Machu Picchu tickets for students
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How to buy Machu Picchu tickets for students?

If you are a student, you can now buy discounted Machu Picchu tickets using your current university card. You can also get your discount on entrance tickets to the mountains Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu and the new Huchuy Picchu. The discounts are even better if the student is a citizen of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN): Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia.



What will you need to book Machu Picchu tickets for students?

To book tickets for students, the student must study undergraduate and have less than 25 years at the time of entry to Machu Picchu. Likewise, the only valid document for the discount purchase is the current university card.

Requirements that the university card must meet:

  • Name of the student’s university or institute.
  • Photo readable on white background.
  • Names and surnames of the student.
  • Effective date of the university card.
Machu Picchu tickets for students
Machu Picchu tickets for students

How to get Machu Picchu tickets for foreign students and CAN?

University students have a special discount on the normal price of admission to Machu Picchu. University students belonging to the countries of the Andean Community of Nations ‘CAN’ (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia) have an even greater discount on the price of the Machu Picchu entrance with university discount.

To get the Machu Picchu ticket with university discounts you must follow the following steps:

  • Enter the website of an authorized tourism agency to sell tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Search availability of the type of ticket Machu Picchu on the date and time you prefer.
  • Complete the reservation form: names, surnames, age, type of document, document number, etc.
  • Only for tourism agencies: send an email with the scanned image of the university card together with the passport (or identity document) of the visitor.
  • Make the payment of the ticket Machu Picchu with discount. Payment is made by credit card or Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit cards etc.
  • Print the tickets you will receive in your email (in PDF format) and present them on the day of the visit to Machu Picchu.

How to get Machu Picchu tickets for national students?

  • Peruvian students have a special discount on the normal price of the entrance to Machu Picchu if they have the current university card as well as the passport or identity document at hand.
  • Peruvian university students, as well as visitors from South America, must be under 25 years old and attend undergraduate studies at the time of their visit.

How to get tickets to the mountain Huayna Picchu for students?

The only way to access the Machu Picchu ticket that includes the Huayna Picchu mountain is by booking in advance (3 or 4 months before) one of the 200 tickets available per day.

To do this you must choose one of the following entry times:

  • Group 1. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am / Entrance to Huayna Picchu from 6 am to 7 am
  • Group 2. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 am / Entrance to Huayna Picchu from 8 am to 9 am
  • Group 3. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 10 am / Entrance to Huayna Picchu from 10 am to 11 am
  • Group 4. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 12 pm / Entrance to Huayna Picchu from 12 pm to 13 pm

Then, to get the entrance tickets ‘Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu’ you must follow the following steps:

  • Choose the date on which you want to make your visit and check that there is availability.
  • Complete the reservation form with your personal data.
  • Only for tourism agencies: send an email with the digital image of the passport (or identity document) as well as the digital image of the current university card.
  • Make the payment of the ticket ‘Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu’ with discount.
  • Print the tickets and present them the day of the visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.

How to get tickets to Machu Picchu mountain for students?

To buy the Machu Picchu ticket that includes the new Machu Picchu mountain, you must book the ticket online 3 or 4 weeks in advance. There are 400 tickets available every day.

To do this you must choose one of the following entry times:

  • Group 1. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am / Entrance to Machu Picchu mountain from 6 am to 7 am
  • Group 2. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 am / Entrance to Machu Picchu mountain from 8 am to 9 am

Then, to get the entrance tickets ‘Machu Picchu + Mountain’ you must follow the following steps:

  • Check that there is availability of the ticket for the date you wish to visit.
  • Fill out the reservation form with your personal data: names, surnames, type of document, document number, etc.
  • Only for tourism agencies: send an email with the digital image of the identity document (or passport) as well as the valid university card.
  • Make payment of the ‘Machu Picchu + Mountain’ online entry way with: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc.
  • Print the tickets that will be sent to you in your email. Finally, you must present your tickets for the day of your visit.

How to get tickets to Huchuy Picchu Mountain for students?

To buy the Machu Picchu ticket that includes the new Huchuy Picchu mountain, the entrance must be reserved online 3 or 4 weeks in advance. There are 200 tickets available each day.

To do this, you must choose one of the following entry times:

  • Group 1. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 6 am / Entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain from 6 am to 7 am
  • Group 2. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 7 am / Entrance to Machu Picchu mountain from 7 am to 8 am
  • Group 3. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 8 am / Entrance to the mountain Machu Picchu from 8 am to 9 am
  • Group 4. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 9 am / Entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain from 9 am to 10 am
  • Group 5. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 10 am / Entrance to the mountain Machu Picchu from 10 am to 11 am
  • Group 6. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 11 am / Entrance to the mountain Machu Picchu from 11 am to 12 pm
  • Group 7. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 12 pm / Entrance to the mountain Machu Picchu from 12 pm to 1 pm
  • Group 8. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 1 pm / Entrance to the mountain Machu Picchu from 1 pm to 2 pm
  • Group 9. Entrance to Machu Picchu from 2 pm / Entrance to the mountain Machu Picchu from 2 pm to 3 pm

Then, to get the entrance tickets ‘Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu’ you must follow the following steps:

  • Check that the ticket is available for the date you plan to visit.
  • Complete the reservation form with the required personal information: names, surnames, type of document, document number, etc.
  • Only for tourism agencies: send by email the digital image of the identity document (or passport) as well as the valid university card.
  • Make the payment of the ticket ‘Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu’ online with: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc.
  • Print the tickets that will be sent to your email. Finally, you just have to show your tickets for the day of your visit.

Questions and answers about the purchase of the Machu Picchu ticket for students

  • 1. What are the schedules of the ticket Machu Picchu Only that you can choose?

    The entry ‘Machu Picchu Only’ offers 9 different entry times:

    • Group 1. Entry from 6 am
    • Group 2. Entry from 7 am
    • Group 3. Entry from 8 am
    • Group 4. Entry from 9 am
    • Group 5. Entry from 10 am
    • Group 6. Entry from 11 am
    • Group 7. Entry from 12 pm
    • Group 8. Entry from 1 pm
    • Group 9. Entry from 2 pm
  • 2. Can I buy the entrance to Machu Picchu with the ISIC card?

    No. Until some time ago, you could access the discount with the ISIC card. However, many people tried to get the discount by falsifying these cards. Today, you can only book the Machu Picchu tickets with a discount for students with the university card.

  • 3. Can I buy the entrance to Machu Picchu with the university registration receipt?

    No. The registration receipt is not valid to buy the ticket. The only valid document is the current university card.

  • 4. Can postgraduate university students access discounts?

    No. The university discounts of the Machu Picchu ticket are only valid for undergraduate students.

  • 5. If the university card has expired, can I buy the Machu Picchu ticket at a discount?

    No. The university card must show the expiration date in force at the time of entry to Machu Picchu. Otherwise, the tourist will not be allowed to enter.

  • 6. Is there an official website to buy the Machu Picchu ticket with university discount?

    Yes, the official website is www.machupicchu.gob.pe. There you can get your college discount ticket. You can also do it in authorized tourism agencies.

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, December 1, 2021