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Immigration card to buy the Machu Picchu ticket?

To buy the Machu Picchu ticket it is necessary to present the passport or identity document. However, it is also possible to do it with the immigration card. With this document, tourists can buy the discounted ticket as well as other benefits in Cusco (Peru).



Machu Picchu ticket types and their schedules

Machu Picchu offers up to 3 types of tickets. In addition, there is another type of alternative ticket that includes admission to the Museum:

  • 1) Machu Picchu Solo entrance

    • Group 1: admission is from 6 in the morning.
    • Group 2: admission is from 7 in the morning.
    • Group 3: admission is from 8 in the morning.
    • Group 4: admission is from 9 in the morning.
    • Group 5: admission is from 10 in the morning.
    • Group 6: admission is from 11 in the morning.
    • Group 7: admission is from noon.
    • Group 8: admission is from 1 in the afternoon.
    • Group 9: admission is from 2 in the afternoon.
  • 2) Entrance Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu

    • Group 1: the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 7 am to 8 am / to Machu Picchu is from 6 am
    • Group 2: the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 7 am to 8 am / to Machu Picchu is from 7 am
    • Group 3: the entrance to Huayna Picchu is from 10.30 am to 11.30 am / to Machu Picchu is from 8 am
  • 3) Machu Picchu + Mountain entrance

    • Group 1: the entrance to the mountain is from 7 am to 8 am / Machu Picchu is from 6 am
    • Group 2: the entrance to the mountain is from 7 am to 8 am / Machu Picchu is from 7 am
    • Group 3: the entrance to the mountain is from 9 am to 10 am / Machu Picchu is from 8 am
  • 4) Museum Entrance

    • Museum Hours: 9 am – 4.30 pm

What discounts does the Machu Picchu ticket offer?

Machu Picchu offers 3 types of special discounts:

  • University students : This benefit applies to undergraduate and under 25 students. The purchase of the ticket is with the current university card.
  • Minors : This benefit applies to people between 8 and 17 years of age, who have a passport or identity document certifying their age.
  • CAN Citizens : This benefit applies to citizens of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN): Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. The purchase is with the passport, identity document or immigration card.

Foreign citizens with an immigration card in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia access the discount for the Andean Community of Nations (CAN).


How much does the Machu ticket and its discounts cost?

Machu Picchu has a cost for each of its different types of tickets. In addition, there are special discounts according to age, nationality and for university students.

These are the costs of the Machu Picchu 2020 ticket:

2020
Official Ticket Price Machu Picchu
Type of tourist in Machu PicchuMachu Picchu Solo TicketTicket Machu Picchu + Huayna PicchuTicket Machu Picchu + MountainMachu Picchu Ticket + Museum
All countries
Adult
152 S /.200 S /.200 S /.174 S /.
All countries
Student, Child
77 S /.125 S /.125 S /.88 S /.

Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador
Adult
64 S /.112 S /.112 S /.86 S /.
Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador
Student, Child
32 S /.80 S /.80 S /.43 S /.

* The prices shown are in Peruvian soles (S /.)


How to buy the Machu Picchu ticket with an immigration card?

To buy the ticket online with a foreigner card, follow these steps:

  • Enter the page of the official site of Machu Picchu or that of a tourist agency.
  • Choose the type of ticket on the date and time of your choice.
  • If there is availability, complete the form with your personal information.
  • If you book through the official website, choose the ‘Alien Card’ option in ‘Document Type’. If you do it with a tourist agency, send the digital copy of your immigration card.
  • Make the payment of your ticket Machu Picchu with discount through Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal. .
  • Print the tickets you will receive in PDF format in your email. Present it the day of your visit to Machu Picchu.
Machu Picchu ticket documents
Machu Picchu ticket documents

What discounts to access in Machu Picchu with the immigration card?

The immigration or residence card is the document that proves the nationality for the Machu Picchu ticket.

Foreigners residing in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia access the discount of the Machu Picchu ticket by the Andean Community. The required document is the current immigration card.


What other discounts can I get in Machu Picchu with the immigration card?

  • Discount for the local train to Machu Picchu

    The local train is a service that Peru Rail offers for Peruvian citizens. The cost of this service is 10 soles ($ 3). Foreign residents in Peru can also access this benefit by presenting their immigration card.

  • Discount for the bus to Machu Picchu

    The buses that transport tourists from the town of Aguas Calientes to the entrance gate to Machu Picchu have a promotional rate for Peruvians. Foreign residents in Peru pay this fee with their immigration card in Peru.

Foreigners residing in Peru can also travel on the local train to Machu Picchu with their immigration card.


Where to buy the Machu Picchu ticket with an immigration card?

  • Offices of the Puzzled Directorate of Culture of Cusco
    • Garcilaso House: Calle Garcilaso s / n Cusco – Peru.
    • Baffled Address of Cusco Culture: 324 Maruri Street, Cusco.
    • Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town): Avenida Pachacutec s / n.
  • Website selling Machu Picchu tickets from the Ministry of Culture of Peru
  • Websites of tourism agencies authorized to sell the Machu Picchu ticket

Questions and answers about the immigration card in Machu Picchu

  • 1) Do people with dual citizenship have a discount?

    The nationality discount applies to citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia. If you have dual citizenship in any of these countries, you can access discounts.

  • 2) Do Peruvians abroad with ID have a discount?

    Yes. Peruvians who reside abroad but have Peruvian nationality and, consequently, with DNI. (National Identity Document), you can access discounts on the entrance to Machu Picchu.

  • 3) Does the foreigner card serve for discounts of the Tourist Ticket of Cusco?

    No. The Cusco Tourist Ticket is the ticket that allows entry to almost all tourist attractions in the region. For that type of ticket there are only discounts for minors and university students.

  • 4) Do citizens of Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia access the local train?

    No. Unfortunately, the local train service to Machu Picchu only applies to Peruvians or foreigners residing in Peru who have a foreign card.

  • 5) Is the immigration card used to buy the Machu Picchu ticket in Cusco?

    Yes. The immigration card is used to buy the Machu Picchu ticket in person in Cusco or online. Citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia access a special discount.

  • 6) How to process the immigration card in Peru?

    To process the immigration card you need to have the immigration status in Peru approved as well as be present in the country during the process at the Migration office. The process takes 2 days.

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, February 3, 2020