Machu Picchu Buses

The bus is the easiest way to reach Machu Picchu on time for you entrance slot. However you can also follow the winding Inca path way from Aguas Calientes town to the entrance. Alternatively, you could get the bus up and walk down or vice versa.


You can either get you ticket through a tour operator as combined part of your trek. Or you can purchase it yourself in Cusco at: av. Infancia 433 Alternatively you can purchase from the bus ticket office in Aguas Calientes inself at: Avenida Hermanos Ayar S / N.


  • One way : $12 / PEN 40
  • Return trip: $24 / PEN 80

If paying in cash at either of the ticket offices the currencies which are excepted is both American Dollars and Peruvian Sols.


Buses run every 10 minutes and depart from the lower part of the main street, just outside the ticket office. The winding route up to the entrance of Machu Picchu take approx 25min. The first bus to depart is 5.30am and the last is 3.30pm.