Transportation in Lima (II): Subway, corredores complementarios and bicycles.

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Transportation in Lima (II): Subway, corredores complementarios and bicycles.

Metropolitano and cabs aren’t your only options if you are in Lima. Since 11th July 2011, the subway traverses the city, from north to south in its 35 kilometers length. Corredores complementarios are a fast and cheap way to move through the big avenues in Lima. Buif, after all, you want a healthier option, cycling is one more option.

Lima doesn’t have public bicycles, but it isn’t really hard to find shops to rent them.

Lima isn’t a really friendly city with cyclist, but there are some neighborhoods which are making an effort to adapt their streets and create bicycle lanes, especially touristic districts.

Lima doesn’t have public bicycles, but it isn’t really hard to find shops to rent them. The most rent a bike stores are placed in Miraflores neighborhood.

Cycling in Lima is not hard because its flatness. Miraflores and Barranco district are really good places to go across cycling. Booking a bike tour is also a great option to enjoy the city.

A Corredor complementario bus.

Corredores complementarios are a public system transportation that is working in Lima. It is composed by a bus network that operates in the main avenues of the capital. Right now you can distinguish between five different services with a particular color each: yellow, red, blue, purple and green.

The line 1 has 35kms. length and 26 stations and it crosses Lima from south to north east.

For riding corredores complementarios is better to carry some cash money on you pockets. You can find pre-paid tickets in the main stations, buy you will always have the opportunity to buy them from the bus driver.

The Lima subway has planned six subway lines but, unfortunately, right now just one of them is working. The line 1 has 35kms. length and 26 stations and it crosses Lima from south to north east.

Lima subway (Pic: Elelch)

The line 1 started the 11th July 2011. Nowadays half million people use it each day. It connects the Villa El Salvador with San Juan Lurigancho district and hold the record of the longest train viaduct on Earth.

If you want to ride the subway you have to get a rechargeable card and validate it when you access to the train and when you get out. The adult ticket costs 1,5 PEN.