The Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu is one of the services required to reach the Inca City of Machu Picchu. The bus service departs from Aguas Calientes to the entrance gate of Machu Picchu. The Inca City of Machu Picchu is located 6 km from the town of Aguas Calientes (where the train service ends).


Bus Service to Machu Picchu

  • Buses depart every 10 minutes.
  • The bus departure point is located in Avenida Hermanos Ayar in front of the market of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).
  • Service working hours to Go Up: From 05:30 to 15:30
  • Service working hours to Go Down: From 06:00 to 17:30
  • The journey takes around 30 minutes.

Walk to Machu Picchu

  • Travel Time: around 2 hours (one way).
  • Schedule: There is no schedule; However, you should take into acount the check-in time to enter to Machu Picchu.
  • Tip: Walking from Aguas Calientes to MachuPicchu is not recommended if you want to visit Huayna Picchu, because you will need good physical condition to climb the mountain.

How to buy a Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu?

How to buy a Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu?

Buy your bus ticket to Machu Picchu through the booking system on top of this page, and follow the steps below:

  1. Choose the Date of your visit.
  2. Choose the Type of service you want, Round Trip, One way (go up), One way (go down).
  3. Complete the Form with the required data
  4. Make the Payment and wait for your electronic tickets.

Why buying bus tickets to Machu Picchu online?

We suggest you to buy your Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu bus ticket enough in advance as queues in Aguas Calientes are usually long especially during the high season.

Board the bus to Machu Picchu

Board the bus to Machu Picchu

What do you need to board the bus to Machu Picchu?

After completing the booking process, we will sent you a copy of the electronic ticket.  You must print and carry the ticket to board one of the buses. You also need to bring wiht you your passport.

To board the bus to Machu Picchu, you should go to the bus stop located at Avenida Hermanos Ayar s/n, in front of the Artisan market of Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).

How Much Do Bus tickets to Machu Picchu Cost?

How Much Do Bus tickets to Machu Picchu Cost?


The cost of Bus ticket to Machu Picchu depend the type of ticket you want to book (one way or roundtrip) and your nationality.

Most nationalities (except Peruvians) have to pay the full fee for the Bus Ticket to Machu Picchu. However children less than 5 years old do NOT need to buy a ticket. Those children can not occupy a seat and they must travel with an adult (older than 18 years-old).

What people say

Good fast service. We booked last minutes tickets for the Machu Picchu and mountain without issues

Jason, USA
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Content avec le service en ligne. Bien meilleur que passer 3 plombes a faire la queue.

Dominique, France
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