Bus from Aguas Calientes to
Machu Picchu

Duration:

Rounded-trip

Difficulty:

Easy

Elevation:

2700msnm

Service:

Transportation

Have you already bought your tickets to Machu Picchu? Please note that after arriving in Aguas Calientes, known as the town of Machu Picchu, you still have a short stretch before reaching the ‘Lost Citadel of the Incas’. This short journey can be done by bus or on foot. The fastest and most comfortable alternative is to take the bus.

Here is how to purchase your bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.

Bus tickets to Machu Picchu

Where to buy the bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

The purchase of the bus ticket is done on the official website of Consettur or you can also buy it personally in Aguas Calientes, You can buy bus tickets at the following address:

Address: Av. Hermanos Ayar S/N, before the Bridge of the Ruins.

It is not necessary to reserve tickets in advance. The ticket office operates according to the following schedule:

Monday to Sunday, from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm.

At the entrance of the Inca City, you will also find another ticket office if you decide to walk up and go down by bus.

How much are the bus tickets to Machu Picchu?

These are the current bus fares to Machu Picchu.

Consettur Bus Ticket

Serivce Transportation Cost  2024 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
FOREIGN ADULT Up and Down24.00 USD$
FOREIGN ADULT Up or Down12.00 USD$
FOREIGN CHILD Up and Down12.00 USD$
FOREIGN CHILD Up or Down7.00 USD$
NATIONAL ADULT Up and Down15.00 USD$
NATIONAL ADULT Up or Down8.00 USD$
NATIONAL STUDENT Up and Down10.00 USD$
NATIONAL STUDENT Up or Down6.00 USD$
NATIONAL CHILD Up and Down8.00 USD$
NATIONAL CHILD Up or Down5.00 USD$
Ascent and Descent GUIDEPEN S/. 12.00
RESIDENT CUSCO Up and DownPEN S/. 19.00
RESIDENT MACHUPICCHU Up and DownPEN S/. 8.00

 

What are the departure times of the buses to Machu Picchu?

Buses depart every 10 minutes heading towards Machu Picchu. During the morning, there can be substantial lines for boarding the buses, which leads to departures occurring every 5 minutes.

Ride to Machu Picchu

Buses leave from the town of Aguas Calientes, the usual stop is on Hermanos Ayar Avenue, a short distance from the train station.

The buses arrive at the main entrance of Machu Picchu. From that point, you can board the buses back to Aguas Calientes town.

Faq

Traveling by bus does not represent any risk. Only tourist buses travel on the Hiram Bingham highway that leads to Machu Picchu. These buses are ecological, modern and undergo constant revisions.

Lima, the capital of Peru, is located at a distance of 503 KM from Machu Picchu. There are no direct bus services connecting both destinations.

The itinerary to get from Lima to Machu Picchu is as follows:

  1. Travel by plane or bus from Lima to Cusco.
  2. Board a minivan from Cusco to Ollantaytambo.
  3. Take a train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.
  4. Continue the journey by bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.

There is no bus service that directly connects Cusco with Machu Picchu.

There are three routes to get from Cusco to Machu Picchu:

  1. Train route from Cusco to Machu Picchu.
  2. Inca Trail.
  3. Bus service from Cusco to Hidroelectrica.How do I get to Machu Picchu without a tour?

The bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu covers a distance of only 10 kilometers and takes approximately 30 minutes.

The return trip from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes takes approximately 25 minutes.

The company that manages the bus service and ticket sales on the Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes route is called ‘Consettur’.

Bus tickets can be purchased both on their website and at their points of sale located in Cusco. Also, visitors have the option of purchasing bus tickets online through a tour agency

Yes, there are sales points in the town of Aguas Calientes and there is always availability so you don’t have to worry about this, buses leave every 5 minutes.

In the entrance area to Machu Picchu, there is a kiosk where you can buy bus tickets to and from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

These bus tickets can be easily purchased on the spot and there is ample availability. No tourist will be left without being able to board the return bus.

Of course this is what many tourists opt for, as it is much easier to descend on foot.

There are no cabs, the town is so small that no mobility circulates except the buses that go to Machu Picchu.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this world wonder, you can do it in just one day, ask about this tour and make your reservation.

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