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Tickets needed for your trip to Machu Picchu

The tickets required on your trip to Machu Picchu are the entrance tickets to the Inca citadel, the Peru Rail or Inca Rail train tickets and the Consettur bus ticket for the final leg from the town of Aguas Calientes. Additionally, you can add other tickets to your trip such as the Cusco Tourist Ticket or the Cusco Religious Circuit ticket, which allow you to visit the other historical tourist attractions in the Cusco region. All tickets for Machupicchu can be obtained with an online purchase from anywhere in the world. It is recommended to do it in advance because availability is limited.



Machu Picchu Tickets
Machu Picchu Tickets

Machu Picchu, a place of historical and religious importance in the world.
When we talk about the best destinations in the world, the most amazing natural places on the planet or those that can not miss on your bucket list, Machu Picchu is surely one of the first ideas that come to mind, and it is not for less. The Incas chose an amazing place to build their city, in the middle of one of the chains of the Andes mountain range and the Amazon jungle; they made it in such a way that it does not alter the incredible landscape around it; on the contrary, it was designed with total care and respect for nature, which was sacred to them. In addition, its location was not chosen at random, because just like other places sacred to great ancient cultures such as the Egyptians or the Mayans, it is also superimposed on one of the geodesic lines of the planet. Perhaps the energy that can be felt in Machu Picchu has to do with the place they chose for it.


Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu

  • Machu Picchu tickets are the most important part of a trip to Machu Picchu and in some situations must be booked months in advance.
  • For example, if you are coming during the high season (May to August) or if you want to hike Huayna Picchu mountain. The Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket offers one of the most incredible experiences you can have in Machu Picchu and in life, it is considered one of the most challenging and breathtaking short hikes there is. How challenging can a two-hour hike be?
  • This famous short route runs through stunning 500 year old trails, built by the Incas between the vertical walls of the mountain surrounded by gorges formed by the mighty Urubamba River, hundreds of meters high; but once at the top, you can see one of the most amazing constructions of all Machu Picchu, the Temple of the Moon; but that’s not all, the views of the wonder from the top of this mountain, is one of the most breathtaking spectacles you will experience.

These are the five types of tickets to Machupicchu

Ticket Machupicchu Only

This is the most requested entrance to Machu Picchu by travelers from all over the world. It allows the entrance to the archaeological site in circuit 1 or circuit 2, the most complete because they include the most famous photo and the tour of the most popular Inca buildings. It offers up to ten entrance times every hour, from 6 am to 3 pm. The visiting time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. The official cost of the ticket is 152 soles for foreigners and 64 soles for citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia.

Ticket Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu

is the ticket that offers the greatest adventure inside Machu Picchu, the hike to the top of Huayna Picchu. It also allows entrance to the archaeological site in circuit 4, a tour of the lower part of the Inca citadel (including buildings such as the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inca and the Sacred Rock). It offers up to four entrance hours: from 7 am, 8 am, 9 am and 10 am. The visiting time is approximately 5 hours. The official cost of the ticket is 200 soles for foreigners and 112 soles for citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia. The entrance to Huayna Picchu is only for visitors over 12 years old.

Ticket Machupicchu + Mountain

This is the ticket that offers the hike to the highest part of Machu Picchu, the top of Machu Picchu mountain at 3,082 meters above sea level. It also allows the entrance to the archaeological site in circuit 3, a tour of the lower part of the Inca citadel (including buildings such as the Temple of the Sun and the House of the Inca). This route is the shortest, lasts 1 hour on average and is recommended for older adults in poor physical condition. It offers two entrance hours: from 7 am, and 9 am. The visit time is approximately 6 hours. The official cost of the ticket is 200 soles for foreigners and 112 soles for citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia. The entrance to the mountain is for visitors of all ages.

Ticket Machupicchu + Huchuy Picchu

This is the ticket that offers the route to the smallest mountain, the route to the summit of Huchuy Picchu (2,497 meters above sea level). It also allows entrance to the archaeological site on circuit 4, a tour of the lower part of the Inca citadel (which includes buildings such as the Temple of the Sun, the House of the Inca and the Sacred Rock). There are five entrance hours: from 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am and 11 am. The visiting time is approximately 4 hours. The official cost of the ticket is 152 soles for foreigners and 64 soles for citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia. This small mountain is suitable for people of all ages.

Ticket Machupicchu + Inca Bridge

This is the entrance ticket that offers a simple hike to the little known Inca Bridge, which demarcated the eastern boundary of the Inca city (route suitable for visitors of all ages). In addition, it allows the entrance to the archaeological site in circuit 1 or circuit 2, both considered the most complete because they include the most famous photo and the tour of the most popular Inca buildings. It offers nine entrance hours: from 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. The visiting time is approximately 4 hours. The official cost of the ticket is 152 soles for foreigners and 64 soles for citizens of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia.

All circuits in Machu Picchu

Official Machu Picchu ticket prices

Entrance Machupicchu Only
Entrance to Machu PicchuForeignersPeru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia
Adults in general152 Peruvian soles64 Peruvian soles
University students77 Peruvian soles32 Peruvian soles
Under 18 years of age70 Peruvian soles32 Peruvian soles
Entrance Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu
Entrance to Machu PicchuForeignersPeru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia
Adults in general200 Peruvian soles112 Peruvian soles
University students125 Peruvian soles80 Peruvian soles
Under 18 years of age118 Peruvian soles80 Peruvian soles
Entrance Machu Picchu with Mountain
Entrance to Machu PicchuForeignersPeru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia
Adults in general200 Peruvian soles112 Peruvian soles
University students125 Peruvian soles80 Peruvian soles
Under 18 years of age118 Peruvian soles80 Peruvian soles
Entrance Machu Picchu with Huchuy Picchu
Entrance to Machu PicchuForeignersPeru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia
Adults in general200 Peruvian soles112 Peruvian soles
University students125 Peruvian soles80 Peruvian soles
Under 18 years of age118 Peruvian soles80 Peruvian soles
Entrance Machu Picchu with Inca Bridge
Entrance to Machu PicchuForeignersPeru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia
Adults in general152 Peruvian soles64 Peruvian soles
University students77 Peruvian soles32 Peruvian soles
Under 18 years of age70 Peruvian soles32 Peruvian soles


Train tickets to Machu Picchu

  • Train tickets to Machu Picchu should be booked immediately after you know what date you will be entering Machu Picchu, especially if there is a short time between your reservation and your visit.
  • Unless you are going to enter by the Inca Trail, the only ways you will be able to enter Machu Picchu is by train through the Sacred Valley of the Incas or by the alternative route of Santa Maria (trekking and buses).
  • Remember, if you do not book your train tickets in advance, you may have trouble getting them; this would mean that you will have the tickets to enter Machu Picchu, but no way to get to Machu Picchu.
  • Also, “booking the train tickets along with the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu in advance”, will allow you to choose between the different train services and not have to choose only between the most expensive ones.
  • It will also give you enough time to choose among the other services to book for your trip to Machu Picchu, hotels, guides or some other experiences in Cusco or the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

These are the types of tourist trains to Machu Picchu of Peru Rail:

  • Expedition Service: The most economical tourist train of Peru Rail, which offers more departures and daily frequencies. It includes all the comfort: seats, tables, panoramic windows. In addition, space for luggage and the sale of snacks and drinks on board. It is the train that most tourists prefer in Peru Rail.
  • Vistadome Service: The most recommended tourist train because it offers high quality services, such as snacks and complimentary drinks, dance show on board, as well as a parade of clothes made of alpaca. Of course, it also offers seats, tables and panoramic upper and side windows.
  • Hiram Bingham Service: One of the most luxurious trains in the world as it offers VIP services, such as lunch or gourmet dinner, bar car with free drinks, music show on board, observatory car with outdoor views and even tour guide service in Machu Picchu.

These are the types of tourist trains to Machu Picchu by Inca Rail:

  • The Voyager Service: Inca Rail’s most economical tourist train, which includes more daily departures from its various stations. It includes maximum comfort on board: seats, tables and large windows. It also includes space for luggage and sale of snacks and drinks. The trip includes the ‘Ollantay’ drama show on board, performed by train staff.
  • The 360 Service: Inca Rail’s most recommended tourist train as it offers complimentary snacks and drinks, the Ollantay drama musical show, as well as maximum comfort with seats, tables and panoramic upper and side windows (which provide a 360-degree view of the natural landscape).
  • The Private Service: Inca Rail’s most luxurious tourist train and one of the most VIP in the world. As its name suggests, the train departs privately at the client’s request, with space for up to 8 people. It includes lunch or gourmet dinner, free bar, observatory car and dining car with the utmost elegance.
Tren Vistadome Observatory PeruRail
Vistadome Observatory Train – PeruRail

Bus tickets to Machu Picchu

Consettur bus ticket up
Consettur bus ticket up

Other tickets you might want on the Machu Picchu trip

  • Cusco Tourist Ticket

    It is true that Machu Picchu is the most amazing experience in Cusco, Peru, and one of the most impressive places in the world; however, it is not the only great experience you can have while traveling to Machu Picchu. Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas offer other amazing places, which complement the Machu Picchu experience very well; however, to visit the most impressive of them, you will need to know how to buy the Cusco tourist ticket.

  • Cusco Religious Circuit Ticket

    Cusco has more than a dozen churches, they are amazing and house great samples of art and much of the religious syncretism of the city; from a time when the ancient Peruvians tried to hide some of their own customs, within the customs of their conquerors. You can buy this ticket at any of the churches in Cusco’s Plaza de Armas.

Cusco Tourist Ticket - BTC
Cusco Tourist Ticket – BTC

Questions and answers about the necessary tickets to Machu Picchu

  • 1) What is the best type of ticket to Machu Picchu?

    The ‘Machupicchu Only’ and ‘Machupicchu + Inca Bridge’ tickets are considered the most recommended as they include the classic photo and the opportunity to do circuit 1 or circuit 2, the most complete tourist routes in the archaeological site.

  • 2) What is the best type of train to Machu Picchu?

    The most recommended trains on the trip to Machu Picchu are Peru Rail’s Vistadome and Inca Rail’s The 360 services. Both offer a pleasant experience before the dream visit to Machu Picchu.

  • 3) Is the bus ticket to Machu Picchu necessary?

    No, the Consettur bus ticket covers the route Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes, which can also be done on foot for an arduous stretch of approximately 2 hours. The bus ticket can be purchased in the town of Aguas Calientes.

  • 4) What is the ticket that allows me to visit the Huayna Picchu mountain?

    The ticket ‘Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu’ is the one that allows the visit and the trekking route to the top of the famous Huayna Picchu mountain (2,693 meters above sea level).

  • 5) Which is the ticket that allows me to take the classic photo of Machu Picchu?

    The ticket ‘Machupicchu Only’ and the ticket ‘Machupicchu + Inca Bridge’ allow you to do circuit 1 or circuit 2 in the Inca city. These routes include a visit to the sector of the Guardian’s House where the classic photos are taken.

  • 6) What ticket do I need to visit Sacsayhuaman in Cusco?

    The Cusco Tourist Ticket offers entrance to different archaeological sites in Cusco, including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman (located just 1 kilometer from the center of Cusco).

  • 7) What ticket do I need to visit the Inca Trail of Machu Picchu?

    The Inca Trail is a historical route protected by the Peruvian State. To walk it you must hire a tour through a tourist agency. Only the agencies can manage the entrance permits to this tourist route.

  • 8) What ticket do I need to visit the Intihuatana in Machu Picchu?

    The Intihuatana is open every day of the year from 7 am to 10 am in the religious sector of Machu Picchu. It can only be visited through circuit 2 through the archaeological site. This circuit is offered by two tickets: Machupicchu Only and Machupicchu + Inca Bridge.

  • 9) How much does the Solo Machu Picchu ticket cost?

    This type of ticket in Machu Picchu costs 152 soles for foreign adults and 64 soles for adults from the Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia). There are discounts for university students and children under eighteen years old.

  • 10) How much does the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket cost?

    This type of ticket in Machu Picchu costs 200 soles for foreign adults and 112 soles for adults from the Andean Community (Peru, Colombia, Ecuador or Bolivia). There are discounts for university students and children under eighteen years old.

Advice from people who have been there

Machu Picchu

Cami D.By: Cami D.

“Spectacular Ruins“

“There are so many expectations that a trip to Machu Picchu generates, that anyone would believe that it is doomed to disappoint; but everything you read and see previously of Machu Picchu, is there, and it is more than that. Machu Picchu is spectacular even in pictures; it is possible that all those pictures give you an idea of what you will see in Machu Picchu, but they definitely cannot make you feel what you will feel there, it is worth everything you have to do to get to Machu Picchu, every step. I totally recommend to hire a good guide and bring plenty of water, nowhere inside you can get something to drink or eat, and if like us you have the idea of taking advantage of every second in Machu Picchu, the best thing to do is to come prepared; I also recommend going up by bus from Aguas Calientes; because despite being very expensive, you will need and want all the energy possible to see and “see again”, the amazing structures that Machu Picchu has.“

 

By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, May 20, 2024