Bus to Machu Picchu – How to Buy Tickets

When we talk about bus to Machu Picchu, we usually refer to the point from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Citadel, if you are looking for information about going to Machu Picchu by bus and not taking the train, this section is known as Machu Picchu By Car.

Something we should know is that, this small section can be covered on foot as well, and this walk can take from 1 hour to 2 hours. The most recommendable thing is to take the bus.

How to buy bus tickets to Machu Picchu?

The purchase of the bus ticket can be made at the Consettur offices in person or through its website.

In Cusco

  • Av. Infancia 433 – Wanchaq – From 8 am – 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Av. El Sol 380 – Banco Interbank – From 9 am – 6 pm

In Machu Picchu Pueblo – Aguas Calientes

  • Av. Hermanos Ayar S / N, before Puente Ruinas. From Monday to Sunday from 5 am to 9 pm

If you decide to do it in person, you must pay the amount and present your passport or identity card.

If you decide to do it through Consettur’s website, you only have to fill in the reservation form on the website and pay by credit or debit card.

How much do bus tickets to Machu Picchu cost?

Ticket Bus ConsetturPrice
2020
Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
ADULT FOREIGNER Up and Down24.00 USD$
ADULT FOREIGNER Up or Down12.00 USD$
CHILDREN FOREIGNER Up and Down12.00 USD$
CHILDREN FOREIGNER Up or Down7.00 USD$
ADULT FOREIGNER Up and Down15.00 USD$
ADULT NATIONAL Up or Down8.00 USD$
STUDENT NATIONAL Up and Down10.00 USD$
STUDENT NATIONAL Up or Down6.00 USD$
CHILDREN NATIONAL Up and Down8.00 USD$
CHILDREN NATIONAL Up or Down5.00 USD$
GUIDE Up and DownPEN S/. 12.00
LOCALS CUSCO Up and DownPEN S/. 19.00
LOCALS MACHUPICCHU Up and DownPEN S/. 8.00

Bus departure times

Buses leave every 10 minutes, in the morning hours long queues form to get on the buses, so vehicles leave every 5 minutes.

Recommendations

  • There is no fixed schedule on the bus ticket. Vehicles start every 5 or 10 minutes. The visitor can take any of them.
  • The tickets are not sold out. You can buy one during your visit to Cusco.
  • In case you have some of the Machu Picchu tickets that include the mountains, it is recommended to get on the bus.
  • The bus ascent to Machu Picchu will depend on the time you choose to enter the Inca City (morning or afternoon shift).
  • The buses to Machu Picchu are ecological, have air conditioning and are the only vehicles authorized to travel the Hiram Bingham trail.
  • Bus tickets are as important as train tickets.

Faqs


Where to take the bus to Machu Picchu?

The buses leave from the town of Aguas Calientes. The usual stop is in ‘Hermanos Ayar’ Avenue, a few meters from the train station and 2 blocks from the square
The buses arrive at the entrance to Machu Picchu. From there, you take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes.

How is the bus trip to Machu Picchu?

Going by bus takes about 30 minutes, the road is quiet, and has no complications, the road is not paved.

Is the bus trip to Machu Picchu dangerous?

No, it’s a short route, only Consettur company cars transit.

What time does the first bus leave for Machu Picchu?

The first bus leave at 5:30 AM and the last one leaves at 3:30 PM

Is there a bus from Cusco to Machu Picchu?

There are not exactly a bus to reach Machu Picchu, but it is a combination of Bus + Hiking + Bus

Bus or hike to Machu Picchu?

If you are in Aguas Calientes and you love hiking, maybe a good recommendation is to go by walk.

How long is the bus ticket to Machu Picchu valid?

It is valid for only 3 days.

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