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Can I get the Machu Picchu Ticket from home?

Dreaming of visiting Machu Picchu? The easiest and safest way to have the trip of a lifetime is to get your tickets to the Wonder of the World in advance. To do so, you must make an online reservation from home, yes, from the comfort of your own home! In less than 24 hours and without leaving your home, you can purchase your ticket to the Inca Citadel. The rest is to enjoy this destination considered one of the best in the world.



Get Machu Picchu ticket from your home
Learn how to get your Machu Picchu ticket from the comfort of your home

How to visit Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is the mountain on whose lap sits the Inca citadel built around the fifteenth century by orders of the Inca Pachacutec. There are two ways to visit it. The first is to visit the authorized offices in the city of Cusco. This way you run the risk of not being able to visit the places with more demand such as the Huayna Picchu mountain. The second is to make a reservation online. The latter is the safest and easiest way to get the Machu Picchu ticket.

Here are the advantages of booking online:

  • It is the easiest and fastest way. You can get the tickets without leaving home and in less than 24 hours.

  • It is the safest way to get the Machu Picchu ticket. If you do it once in the city of Cusco you may be surprised to find that there are no more tickets available.

  • There is no risk of losing the ticket because if this happens you only have to reprint the ticket or present it on a mobile device (Tablet, Smartphone) on the day of admission.

  • It is the safest way to plan your trip to Machu Picchu. By separating the day of your entrance you can book train tickets, airplane tickets, hotels, etc.

The Machu Picchu ticket is easy to get. You only have to make the corresponding reservation, make the payment (with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, or PayPal) and print the ticket. The process takes less than 24 hours on weekdays and 48 hours on weekends, so you don’t need to leave home!


The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu: schedules

The Machu Picchu Ticket allows you to access the Wonder of the World without leaving home. There are 5 types of tickets available:

  • Machu Picchu Only Ticket – Allows entrance to the Inca Citadel to 5000 people divided in ten shifts per day:

    • Schedule 1: Entrance from 6 a.m. onwards.
    • Schedule 2: Entrance from 7 a.m. onwards.
    • Schedule 3: Entrance from 8 a.m. onwards.
    • Schedule 4: Entrance from 9 a.m. onwards.
    • Schedule 5: Entrance from 10 a.m. onwards.
    • Schedule 6: Entrance from 11 a.m. onwards.
    • Schedule 7: Entrance from noon onwards.
    • Schedule 8: Entrance from 1 p.m. onwards.
    • Schedule 9: Entrance from 2 p.m. onwards.
    • Schedule 10: Entrance from 3 p.m. onwards.
  • Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket – Allows admission to Huayna Picchu mountain and the Inca Citadel to 400 people per day. The entrance to Waynapicchu is in four shifts.

    • Schedule 1: Entrance from 7 a.m. / Entrance to Waynapicchu from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Schedule 2: Entrance from 8 a.m. / Entrance to Waynapicchu from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Schedule 3: Entrance from 9 a.m. / Entrance to Waynapicchu from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Schedule 4: Entrance from 10 a.m. / Entrance to Waynapicchu from 11 a.m. to noon.
  • Machu Picchu + Mountain Ticket – Allows admission to Huayna Picchu Mountain and the Inca Citadel to 800 people per day. The entrance to the mountain is in two shifts:

    • Schedule 1: Entrance from 7 a.m. / Entrance to the Mountain from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Schedule 2: Entrance from 9 a.m. / Entrance to the Mountain from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu Ticket – Allows admission to Huchuy Picchu mountain and the Inca Citadel to 800 people per day. The entrance to Huchuy Picchu is in five shifts:

    • Schedule 1: Entrance from 7 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuy Picchu from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Schedule 2: Entrance from 8 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuy Picchu from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Schedule 3: Entrance from 9 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuy Picchu from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Schedule 4: Entrance from 10 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuy Picchu from 11 a.m. to noon.
    • Schedule 5: Entrance from 11 a.m. / Entrance to Huchuy Picchu from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge Ticket – Allows admission to the Inca Bridge of Machu Picchu and the Inca Citadel to 800 people per day. The entrance to the Inca Bridge is in nine shifts:

    • Schedule 1: Entrance from 7 a.m. / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Schedule 2: Entrance from 8 a.m. / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Schedule 3: Entrance from 9 a.m. / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Schedule 4: Entrance from 10 a.m. / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from 11 a.m. to noon.
    • Schedule 5: Entrance from 11 a.m. / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from noon to 1 p.m.
    • Schedule 6: Entrance from noon / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Schedule 7: Entrance from 1 p.m. / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Schedule 8: Entrance from 2 p.m. / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Schedule 9: Entrance from 3 p.m. / Entrance to the Inca Bridge from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Optional Machu Picchu Museum Ticket – Allows entrance to the Machu Picchu Site Museum. It is open from 09:00 a.m. to 04:30 p.m. The visit to Machu Picchu is done at the usual times:

    • 1st Shift: from 06:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    • 2nd Shift: from 12:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

Steps to get the ticket to Machu Picchu from home

To get any of the 3 types of Machu Picchu Tickets without leaving home you must follow the following steps:

  • a) Make the reservation of the ticket of your preference.
    • Go to ticketmachupicchu.com
    • Check the current availability of the type of ticket you have chosen.
    • Complete the reservation form by filling in the blanks with the type of ticket and its respective entrance time, the number of visitors, your personal data, type, and number of documents.
    • Do not forget to write the e-mail address you will use to make the reservation process.
    • If you are a student, please add a photo of your valid university ID.
  • b) Make the respective payment.
    • Make the payment on the same web page (reservation form).
    • You can also check the payment link sent to your inbox in your email. You can pay with any Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, or PayPal credit or debit card.
    • Please fill in your details and make the respective payment.
  • c) Receive your ticket
    • Receive your Machu Picchu ticket via the email address you used to make your reservation.
    • Print or present the ticket in digital format (tablet or Smartphone) on the day of your visit to Machu Picchu.

How long before making the reservation?

To purchase the Machu Picchu ticket from home you need to do it in advance. This especially during the high tourist season (March to October) where the influx of visitors makes the demand for tickets grow. Below is the time needed to book the 5 types of tickets:

  • Machu Picchu Solo Ticket:
    • Minimum time: 72 hours before.
    • In high season: 2 months before.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu:
    • Minimum time: 2 months before.
    • In high season: 4 months before.
  • Machu Picchu + Mountain Ticket:
    • Minimum time: 72 hours.
    • In high season: 3 months before.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu:
    • Minimum time: 72 hours.
    • In high season: 2 months before.
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge:
    • Minimum time: 72 hours.
    • In high season: 3 months before.
  • Complementary ticket Machu Picchu Museum:
    • Minimum: 72 hours.
    • In high season: 2 months before.

Some tips before the trip

Machu Picchu is located at 2430 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.). It is surrounded by a beautiful geography typical of the eastern part of the Andes mountain range. If you have already booked your Machu Picchu ticket in time, you should take into consideration other aspects related to the trip. Here are some tips:

  • Once you have booked your Machu Picchu ticket, do the same with the train tickets to the town of Aguas Calientes, the last stop before reaching the Wonder of the World.

  • The weather in Machu Picchu is warmer than in the city of Cusco. Bring warm, light clothing. A rain poncho is always recommended.

  • Reserve in advance the guide service or hire it at the entrance gate to Machu Picchu. Guides are mandatory in the Inca Citadel.

  • During the high tourist season (March to October) it is advisable to book hotels, tours, and other tourist services in advance.

  • Due to the altitude at which the city of Cusco is located (3399 m.a.s.l.), it is likely to suffer from altitude sickness. Do not be alarmed. A good acclimatization on the first day will be enough to make you feel better.

Advice from people who have been there

Machu Picchu

Ángela T.By: Ángela T.

“Majestic and impotent!“

“The place is wonderful, spectacular, and majestic. It seems that Machu Picchu is waiting for your visit. Being there is something incredible. I recommend staying one night before in Aguas Calientes so that the next day you don't have to get up early to go to the Sanctuary.“


 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, April 18, 2024