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Air

The Huaraz airport is actually at Anta, 23km north of town. A taxi will cost about S40.

LC Perú is currently the only company offering service, with flights to/from Lima (US$120, one hour) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flights leave in the morning, but they are often cancelled at short notice.

Bus

Huaraz has no central bus station. Rather buses leave from different company offices, most of which are located in and around Raimondi and Bolívar streets a couple of blocks north of the Plaza de Armas.

Combis (minibuses) for Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz leave every few minutes during the day from a lot on Cajamarca near Raimondi. These will drop you in any of the towns along the way. Minibuses head south along the Callejón de Huaylas to Recuay, Catac and other villages.

A plethora of companies have departures for Lima. The top four for comfort and reliability are Cruz del Sur, Oltursa, Linea and Movil Tours. Most depart midmorning or late evening. Some buses begin in Caraz and stop in Huaraz to pick up passengers. During high season it is recommended that you book your seats at least a day in advance.

Buses to Chimbote cross the 4225m-high Punta Callán, which provides spectacular views of the Cordillera Blanca before plummeting down to Casma and pushing north.

Many small companies with well-used, beat-up buses cross the Cordillera Blanca to the towns east of Huaraz.

Cruz del Sur Has 11am and 10pm luxury nonstop services to Lima (S35 to S75, eight hours). Arguably, the most comfortable and reliable buses.

Expreso Yungay Has departures to Chimbote (S20, five hours, five daily) via Casma.

Línea Has excellent buses to Lima (S35 to S80, eight hours, twice daily) and Trujillo (S30 to S55, seven hours, once daily).

Movil Tours Buses to Lima (S35 to S135, eight hours, 10 daily), Chimbote (S40 to S60, five hours, one daily) and Trujillo (S45 to S75, seven hours, two daily). They leave from a terminal 1.5km northwest of the Plaza de Armas.

Olguita Tours Runs half-a-dozen daily buses to Chavín de Huántar (S12, 2½ hours) and Huari (S15, 4½ hours).

Oltursa One daily ultra-comfortable Lima-bound bus at5 12:15pm (S60 to S90, eight hours).

Transportes El Rápido Buses leave at 5am and 2pm to Chiquián (S25, three hours) where you can find connections onto Llamac. Also services to Huallanca and La Unión.

Transportes El Veloz Bus to Pomabamba (S20, seven hours) at 7am and Chacas (S15, three hours) at 10am, 2:30pm and 5pm

Transportes Renzo Has a rambling 6am, noon and 8pm service to Pomabamba (S25, seven hours), stopping at Chacas and Piscobamba. Another service leaves at 7am for San Luis via Chacas.

Turismo Nazario Has a 5am bus to Chiquiȧn (S25, three hours) which continues on to Llamac (S30, five hours).

Via Costa Express Buses to Chimbote (S20, 4½ hours, 11 daily) via Casma. Convenient for onward connections to Trujillo.

Huaraz Buses

Caraz

Cost (S)

6

Duration (hr)

Carhuaz

Cost (S)

3.50

Duration (hr)

¾

Casma

Cost (S)

23

Duration (hr)

4–8

Catac

Cost (S)

3.50

Duration (hr)

1

Chacas

Cost (S)

15

Duration (hr)

3

Chavín

Cost (S)

12

Duration (hr)

Chimbote

Cost (S)

20–60

Duration (hr)

Chiquián

Cost (S)

25

Duration (hr)

Huallanca

Cost (S)

12

Duration (hr)

Huari

Cost (S)

15

Duration (hr)

5

La Unión

Cost (S)

17

Duration (hr)

4

Lima

Cost (S)

35-135

Duration (hr)

8

Llamac

Cost (S)

30

Duration (hr)

5

Llamellin

Cost (S)

18

Duration (hr)

8

Monterrey

Cost (S)

1

Duration (hr)

¼

Pomabamba

Cost (S)

25

Duration (hr)

7

Recuay

Cost (S)

3–10

Duration (hr)

½–1

San Luis

Cost (S)

25

Duration (hr)

5

Trujillo

Cost (S)

30–75

Duration (hr)

7

Yungay

Cost (S)

5

Duration (hr)

1

Cost (S)

Duration (hr)