Buses to Machu Picchu

  • US$24 for round trip
  • Buses come and go constantly from 5.30am till 6.00pm
  • The drive takes about 40 minutes
  • Waiting times during high season can go up to two hours
  • Getting to Machu Picchu by road was for years a true nightmares during the rainy season (November through March) as the roads would be almost inaccessible. Nowadays the situation has improved quite a bit but this is still a bit the “off the beaten track” road to Machu Picchu. Some tour companies organize this trip, often in combination with other activities such as biking and rafting but this is a route that can be done by public transport as well.

    • Perurail implemented weight limits of 6Kg. per person
    • IncaRail implemented weight limits of 8Kg. per person
    • Limits are not thoroughly checked but best to keep in mind
    • Machu Picchu is on lower altitude than Cusco
    • Machu Picchu has a warmer and more humid climate
    • Busses operate from 06.00 till 04.00PM (both ways)
    • Busses leave almost every 5-10 minutes in both ways
    • Busses work with a first come first serve system
    • The drive takes about 20-25 minutes one way
    • Costs for adults are; US$18.50 (return) or US$9.50 (one way)
    • Cost for children are; US$10 (return) or US$5 (one way)