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Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

Washington, DC
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Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

I will need to take a taxi between the airport in Cusco and the Casa Andina Private Sacred Valley hotel. Approximately how much will the taxi cost?

Lima, Peru
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1. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

Around S/. 60 to 70 is a good price.

Pensacola, Florida
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2. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

have paid as low as 50 soles but 60 is average to Urubamba

you can also arrange a pick up with Andina costs a bit more...

but someone meets you with a sign very nice.

Washington, DC
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3. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

Thank you for the information. I contacted Casa Andina and they charge USD $55 each way between Cusco and Sacred Valley. It appears that taxi is half that cost.

Chiclayo, Peru
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4. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

Actually, it's about a third that cost!

Lima, Peru
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5. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

I suggest you contact someone like Sophie, at sofiabarreda@gmail.com to ensure a safe taxi with proper pick up at airport.

Negotiating your own fare could be tricky and you could end up on a lowsy car.

Edited: 6:18 am, March 09, 2010
Frisco, Texas
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6. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

Anyone have problems with sofia responding? I have emailed her many times and she does not respond. I contacted David Ramos who is also recommended but reading your posts above I am concerned about his pricing he is quoting $75 for transfer from Cusco Airport to Casa Andina and that same amount Olly train station to Cusco. Anyone else to contact for a private taxi? Thanks!

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7. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

A bus would be about $1.

Ica, Peru
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8. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

taking your luggage onto one of those buses would be extremely unpleasant.

At the transportation area known as Pavitos, in Cusco, the collectivo taxi to Urubamba costs 6 soles per person :) For 24 soles you can hire the entire taxi to take you to Urubamba.

Anyone trying to charge you $55 each way is a dirty criminal, it's that simple.

Frisco, Texas
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9. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

Quote: "Anyone trying to charge you $55 each way is a dirty criminal, it's that simple."

I guess the guide trying to charge me $75 to Casa Andina is even worse then ;o) Odd because he is highly recommended by the experts on here. I am reconfirming to make sure I did not misunderstand his quote but it seemed clear that was the charge.

Thanks for the feedback!

Edited: 3:51 pm, March 18, 2010
Chiclayo, Peru
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10. Re: Cost of Taxi Between Cusco and Urubamba?

Of course a professional, experienced, English-speaking tour guide is going to charge substantially more, as he has much better uses for his time than driving a taxi. There is a registered taxi booth at the airport; they´ll charge you a bit more than a taxi you hail off the street, but it´s no hassle at all if you don´t want to deal with negotiating. There´s no reason to hire a tour guide just to drive you from place to place.