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Tips for Machu Picchu

Tourist Ticket

The Cusco tourist ticket is one of the most important tourism development initiatives in Cusco. This ticket allows tourists to make a one-time payment, gaining access to nearly all of the city’s varied tourist attractions.

It can be purchased at the following address:

Turistic Galleries

Av. El Sol 103 Of. 101, Cusco
For more information on the tourist ticket, visit the COSITUC website.

Bus to Machu Picchu

After arriving in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Station) you have two options available for the ascent to the citadel of Machu Picchu: on foot or by bus.

For those who prefer to go on foot, the six-kilometer walk will take you no more than an hour.

You can also take one of the 20 buses that travel the winding road, departing from town every 15 minutes. The first bus leaves at 5:30 am, and the last one leaves the citadel for town at 5:30 pm.

The bus ticket costs approximately USD 24 (round trip) and may be purchased at the ticket offices in Aguas Calientes: Av. Hermanos Ayar S/N, or at the CONSETTUR offices located at Av. Infancia 433, Wanchaq, Cusco.

Ticket to Machu Picchu

If you wish to purchase only the ticket to the citadel, visit www.machupicchu.gob.pe

You can also buy your ticket at our point of sale located on the Plaza de Armas (Main Square) of Cusco or at the ticket windows in the Wanchaq, Poroy, and Ollantaytambo Stations, providing that you are also purchasing a train ticket.

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