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Bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu provided by MachuPicchu Center

Bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu

Bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu
4.5
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$47.56
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
30m
Group size:
99
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    30m
  • Group size:
    99
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Take a comfortable 20-minute bus ride from the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as the town of Aguas Calientes) through a road that zig zags from the foot of a mountain all the way up to the entrance of the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary. The bus is air-conditioned, eco-friendly and the only authorized method of transportation from the nearest town of Machu Picchu Pueblo to the entrance of the Machu Picchu ruins. You will receive 2 tickets. One ticket to go up to Machu Picchu and another ticket to return (Round trip tickets).  These are the official bus tickets that will be emailed to you and that you must PRINT and bring with you to skip the long lines at the purchasing booth. As long as you bring your printed tickets, you simply board any bus at any time within their hours of operation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • From your hotel in the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as the town of Aguas Calientes) you simply walk to the main street where all the buses line up and depart every 10 minutes. No need for an address, the town is small enough you can go from the furthest hotel and walk 15 mintues to the main street and you cannot miss the buses. And don't worry about boarding the wrong bus. The only vehicles in Machu Picchu Pueblo are these buses. If you arrive the same day by train, the bus station is 5 minutes from the train station, you simply follow the crowd and you will end up at the main street where all the buses depart. With your printed ticket in hand and your original passport, you get in-line and board any bus at any time within their hours of operation. Bus to Machu Piccu Operating Hours: • Buses depart from Aguas Calientes every 10 minutes starting at 06:30am. Last bus to go up to Machu Picchu is at 2pm. The bus going to Machu Picchu will drop you off at the entrance of the Machu Picchu Historic Santuary.  After your visit, you simply board the buses that go back to the town. Return Bus from Machu Piccu Operating Hours: Buses return to Aguas Calientes every 10 minutes starting at 07:30am. Last bus to go down to the town is at 6pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • From your hotel in the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo (also known as the town of Aguas Calientes) you simply walk to the main street where all the buses line up and depart every 10 minutes. No need for an address, the town is small enough you can go from the furthest hotel and walk 15 mintues to the main street and you cannot miss the buses. And don't worry about boarding the wrong bus. The only vehicles in Machu Picchu Pueblo are these buses. If you arrive the same day by train, the bus station is 5 minutes from the train station, you simply follow the crowd and you will end up at the main street where all the buses depart. With your printed ticket in hand and your original passport, you get in-line and board any bus at any time within their hours of operation. Bus to Machu Piccu Operating Hours: • Buses depart from Aguas Calientes every 10 minutes starting at 06:30am. Last bus to go up to Machu Picchu is at 2pm. The bus going to Machu Picchu will drop you off at the entrance of the Machu Picchu Historic Santuary.  After your visit, you simply board the buses that go back to the town. Return Bus from Machu Piccu Operating Hours: Buses return to Aguas Calientes every 10 minutes starting at 07:30am. Last bus to go down to the town is at 6pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 103153P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Seating guaranteed except for infants. No standing allowed. Everyone must take a seat.
  • Transport by air-conditioned and eco-friendly bus
  • You may board any bus returning from Machu Picchu at any time during their operating hours
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Bus to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru Departure Point: Machupicchu Bus Boarding Avenida Hermanos Ayar S/N Google Maps: https://goo.gl/UF8o5Z
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We will email you the electronic tickets and you
  • and bring with you to board the bus.
  • You must also provide the following info for
  • when you reserve:
  • 1) Firstname and Surname exactly as shown in your passport(s)
  • 2) Date(s) of Birth
  • 3) Passport Number(s)
  • 4) Country that issued passport
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Inclusions
  • Seating guaranteed except for infants. No standing allowed. Everyone must take a seat.
  • Transport by air-conditioned and eco-friendly bus
  • You may board any bus returning from Machu Picchu at any time during their operating hours
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Departure details
  • Bus to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes 08681, Peru Departure Point: Machupicchu Bus Boarding Avenida Hermanos Ayar S/N Google Maps: https://goo.gl/UF8o5Z
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We will email you the electronic tickets and you
  • and bring with you to board the bus.
  • You must also provide the following info for
  • when you reserve:
  • 1) Firstname and Surname exactly as shown in your passport(s)
  • 2) Date(s) of Birth
  • 3) Passport Number(s)
  • 4) Country that issued passport
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers

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Love2travel
Buffalo, NY50 contributions
Excellent service! The buses run constantly up and down the mountain, so there is always one bus ready to take. You have to wear double masks and a face shield to get in. If you like precipices, seat at the left side going up and right side going down. The views are SPECTACULAR!
Written October 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MachuPicchuCenter
Thank you for your review. And thank you for supporting the local Peruvian economy. The bus to Machupicchu is owned by 1,500 of the local people of Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machupicchu. So thank you for visit to Machupicchu specially during these covid times.
Written October 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris P
Miami, FL16 contributions
Jun 2019
From Aguas Calientes (which is the Machu Picchu town) to the entrance of the Machu Picchu park, this 30+ minute ride will surely thrill the most jaded traveller ! Following the swindling roads, the busses make sharp turns over plunging ravines but rest assured, it is safe. These bus drivers are very experienced. You can also chose to "walk it" but I don't recommend it because there is a lot of high-altitude walking to do inside the park so you don't want to be winded from that walk before you even start the visit of the citadel. Also: very long lines to get ON these busses so plan accordingly. And also: no credit cards/cash only AND passport (yes, for the busses too).
Written November 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DPMALLIC
London, UK2,298 contributions
Apr 2019
We took the bus ticket from Aquas Calientes station to Machu Picchu entrance and back from Machu Picchu center.
They provided us the required ticket and service was very good. We paid by the UK Credit cards and got the tickets well in advance.
Everything was well and good, except the service of the bus which was not in hand of Machu Picchu center. We had to stand more than 1 hrs in both ways in the queue to go and come back.
It was very painful to stand in such a long time in queue with a ticket, particularly after Machu Picchu visit it was very painful for the knees to stand such a long time. The bus management is taking exorbitantly high fare for this 30 mins journey and expect much better service, rather than keeping hundreds of people in waiting in the queue.
Written July 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: MachuPicchu Center
Brownmkendra
Brownmkendra
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Peru trip over the holidays
Frank and his staff were incredible. They secured our entrance tickets to Macchu Picchu, train and bus ride as wel
canadiantraveler05
canadiantraveler05
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Amazing customer service!!
Had a exceptional service with this company. I highly recommend, best customer service I have ever experienced! Dur
raymB5944NE
raymB5944NE
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Best place to buy your Machu Picchu tickets
Originally we were going to buy directly from the government website, but they didn't have availability for our tra
V4379GNannaj
V4379GNannaj
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Competent and knowledgeable tour guides
I had a very good experience with this agency from beginning to end. Someone was always available to answer my ques
BenO1522
BenO1522
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Machu Picchu Guided Tour
Christian was a fantastic guide , very versed, easy to understand and lotsa fun. A trip of a lifetime!
Goingtoawesomeplaces
Goingtoawesomeplaces
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Superb Service
We contacted Machu Picchu Center to request an extension on our credit due to the continuation of the pandemic (our
randenise
randenise
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Amazing!
We secured a guide, Christian, and entrance tickets to Machu Picchu through this tour company. I was pleased by th
valerialimaa
valerialimaa
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Nice place but not really worthy at this time
It’s a nice place to visit but not worth it at this time because of the fact that you can’t even remove your mask t
gabe1099
gabe1099
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MachuPicchu Ticket
Company process three incorrect charges on my credit card. Never gave a ticket, notice, or explanation. Found out
BoardingPass3170T
BoardingPass3170T
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Frank is the BEST
I am so grateful to Frank for putting together a few last minute tours for me. I contacted Frank last minute becaus
markushK1804BL
markushK1804BL
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Perfect customer service
I booked the vip package, customer service was excellent, I have been contacted and called directly via WhatsApp an
MrsAlexisDecker
MrsAlexisDecker
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Very pleased
The driver texted me the morning before to confirm our pick up location. His English was very good and he had a gre
adriannef2017
adriannef2017
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inconsistent
We had several different plans with Machu Picchu Center. Our 2 day/1 night Inca trail and Machu Picchu tour with Da
Rafael S
Rafael S
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Day of wonder and delight
This was s really good experience. The historical site is amazing. And what made it extra perfect Alex Jesús the t
travelamantes
travelamantes
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Attention to detail and great service
We had a very good experience with all the tours we booked with this agency. We did the best of Lima tour as well a
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