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How to Visit Machu Picchu from Cusco

How to Get to Machu Picchu from Cusco

You’ve booked your plane tickets and can’t wait to visit Cusco, Peru to learn about the Incas, hug some llamas, and eat some of the best food in the world. Your final step will be to learn the specifics of how to visit Machu Picchu from Cusco.


Here are the things you have to buy to visit Machu Picchu:


Here are the three parts of how to get to Machu Picchu.


You must first get to Cusco.

Then, from Cusco, you may either take the train or go on a hike. Most travelers enjoy the comfortable train ride to Machu Picchu Station in Aguas Calientes. Before going to the ruins, treks also go through Aguas Calientes. The Inca Trail, on the other hand, ends at the Sun Gate entrance to Machu Picchu.


The last step of your tour is to take a short bus ride from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. Have fun finding out why this Inca landmark from the 15th century is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.


Ticket to enter Machu Picchu

Online is the best way to buy tickets to Machu Picchu. You can buy them at www.machupicchu.gob.pe with a credit card. If you do not know how to purchase tickets online for Machu Picchu, we have prepared a simple tutorial that explains the process step by step. You can also buy tickets to climb Huana Picchu Mountain, but keep in mind that there are two groups (7 a.m. and 10 a.m.), and it’s best to book at least three months in advance. We’d like you to read a post where we talk about what it was like to climb Huayna Picchu.



How to visit Machu Picchu

On the other hand, we want to make it clear that you can now buy tickets for children and students online. You can also buy them in person at the office in Cusco. If you need help or more information about your Machu Picchu tickets, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Tickets for trains.

You can also buy train tickets online. Peru Rail and Inca Rail are two companies that sell train tickets. Go to their websites and pick out the tickets you want to buy. There are two train stations, Poroy and Ollantaytambo. Poroy is about 25 minutes from Cusco (1 hour 30 from Cusco). Depending on whether or not you have a ticket, the train will leave from one of these two stations. The easiest way to get to the train station is to take a taxi. You can call a taxi from your hotel (most hotels work with reliable taxi companies) or use any cab app.


We also have a great blog post about trains to Machu Picchu. There are a lot of train schedules and services. So, this helpful guide will help you decide which choice is best for you. Feel free to send us a message if you need help. We’d love to hear from you.


Bus tickets

Once you get to Aguas Calientes, you can either walk up to the Inca citadel (about 1 hour and 30 minutes) or take a bus (25 min). You can buy tickets online at www.consettur.com. You can also just go to the town of Aguas Calientes and buy them there. Our advice is simple: buy it online. The lines are usually long, especially during high season, and people waste time buying tickets instead of having more time to spend at Machu Picchu.


Lastly, we hope that all of our travelers who don’t know how to get to Machu Picchu found this information helpful. We are aware that many tourists travel alone, but there are times when it will be much simpler to employ a reputable local travel agency to handle your trip and gain the following benefits.


Buying things and making reservations faster

Travel with safety and confidence

Itineraries that can be changed in any way

A simple, flexible, and quick way to run things.

Throughout your time in Peru, an English-speaking crew will be at your disposal.

All for prices that are fair and competitive.


We are the Magical Peru Expeditions team. We are your Cusco-based travel agency. If you’d like to learn more about us and our package deals, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re fully dedicated to making sure you have a great trip. We’d be delighted to hear from you soon, Happy trips