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MORE DESTINATIONS:   Cusco to Machu Picchu  •   Ollantaytambo to Cusco  •   Puno to Titicaca Lake

Direct Service Cusco to Machu Picchu

Direct Service Cusco to Machu Picchu

Going to Machu Picchu has never been so easy and affordable!

How does the service work?

  1. You will be picked up in Central Cusco at 7:20 am*
  2. You will make a stop for your Lunch break
  3. You arrive at 2.30 pm* to Machu Picchu Hidroelectrica
  4. From Hidroelectrica you can either take a 30 minutes train to Aguas Calientes or walk 2/3 hours.
  5. If you walk, enjoy the amazing experience through the Machu Picchu surrounding landscapes

*Please note the departure and arrival times are approximate. 

What about the return to Cusco?

The travel is exactly the same but the other way round.

There are 2 departures from Machu Picchu Hidrolectrica:

  • 2.30pm → Arriving to Cusco at 9.30pm
  • 5:00pm →Arriving to Cusco at 23:55pm*

We suggest to leave Aguas Calientes by 11am if you want to book the 2:30pm service and by 1:30pm if you book the 5:00pm service.

*5:00pm service provided only from June to September

Times, departures points, our minibuses...

Time, departure points, our minibuses...

Times & departure points

Cusco to Machu Picchu Hidroelectrica

Machu Picchu Hidroelectrica to Cusco

Comfy minibuses

Peruways network uses minibuses with a capacity of 20 passengers maximum. Each minibus is equipped with a GPS, air conditioning, reclining seats and insurance. The drivers have years of experience on these routes.

Peruways network do not use buses with a capacity of  30-35 passengers as their are not convenient for these routes.

The mini Inca trek to Aguas Calientes

The mini Inca trek to Aguas Calientes

How is the trek or walk to Aguas Caliente?

Once you arrive to Machu Picchu Hidroelectrica, one of the first you will see is official welcome panel to the Machu Picchu protected area. There you start the incredible trek or mini inca trek for leading you straight into the heart of AguasCalientes. Make sure you follow the railway track for at least 2 to 3 hours for going in the right direction.

If you observe closely, after crossing a big metal railway bridge, you note that you can actually spot the Machu Picchu which is on your right, high up on a hill.

Now, isn’t that great? People who travel by train never get a glimpse of this amazing sight. This is because they arrive to the destination from the opposite direction. They also miss out on scenic landscapes and beautiful plant life.

Getting from Cusco to Machu Picchu through Peruways not only is an affordable option but the whole experience is also extremely gratifying to the senses.

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People say about us

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

Jason, USA

Pick from the hotel to transport terminal and then directly to Ollantaytambo. Perfect service

Selena Gomez

Transport from Cusco to Machu Picchu within our budget, and met nice people. Jose the driver is amazing.

Sophie Moulin

People say about us

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

Jason, USA

Pick from the hotel to transport terminal and then directly to Ollantaytambo. Perfect service

Selena Gomez

Transport from Cusco to Machu Picchu within our budget, and met nice people. Jose the driver is amazing.

Sophie Moulin
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