs). So I know the answer for Quito, looking for the equivalent for Lima. :-)
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby sinecure » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:56 pm

When we arrived in Lima there were a lot of drivers trying to pressure us into a ride. We had booked a transfer with GAP and while they weren't there right away when our plane landed they showed up about 15 min late. I was happy with our driver and would book again for Lima.

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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby cando » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:34 pm

On my first trip to Lima, I missed my flight connection and had to catch a flight the next day. I had a GAP transfer booked for my original flight, but ended up getting there a day late! I ended up taking a cab instead. The cab was great. I went through customs area in Lima and there are lots of certified cab drivers in the airport. Make sure to look at their picture ID and certificate, and agree on a price before you leave.

There are lots of warning about taking cabs in Lima and rightfully so. Make sure you are only going in certified cabs during your stay!
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby want_to_travel » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:55 pm

We are getting into Lima at around the same time of night. We booked transfer. On the Canadian government website it warns about taking cabs. We booked a transfer when we arrived in Quito at about the same time of night. Even though it arrived quite late I felt a lot safer as we drove through some pretty scary areas to get to the hotel. Had it been a cab I would have worried that we were being taken to some seedy area of town.
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby zebracruiser » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:49 pm

Wow, my transfer through GAP in Quito was waiting with a sign with my name when I passed through customs. It was great to not have to deal with anything after the long flights and transfers. Haven't been to Lima with G but have been there several times and if I could have a transfer waiting for me I would do it, especially late at night. The area and traffic around the airport can be crazy and it's not a particularly safe area.
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby leahlovestravel » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:56 am

I'm taking the Gap transfer when I go in May. I'm landing after midnight and will be on my own. Worth the peace of mind to have it taken care of ahead of time.
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby IndyGent » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:24 am

I think someone here recommended Taxi Green from the Lima airport. They have green picture ID tags and hang around just outside customs. I traveled from the airport with them a couple of times and never had a problem. They stuck to their quoted fare but do a little research before you go so you know what to expect in advance of arrival.
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby serendipity » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:38 pm

Thanks all for your replies, much appreciated! I've booked a transfer with GAP, hoping it will show up, otherwise will take a licensed Taxi Green!
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby laoshi » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:04 am

I've booked a transfer at the airport, but just in case they don't show up, I'd like to know how much a taxi costs from the airport to the hotel in Lima? Thanks!
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby eva249 » Mon May 27, 2013 6:43 am

We are getting into Lima at around the same time of night. We booked transfer. On the Canadian government website it warns about taking cabs. We booked a transfer when we arrived in Quito at about the same time of night.
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Re: Airport transfer or taxi in Lima?

Postby kcupp95 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:21 am

I'm planning on booking the transfer. After travelling for 48 hours and not being able to speak a word of Spanish, the last thing I want to do is negotiate a taxi at 9pm at night.
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