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Rutas Recomendables »
Connecting Puente Piedra in the north with Villa El Salvador in the south of the city, the Red Line is “El Chino”, the NO01. El Chino is running in light blue buses and it is considered to be the fastest north-south connection along the Panamericana.
El Chino starts in Puente Piedra and is passing through Pro in Los Olivos until reaching the Panamericana Norte. From here it is southbound all the way through Via de Evitamiento and Panamericana Sur until Puente Atocongo. Here El Chino is leaving the Panamericana in order to pass through Villa El Salvador on its way to its end stop at Avenida Lima at the far end of Villa El Salvador on the district limit with Villa Maria.
Combi Jargon »
The cobrador will at some point collect the fares. Usually he will say “pasajes, pasajes” and make some sounds with the coins in his hand. This is the signal to pay your fare.
The best thing to do is pay S./ 1.00 and see what happens. Sometimes they give you the boleto (ticket) straight away. Sometimes they ask where you are going. Other times they say “sol veinte”, meaning you have to pay S./ 0.20 more.
If you are going for a short distance (8 blocks or so), try to get away with paying a china (S./ 0.50) if you can. Warning: this is not easy the first time!
Combi Jargon »
In order to get on, wait at a paradero (bus stop) and when the Ruta Recomendable arrives, wave with your arm stretched out straight. They will normally stop, but if one passes, stay patient and wait for the next one, it is usually right behind.
While getting on, the cobrador will say “suben, suben”, informing the driver that people are getting on. The cobrador might also say “avancen”, meaning you have to advance to the back or to the middle. Slightly less friendly is “apéguense”, meaning that you have to squeeze in.
When approaching your stop it is customary to get up, walk towards the door (front door if there are two) and say “paradero baja”. The cobrador will repeat your shout to the driver. While getting off, the cobrador will say “bajan, bajan”, to inform the driver that people are getting off.