There are many people who decide to use the buses to get to Machu Picchu, but as many as they decide not to use it. But who should use the buses to Machu Picchu and those who do not? Well this will depend on an external way, the time you make in Machu Picchu, since you should not do the trek if it rains, however it will also depend on the type of ticket Machu Picchu you have chosen and of course if you want to walk. We only recommend you to be honest with yourself, if you believe that you can do the ascent of Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (an hour and a half) and then tour the city without problems, so do it, it is a great experience. But if your Machu Picchu tickets include the Machu Picchu mountains, then the best thing you can do is take the bus. These are some of the questions that people ask us about the bus to Machu Picchu.
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Should I choose to go by bus to Machu Picchu?
Well it’s simple common sense if you think you do not have the physical enough to do the one and a half hour trek from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and then see the structures in the Inca city of Machu Picchu for another 3 hours, then you should board the bus. Remember that the best of Machu Picchu is up there and that in no way should you get tired; Now, if you are desire to walk and you have the “Machu Picchu ticket alone”, it will be a great experience. On the other hand, if you have the Machu Picchu tickets that include the mountains, then we recommend buying the bus tickets to get to Machu Picchu with all your energy.
If it rains, if it comes with the elderly or with small children, then buy the bus tickets; the idea is to enjoy the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
Can I choose to walk up to Machu Picchu?
Those with an acceptable physique who have booked the “Machu Picchu ticket only” or the “Machu Picchu ticket + museum”, may choose to go from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu by walking (if their physique allows it). Also you can choose to go up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu by walking; if after walking the Inca city you still feel like walking, then take the trek from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes but if your time and your physique are not so good, you can walk up and return by bus.
Can I buy bus tickets to Machu Picchu in Cusco?
Yes you can do it, the usual thing is to buy bus tickets to Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes, the ticket office is located on Avenida Ayar S/N Brothers, before the Ruinas Bridge and attends from 05:00 am to 09:00 pm. However, if you are traveling during the dry season or during the high season (June, July, August), it is advisable to use the ticket booths you can find in Cusco, this will avoid the huge queues at the Aguas Calientes ticket office. But where to buy the tickets in Cusco?
- Av. Infancia 433 – Wanchaq: from 08:00 am to 12:45 pm and from 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm.
- Av. El Sol 380 – Interbank bank: from 08:00 am to 12:45 pm and from 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm.
Where do buses leave for Machu Picchu and what are the schedules?
The ecological buses to Machu Picchu depart from the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu village; from a small station just before the Ruinas Bridge, which leads to the Hiram Bingham Road to the entrance to Machu Picchu. The buses will allow you to travel comfortably during the 25-minute journey to Machu Picchu. The first bus departs at 5:30 am and from this moment they will depart every 10 minutes towards the entrance to the National Park; the zigzag road will take you to the city in the clouds; remember that boarding the first buses to Machu Picchu will give you the opportunity to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu; in addition to having the city empty as possible. You do not need to make long lines to board the bus, unless you are going to buy bus tickets to Machu Picchu at the ticket office of Aguas Calientes during the high season, but do not forget that you can also buy tickets in Cusco. The last bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is at 03:30 pm; the entrance to Machu Picchu is until 04:00 pm, and can stay in until 05:00 pm.
From what age is adult rate paid for bus tickets?
Keep in mind that children are considered those between 5 and 10 years old with 11 months of age. Visit how to buy bus tickets to Machu Picchu, to see updated prices. The student fee only applies to students from Peru, presenting their current university card.
In “ticketmachupicchu.com” we are experts in trips to Machu Picchu, whether you want only tickets to enter Machu Picchu, or if you want us to take care of everything for you. An organized trip to Machu Picchu is one of the best ways to go to Machu Picchu, especially if it is your first time. Remember that the trip to Machu Picchu needs a meticulous organization.
Advice from people who have been there
“Friends who were already in Machu Picchu recommended us to go very early and it was great, we could see the sunrise in the sacred city of the Incas. All the travelers that were there were in total silence, at the moment when the sun surpassed the mountains of the horizon to illuminate the citadel. There were no words. You can know Machu Picchu by photos, readings, books or comments, but being there will show you why it is one of the 7 wonders of the world.“
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