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Buses in Machu Picchu

The only bus with direct access from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is the Consettur bus. Learn all the details here.
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Traveling on the Consettur bus avoids the exhausting ascent on foot.

The Consettur bus journey to Machu Picchu offers comfort and safety for exploring the Inca marvel. Its modern fleet and expert drivers ensure a pleasant journey, preserving your energy for the experience at the citadel.

Moreover, by choosing this service, you contribute to the sustainability of the site by reducing the environmental footprint. The Consettur bus is the perfect choice to maximize your adventure, enjoy the views without worries, and support the preservation of this invaluable historical heritage.

Bus Fares to Machu Picchu

The concessionaire responsible for providing this service is CONSETTUR MACHUPICCHU SAC. The costs of bus tickets to ascend to Machu Picchu vary depending on the nationality, age, and condition of the traveler.

Below is a table with all available prices:

CONSETTUR BUS TICKET ONE-WAY ROUND TRIP
FOREIGN ADULT S/. 12.00 S/. 24.00
FOREIGN CHILD S/. 7.00 S/. 12.00
NATIONAL ADULT S/. 8.00 S/. 15.00
NATIONAL STUDENT S/. 6.00 S/. 10.00
NATIONAL CHILD S/. 5.00 S/. 8.00
NATIONAL GUIDE S/. 6.00 S/. 12.00
CUSQUEÑO RESIDENT S/. 9.50 S/. 19.00
MACHU PICCHU RESIDENT S/. 4.00 S/. 8.00
RESIDENT GUIDE S/. 4.00 S/. 8.00

* We recommend using the bus service from Aguas Calientes if you are visiting Machu Picchu for the first time, to fully enjoy all the natural beauty and Inca architecture that the citadel of Machu Picchu has to offer.

Bus Schedules to the Citadel

Buses leave Aguas Calientes for Machu Picchu every 10 minutes. Once you purchase your ticket, you can board any bus that departs from the terminal.

  • Ascent to the Sanctuary: from 05:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m.
  • Descent to Aguas Calientes: from 06:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where to Buy Bus Tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in two ways:

  • The first is online, via the CONSETTUR website CONSETTUR, by filling out a form with your personal details and then making the reservation payment with your credit or debit card.
  • The second way to purchase is in person, by presenting your national identity document (DNI) or your passport at the following locations:
    • Aguas Calientes: Av. Hermanos Ayar S/N, before the Ruinas Bridge.
      • Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
    • Cusco: Av. Infancia 370
      • Opening Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

These tickets do not need to be reserved in advance and can be purchased on the same day you plan to ascend to the citadel.

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What is the Bus Journey Like from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

From the town of Aguas Calientes, the bus heads to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, located at the top of a mountain covered in vegetation. The route is characterized by a steep climb, full of twists and turns, and after approximately 25 minutes you arrive at the entrance control booth to the citadel.

The descent is easier and takes only about 12 to 15 minutes to reach the Av. Hermanos Ayar station in Aguas Calientes again.