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Guide to get Machu Picchu tickets
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Guide to get Machu Picchu tickets

Learn how to get Machu Picchu tickets and thus access the ancient Inca city. You just have to plan your trip as follows: a) check availability, b) choose the ticket of your preference, c) complete the reservation form and d) pay for your tickets with debit or credit cards.




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View of Huayna Picchu from the city of Machu Picchu

Can I get tickets to Machu Picchu in person in Cusco?
The entrance to Machu Picchu can be purchased online or in person in Cusco, as well as in the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). However, the Peruvian authorities require that all tickets be sold only online. Thus, this is the best way and the one that is used and will be used in the future. It is recommended to buy the ticket online two or three months in advance since these have limited availability.


Guide to buy your Machu Picchu tickets online

You can buy entrance tickets to Machu Picchu online or directly in the city of Cusco. However, if you wait to arrive in Peru to buy your tickets, you run the risk of not finding availability.

To buy entrance tickets to Machu Picchu online you must follow these steps:

  • Enter the website of an authorized tourism agency. (Verify that it is an official tourism agency).
  • All websites that offer the ticket to Machu Picchu have an availability calendar All websites that offer the ticket to Machu Picchu have an availability calendar
  • If you found availability, click ‘book’ and complete your details personal. Check carefully that the number on your ID card (or passport) is spelled correctly.
  • Check if you qualify for one of the discounts (for minors, university students and tourists from CAN: Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia). Make payment for the ticket using a credit or debit card (generally they are Visa or MasterCard).
  • You will receive your Machu Picchu ticket in your email inbox (PDF); print it and present it along with your ID or passport on the day of your visit to the Inca city. Check your ‘Spam’ messages in case the ticket arrived there.

Guide to buying your Machu Picchu tickets during high tourist season

  • To preserve Machu Picchu, the Peruvian State has placed limits on the number of people who can enter the Inca city each day.
  • That is why each type of Machu Picchu ticket has an income limit. To obtain availability, tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • From May to August is high tourist season in Machu Picchu, so tickets must be reserved further in advance..
  • The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket is the most difficult to get since there are only 200 daily tickets available. During the high tourist season, it is recommended to purchase the ticket 3 or 4 months in advance.

At the entrance to Machu Picchu You will need to present your printed Machu Picchu ticket along with the document with which you made the reservation (identity document, passport). Students will have to present their current university card.


All types of tickets to Machu Picchu and their schedules

There are 4 types of tickets that offer you different experiences in Machu Picchu. They all include entry to the Inca city so you will still see the famous Inca archaeological site.

  • Machu Picchu Only

    This ticket provides access to the main buildings of Machu Picchu: temples, residences, plazas and terraces. However, this ticket will not allow you to enter the Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu or Huchuy Picchu mountain trails.

    These are the current schedules:

    • Group 1. Entry is from 6 a.m.
    • Group 2. Entry is from 7 a.m.
    • Group 3. Entry is from 8 a.m.
    • Group 4. Entry is from 9 a.m.
    • Group 5. Entry is from 10 a.m.
    • Group 6. Entry is from 11 a.m.
    • Group 7. Entry is from 12 p.m.
    • Group 8. Entry is from 1 p.m.
    • Group 9. Entry is from 2 p.m.

  • Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu

    This ticket allows you access to the main ruins as well as Huayna Picchu mountain. Only 200 people can enter this mountain each day.

    These are the current schedules:

    • Group 1. Entry to Machu Picchu is from 6 a.m. while the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
    • Group 2. Entry to Machu Picchu is from 7 a.m. while the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Group 3. Entry to Machu Picchu is from 8 a.m. while the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Group 4. Entry to Machu Picchu is from 9 a.m. while the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Machu Picchu + Mountain

    This ticket provides access to the Inca city and Machu Picchu mountain. Only 400 tourists are allowed entry per day.

    These are the current schedules:

    • Group 1. Entry to Machu Picchu is from 6 a.m. while the entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
    • Group 2. Entry to Machu Picchu is from 7 a.m. while the entrance to the Machu Picchu mountain is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu

    This ticket provides access to the Inca city and Huchuy Picchu mountain. Only 200 tourists are allowed to enter per day. These are the current entry times:

    These are the current schedules:

    • Group 1. Entry to Machupicchu is from 6 a.m. while the entrance to Huchuy Picchu is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
    • Group 2. Entry to Machupicchu is from 7 a.m. while the entrance to Huchuy Picchu is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Group 3. Entry to Machupicchu is from 8 a.m. while the entrance to Huchuy Picchu is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Group 4. Entry to Machupicchu is from 9 a.m. while the entrance to Huchuy Picchu is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Group 5. Entry to Machupicchu is from 10 a.m. while the entrance to Huchuy Picchu is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Group 6. Entry to Machupicchu is from 11 a.m. while the entrance to Huchuy Picchu is from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Group 7. Entry to Machupicchu is from 12 p.m. while the entrance to Huchuy Picchu is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Group 8. Entry to Machupicchu is from 1 p.m. while the entrance to Huchuy Picchu is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Machu Picchu + Inca Bridge

    This ticket allows entry to the Inca city and the Huchuy Picchu mountain. Only approximately 200 tourists are allowed to enter per day.

    Estos son los horarios vigentes:

    • Group 1. Entry to Machupicchu is from 6 a.m. while the entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
    • Group 2. Entry to Machupicchu is from 7 a.m. while the entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Group 3. Entry to Machupicchu is from 8 a.m. while the entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • Group 4. Entry to Machupicchu is from 9 a.m. while the entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
    • Group 5. Entry to Machupicchu is from 10 a.m. while the entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Group 6. Entry to Machupicchu is from 11 a.m. while the entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Group 7. Entry to Machupicchu is from 12 p.m. while the entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Group 8. Entry to Machupicchu is from 1 p.m. while the entrance to the Inca Bridge is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Types of Ticket to Machu Picchu

Guide to get discounts on the Machu Picchu ticket

The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu offers discounts for:
a) minors, b) university students and c) citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia).

  • To access the discount for minors: Send an email with the image of the identity document (or passport) of the visitor under 18 years of age.
  • To access the discount for university students: Send an email with the image of the current university card (not ISIC) of the undergraduate student under 25 years of age.
  • To access the discount for citizens of the Andean Community: Send an email with the image of the identity document, passport or immigration card of the visitor whose nationality is from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

More information about tickets to Machu Picchu

  • The cost of tickets to Machu Picchu It will depend on the type of ticket you prefer as well as your nationality, age or whether you are pursuing university studies.
  • Children under 3 years old do not pay to enter Machu Picchu. They should only be accompanied by their parents who will present the passport or identity document that certifies the child’s age.
  • Tickets to Machu Picchu are only valid for the chosen day and time of entry. You cannot re-enter on a different day or time.
  • On the Internet you can buy entry tickets to Machu Picchu from a tourism agency or through the official sales page.
  • Only tourism agencies offer discounted ticket sales for university students.
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Tourist in the Inca city of Machu Picchu

Learn a little more about Machu Picchu

  • Machu Picchu was made known to the world in 1911 by Hiram Bingham.
  • In 1983 it was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • In 2016 it was chosen as the best tourist destination in the world by the TripAdvisor travel community.
  • In 2007 it was chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.
  • Don’t forget that Cusco is the best tourist destination in South America. There, in addition to Machu Picchu, you will find many things to do such as visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Humantay lagoon, the 7 Colors Mountain, Maras, Moray and more.

Questions and answers about selling tickets to Machu Picchu

  • 1) Can I buy the ticket to Machu Picchu online?

    Yes, the sale of entrance tickets is now online through the official platform of the Ministry of Culture of Peru.

  • 2) And can I buy the entrance to Machu Picchu in the town of Aguas Calientes?

    No, the entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is no longer available in the town of Aguas Calientes. The safest way is through the website.

  • 3) What is the official ticket sales site for Machu Picchu?

    El sitio oficial de venta de entradas a Machu Picchu es www.machupicchu.gob.pe.

  • 4) Can I also buy the entrance to Machu Picchu with an online tourism agency?

    Yes, the sale of tickets to Machu Picchu is also available through the web platform of authorized tourism agencies.

  • 5) How long before should I buy the online ticket to Machu Picchu?

    The online purchase of the ticket must be made at least 2 or 3 months in advance. Otherwise, admission tickets may sell out as availability is limited.

  • 6) How is the online purchase of the ticket to Machu Picchu made?

    University students must have a current undergraduate card. Students must also be under 25 years old at the time of their visit. When entering Machu Picchu you must show your valid and current ID.

  • 7) How do you buy the ticket to Machu Picchu online with a discount for university students?

    Yes. The Machu Picchu postage stamp is a nice souvenir of the trip to the Wonder of the World. To get it you just have to request it at the exit door and request it at the entrance control of the Inca enclosure.

  • 8) Can I buy my ticket to Machu Picchu from my country?

    Yes, with the online sale of tickets to Machu Picchu, the visitor can make the purchase from the comfort of their home and anywhere in the world.

  • 9) Can I buy my ticket to Machu Picchu in the city of Cusco?

    No, the purchase of tickets to Machu Picchu is 100% online through the official web platform or with the website of an authorized tourism agency.

  • 10) Is purchasing the ticket to Machu Picchu online safe?

    Yes, purchasing tickets to Machu Picchu online is safe if it is made on the official platform or in an authorized online tourism agency. During the purchase, the data is protected by an online security system.

Advice from people who have been there

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Shamy FBy: Shamy F

“Guide to the Mountain “

“Don't miss the living city of Machupicchu and the impressive mountains that surround it. I also recommend going to the Inca stone bridge. Stay as long as you can to go to the hot springs, the Mandor Falls, the site museum and the butterfly garden, they are places that you should not miss visiting“


 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, November 27, 2023