How to get from Aguas Calientes
to Machu Picchu?

To get from Aguas Calientes also known by the name of Machu Picchu Pueblo to the entrance to Machu Picchu, there are two options: by bus or walking. Many visitors choose to start their trip early to enjoy the sunrise at Machu Picchu.

Aguas Calientes Town

The town of Aguas Calientes, because of its proximity to the Wonder of the World, is also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. To reach the entrance gate to the complex, you have the option of taking a bus or walking. Many visitors choose to leave early to witness the sunrise at Machu Picchu.

aguas calientes town

What is the town of Aguas Calientes?

The town of Aguas Calientes is a well-known town located at the foot of the mountain where the Incas erected Machu Picchu. It is also known as the town of Machu Picchu.

Aguas Calientes is a town within the district of the province of Urubamba, in Cusco, Peru.

Its main tourist attractions include the hot springs of Aguas Calientes, the Mandor waterfalls, Putucusi mountain, the handicrafts market and other places. From this town, buses depart to the entrance of Machu Picchu.

What is the distance between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu?

The town of Aguas Calientes is 9 kilometers by land.

How to get to Aguas Calientes?

Currently, there are two alternatives to get to Aguas Calientes:
1. via a train ride that departs from Ollantaytambo (or Cusco) and ends at the Aguas Calientes train station.
2. By bus and then by train (or walking) along the alternative route that passes through Hidroeléctrica until you reach Machu Picchu town.

How do I get from Agua Calientes to Machu Picchu?

To get to Machu Picchu, you can take two different routes along the Hiram Bingham Trail:
A bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Picchu, with an approximate duration of 30 minutes.
A short hike from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu Picchu which takes about 2 hours.

What is the easiest way to get to Machu Picchu?

The easiest way to get to the entrance of Machu Picchu Picchu from Aguas Calientes is by bus.

Bus

How to get from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

How long is bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

The trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu takes approximately 30 minutes.

Where to get a bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

The Aguas Calientes bus station is located on ‘Hermanos Ayar’ avenue, a few meters from the train station.

Walk

walking from aguas calientes to machu picchu entrance

How far is the walk from the bus to Machu Picchu?

The total is 9 km along the trail called Hiram Bhingam.

How long does it take to walk up to Machu Picchu Picchu?

You will need at least 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on the pace of the hike.

What is the cheapest way to get to Machu Picchu?

Walking is an option that many travelers also choose to get to Machu Picchu.

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