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Air

The airport is 3km southwest of the center, a S5 mototaxi ride or a 30-minute walk.

LATAM has four to five daily flights to Lima (US$60, 1¼ hours).

Star Perú has one daily flight to Lima (US$60, 1¼ hours) and another to Iquitos (US$80, one hour).

Peruvian has three daily flights to Lima (US$50, 1¼ hours).

Bus

Several companies head west on the paved road to Lima via Moyobamba, Chiclayo and Trujillo, generally leaving between 8am and 4pm. All these companies can be found along the same cuadra (block) of Salaverry and its cross streets in the Morales district, an S3 mototaxi ride from the town center.

Civa Has a comfortable 12:45pm bus to Lima (S100 to S120, 30 hours), stopping at Chiclayo and Trujillo.

Movil Tours Top-end express buses to Lima (S120 to S170, 29 hours) leave at 8am and 1pm, with a 3pm departure to Trujillo (S90 to S120, 17 hours), a 4pm bus to Chiclayo (S80 to S105, 13 hours), a 5pm bus to Piura (S80 to S105, 14 hours) and a 3:45pm bus to Pucallpa (S75 to S95, 11 hours).

Transmar Express Departs at 9:30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the ride to Pucallpa (S70, 15 hours) via Juanjuí, Tocache Nuevo and Tingo María.

Turismo Selva Runs frequent minivans to Yurimaguas (S15, 2¾ hours), Moyobamba (S10, two hours) and Chachapoyas (S35, eight hours).

Virgen del Carmen Daily buses to Cajamarca (S80, 20 hours) at 8:30am via Chachapoyas (S35, nine hours) and Celendín (S60, 18 hours).

Tarapoto Buses

Cajamarca

Cost (S)

80

Time

20hr

Celendín

Cost (S)

60

Time

18hr

Chachapoyas

Cost (S)

35

Time

9hr

Chazuta

Cost (S)

10

Time

2hr

Chiclayo

Cost (S)

80-105

Time

13hr

Jaén

Cost (S)

40

Time

9-12hr

Lamas

Cost (S)

5

Time

30min

Lima

Cost (S)

100-170

Time

26-30hr

Moyobamba

Cost (S)

10

Time

2hr

Pedro Ruíz

Cost (S)

40-45

Time

7hr

Piura

Cost (S)

80-105

Time

14hr

Pucallpa

Cost (S)

80-95

Time

11-15hr

Trujillo

Cost (S)

90-120

Time

17hr

Yurimaguas

Cost (S)

15

Time

2¾hr