How to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu?

Do not forget that the only way to get from Cusco to Machupicchu town (hot waters) is by rail and there are 3 direct ways:

1.-The first is, taking the bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo is a trip of 1 hour and 30 minutes once there you have to take the train from Ollantaytambo to Machupicchu (hot waters) the trip is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

2.-The other way is, take a bus from Cusco to hydroelectric, the trip is 6 hours, then you can take the train from hydroelectric to machupicchu (hot waters) the trip is 45 minutes or you can also walk this whole section following The railway line as many do, the walk is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. In this case you would save the train ticket, but the total trip is long.

3.-The last way to reach the Machupicchu itself is, making the Inca trail of 4 days and 3 nights, for those who like adventure. It is a 44-kilometer walk, that also prior reservation at least 2 months in advance, because only 500 people per day can make the Inca Trail.

NOTE: About the alternate tours to Machu Picchu such as: Salkantay Trek, Inka Jungle trek, Machupicchu by Car, etc. All arrive by hydroelectric at Machu Picchu, the Lares Trek tour reaches Ollantaytambo and from Ollantaytambo by train to Machupicchu. Those are all the ways to get to Machupicchu.



The passenger must buy their train ticket from Cusco (Poroy or Ollantaytambo) to Machupicchu Pueblo (hot water) round trip according to their preference. You can do it through the website at the following link: www.perurail.com or www.inkarail.com


You must buy your ticket to Machupicchu through the web according to your preference and in advance, with mountain included or without mountain at least 2 months before. If you only want to buy the normal or regular ticket, you can also buy it in the same town of machupicchu (hot waters). If you buy your ticket with mountain included you will have an extra re-entry to the citadel, you can enter and leave twice a day.

If you buy the normal or regular ticket without mountains, you can only enter machupicchu only once from the time established in the entrance ticket. If you leave the citadel you have no option to re-enter. Buy ticket at the following link: www.machupicchu.gob.pe

Ticket Fare to Machupicchu

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Upon arriving from Cusco to Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) the passenger can buy their bus ticket to go to Machupicchu Sanctuary. The buses leave every 7 minutes, the first bus leaves at 5:30 a.m. you can take any of them the trip by bus is 25 minutes. The other option is to walk up to the entrance, it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. but it’s like climbing the huaynapicchu. If they are in the conditions do it.

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